Students hoping to a pursue a career in the equestrian profession will now have a specialist site to help point them in the right direction.
A new website of equine-related college courses has been launched by recruitment specialists Equine Careers.
The website, launched earlier this month (10 December), gives details of the equine courses on offer at Hartpury College, Moreton Morrell, the Royal Agricultural University and Sparsholt College in Hampshire.
Equine Careers founder Emma Dyer said the range of courses on offer aims to “widen students’ horizons.”
“There wasn’t one place where the colleges could be compared and contrasted by potential students,” she said.
Other colleges offering equine courses are expected to be featured on the website in the coming weeks.
Equine science is currently one of the most popular courses Emma told H&H, followed by welfare and therapy courses.
“We’re actively seeking to promote useful, commercial skills. Equine science is vital to work in nutrition and feed,” she said.
Students looking at equine courses should seriously consider where the course is going to take them and the job opportunities available she advised.
“We’re geared to science, coaching and business management, slightly more commercially minded courses,” she added.
The new website — www.equine-careers.co.uk/equine-college-courses/ — is optimised for mobiles and tablets.
At Hartpury there are 14 equine courses listed ranging from diplomas in horse care and horse management to degree courses in equine science and new for 2016 equine science and therapy.
The college’s integrated masters equine science degree course covers nutrition, therapy and rehabilitation, breeding, behaviour and welfare, and health and disease.
There are also equestrian sports coaching and equine business management degree courses on offer.
At Moreton Morrell in Warwickshire there are 12 degree courses listed ranging from equine performance coaching to equine business management and the racing industry.
In Cirencester the Royal Agricultural University has BSc degree courses in equine management, international equine and agricultural business management, bloodstock and performance horse management and an MSc in applied equine science.
At Sparsholt equine students can take a diploma in equine and rider performance, a BSc in equestrian performance management or equine science or an MSc in equine behaviour, performance and training.