What will I learn?
The fantastic on-site facilities will bring your studies to life, giving you the opportunity to apply what you have learnt in a real equine environment. Part of the course is a work placement and we have excellent links with organisations and businesses which provide a great range of experience. You’ll also take part in trips and visits to Olympia, Badminton and Blenheim Horse Trials, Newmarket, Ireland and the Brecon Beacons.
If you are not a confident rider or do not wish to ride, a non-riding option is also available.
• Equine Anatomy
• Health and Welfare
• Riding and Husbandry
• Event Management
• Equine Science and Nutrition
Possible Additional Qualifications
• BHS stage qualifications (www.bhs.org.uk) for more information
What grades will I need?
Four GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English and Maths/Level 2 at Merit level plus GCSE or Functional Skills Level 2 or above in English and Maths.
If you choose the riding option you’ll be assessed on your riding skills at interview.
Where will it lead me?
FdSc or BSc degrees in Equine Science or Equestrian Performance Management, either at Sparsholt College or another institution.
• Riding instructor
• Stud or stable manager and associated roles
• Equine veterinary nurse or technician
• Equine nutritionist
• Event management