Equestrian Students May Now Study at Hartpury College, UK

Byline: Alyse Lynch

Posted: December 12, 2010

Malcolm Wharton, Principal and Dean of Hartpury College, visited Wilson College recently to advertise his school's study abroad program.

Equestrian students met with Wharton Nov. 23 at 10:00am and 11:00am in a Science Center conference room.

An Overview of Hartpury College

Located in Gloucestershire, Great Britain, Hartpury College offers several different areas of study in the equestrian field: Equine Sports Science, Equine Science, Equine Business Management and Equine Dental Science.

The facility features four indoor arenas, three outdoor arenas and a cross country jumping course. The stables at Hartpury provide room for two hundred and thirty horses. The school also houses an equine veterinary practice and equine therapy center.

The Hartpury Equine Academy employs Nick Burton, Corinne Bracken, Carl Hester and Jeanette Brakewell as riding instructors.

Several of the instructors compete at international levels including the Olympic Games and World Equestrian Games.

Applications for the Study Abroad Program

Hartpury College accepts applications between Sept. 1 and June 30. Most study abroad students apply for the second semester, according to Wharton. Students may apply online via the Hartpury website.

Hartpury College offers three scholarships in the equine field. One event rider, dressage rider and show jumper, receives a scholarship.

The three students who receive these scholarships have full time tuition fees and accommodations paid for by the school and one free Do It Yourself (DIY) livery for their horse.

Want More Information?

For more information on the study abroad program, contact Gilly Turner, Head of International Communications and Admissions, at

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