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TAKE THE REINS These courses are designed for anyone who loves working with and caring for horses.

With excellent facilities and passionate staff, complemented by a Riding Teams for our students to join, Newton Rigg College is the perfect place for students who are looking to broaden their experience of working with horses and to progress towards a career in the equine industry. Our equine tutors are friendly, approachable and have a wide range of specialist qualifications and practical experience, including international equine sport management experience. We are a registered training and examination centre for horse care and riding and also run a range of professional training courses for those who take part in equine sports.


The Equestrian Centre, based at Newton Rigg’s Penrith campus, has a newly enhanced indoor arena measuring 21m x 60m, an indoor gallery seating up to 40 spectators, a 20m x 60m outdoor arena, new stable blocks housing 30 horses in total, Cross Country schooling field with various jumps. With extensive links with the industry it is a great place to start your career and enter a dynamic and sustainable career choice.


By studying in this department you will learn the relevant skills to work in the following roles:

• Assistant Yard Manager
• Grooms at riding schools, livery yards or competition yards
• Riding Instructor
• Livery, Stud or Hunting Yard Managers
• Roles in Equestrian Centres and Trekking Centres
• Equine/equestrian product sales and marketing roles
• Coaching and competition riding


Newton Rigg College has a strong relationship with The British Horse Society, often holding equine events, dressage and jumping clinics at our Centre.

Newton Rigg College,
CA11 0AH
01768 893400