Courses relating to the equine industry including BHS courses, equine laser therapy, complimentary medicine, CPD and part time equestrian training.  Equestrian courses can be studied online, by distance learning and also by attending workshops and training days.

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The Equine Behaviour Affiliation (EBA) is a body of like-minded qualified equine behaviourists who share a vision; to create and support an open-minded community of people interested in improving equine welfare to effect long-term behaviour change.  To achieve this, we encourage discussion and offer:

  • EBA training courses, open to anyone with access to horses
  • Mentoring and training for any equine behaviourist, at any stage of their career
  • A register of EBA Accredited Behaviourists to serve the horse-owning public
  • CPD to disseminate and discuss new information and encourage excellence.

 The impacts of stress - and the wide variety of behavioural and physical expressions resulting - are thoroughly supported by an ever-growing multi-disciplinary body of research. Yet, many traditional beliefs about the management and training of horses persist.  Beliefs such as the natural equine hierarchical structure, ‘normal’ levels of aggression, autonomy creates disobedience, and the horse’s motivations for behaviours that appear disagreeable to us.

 Training techniques and learning theories are one piece of a larger puzzle in behaviour change.  Rather, we feel it is paramount:

  • to pursue a deeper understanding of assessing and improving their complete environment.
  • to understand the impacts of management and how to address trauma and stress-related issues.
  • to explore how mental health impacts upon physical health, and
  • to develop healthy, sustainable relationships between people and equines.

 A deeper understanding and real connection benefits people and horses alike - leading to safer, healthier co-operation between species.

 EBA members are passionate about disseminating this approach and actively exploring the profound effects of domestication in our attempts to enhance equine welfare and horse-human relationships. We seek to work in harmony with well-established and excellent organisations, such as IAABC, to improve professional behaviourist practices and broaden awareness of ethical management and training.

 Do you want to find out more? Join us!  We welcome all within the equestrian world: novices, professionals or fellow equine behaviourists.

Equine Behaviour Affiliation
Ayr
Ayrshire
Tel: 07986 815111
National coverage
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Lucton School equestrian centre is set within 14 acres of the beautiful North Herefordshire countryside, with two all-weather areas, and miles of off road hacking. Our staff are BHS qualified, and we have a range of well-schooled horses and ponies to suit all needs. Whether riders are complete beginners, competent riders improving their dressage, jumping, and competition skills, or training towards professional qualifications, we can help them improve their horsemanship in a friendly, encouraging and safe environment.

We are a Pony Club Centre, and alongside their studies, Lucton Students can study BTEC and GCSE qualifications in horse management & stable management. Our sixth formers have the opportunity to study for the BHS Assistant Instructors Certificate.

  • Livery options are available to pupils.
  • Arena Hire available.
  • External lessons are available.
Lucton School
Leominster
Herefordshire
Tel: 01568 782000
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High quality education and facilities for the equine industry is at the forefront of North Highland College UHI.  Alongside the highly practical horse care and riding elements of our courses, our students are also taught health and safety, business and management, marketing and communication, IT skills, working with others and key enterprise skills. From the stunning highlands of Scotland, our equine students are based at our purpose built Rural Studies Centre alongside our veterinary nursing and gamekeeping students. The centre boasts:

  •  20 purpose built loose boxes (available for our student’s horses)
  • High spec classrooms
  • International sized indoor and outdoor arenas

You will have the opportunity to progress from an NC Horse Care to BA (Hons) Equine Business Management with our specialist equine tutors who are widely known within the equestrian community. Our equine students are encouraged to enter competitions and participate in shows to enhance their practical abilities while also networking with industry professionals. To further endorse our students' academic capabilities and enhance employment prospects we also prepare them for British Horse Society Examinations. 

North Highland College UHI
Halkirk
Highland
Tel: 01847 889250
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Riseholme College, set in the heart of the Lincolnshire countryside, provides some of the finest equine training anywhere in the country. With top-class indoor and outdoor facilities, students learn from experts in the field and benefit from practical work experience placements. Riseholme College, based in Lincolnshire, has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its provision and has undergone a complete refurbishment of all its arenas and key facilities. The college runs equine apprenticeships, further education and degree programmes covering all aspects of the industry and has an outstanding track record of student success. Riders of a high standard, or those who have the potential to succeed at a high level, are also given the opportunity to join our prestigious Equine Academy. Academy riders are provided with expert coaching and tuition to enable them to compete at a high level. Students studying at Riseholme College have access to the outstanding facilities at our Bishop Burton Campus, this includes the impressive Bishop Burton Arena, Therapy Centre with Water Treadmill, CET Equine Spa, Solarium and Zamar, Rider Fitness and Performance Suite, two indoor arenas, three outdoor arenas and stabling for over 100 horses. Specialist equipment includes Quintic Gait Analysis software, FLIR Thermal Imaging cameras, Polar Heart Monitors, Televet ECG, Synchronicity Rein Tension Gauges, Noldus Observe XP software and extensive laboratory-based equipment. Riseholmes commercial equine centre hosts an extensive range of regional, national and international competitions, demonstrations and clinics, and is a BHS training and examination centre. Equine students gain experience by working alongside the tutors and instructors at these events, developing the practical skills needed to work in industry. Visit our website for more information.

Riseholme College
Lincoln
Lincolnshire
Tel: 01522 895490
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Diplomas to degrees, postgraduate or professional short courses, Hartpury Equine is one of the leading equine education providers in the UK. Hartpury University and Hartpury College provides students with access to world class equine facilities, including an indoor championship arena, outdoor and indoor arenas, cross-country courses, stabling for 230 horses (including students’ own horses) and our own Equine Therapy Centre. All of our equine facilities are provided to enhance the student experience. They are used in lectures, practical sessions and seminars to support student and staff research, and to provide work experience and volunteering opportunities. Our equine competitions - Hartpury International Festival of Dressage, Five Star International Hartpury Horse Trials and the Hartpury Showjumping Spectacular - attract competitors, sponsors and spectators from across the globe. You can gain professional experience at the events held at Hartpury and make valuable connections, ready for your career. If you’re a competitive rider, you can also showcase your talent as an athlete. Whether you want to progress into equine science, therapy, behaviour or business, you'll find unrivalled opportunities at Hartpury throughout your studies.
Hartpury University & Hartpury College
Gloucester
Gloucestershire
Tel: 01452 702345
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Moreton Morrell College is a UK and international leader in the development and delivery of equine courses. For over 40 years, the college has provided specialist equine degree programmes, designed with industry input to enhance your employability.

The exceptional equine facilities at Moreton Morrell College include the Equine Therapy and Rehabilitation Centre, opened by Zara Phillips, an equine unit approved by the BHS as a ‘Where to Train’ centre, indoor and outdoor arenas and horse simulator.

Our college covers 750 acres of Warwickshire countryside with stabling for more than 120 horses, 60 well-schooled competitive horses and a farriery centre and forge. The site also provides accommodation for over 200 full-time students.

As a student, you will have opportunities to get involved in the British Eventing Spring and Autumn Horse Trials, join our Elite or Performance Equine Academies and take part in ongoing research projects to help develop the industry.

Moreton Morrell College part of WCG
Moreton Morrell
Warwickshire
Tel: 0300 456 0047
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The Child Protection Company and The Equestrian Index have teamed up to make sure that as an equestrian  business, you are aware of your Safeguarding responsibilities and have access to relevant, accredited training for you and your staff at a reduced rate - 10% off courses using the code WATSON at the checkout.  

Our selection of online safeguarding training courses has been developed specifically to meet the needs of the equestrian sector. These courses are written in association with the British Equestrian Federation and are recognised by the British Horse Society.

We provide online safeguarding training, covering both child and adult protection, for anyone who works or volunteers in the equestrian sector. We offer both introductory and advanced safeguarding courses depending on your role.  Our courses save you money and ensure that you don’t have to close your riding centre or lose out on valuable time attending face-to-face training. Our online courses deliver high-quality safeguarding training, with scenarios and downloadable content specific to equestrians.

Our courses are written in line with key safeguarding requirements for Ofsted, the British Equestrian Federation and equivalent governing bodies, and are updated frequently to meet legislation changes.

For more information, please browse the individual course pages for Basic Safeguarding Awareness, Advanced Safeguarding or Advanced Safeguarding for Safeguarding Officers and watch the video if you are not sure about which course you need.

Remeber to activate your 10% discount on all online courses by using the code WATSON at the checkout!  

ChildProtectionCompany.com
Daventry
Northamptonshire
Tel: 01327 223283
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University Centre Bishop Burton and Bishop Burton College, based in East Yorkshire, has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the finest land-based colleges and providers of equine courses anywhere in the country. The college runs equine apprenticeships and further education courses with the University Centre Bishop Burton delivering a wide range of degree programmes covering all aspects of the industry and has an outstanding track record of student success. The state of the art complex includes the impressive Bishop Burton Arena, Therapy Centre with Water Treadmill, CET Equine Spa, Solarium and Zamar, Rider Fitness and Performance Suite, two indoor arenas, three outdoor arenas and stabling for over 100 horses. Specialist equipment includes Quintic Gait Analysis software, FLIR Thermal Imaging cameras, Polar Heart Monitors, Televet ECG, Synchronicity Rein Tension Gauges, Noldus Observe XP software and extensive laboratory-based equipment. Bishop Burton’s commercial equine centre hosts an extensive range of regional, national and international competitions, demonstrations and clinics, and is a BHS training and examination centre. Equine students gain experience by working alongside the tutors and instructors at these events, developing the practical skills needed to work in industry.

