The equine industry is an exciting place to be. Whether you're interested in running your own stables or teaching others how to ride, or if you want to become a professional groom with an elite riding team.
If you're interested in the more science- based careers, such as equine rehabilitation and therapy, there are qualifications out there
Today, more and more riders are seeing the benefits of massage therapy and rehabilitation – no longer is it reserved for the high performance horses and this is one of the fastest growing areas within the equine industry. Students graduating from such courses go onto very successful, lucrative careers.
As a Centre of Vocational Excellence in Equine, Bishop Burton has an enviable reputation for the quality of its courses and facilities. Boasting an Olympic standard arena, a range of therapy and rehabilitation rooms and a range of indoor and outdoor training facilities, including a hacking track and cross country course.
The college is also an approved examination centre for the British Horse Society (BHS) and regularly plays host to regional, national and international equestrian events throughout the year, including showjumping, dressage and horse trials.From apprenticeships through to BSc (Hons) degree programmes, there is a wide range of equine specialisms.
Katie Hodgson, 19, is doing a level three apprenticeship in horse care. She said: "The college has a friendly working environment with lots of resources and equipment to enhance learning. I have enjoyed extending my depth of knowledge and the hands on experience with the horses. The facilities are very useful both inside and out especially the library's wide range of books and access to computers and laptops for doing work and the internet for further research."
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