By studying a equine course at Hadlow College, you can become part of an industry which, with approximately 900,000 horses and 2 million riders in the UK, constantly needs well trained and devoted individuals to give expert care and tuition.
Our equine courses take full advantage of the facilities we have. At our main site in Hadlow, practical resources include over sixty horses consisting of: young stock, a stallion, broodmares, schoolmasters and competition horses, all of which allow students to progressively develop their skills through each level. At our Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Centre there are up-to twenty horses, with modern well-equipped teaching areas and a state-of-the-art therapy centre.
Students receive outstanding support from a team of highly qualified teaching staff with extensive and diverse experiences within the equine sector. The experience of training with excellent resources, combined with high expectations, both in lessons and during practical duties, gives every student the best opportunity to achieve. Students gain genuine hands on practical experience as well as ride and compete quality horses. They gain knowledge and develop their practical skills in horse husbandry, horse handling, grooming, application of tack and equipment, feeding and routine yard management. Students will also study horse behaviour and welfare, anatomy and learn how to work a horses correctly.
The undertaking of vocational qualifications alongside their course are encouraged and supported such as the BHS examinations which are highly recognised by industry. Work experience is built into all courses (including weekends and holidays) to ensure students develop the necessary employability skills that the industry requires.
We also offer a degree in equine management in partnership with the University of Greenwich. This degree provide a number of skills which give options for future careers, either in the equine industry or self-employed running their own business. They represent a ideal progression route for people interested in equine-related jobs or working with horses directly.
Ultimately, upon finishing your course at Hadlow College, your career in the equine industry could range from working in a riding school to racehorse training and event management.