Equine Student Spurred On By New Job

Published 28 June

Horse Management


Equine Management Level 3 student Emma Grange is celebrating both the completion of her Extended Diploma in Horse Management at Craven College and the opportunity to work for up and coming local event rider James Rushbrooke.

International event rider James, is based at Weeton, where he runs his successful event yard, with horses competing at all levels from BE100 up to 4* international events.  He has recently enjoyed success at both Chatsworth and Bramham International Horse Trials.

Emma is delighted to have the opportunity to work for James full time following completion of her course.  Emma completed her work experience, which forms part of the qualification, with James over the last two years.  She knew very little about eventing when she started, but her time with James has given her the opportunity to learn more about the sport she loves.

Penny Ralph, Equine Tutor, said ‘We are all really proud of Emma. She has worked hard and her efforts have been rewarded with this wonderful opportunity with James Rushbrooke.’

Emma has studied a range of subjects at Craven College from event management, riding and stable management, through to rehabilitation and therapy of horses, which will help her in her chosen career path.  As part of the equine course, students studied handling and backing young horses and Emma brought in her unbroken 3-year-old horse Freya.  Students, under the direction of the equine staff, were involved in handling and backing Freya.  Emma is now riding her and she has returned home with Emma to continue her education.  Since returning home Freya has won the in-hand championship at their local show.

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