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Horse Management - Level 3 at Askham Bryan College

Course description

A step up from the Level 2 Diploma, the Level 3 courses offer the opportunity to investigate a range of more advanced horse management topics both in the classroom and practically on the equine yard. There is also the opportunity to study other related qualifications alongside the diploma to best prepare you for employment or higher education within the equine sector.


Course content

Horse Management at York:

This study programme is designed to provide the opportunity for students to gain detailed academic knowledge and a comprehensive understanding of equitation, animal/equine science, equine events and business in relation to horse management.  

Two pathways available:

• Sports Horse Equitation Pathway - This pathway allows students to develop their riding and training ability both in the saddle and from the ground. This route is very practical and physically demanding as students will have multiple riding lessons per week. Suitability for this pathway will be assessed by riding interviews which requires students to be riding at BHS Stage 2 for entry.

• Science and Event Management Pathway - This pathway provides excellent study route for students looking to pursue a non- Equestrian Study Programmes at Askham Bryan College York Campus riding focused career within the equestrian industry. Students will undertake a comprehensive study programme in a variety of practical and theory based topics, working to develop essential industry skills required by employers.  


Horse Management at Middlesbrough**

A step up from the Level 2 diploma, the Level 3 course offers the opportunity to investigate a range of more advanced horse management topics both in the classroom and practically.  

Course Themes:

• Work experience • Animal feeding and health • Horse tack and equipment • Principles of equitation • Horse behaviour and welfare • Preparing horses for presentation • Anatomy and physiology • Riding horses on the flat and over fences • Rehabilitation and therapy • Business management • Horse fitness • Equestrian teaching • Investigative project of your own • Event management • Biology • Stable and yard management • English and maths provision where applicable  


Actual themes studied may differ and depend on the study centre **Middlesbrough students will access external equine facilities from across the Tees.  


Entry requirements

Level 3 Study Programmes:

Usually at least 4 GCSEs at grade C or above to include any 2 from English, Maths (new GCSE grading 4 to 9) and Science with at least a grade D in the remaining subject. Alternatively a suitable Level 2 vocational qualification (Merit or above) with English and Maths at Level 2.

For all courses involving horse riding modules, entry is subject to an evaluation of your riding ability and fitness levels. It is usual that we have a weight limit of 16 stone for these elements of the course.


Your work is assessed continually throughout the course, this could be through practical work, theory and riding as well as written assignments.

Financial information

For financial information please contact Student Enquiries on 01904 772211 or email

Future opportunities

Further study:

Higher education qualifications such as Foundation Degrees in Equine Event Management or Equine Sports Management and, if you’re successful, then on to a ‘top up’ BSc Hons degree.


Jobs in the equine industry such as yard manager roles, with feed suppliers, teaching skills and competition riders. 

Further information

Telephone: 01904 772211

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 20 October 2016
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