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Equine & Equine Management

Equine horse jumping Shuttleworth College

Forge a fantastic career

There are many different roles in the equestrian industry from instructor to groom, equine physiotherapist and yard manager. Whether you’ve had horses all your life, or you are new to the industry, a college course is a great starting point.

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Equine practical lesson Shuttleworth College

Why choose us?

If you would like to care for or work with horses, and want to combine learning equine science and business management with sound practical skills, then our Equine department can offer you the excellent facilities and expert tutors you’ll need to forge a fantastic career in the industry. On our varied courses, you’ll also learn about anatomy and physiology, alongside topics such as competition grooming.

Equine Management students Shuttleworth College

Industry opportunities

Out of class, you will have the opportunity to go on numerous visits to places of interest, including studs, veterinary centres, horse sales and competitive events. Guest speakers regularly visit the centre to give lectures and demonstrations, which complement the shows and events held by the College to give you real industry experience.

Equine horse training session Shuttleworth College

Expert tutors and top-class facilities

You can take advantage of tuition in riding, as well as all aspects of horse care and management, at our facilities in Mount Pleasant, which are equipped with purpose built stabling, two indoor arenas, classrooms and a student restroom. These real life facilities will help to develop your practical horse management skills and allow you to progress into a successful career working with horses.

You will study horse husbandry and care along with science and business management units. There is also the opportunity for you to ride a range of well-schooled, high-quality horses. You will take part in routine yard duties on a weekly basis.

Equine Management student with horse Shuttleworth College
What can I do next?

Student success

There are great progression opportunities, as more and more universities are offering degree-level qualifications in the field, as well as British Horse Society examinations and qualifications.

Job roles that look for a qualification in this area include instructors, grooms, event riders, stud farm managers, and welfare officers. The experience you gain working with such a wide variety of horses will be invaluable, whatever career path you choose to follow after College.