New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Sporthorse Stable Assistant)

Level 3 Cost From $2476

Length 14 weeks
Full Time

Course Starting February 2019

The purpose of this qualification is to provide the equine industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to assist in the stabling, care and/or exercise of horses in the performance horse sectors of the equine industry. On completion of this programme, students will be able to attend to the routine day to day requirements of horses in training, apply skills and knowledge in the routine identification, reporting, and treatment of problems of horses in training and respond appropriately to emergencies involving horses.

This programme focuses on Sporthorses so learners will be able to apply routine procedures when exercising and training horses for a sport horse discipline and conduct the routine preparation of a horse for an event and attend to horses’ and riders’ requirements at the event. Students complete theory and practical training most days in addition to handling and riding a range of horses.

Applicants must be aged 16 years or over and should have had some experience or contact with horses. You need to have handled horses and be able to rise to the trot. 

Compulsory Student Services Fee: $108.00.

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