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BSc (Hons) Equine Training and Management

Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies
Equestrian Studies

This comprehensive degree programme covers all aspects of equine management and equips graduates with the necessary skills to run their own equine business. Structured to allow you to pursue a programme which reflects your experiences and interests, the course is a mix between theory and practical outside demonstrations, visits and seminars. You will cover the training and breeding of horses, equine science and estate management.

For more information on the BSc (Hons) Equine Management degree programme please see our dedicated microsite on the Rural University Experience you can expect from Hadlow College.


Course Duration:

Full Time

College Attendance:

3 years, full-time

UCAS Institution Code:

G70 (University of Greenwich)

UCAS Code:

D422 H BSc/EqMgt


Hadlow Campus

Course Content:

Year 1 – Level 4

  • Equine Anatomy and Physiology (30)
  • Equine Welfare and Husbandry (30)
  • Professional Practice (15)
  • Industry Perspectives (15)
  • Work Based Learning (15)
  • A choice of either: Preparing and Exercising Horses (15) OR Training Horses from the Ground (15)

Year 2 – Level 5

  • Organisation and Event Management (15)
  • Equine and Human Sports Science (30)
  • Introduction to Research Skills (15)
  • Business Planning and Performance (15)
  • Work Based Learning (15)
  • A choice of either: Principles and Methods of Training Horses (15) OR Riding and Training on the Flat (15)
  • A choice of either: Training Young Horses from the Ground (15) OR Riding and Training Horses over Fences (15)

Year 3 – Level 6

  • Equine Enterprise Management (15)
  • Applied Equine Biomechanics (30)
  • Equine Exercise Physiology (30)
  • Project (30)
  • A choice of either: Sports Injury, Rehabilitation and Therapy (15) OR Advanced Equitation and Performance (15)

Students are expected to undertake work experience in each year. You will be supported in finding an appropriate placement which will enable you to gain an insight into working life.

Assessment Method:

Coursework (written assignments, reports, case studies and presentations) as well as end of unit examinations.

Entry Requirements:

  • 96 UCAS points made up from A’ Levels, preferably one in a science-based subject. These points should have been made up over two years of studying at Level 3, or
  • A minimum of a Merit grade from a relevant vocational Level 3 Extended Diploma.

All applicants should have GCSE Grade C or above in English and maths and preferably science. .

Additional Experience:

Life experiences are taken into account when considering applications

Progression Routes:

Successful students may progress onto a related MSc or PhD programme. Alternatively, the programme provides students with the necessary skills for management within a commercial or competition yard environment, or related industry.

Specialist Equipment Needed

BSI approved riding hat, boots, jodhpurs, whip, hoof-pick and grooming kit.

Available Clothing

Equine Tie

Equine Jacket

Equine Polo Shirt

Equine Sweatshirt


  • 64 horses, a number of which are ex-competition, including foals and stallions
  • 2 indoor arenas, one of which is international size (35m x 60m)
  • Outdoor manege (40m x 50m)
  • Extensive cross country courses including water jumps, coffins and banks
  • Show jumping paddock and jumping lane
  • Horse weighbridge, high speed treadmill, horse walker and stocks
  • Science laboratories
  • Recognised competition and BHS examination centre

Typical Employers

Competition centres, yards, research centres, feed manufacturers, event management agencies, equine welfare organisations, riding schools, racing yards, studs and equine veterinary clinics.

Industry Links

Students at Hadlow receive a 5% discount at Speedgate Saddlery. Students also benefit from strong links with international competition riders, the Society of Master Saddlers, Ken Lyndon-Dykes and the partnership with Bell Equine veterinary practice.

Please note that all programme specifications and course modules are subject to annual change.

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