Jul 19TH

Equine Student Wins Place at National Conference

In May, third-year Equine student, Megan Lockyer presented the results of her dissertation at the annual Hartpury University Conference sponsored by Alltech.

The conference invites applications from Equine HE students to present their research in a supportive format. Achieving a place at this event is a highly competitive process with presentations of research welcomed from students from all over the UK and more recently the Conference has been in receipt of submissions from a number of international institutes.

Consequently, Megan was thrilled when her original research project was one of the few selected. Megan’s dissertation was focused on the effects of carriage weight on stride length in carriage driving horses. She hopes to use her study to improve welfare in driving horses as there is little research in this area. We are very proud of her achievements and are excited to see where her research takes her. 

Are you interested in Equine nutrition, rehabilitation and training, nursing or riding? You name it, there’s much for you to get involved with at our equine department.

Our courses offer an exciting mix of theory and practical work, with employability at the core of teaching and learning. The course includes work experience opportunities in the Equine Centre, and as part of Level 1, 2, 3 programmes - offsite placements, strengthening your skills in preparation for the world of work.

  • Our Equine department facilities are some of the best. You could access:
  • 60m x 40m indoor riding arena with spectator seating and judges’ area
  • Cross country training paddock
  • Stabling for up to 60 horses and two outdoor riding arenas.
  • On-site equine veterinary practice
  • Equine hydrotherapy pool and water treadmill
  • Opportunities to join the Dressage Academy or Show Jumping Academies.
  • Lecturers who are sector specialists, with extensive work experience in all areas of equine.

View our Equine course here.