Certificate in Equestrian


(Level 3)

This certificate is designed to explore topics which are not covered in our popular Equine Knowledge (Level 3) course. Written in a down-to-earth style, the programme consists of 13 exciting learning modules which may be studied at the student’s own pace. The course does not contain any practical work or riding components. 


One year from date of enrolment, part-time study


70 credits


NZ student fees
International student fees

Entry requirements

Applicants must:
* Be 16 years or over
* Be proficient in English (written and oral).
Note: If English is your second language, you will be required to provide evidence that you are sufficiently competent in English to take part in this programme.

Textbooks required


Programme content

Working with young horses

* 523101 Lunging / long reining

* 523102 Young horses

* 523103 Behaviour of the horse

* 523104 Exercises for riders

Instructor skills

* 523201 Lesson plans

* 523202 Riding instructors

Equine jumping

* 523301 Dressage

* 523302 Show jumping

* 523303 Cross country

Riding safety

* 523401 Safety in riding

Ground maintenance

* 523501 Ground maintenance

Business sense

* 523601 Buying a horse

* 523602 An equine business