Equestrian Sports Coaching (Hons), B.Sc. | Hartpury University | Gloucester, United Kingdom
B.Sc. On Campus

Equestrian Sports Coaching (Hons)

36 months
13000 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Immerse yourself in a high-performance equine environment, enhancing your practical coaching skills with riders on site during the Equestrian Sports Coaching (Hons) course from Hartpury University. You’ll graduate with a strong portfolio of coaching experience and have opportunities to work alongside top-level coaches and at international competitions.


Focusing on both horse and rider, you’ll understand industry-standard sports coaching theory and apply it to the unique area of equestrian sports. You’ll learn how sports psychology can be applied to get the best from the rider.

Benefitting from world-class facilities including our Rider Performance Centre, you’ll have access to our unique Racewood Event Simulator which enables analysis and monitoring of rider posture and movement. You'll learn how performance analysis techniques can refine the horse and rider partnership, as well as competitive outcomes.

Throughout your Equestrian Sports Coaching (Hons) course from Hartpury University, you’ll build a diverse portfolio of experience through coaching practical sessions and equine-specific modules. You’ll also have the opportunity to supplement your riding and equine management skills with British Horse Society qualifications, which are industry-recognised worldwide.

Your career

Industry opportunities on this course are diverse to ensure you develop the skills, experience and connections needed for your graduate career. Many of our students secure graduate roles with their work placement employers.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Coaching Practice Portfolio
  • Equine Structure and Function 
  • Equitation
  • Coaching and Teaching Portfolio (Pedagogy)
  • Undergraduate Research Process
  • Horse and Rider Performance

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • UCAS | A typical offer for this course is 96-112 UCAS tariff points or equivalent.

  • GCSE | A minimum of five GCSEs at grade 9 to 4, (or A* to C grades if relevant) or equivalent, to include English Language, Mathematics and a Science.

  • A-level | Typical offer is CCC-BBC or equivalent. This must include a minimum of two A-levels.

  • Vocational Award | Typical offer is MMM-DMM in an Extended Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject.

  • Access | Typical offer is 96-112 UCAS tariff points in an Access to Higher Education Diploma.

  • Scottish Highers | Typical offer is 96-112 UCAS tariff points in Scottish Highers. This must include a minimum of two Highers.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13000 GBP per year during 36 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 36 months.
UK, Isle of Man and Channel Islands part-time fees per year (maximum): £6,935

Living costs for Gloucester

824 - 1563 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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