School Leavers Enrolment - Horse Management

Animal Care and Management courses start W/C 02 September 2019.

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

Horse Management

Uniform/kit list

  • Hat – must comply with the following BHS recognised standards: Standards for XC hats (Fixed peaks will not be permitted for cross country). Standards for normal hats
  • Jodhpurs/Breeches – Navy or black, beige/light
  • College uniform Polo shirt > £14.95, Sweatshirt > £14.95 & Jacket (Size Guide)
  • Footwear – Jodhpur boots with gaiters/half chaps or long riding boots (leather/rubber) & Wellingtons/Yard boots
  • Long & short whip – Level 2 no longer than 30’’ or less than 14″. Level 3 no longer than 39’’
  • Waterproofs
  • Gloves (dark coloured)
  • Hairnet – for hair that is shoulder length or longer
  • Body Protector

Please complete the attached Rider Registration form and bring on your first day of College.  Rider Registration form

Educational Visits

As a Craven College Equine student you will get the opportunity to visit:
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.

HOYS is approx. £40-45. A deposit of £10 is payable at enrolment.     Pay Here



Lockers are available for students on a daily basis, to store such items as boots, hats, 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.

Weekend Yards

Due to increased horse numbers and to fulfil qualification guidelines, all Equine students have to complete weekend yard duties which will comprise of approximately two days per academic half term, when the rota has been finalised it will be forwarded to students. At times public transport can be difficult, students will not be timetabled in 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. On occasions, learners will be expected to undertake duties to cover half terms and training days.

Work Experience

You must complete 150 hours’ work experience per academic year in addition to your College equine duties. You can choose a College-approved provider or, if you prefer to complete a placement elsewhere then the provider must undergo an initial health and safety inspection and have current insurance coverage.

Work Placement Providers

Open Evening – Skipton
27 January 2020
17:30 - 19:30
Open Evening – Aviation Academy
29 January 2020
17:30 - 19:30
Apprenticeship Parents’ Information Evening
06 February 2020
18:00 - 20:00
Little Shop of Horrors
07 February 2020
08 February 2020