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EQUESTRIAN: Equine Skills (Level 3) Sporthorse

This 17 week programme provides the skills and knowledge to assist in the stabling care, exercise and management of horses. Equine Skills Level 3 is a FEE PAYING course.

65% of this programme is practical using top class equestrian facilities.


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  • > Course Outline

    Our National Equestrian Academy at North Canterbury Community College has an outstanding reputation in the equine industry with job opportunities often offered to our students before the end of their training.

    The 17 week Level 3 Equine Skills - Sporthorse course emphasises hands-on training in all aspects of horse management, care and riding. It's ideal for those wanting to further their knowledge of horses or those who'd like to prepare for a career in the equine industry. 

    Students work towards NZQA units covering both theoretical knowledge of horse management and practical day-to-day care and keeping of horses. About 65% of the course is practical.

    Students will gain the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills Level 3 qualification.  

  • > Course Content

    The course covers:

    Daily routine care of horses
    Health, lameness and conformation
    Industry based skills, studs, clipping etc.
    Employment skills with industry visits
    Riding - Flat, jumping and lunge 
    Preparation for industry employment 


  • > Qualifications Offered: Level 3

    Qualifications offered:

    As part of this programme you will have the opportunity to complete the qualification below.
    Please click on the links for more details on the qualification.

    New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills - Sporthorse (Level 3)


  • > Location: Rangiora, North Canterbury

    The National Equestrian Academy is located at the North Canterbury Community College in Rangiora. 
    The Academy is situated on a picturesque 7 hectare site with wonderful facilities and 15-20 horses on site.

    National Equestrian Academy
    140 East Belt, Rangiora 7400 
    (03) 313 5874; info.nc@comcol.ac.nz

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  • > Duration: 17 Weeks with 1 week recess

    This full time equestrian training course is 17 weeks in duration with a 1 week recess.

  • > Start Date: 26 June 2017

    End date October 2017.  

  • > Eligibility Criteria: Riding experience preferred

    A keen interest in training for a career in the Equine Industry. There is a preference for students with some riding experience/skill. Students should aim to be confidently jumping at 50-60cm by the end of the course.

    Students are subject to the College enrolment process and must meet admission requirements. 

  • > Programme Fees: $2,301 (all inclusive)

    The cost of this course for 2017 is $2301.00 (all inclusive)

    Breakdown of costs below:

    Full Programme Fees: $2090.00
    Course Related Costs: $211.00

    *NB. 10% of Programme Fees or $500 (whichever is the lesser amount) is required as deposit on enrolment with remaining fees due 12/02/2017

    Please contact StudyLink on 0800 88 99 00 or www.studylink.govt.nz for Student Loan and Student Allowance options. 

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Contact: Faye Gread
Phone: (03) 313 5874
Address: 140 East Belt. PO Box 104 Rangiora
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National Equestrian Academy

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