Equine, Sports and Business

Horse business is big business

In Europe, millions of people are active in the equine sector. Think of breeding, sport, leisure or business activities at all different levels. The equine industry is rapidly expanding throughout the world, and therefore, continues to professionalise as a sector. Western European countries, like the Netherlands, Germany and the UK, have become key players in this international field. These countries are highly recognised worldwide for the breeding and trading of sport horses as well as for their high level of sport performance and equine knowledge.

Equine science and business knowledge

The increasing number of international transactions – sport horses, equine products and horse knowledge – demand internationally oriented people, who can combine their interest in horses with sound business knowledge. The sector needs individuals with the ability to analyse business performance, spot market opportunities and come up with innovations. To be successful in this field, you have to be able to convert results from scientific research into practical situations. Solid knowledge about horses and a constant focus on finding new solutions is required for this. Equine, Sports and Business (work field of the Animal Husbandry BSc programme) strikes a balance between equine science and business knowledge.

During this program you deal with topics such as nutrition, breeding, exercise physiology, training, rider physiology and psychology plus welfare and behaviour. In addition, subjects such as finance, managerial economics, management, marketing and international trade are important elements of the programme. Besides knowledge you also learn important skills like networking, advising, planning and organising.

Housing for your horse

Of course you want to take your horse with you for your study of Equine Sports & Business. Sometimes it can be challenging to find the right place for your horse, especially if you come from far away. We assist our students in finding the right place by proving a list of stables in the neighbourhood and linking you to one of our current students that is willing to help you with finding the right stable. If you want help in your search for a stable just send us a message.

More information: Hans.vantartwijk@hvhl.nl.

Information & Contact

Visit one of our open days and get information about the study programme, or sign up for an orientation day, to follow some classes or practical lessons. There is no better way to get acquainted.

You can also sign up for the Animal Husbandry webinar: this is an online lecture hosted by a student and lecturer. They will discuss the content of the programme, internships, career opportunities and living and studying in The Netherlands.

For more information about this programme, please contact Hans van Tartwijk, phone +31 (0)26 369 57 36

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