Equine Studies

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Find your future in Equine

The Equestrian industry is varied, rewarding, and can lead to extraordinary experiences. Whether you have an interest in professional/semi-professional career or are interested purely for leisure we have courses to help you achieve your career goal. In the video, James Munro and Diane Ross talk a bit more about our facilities and courses.

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Why study with us...

Horses in stables

You will train in a world-class equine facility that includes international sized outdoor and indoor arenas, tack room and 20 purpose-built loose boxes where students can bring their own horse to stay. Students will learn from our experienced staff and enjoy a balance of practical and theory-based learning, ranging from FE to Post grad provision. Our courses are flexible and provide the ability to study from your own location or in pre-arranged blocks of study. Our courses are a unique blend of equine, business and sport modules with practical riding modules running throughout the course. We are also a BHS approval centre and students will have access to BHS exams.


"My dream of having a British Horse Society registered yard seems possible now, the teaching staff at the University of the Highlands and Islands instill confidence in your abilities to go forward with your life as you would wish it to be."

Anne Marie McPhilemy - BA (Hons) Equine Business Management


"When first joining UHI to study remotely, the thought was daunting. Not knowing how learning would work or how accessible the course would be. However, it was extremely easy. A straightforward learning platform (Brightspace), lots of easily accessed materials and resources and helpful staff and lecturers, who are always quick to respond to queries, made the whole experience both enjoyable and enriching."

Hollie McQueen - BA (Hons) Equine Business Management


"I can't recommend this course highly enough. I graduated in 2006 with HND EQUINE SCIENCE and have gone on to live in Australia managing one of Queensland largest thoroughbred studs foaling unit. I have been very fortunate in having such great opportunities come my way within my career, with thanks to NHC for beginning my career with a hands on education."

Lois McCulloch -Graduate HND Equine Science