Equestrian

The equine industry is one of the busiest in the leisure sector, combining gold medal winners at the London Olympics with 19,000 horse businesses covering training and coaching, therapy, livery and sports horse production. Horse riding is more popular than rugby, fishing or cricket with over a million horses being kept with 4.3 million horse riders. It is an industry with many opportunities and successful employees will have excellent team working and communication skills as well a passion for the health and welfare of horses and their riders.

Studying Higher Education in Equine Therapies or Performance and Coaching at Moulton will provide you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge and investigative and technical skills. Our courses are designed to equip you to work in an industry which supports performance at the highest competitive level as well as a vibrant amateur sector.

You will study and research under academic staff with close industry and research links, in a supportive yet challenging environment using the Equine Centre and Equine Therapy Centre for applied work in addition to external industry resources.

Our commitment to Post Graduate study through sponsoring doctorate students and offering MSc provision will stimulate and build your academic ambition. You’ll be inspired by our lecturers and can read more about some of them on our Research Page.  

Equestrian Courses

Course Title Type Start Date Length Location
FdSc Equine Therapies Full Time September 2 year(s)
Moulton View
FdSc Equine Therapies Part Time September 3 year(s)
Moulton View
BSc(Hons) Equine Therapies Full Time September 3 year(s)
Moulton View
BSc(Hons) Equine Therapies Part Time September 5 year(s)
Moulton View
BSc(Hons) Equine Therapies (Top Up) Full Time September 1 year(s)
Moulton View
BSc(Hons) Equine Therapies (Top Up) Part Time September 2 year(s)
Moulton View
MSc Animal Welfare (Equine Behaviour & Welfare) Full Time September 1 year(s)
Moulton View
MSc Animal Welfare (Equine Behaviour & Welfare) (Distance Learning) Part Time September 3 year(s)
Moulton View
MSc Animal Welfare (Equine Behaviour & Welfare) Part Time September 2 year(s)
Moulton View

Equestrian Facilities

Classrooms

All classrooms at the college are fitted out with modern and specialist equipment related to the area of study. They are also regularly upgraded to ensure they remain state of the art and provide inspirational places to learn and grow your knowledge.

Equine Unit

The established and abundant facilities at our Equestrian Centre include a 60 x 40-metre covered riding area with spectator seating, changing facilities, clothing shop, judges’ area and stabling for 60 horses.

The centre is approved by the British Horse Society as a training and examination centre and also has two outdoor arenas (one 60 x 25 metres and one 40 x 20 metres), a cross-country course and a schooling field for novice horses and riders that contains pre-novice and novice fences and exercise paddocks. A variety of hacking routes can be found throughout the college estate.

Due to the facilities on offer, the centre is used by Great Britain’s Vaulting team for their weekly training sessions (which students have the chance to attend) while affiliated dressage (British Dressage) and show jumping (British Show Jumping Association) competitions and unaffiliated events are hosted. The facilities are also home to the established college Dressage Academy, and lectures, demonstrations, masterclasses and events also take place regularly, which students help to organise and manage.

The Equestrian Centre at Moulton College has its own dedicated site that holds all event details and the subseuquent results.  You can access this site by clicking here.

IT Facilities

Significant investment has been made in I.T. facilities over recent years, teaching is enhanced with IT in the majority of classrooms and a number of I.T. Suites operate throughout the different campuses utilising a mixture of PC’s, Laptops and Netbooks.  A cutting edge Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) system means that Students at all sites receive a consistent IT experience. 

Fast WiFi networks cover the majority of the campus, and students are enabled to bring their own devices for use during informal study periods. 

We run Microsoft Windows and Office 2010 with a range of specialist software to support each curriculum area.  Each student is provided with a College email address and a home area to store their files alongside this 24/7 access from home is available to the College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where lesson notes, interactive study aids, and videos support and reinforce teaching from both the classroom and practical sessions.

Learning Resource Centres

The college has learning resource centres at the main Moulton site, at the East Northants, South Northants and Daventry vocational skills academies. The Moulton LRC provides access for 240 people, including a designated IT area for our higher education students.

Each learning resource centre offers a range of services such as libraries, careers advice, learning support and study spaces, as well as access to resources including books, journals, newspapers, trade literature, online resources and DVDs.

Each centre also has a computer suite that provides access to network drives, the internet and Moodle, as well as hardware such as printers, copiers and scanners. Specialist software includes AutoCAD and packages for horse management, farm management, garden design, accounting, statistics and mind mapping.

For anyone requiring additional support, the learning resource centres at Moulton and at the vocational skills academies offer learning support, where needs can be discussed and arrangements put in place.

Equestrian Profiles