"Being able to go out on work experience and working for trainers Paul Nichols and David Pipe has to be one of my Sparsholt highlights."George Roberts, Extended Diploma
With our impressive BHS approved Equine Centre – equine studies at Sparsholt has been rated as OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in 2014. Offering a comprehensive range of equine studies programmes from Level 1 right up to the new MSc in Equine Behaviour, Performance and Training – students have the opportunity to learn with and from the best. We have three outdoor arenas, a large indoor arena, horse-walker, cross country training route, have been awarded British Dressage Venue of the Year for two consecutive years and played host to the Australian Paralympic Equestrian team for pre-training for the 2012 Olympics.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students work with the industry to complete research using our onsite equipment such as ‘Pegasus’ for gait analysis. FdSc, BSc and MSc degree students benefit from the extensive knowledge of expert lecturing staff as they conduct research of their own to share with the HE community.
Stabling for up to 75 horses; Indoor arena (60 x 23m); Three outdoor arenas (60 x 30m; 60x 30m; 70 x 50m); Covered horse-walker; Cross country training field; Weigh bridge…
* Graded OUTSTANDING by Ofsted in 2014
* British Horse Society (BHS) Stage 4 examination centre
* Endorsed by the BHS ‘Where to Train’ guide
* Venue for British Dressage Regional Finals
* Courses from Level 1 through to MSc, including FdSc and BSc options
“Horses have always been a passion for me. I attained my BHSII whilst working in industry during which time I also competed in affiliated show jumping and dressage.”