Gold standard teaching and facilities
Join the Equestrian Performance Experts
With BHS highly commended facilities at Sparsholt College & University Centre Sparsholt you will learn from the best, in superb facilities.
Our Rider Performance Studio houses the very latest in simulator technology. The state-of-the-art Racewood Eventing Simulator enables students to further expand their research in the growing field of rider performance, in addition to other industry‑relevant research. UCS is also the only demonstration and training centre in the South of England for Avansce Ltd.’s Synchronicity rein analysis system. Staff also undertake a range of collaborative research projects with industry leaders, giving valuable insight into the equine industry.
The Sparsholt Equine Centre is also home to:
Three outdoor arenas
A large indoor arena
Cross country training route
Full size equine skeleton
Heart rate monitors
ETB Pegasus Gaitsmart System
High speed camera
Biometrics EMG analysis system
Quintic biomechanical analysis software
Thermal Imaging Camera
Eight stables equipped with InfraRed cameras for behavioural observations
Six remote behavioural sensors
Equisense motion detectors
Find out more about our facilities
On our Equestrian Science and Performance Management degree courses we combine professional teaching in our BHS-approved Avansce-accredited Demonstration and Training Equine Centre with cutting-edge teaching resources and expert staff. University Centre Sparsholt team are all BHS qualified and Avansce-accredited and bring their extensive industry experience. Students are encouraged and supported to undertake their own industry-relevant research, and our staff and students present their research at industry conferences and events. In 2020, our UCS Equine Lecturers were awarded the highly coveted Lecturer Bursary for three years to support student research projects from the British Horse Foundation. The grant will allow UCS to fund a programme of study that will build on our existing findings and aims to establish key points regarding rider performance, rider perception of body shape and its subsequent impact on equine welfare.
Coming September 2024 – Equine Care and Management TLevel
Apply now and follow your passion into a career!
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