Bishop Burton College
Beverley
East Yorkshire
Tel: 0800 731 8281/01964 553000
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The European School of Equine Bowen Therapy has set the standard for Equine Bowen training in the UK for over a decade. Our practitioners have been trained to the highest level making them the most respected and professional Equine Bowen Therapists working in the UK and beyond. Once qualified, our registered Equine Bowen Practitioners are supported with continued professional development opportunities, to ensure they remain at the fore front of this growing area of Bowen Therapy.
European School of Equine Bowen Therapy
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
Tel: 01242 251465
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Aspire Equestrian Riding Academy
Tel: 07438 758217
www.aspireequestrianacademy.com
Axiom Training Ltd
Eardiston
Worcestershire
Tel: 01584 881068
www.axiomtraining.com
Business Horse Power Ltd
Easingwold
North Yorkshire
Tel: 07710 124848
www.businesshorsepower.com
City & Guilds
London
London
Tel: 0844 543 0000
www.cityandguilds.com
Claremorris Saddlery & Equestrian Centre (AIRE)
Claremorris
Co Mayo
Tel: +353 94 936 2292
www.hanleyhorses.com
Coolmine Equestrian Centre (AIRE)
Saggart
Co Dublin
Tel: +353 1 458 8447
www.coolmineequestrian.com
Cumbria School of Saddlery
Shrewsbury
Shropshire
Tel: 0788 9691012
www.saddlerycourses.com
Deane's Farm Equestrian Centre (AIRE)
Bruckless
Co Donegal
Tel: +353 74 973 7160
www.deanesequestrian.ie
Dunbyrne Stud (AIRE)
Nass
Co Kildare
Tel: +353 4 538 0494
www.dunbyrnestud.com
Equido
Larkhall
Lanarkshire
Tel: 01698 886492
www.scottishhorsehelp.com
Equine Distance Learning
Hannington
Hampshire
Tel: 01256 855320
www.equinedistancelearning.com
Equinenergy Ltd
Brentwood
Essex
Tel: 01277 225201
www.equinenergy.com
FourFoot Services
Herefordshire
GEORGE MACEACHRAN
Dunoon
Argyll & Bute
Tel: 07929 947996
www.uksaddlery.com
Grennan College Equestrian Centre (AIRE)
Thomastown
Co Kilkenny
Tel: +353 56 772 4112
www.grennancollege.ie
Gurteen College (AIRE)
Roscrea
Co Tipperary
Tel: +353 672 1064
www.gurteencollege.ie/
Hazelbrook Equestrian Centre (AIRE)
Newbridge
Co Kildare
Tel: +353 87 850 2261
www.hazelbrookequestrian,ie
Hitchmoughs Equestrian Centre (AIRE)
Monkstown
Co Cork
Tel: +353 21 437 1267
www.hitchmoughs.ie
Horse Hairdresser Extensionz Academy
Brecon
Powys
Tel: 01874 636512
www.horsehairdresser.co.uk
Horses Inside Out
Melton Mowbray
Leicestershire
Tel: 07947 242262
www.horsesinsideout.com
Kinesio UK (Therapeutic Taping )
Newcastle Upon Tyne
Tyne & Wear
Tel: 01912 877008
www.kinesiotaping.co.uk
Lingfield Equine Distance Learning
Dulverton
Somerset
Tel: 01398 371177
www.horse-care.co.uk
Medi-K Rider First Aid
Bewdley
Worcestershire
Tel: 01299 407097
www.medi-k.co.uk
NKC Equestrian Training
Blunsdon
Wiltshire
Tel: 07824 326245
www.nkcequestrian.com
Natural Animal Centre
Camarthen
Carmarthenshire
Tel: 01267 281114
www.naturalanimalcentre.com
Omagh Riding For The Disabled
Omagh
Co Tyrone
Tel: 0288 224 5277
www.rda.org.uk
Omega Laser Systems Ltd
Halstead
Essex
Tel: 01787 477551
www.omegalaser.co.uk.
Royal Borough of Greenwich Equestrian Centre
Greenwich
London
Tel: 0208 331 3410
www.hadlow.ac.uk
Scottish School of Shiatsu for Horses
Errol
Perth & Kinross
Tel: 01821 642334
www.horses-shiatsu.com
THE SADDLERY TRAINING CENTRE (MARK ROMAIN)
Salisbury
Wiltshire
Tel: 01722 341144
www.saddlerytraining.com
The Horse's Bond
Hartford
Cheshire
Tel: 01606 872405
www.thehorsesbond.com
The Kent Equine Academy
Sittingbourne
Kent
Tel: 01795 844258
www.kentequineacademy.co.uk
The Open College of Equine Studies
Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk
Tel: 07562 508293
www.equinestudies.co.uk
UK Saddlery
Dunoon
Argyll & Bute
Tel: 07929 947996
www.uksaddlery.com
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