Equine Courses

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Equine Studies

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Praised for its training of practical, instructional staff and stable managers, the BHS approved Equine Centre at Sparsholt has become a regular venue for shows, dressage events and training hire, so popular are its facilities.

The Events programme provides opportunities for our students to gain valuable industry experience, without interfering with their studies. Our students, after all, are our first-line customers. In the last few years, these high standard facilities have expanded to include...

  • large, top quality indoor arena, in regular use for student training and events.
  • two outdoor arenas, for rider training and event warm-ups.
  • variety of stabling facilities, including traditional, American barn designs and modern, for 50 horses.
  • range of outdoor paddocks for summer grazing.
  • large, tarmac-surfaced, events vehicle park.
  • horse walker.
  • grass rides and cross country fences.
  • equine weighbridge.


Equipment List

At the start of your course you will need the following essential items:

  • Riding hats to current approved standard
  • Dark coloured plain jodhpurs or breeches (minimum 2 pairs)
  • Long leather/rubber riding boots (black or brown) or jodhpur boots and leather gaiters/half chaps for riding (please note suede and canvas chaps or Dubarry or similar boots are not permitted for riding)
  • Appropriate dark coloured footwear for yard work. (NB trainers are not allowed at the Equine Centre)
  • Body protector - current BS1 Standard (compulsory for all show jumping and cross country riding included in Level 3 courses)
  • Plain coloured riding gloves
  • Hairnets for those with long/layered hair
  • 1 x schooling whip - plain dark colour
  • 1 x jumping whip - plain dark colour

 

 

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Uniform

This clothing must be worn whilst at the Equine Centre at all times:

  • Navy blue Equine polo shirts
  • Navy blue Equine sweatshirts
  • Navy blue Equine jacket/dark coloured waterproof jacket 

Please note: all Equine sweatshirts, polo shirts and jackets will be available for purchase at the college from the first day of the Autumn term, or alternatively you can order online from Creative Images

 

 



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