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School Leavers' Enrolment - Horse Management (Equine)

Level 3 Year 1 start date: Monday 04 September 2023 | Level 3 Year 2 start date: Wednesday 06 September 2023

Level 1 & 2 start date: Tuesday 05 September 2023

You will be required to have the equipment checked and undertake some practical initial assessments during the first week

Horse Management (Equine)

Additional Information:

  • BHS Approved Centres & BHS Assessments Hat Rules 2023 – click here
  • BHS Event Hat Rules 2023 – click here
  • BHS Assessment Body Protector Guidelines 2023 – click here
  • Weight limit for riding – click here

Please complete the below Rider Registration form and bring it on your first day of College or email it prior to starting to

Rider Registration form

Educational Visits

Previous equine students have visited: Braham International Horse Trials, Horse of the Year Show, Crow Wood Equestrian and HAPPA Horses and Ponies Protection Association PLUS rehabilitation centres, saddlery outlets and have a go at playing polo. Horse of The Year Show tickets can be secured by deposit – link coming soon.


Lockers are available for students daily, to store such items as boots, hats, and body protectors, however, students must provide their own standard padlock. Students are required to change their boots from the yard when entering classrooms, therefore an extra pair of indoor wear shoes will be required.

Also please note there is a short walk from the new Equestrian Centre to the Student Refectory and the classroom, so a waterproof coat and suitable footwear are a consideration.

Weekend Yards

Due to increased horse numbers, the new Equestrian Centre and to fulfil qualification guidelines, all Equine students must complete weekend yard duties as part of successful completion of their qualification, which will comprise approximately two days per academic half term, when the rota has been finalised it will be forwarded to students. Students will be exercising, looking after the horses, and helping with the competitions, there may also be an opportunity to compete the College horses. At times public transport can be difficult, students will not be timetabled for the whole weekend at once to ease this situation, and changes can be made with the Yard Supervisor in exceptional circumstances. If students either have work or other commitments as to why they can only either do a Saturday or a Sunday, please can parents of students under 18 years or the student themselves write to me to explain so this can be taken into account when compiling the rota and consider the most appropriate solutions. Students will be expected to undertake duties to cover half terms and training days.

Work Experience

Levels 1 & 2 – Complete 150 hours of Work Experience over the duration of the course

Level 3 – Complete 150 hours of Work Experience each year of the course

Work Placement Providers

View the NEW Craven Equine website here:

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