Equine Management Certificate (EMC) – English

Want to work with horses in an international environment? Then this is for you!

The Horse Competence Center Germany (HCCG) offers three equine management certificate courses in English.

The courses are held in cooperation with the „Faculty of Agriculture and Landscape Architecture“ of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, the German National Equestrian Federation (FN) and the German Professional Riders Association.

 The “Equine Management Certificate” will be supported by renowned course instructors and focus strongly on practical aspects and on conveying the required scientific knowledge – with one ultimate objective in mind:

to prepare the participants for the increasingly international jobs in the equestrian world.

Who Runs the Courses?

The courses will be held in cooperation with four organisations:

The Horse Competence Center Germany (HCCG) in cooperation with
The „Faculty of Agriculture and Landscape Architecture“ of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
The German National Equestrian Federation (FN)
The German Professional Riders Association

The workshops will be held by renowned course instructors with exceptional practical experience and network, who knows exactly what it takes to make it on your own out there, in a job with horses and people from different cultures.

Upon succesfull examination, the graduates will receive two certificates:

„Equine Manager“ (from the University and HCCG)
Certificate from The German National Equestrian Federation (FN)

Where Will the Courses Take Place?

The courses takes place at professional equestrian facilities.

Consequently, the workshops and practical units will always be held in suitable surroundings, be it in a stable, at a horse show or at the university.

Your Benefits

A Job, or working with horses, overseas or in an international stable can mean good money and interesting tasks. But working in a stable, maybe with a boss, who is not an experienced horse person or employees, that have never seen a horse before, also means new challenges. Relevant experience and efficient further education is the best preparation. Documentation of qualifications is important, especially when you want to work overseas.

As the courses are offered as two-week crash courses, working people, too, get the chance to use this continuing education programme. After an intensive „equestrian English“ language course and provided with equestrian terminology and phrases, participants having passed their exams are well-equipped to accept a job abroad or to provide excellent service for English-speaking customers.

Content of the training course

Level 1

Level 1 is aimed at beginners who would like to work with horses professionally in the future, but also at first-time horse owners, who will profit from the course as well.

The course will be held as a two-week intensive course. Topics to be dealt with will include the history and ethology of the horse, procedures in the stable, horse care and equipment, basic equine health and basic horse feeding.

Level 2

Level 2 of the “Equine Management Certificate” is targeted at people with previous experience in this area who aim for a job as a professional sport horse groom, for example, as well as equestrians and other horse people who wish to scientifically and practically deepen their knowledge.

At Level 2, participants will spend two weeks concerning themselves with equine anatomy and physiology, among other things, to become able to identify and treat minor injuries. Participants will learn to compile detailed feeding plans for horses at various performance levels. Besides, participants will be taught how to work with the horse from the ground. The course will also focus on training first aid measures for horses in emergencies as well as on hoof trimming and removing horse shoes.

Level 3

For horse people aiming at working in a senior position in an international team, Level 3 of the “Equine Management Certificate” might present an interesting option.

In this course, the main emphasis is on business management and intercultural competence. On the basis of case studies from the equestrian sports area and using specific equestrian terminology, participants will learn to employ management techniques. Furthermore, they will be presented with marketing and event management techniques. With regard to feeding and training horses, participants will learn to compile feeding plans while taking into consideration economic aspects and efficiency. In the subject area of veterinary management, participants will be conveyed an understanding of the most common diseases and their treatment. On top of this, participants will have to acquire the essential knowledge of everything to do with the hoof.

After the course, participants will have to hand in a 10 to 15-page scientific paper written in English.

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