Equestrian Studies

Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies

Subject Area Overview

By studying a equine course at Hadlow College, you can become part of an industry which, with approximately 900,000 horses and 2 million riders in the UK, constantly needs well trained and devoted individuals to give expert care and tuition.

Our equine courses take full advantage of the facilities we have.  These include stabling for over 60 horses, cross-country routes and an international sized arena.  You will learn how to correctly care for horses, examine horse behaviour and develop your riding ability.

We also offer a degree in equine management in partnership with the University of Greenwich.  This degree provide a number of skills which give options for future careers, either in the equine industry or self-employed running their own business.   They represent a ideal progression route for people interested in equine-related jobs or working with horses directly.  For more information on some of the career options and graduate jobs available in this sector, see the posts on the Hadlow College blog.

Ultimately, upon finishing your course at Hadlow College, your career in the equine industry could range from working in a riding school to racehorse training and event management.

I love every aspect of this degree. Knowing that I want to work in the equine industry I researched which programmes would be best suited to me as well as give me job opportunities at the end. It also helped that the tutors at my previous College recommended I apply here; I am so glad that I did. Although I am not doing the riding option, we still get a reasonable amount of contact time with the horses and can ride when we’re not in lectures. For me this is the best of both worlds – I prefer the programme without riding but do not feel I am missing out on valuable experience. This is especially true since, other than riding, before I came to the College the only experience I had had with horses was through a friend. Coming to Hadlow has really given me a huge confidence boost - I have made many amazing friends and it has opened a number of doors. To sum up Hadlow College in one word: ‘Inspiring!’

Aimee Hayes

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