Subject Information

The College's Equestrian Centre is a well-resourced teaching facility as well as an approved BHS riding school. Our facilities include a recently re-surfaced indoor and outdoor arena, hot horse shower and solarium a range of show jumps, fillers, portable cross country fences, two large stable blocks and a variety of well-schooled horses.

All of our instructors are BHS qualified and we offer quality instruction in dressage and show jumping either on our horses or on your own horse. Private and group lessons are available for riders of all abilities (aged 10 years +). For more information call 01278 655023.

You can gain a qualification in Equine Studies through studying a full-time course at the College’s Cannington Centre or in the form of a Work Based Diploma at one of our many approved training centres listed below.  If you wish to contact the centres for information regarding the Work Based Diploma, the relevant contact details are also listed:

More about our Facilities

Follow the links below to find more information on our excellent facilities and what it is like to study a land-based subject at Bridgwater College.

What our students say

Equine Studies Student Jessica Maidment

Jessica Maidment

I enjoyed the whole experience of College and have met some people that will be friends for life. I particularly enjoyed the practical lectures which were filled with very good information and gave me hands on practice of tasks expected in the workplace. When I was given the opportunity to take up an Apprenticeship with a 4* Olympic Event rider, the College staff supported me massively.”

Former pupil of King Arthurs Community School, has recently started a Competition Horse Care Apprenticeship for Lucinda Fredericks and wants to become a head groom at a top yard.

Equine Studies Student Adam Nicholson

Adam Nicholson

Since leaving College I have joined the British Army as a Gunner and have recently achieved my career goal of joining the King's Troop Royal Horse Arrtillery. My job now is an endless adventure where I am learning something new every day.”

Former pupil of Bridgwater College and Bishop Fox’s Community School in Taunton, Adam is a Gunner in the British Army.