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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

“I love being able to empower and inspire students, enabling and equipping them with the skills, knowledge and understanding to become the next generation of equine professionals.”

Rebecca is a senior fellow at UCBB with a wealth of industry and academic experience. She is the lead on Equine behaviour and welfare.

With a background in microbiology, she worked for years as an equine therapist before moving into academia at UCBB. With an MSc in Equine Science under her belt she has been involved in numerous research projects looking at equine kinematics on the water treadmill, equine behaviour, and equine injury. She is also widely published with ten publications to her name.


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