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Riseholme College

Study Equine With Riseholme College

Showground Campus, Horncastle Lane, North Carlton, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN1 2ZR
T: 01522 304600

Job Type: Coaching / Equine Studies / Science / Sports & Performance / Welfare

Riseholme College, based in Lincolnshire, has an outstanding reputation for the quality of its provision and has undergone a complete refurbishment of all its arenas and key facilities.

The college runs equine apprenticeships, further education and degree programmes covering all aspects of the industry and has an outstanding track record of student success.

Riders of a high standard, or those who have the potential to succeed at a high level, are also given the opportunity to join our prestigious Equine Academy. Academy riders are provided with expert coaching and tuition to enable them to compete at a high level.

Students studying at Riseholme College have access to the outstanding facilities at our Bishop Burton Campus, this includes the impressive Bishop Burton Arena, Therapy Centre with Water Treadmill, CET Equine Spa, Solarium and Zamar, Rider Fitness and Performance Suite, two indoor arenas, three outdoor arenas and stabling for over 100 horses.  

Specialist equipment includes Quintic Gait Analysis software, FLIR Thermal Imaging cameras, Polar Heart Monitors, Televet ECG, Synchronicity Rein Tension Gauges, Noldus Observe XP software and extensive laboratory-based equipment.  

Riseholmes commercial equine centre hosts an extensive range of regional, national and international competitions, demonstrations and clinics, and is a BHS training and examination centre. Equine students gain experience by working alongside the tutors and instructors at these events, developing the practical skills needed to work in industry.


Level 2 and Level 3 in Equine – You will have a job and earn a wage as you build up your knowledge and experience within the horse care industry.

Further Education Courses

City and Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Work-based Horse Care

This is a practical programme with an emphasis on working with horses to allow you to gain the skills required to work in the equine industry. As part of the course, you will also develop your basic knowledge and understanding of horse care and what it entails.

BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Horse Care            

This programme has been developed for ambitious people wishing to pursue a career within the equine industry, providing students with an excellent opportunity to develop a sound knowledge and understanding in horse care and or riding through a mix of practical, classroom and work-based study.

City and Guilds Level 3 Technical Certificate in Equine Management

This course provides core training for anyone wishing to develop an active career that includes riding, teaching equine science and therapy, for example.

City and Guilds Level 3 Technical Diploma in Equine Management

This course provides core training for anyone wishing to develop an active career that includes riding, teaching equine science and therapy, for example. Students gain practical applied experience for all units, including riding, teaching and caring for horses, science behind rehabilitation and performance. 

Access to Higher Education Diploma in Land-Based Studies – Equine

This course is for students with a passion for working with horses and develops the practical skills and knowledge needed to progress into higher education and study for a degree. 


FdSc Equine Sports Science and Coaching

The programme benefits from state of the art equine facilities to ensure graduates are fully equipped with knowledge of scientific principles of sport science, coaching, fitness and training to develop performance in equestrian sports.

BSc (Hons) Equine Health and Nutrition

This programme provides an in-depth specialist understanding of the wellbeing of the horse through study of the principles underpinning equine health and nutritional management. 

Open events                                       

Visit www.riseholme.ac.uk/events for the latest information on open events for Riseholme College. 

Contact Details

For more information, or to apply for a course, visit www.riseholme.ac.uk  Alternatively, call 01522 304600 or email enquiries@riseholme.ac.uk 

Riseholme College

Showground Campus

Horncastle Lane

North Carlton





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