We can't wait to welcome you to Sparsholt College! 

We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Equine Studies at Sparsholt College is like. Scroll down to watch the playlist of videos we have created and have a go at the activities if you can. If you have any questions relating to our courses please email us at AskEquine@sparsholt.ac.uk 

Remember, we are on social media and love posting about our students, their achievements and our beautiful campus so be sure to give us a like and a follow.   

At Sparsholt we also offer a lot of support to you during your time at college including Careers Guidance and Health and Wellbeing advice. 

Visit our campus virtually! 

Join our expert lecturers on an exclusive guided tour across Sparsholt College's industry standard facilities and state-of-the-art equipment!

Riding Pathway 

Those students wishing to take the Riding Pathway at Sparsholt College in all courses have to participate in a riding assessment that will be conducted at the College.  The College will be in contact with you regarding when the assessments will be taking place once you have applied in year 11, in the meantime keep riding where it is safe to do so.  The document below gives guidance to all applicants wishing to take the riding option:

Equine Studies at Sparsholt 

Katherine Luck, one of our expert lecturers and Curriculum Lead for Equine, gives you a tour of the student facilities followed by an introduction to the rest of the Equine team and a chance to say hello to some of our resident mares and geldings...

We've got lots for you to have a go at below:

  • Equine quiz - see how much you know about catching, leading and moving horses!
  • Horse health terms - see if  you know what they mean
  • Fun facts about horses that you may or may not not know about!
  • 5 Grooming Kit - word search
  • Points of the Horse - word search
  • Rug Types Activity - mix and match worksheet
  • Equine Muscular Skeletal System - crossword
  • Horse Tissue - word search
  • When to call the vet exercise


Kahoot quiz links to take part in and have fun with!





HORSE AND HOUND QUIZZES - there are more quizzes here than you can possibly imagine - so have a go and test your equestrian knowledge to the limit!

HAN EQUESTRIAN answers the most googled horse questions!

Student wellbeing and support 

At Sparsholt College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible. 

We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including; 

  • Counselling 
  • Carer support 
  • Childcare support 
  • Confidential one-to-one services 


Industry Placements

As part of our Level 3 qualifications full-time students aged 16-18 will be required to complete a compulsory industry placement with a sector-specific employer or voluntary organisation.

Industry placements provide students with opportunities to:

  • Apply the knowledge learned at college to the workplace
  • Increase confidence as skills are developed
  • Develop communication, teamwork and problem-solving skills
  • See how a business operates in the real world
  • Identify key technical strengths and skills you will need at work
  • Test career choices and aspirations
  • Line up an employer reference and achieve an additional college certificate for future use
  • Find part-time work alongside studies or full-time employment once courses are completed

One dedicated placement day per week will form a part of our students’ weekly timetable across the academic year.

Our Industry Placement team will be here to support and guide you through this process from start to finish.

Get ahead of the rest and get your industry placement sorted before you start your course with us by emailing the team at ip@sparsholt.ac.uk.

University Centre Sparsholt 

Did you know that Sparsholt also offers higher education including foundation degrees, degrees and masters courses in a variety of different areas! 

University Centre Sparsholt is the perfect place to take your education further in the interesting and varied fields of Conservation and Wildlife Management, Animal/Zoo Biology, Fishery and Aquatics, Equine Science and Performance management or Veterinary Nursing Science! 

Take a look at our website for more information and 2021 prospectus here. 

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Our Courses: 

Equine Studies Level 1 (Riding and Non-riding Pathways Available)

Equine Studies Level 2 (Riding and Non-riding Pathways Available)

Equine Studies Level 3 (Riding and Non-riding Pathways Available)

Careers Guidance 

Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college. 

Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Sparsholt College! 

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We also have our SUN Progression Mentor Anna! 

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Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education! 

We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna! 

Social Media 

We love to post about all our students on our platforms including their achievements, trips and excellent work - take a look at some of the highlights below and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube

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