The equine industry includes anything and everything to do with horses, ponies and donkeys.  There are more than 19,000 horse businesses,  41,200 employees and lots of volunteers. Equine businesses include riding schools, livery yards, competition yards, trekking centres,  breeders, trainers, welfare charities and freelance services.

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Equine Skills Needs

To help you find the right answers for you and your business, we first need to understand your needs.

We research your issues and work with you to see the bigger picture. We know what training and skills the equine industry needs and are always checking, so they are never out-of-date.

You told us you need:

  • Information on livery yard licensing
  • Information on transporting horses
  • Employees with current equine skills
  • Access to continual professional development
  • Health and safety skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Management skills
  • Clear guidance on funding

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What We Do For You

We work hard to create opportunities so you can make the most of training. After all, businesses who train their staff are two and a half times more likely to succeed than those who don’t.

By working together, we can help you:

  • Get the skills to meet the future challenges
  • Make sure your people have the right skills to help business grow
  • Achieve Investors in People
  • Find funding that’s available for you
  • Find the training and development you need
  • Make your voice heard to the powers that be
  • You keep your workplace safe.

View the different ways we can help you.

How You Can Get Involved

There are so many ways you can get involved, anything from taking a short survey to discussing equine issues with others in the industry. Any time you can give will really help to make sure the equine industry can be the best it can be.

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People Working In Your Industry

Don’t just take our word for it – hear what people working in equine jobs have to say about skills and training.

Industry Links

Is your business in tip top condition?

Find out more and register for a free consultation today to get your business into shape.

Equine Study Guides

Need a helping hand when studying for an equine level 2 or 3 qualification? We have workbooks that will help you develop the knowledge you need for success availbel from just £20.

Business Directory

Find the Business You Need. Search our directory of environmental and land-based businesses.

Get the Recognition You Deserve  

Grooms need a clear path of progression - that’s what you told us. With 4 levels, the EquineSkillsCV does just that.


Job Vacancies

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And make sure you find the right people for the job. 

Michelle Cosgrove is our expert on equine and she is out there working with your industry now.

Contact Us

Can we help? If you have any queries or questions just give us a call on 02476 696996 or follow the links below: