PLUMPTON College in Sussex had a steadily growing reputation for its excellent courses in Equine Studies- and there is an opportunity to find out what is on offer for anyone wanting to pursue a career with horses at an Information Morning at the
college on Saturday March 1 from 9am-12.30pm.
Its equine department offers provision of full-time and part-time equine courses, ranging from 14-16 provision through to BSc degree level. Facilities include two large indoor schools with galleries, a 30m x 60m outdoor menage, stabling for more than
40 horses, grazing, a horse walker, show jumping fields and a cross-country course. The stabling itself consists of a traditional courtyard, plus American barn stabling. Student DIY livery and full livery are available.
The college is approved to train BHS exams up to Stage IV level and also arranges BHS examination days for BHS Stage I and II. A simulator horse is among the equine equipment available to students on the yard. The college owns a range of horses from youngsters being backed to ex-competition horses, giving an excellent range of horses for students to learn on. There are also two lovely shire horses that are used in training students in harness work and shown by students and staff at county shows, ridden, driven and inhand.
Following completion of an equine course at this college, students may be able to progrsss to further courses and have employment prospects including riding instructor, livery yard manager, groom/competition groom, work in retail with equine feed and nutrition or equine clothing, event organiser, rider/trainer, work in rehabilitation or equine behaviour, research assistant.
Other courses available at the college range from adventure sport and agriculture through to floristry and forestry, veterinary nursing and wine production.
No booking is needed for the information morning and staff will be able to offer specialist advice on courses, fees, funding and careers.