Careers with Horsepower: Hartpury College
Start your Dream Career at Hartpury
By Emma Smith
If horses are your passion, there’s no better place to study for your degree than England’s Hartpury College – the largest equestrian centre in the world.
Whether you want to work with horses or just want to ride and enjoy the outstanding equine facilities while gaining a first-class education, their courses can open doors to your dream career.
Set in beautiful rural Gloucestershire in England, Hartpury College has invested more than £50 million in their campus over the past ten years.
Canadian student Thalia Edwards studied a degree in Equestrian Sports Science and went on to do her Masters in Equine Science at Hartpury College. Photo courtesy of Hartpury College
Their students have access to world-class facilities, including the Indoor Championship Arena, outdoor and indoor arenas, cross-country courses, stabling for 230 horses, and their own dedicated equine therapy centre.
Choosing Hartpury for your equine degree means studying in a unique specialist environment, supported by outstanding staff and equine industry links all over the world. And, every year, Hartpury hosts riders, trainers, and industry leaders from 20 different countries at its three internationally renowned equine festivals.
They offer a range of honours and foundation degrees, from Equine Science to Equine Performance, Equine Business Management, and Equestrian Sports Therapy.
Some graduates move quickly up the equine career route; using the experience they gain at Hartpury to move into jobs in equine health, performance, welfare, and business – both in the UK and internationally.
Others will use their qualification to progress into general graduate career paths relating to teaching, sales, law, business management, and veterinary, keeping horses as a hobby. Some move on to postgraduate study at Hartpury and beyond.
Everywhere you look at Hartpury equine, you will see high quality facilities and equipment designed to aid student learning, provide outstanding competition opportunities, and to help horses in all forms of their development and well-being.
But don’t just take their word for it. Olympic gold medallist Carl Hester, who is Hartpury’s Elite Dressage coach, said: “Hartpury provides the ideal training environment for people to start their career in the industry. I’m proud to be part of the college and working with the next generation of riders.”
To find out more about Hartpury and whether it could be right for you, visit www.hartpury.ac.uk.
Main Article Photo: Olympic gold medallist Carl Hester, Hartpury College’s Elite Dressage coach, with students. Photo courtesy of Hartpury College