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Equine Degree Level Courses

Are you passionate about the equine industry? Are you a keen rider eager to take your skills to the next level?

Our equine science degree courses provide a great step into the industry and, if you’re a keen rider – to train and achieve your goals.

At Riseholme College you’ll have access to fantastic equestrian facilities. You’ll learn from professionals and have many exciting opportunities, including exposure to the latest developments in equine science. You will also participate in events, meet valuable industry contacts and, for riders, you’ll have lots of time to develop your horse riding skills.

Excellent facilities

You’ll find first-class equestrian facilities at Riseholme College, including indoor and outdoor arenas for show jumping and dressage, which have been completely refurbished.

Professional lecturers and instructors

Throughout your studies, you’ll be guided by our specialist lecturers and instructors, many of whom are still active in the industry. Their expertise covers equine management, horse care, equine therapy, equine sports therapy, rehabilitation, and more.

Theory, research, practice

You’ll explore essential theory, conduct equine science research, put theory into practice, work in depth on case studies, and, depending on your course choice, you’ll acquire valuable entrepreneurial, and business know-how.

Our equine degree programmes are designed in consultation with the industry and can be tailored to your strengths, interests and aims.

You’ll also gain valuable experience working alongside staff on the equine events we host here, including the Lincolnshire Horse Trials.


  • Bloodstock agent
  • Coach/instructor
  • Equine nutritionist
  • Equestrian centre manager
  • Insurance advisor
  • Lecturer
  • Therapy practitioner
  • Yard manager

Meet your tutors

Rebecca Brassington HEAL Equine

Rebecca Brassington

Higher Education Academic Lead for Equine

With over 12 years of teaching experience, Becky utilises her previous industry experience in microbiology and equine therapy to inform her teaching.

Becky's research focuses on behaviour, equitation science and equine injury. She has contributed to a number of research presentations - both nationally and internationally - on the complex subject of equine therapy. She has a keen interest in exploring equine therapy on a water treadmill.

Becky is currently working towards an MSc in Equine Science.


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