Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Lecture 1 x 1 hour lecture per week
Practical 1 x 3 hour practical per week, weeks 1-8


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Accounts construction test  Outcomes assessed: 1, 2  30%
Semester Assessment Business case study analysis  Outcomes assessed: 3, 4, 5  70%
Supplementary Assessment Case study covering all outcomes  100%

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to

1. Understand the financial information requirements of equine business proprietors.
2. Construct financial statements.
3. Interpret and analyse a set of equine business accounts.
4. Write a report on the financial statements of an equestrian business.
5. Undertake comparative review and profit assessments.


The aim of this proposal is to introduce students to enquine business management . This introduction will encompass primary needs of account users, construction of financial statements and understanding and analysis of equine business accounts.


The object of this module is to introduce students to equine business management, the construction and interpretation of accounts and comparative analysis. Factors influencing the profitability of equestrian businesses are examined in detail.

Transferable skills

.2 IT and information handling
Students will be expected to use spreadsheets and present a word processed case study.

.7 Self-management
Students are expected to manage their own time and work to deadlines set for the submission of the case study.

Reading List

MacDonald, J W (1990) Running a stables as a business 2nd J.A.. Allen, London Primo search McBane, S (1988) Keeping horses BSP Publications, Oxford Primo search Warwickshire College & Welsh Institute of Rural Studies (1999) Equine Business Guide Primo search


This module is at CQFW Level 5