Equine, Sports and Business
Combine your passion for horses with your work
Do you have a passion for horses and an itch for societal developments? Do you want to make a difference in the international equine sector as a horse feed consultant, marketer, breeding expert or event manager? Then this challenging and fascinating programme is for you. The Equine, Sports and Business study programme is a track of the Bachelor Animal Husbandry and offers you a unique focus combination of horses and business. During your studies, you will spend half of your time studying the horse itself and the other half on the business side of the equine world. You will learn about nutrition, genetics and animal welfare. In addition, you will follow courses such as marketing, finance, event management and business. In the meantime, you will automatically be part of the programme’s extensive international network. The equine sector is dynamic and developing rapidly. The Netherlands is leading the way in this respect. The sector would like to show what is most important: respectful treatment of horses. Everyone who works with horses is responsible for the welfare of the animal, whether it involves top-flight sport or is just a hobby. Will you take the lead later?
The Equine, Sports and Business study programme is a track of the Bachelor Animal Husbandry and offers you a unique focus combination of horses and business. You will learn about nutrition, breeding, behaviour and well-being. Next to that you will also delve into subjects such as finance, management and marketing. In addition to this knowledge, you will also learn important skills such as networking, advising, planning and organising. You will become part of the programme's extensive international network. You're in a class with students from all over the world. This means that the lessons will be given in English and you will be optimally prepared for work in the international sector.
The equine industry is growing rapidly worldwide, which offers plenty of opportunities. Developments in breeding, sport, recreation and business are following in short succession. The sector would like to show what is most important, namely respectful treatment of the horse. Everyone who works with horses feels responsible for the welfare of the animal, whether it involves top-flight sport or a hobby. Will you take the lead on this later?You will be following objective specific courses, doing practical periods and preparing an exciting graduation assignment. The program is competency-based: each theoretical subject supports workgroup situations in which students tackle practical problems and explore workable solutions. This means that you will be active from day one, learning to work independently as you collaborate with others. The program culminates in practical placements and a thesis project conducted in an international setting.
Your career opportunities are versatile and varied. You can work as a consultant, project manager, account manager, event organiser, marketer, equine welfare specialist or breeding expert. Graduates land at both national and international employers. For example at feed producers, sector organisations, stables and breeding farms. Then there are also insurers, transport and event agencies.Some examples where graduates of Equine, Sports and Business are employed:
Horse insurance companies: Xcellent Horse Insurances
Feed producers: Pavo, Höveler
Equestrian sports equipment: Equiva, Stübben, Bieman de Haas (BR & Anky)
Transport/ Logistics: Copex
Media: Eisma Horses Media, Clip my Horse
Breeding organisations: KWPN, NRPS, Hannoveraner association, Swedish Warmblood, Oldenburger association
Event agencies: Reed Exhibitions (Equitana) , Academy Bartels (Horse Event) Cross Media Ventures (Indoor Brabant), Kasselmann (Horses & Dreams)
Industry associations: FNRS, KNHS, ZLTO
Would you like to continue your studies after obtaining your Bachelor's degree? Then, of course, moving on to a Master's programme at a university (in the Animals or Business Administration track) is also an option.
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