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Equine Academy

Are you an experienced competitive rider? Or do you have the potential to be? Our Equine Academy will provide you with the platform to succeed.

Our equine academy is open to students studying at Bishop Burton College, University Centre Bishop Burton and Riseholme College.

The academy offers:

  • High quality academic provision for continued education and career development
  • Top class sport specific coaching and personnel support for a variety of equestrian disciplines
  • Training to help you develop, including competition strategies to maximise performance

Academy riders receive a highly supportive and structured training programme whilst studying for an academic qualification.

Our squads

The equine academy incorporates both an advanced and development squad, tailored to riders at different levels.

Advanced Squad

Development Squad

Outstanding equine facilities

As an equine academy rider, you'll be training in our outstanding Equine Centre, offering a range of arenas, livery, equine therapy centre and rider fitness suite.

Why not live on campus?

Why not fully immerse yourself into the Bishop Burton lifestyle and live within our student accommodation? You'll have our equine facilities just a stone's throw away and will get free access to our gym.

Entry requirements

In addition to the requirements noted for each squad, to apply you must also have been accepted onto a course at Bishop Burton College, University Centre Bishop Burton or Riseholme College. You can choose to study a course in equine, sport or any other subject.

How to apply

To express an interest in joining our equine academy, please contact us by emailing:

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