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Equine Academy

Are you an experienced competitive rider? Or do you have the potential to be? Our Equine Academy will provide you with the platform to succeed.

Our equine academy is open to students studying at Bishop Burton College, University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College.

The academy offers:

  • High quality academic provision for continued education and career development
  • Top class sport specific coaching and personnel support for a variety of equestrian disciplines
  • Training to help you develop, including competition strategies to maximise performance

Academy riders receive a highly supportive and structured training programme whilst studying for an academic qualification. Please note that some of this training (with guest coaches, for instance) may take place at the Bishop Burton campus, in East Yorkshire.

Our squads

The equine academy incorporates both an advanced and development squad, tailored to riders at different levels.

Advanced Squad

Development Squad

Outstanding equine facilities

As an equine academy rider, you'll be training at our Equine Centre, offering a range of recently refurbished arenas, livery and rider fitness suite. You'll also have the opportunity to train at Bishop Burton Equine Centre.

Why not live on campus?

Why not fully immerse yourself into the Riseholme lifestyle and live within our student accommodation? You'll have our equine facilities just a short journey away and free access to our gym, which will be on your doorstep.

Entry requirements

In addition to the requirements noted for each squad, to apply you must also have been accepted onto a course at Riseholme College, Bishop Burton College or University Centre Bishop Burton. You can choose to study a course in equine, sport or any other subject.

How to apply

To express an interest in joining our equine academy, please contact us by emailing:

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