Module: Equine Industry

Module details

  • Module code

  • Module leader

    Sarah Field
  • Module Level

  • Module credits

  • Min study time

    150 hours
  • Contact hrs

    30 hours
  • Teaching Period

    Semester 2

Module content

Overview of British equine industry; British horseracing industry, racing organisations, bloodstock breeding & sales; competition horse disciplines, breeding and organisations; other equine sports and leisure activities; riding schools & equestrian centres; equine diversification; ancillary trades and services transportation and shipping, horse insurance, veterinary & therapy.

Module outcomes

To achieve credit for this module, students must be able to:

  1. Demonstrate sound knowledge of the structure and size of the UK Equine Industry
  2. Describe the functional and cultural aspects of its various organisations and how they interrelate 


Assessment Description Weighting
Examination Written exam (2 hours) 100%

Key texts

Students should be familiar with the content of at least one of the following:

  • Equestrian Trade News (Monthly) British Equestrian Trade Association.
  • Horse And Hound (Weekly) Ipc
  • The Economic Impact Of British Racing 2013. (2013) Deliotte.
  • The National Equestrian Survey. (2015).  British Equestrian Trade Association.
  • Vial, C. And Evans, R. (2015) The New Equine Economy In The 21st Century. Wageningen Academic Publishers