With the UK equestrian sector generating £4.7 billion of consumer spending, three million regular riders, nearly one million resident horses and 6.4% of the equestrian population being within a competitive club (BETA, 2019), there has never been a better time to pursue a career in the equine industry.
We believe that creating opportunities for hands-on experience is equally important as supporting you in your academic endeavours – that is why all of our degree courses are designed and delivered in collaboration with industry professionals.
Benefit from our close industry links
We regularly host lectures and demonstrations from individuals such as leading event rider Ros Canter and Caroline Moore FBHS, behaviourists Monty Roberts and Richard Maxwell, dressage riders Michael Eilberg and Gareth Hughes, show jumpers Ben Maher and Geoff Billington, and Olympic course designer Bob Ellis.
In the past, our undergraduates have won the prestigious BEF MAREC Internship to be spent at Virginia Tech’s Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Centre — the world’s leading equine breeding and research hub — and been awarded the BEF’s Thesis of the Year.
Avansce is delighted to support the education of Reaseheath’s equine undergraduates and, through our involvement, we will be collaborating with staff on research topics. Coupled with access to a mechanical horse, our Synchronicity rein tension analysis system provides students with unique research opportunities to further develop their skills in sports science research.
You will build invaluable experience and transferable skills as part of your course which will prepare you for a career in the equine industry.
Gain extra qualifications and experience
You can study for extra qualifications* such as British Horse Society (BHS) exams to make your CV stand out from the crowd.
As an equine student, you will complete a work placement† or experiential learning in the second year of your studies. This is an excellent opportunity to gain extra experience to prepare you for your future career, and help you decide what you want to do in the future after you graduate.
You will also have the chance to join our optional international study tours*, which in the past saw students go to South Africa, to investigate how the South African equine industry differs from the UK.
Exciting career options in equine
There are many exciting career options available in this sector, including: