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The Equine department has a wide range of courses for students to study in Further Education and in Higher Education supported by outstanding facilities. The department boasts an Olympic standard arena that has an impressive schedule throughout the year. This includes local, national and international competitions. The equine unit is a British Horse Society examination centre and approved by the BHS. Students may take an active role in the day to day routine care of the horses, giving them that all important industry experience. Students are encouraged to work towards BHS examinations to provide an additional vocational qualification.
As the world’s largest equine education facility our specialist campus is designed to equip students with the skills, knowledge and experience they need to open the door to their dream career. Alongside top class education Hartpury provides exceptional competition opportunities, supporting horses and riders in all forms of their development. We work with industry leaders, governing bodies and top companies in the UK and throughout the world to open doors to incredible opportunities for our students. With our own commercial yard, Rider Performance Centre, Equine Therapy Centre and three international events students are provided with work experience and exceptional industry contacts and partnerships. Supported by outstanding specialist staff with vast industry experience there is a huge range of qualifications available. Diplomas to degrees, postgraduate or professional short courses, Hartpury Equine can cater for all equestrian elements.
Bloxham School is an independent, co-educational boarding and day school for students aged 11 to 18. Situated at the heart of the beautiful village of Bloxham, north Oxfordshire, the school offers a rural setting whilst being easily accessible from London and the Home Counties. Bloxham has a thriving equestrian team, which has been crowned National Schools’ Eventing Champions twice in recent years. A popular equestrian club runs regularly at a nearby riding school, where expert tuition is available at all levels. Students can bring their own mounts or hire horses through a local stables. Bloxham is proud to be hosting its third Eventer Challenge series this autumn at Aston-le-Walls. More information available via the school's website.