Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Equine event management and Advanced horsemastership
Academic Year
Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)
Other Staff

Course Delivery



Due to Covid-19 students should refer to the module Blackboard pages for assessment details

Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous assessment of practical tasks  30%
Semester Assessment Coursework essay  (2,500 words, yard design)  50%
Semester Assessment Work placement presentation  (15 minutes)  20%
Supplementary Assessment Continuous assessment of practical tasks  Students must take elements of assessment equivalent to those that led to failure of the module.  30%
Supplementary Assessment Coursework essay  (2,500 words, yard design)  50%
Supplementary Assessment Work placement presentation  (15 minutes)  20%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. Identify financial, health and safety, insurance, and legal requirements of an equine business.

2. Plan and carry out an equine event.

3. Discuss practical ways to optimize horse health and welfare with particular reference to yard layouts and facilities for horses.

Brief description

This module is designed to give students an insight into the organization and management of an equestrian organization including yard management and the running of events. It will give students the opportunity to organize an equine event or competition.
The module will develop the knowledge that underpins the ability to take responsibility for the organization and management of an equine yard (including competitions, commercial yards and private enterprise). The aims of the module are to enable students to make educated judgements/decisions on organising a yard, an event, and to Identify finance, health and safety, insurance and legal requirements


The topics covered will be : Yard design, yard routines, yard maintenance.
The horse in sickness and in health, specific injuries in the competition horse.
Teeth and ageing, conformation.
Transporting horses/stress and the care of the competition horse.
The use of specialist tack.
Health and safety at work, risk assessment, legal aspects.
Planning, marketing and running an event, to include health and safety requirements and risk assessment.
Examination of basic financial documents, including recording keeping.
Public relations and how to promote the event and seek sponsorship.

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number As part of the dressage competition students will need to work out score sheet percentages.
Communication Students will be expected to communicate in a variety of ways with sponsors, competitors, judges, press and the public. Communication through writing and illustrations will be developed and assessed through the assignment.
Improving own Learning and Performance Detailed feedback will be given on the course work which will allow students to improve their subsequent work in other modules.
Information Technology Students will be required to prepare schedules, and write up results.
Personal Development and Career planning Organizing any equine event is a key component for working within the industry, though career planning will not form an assessed component of this module in itself.
Problem solving Running a competition will require the identification of problems that may be encountered within event management along with potential solutions.
Research skills Students will be expected to demonstrate significant literature research skills in order to complete their course work.
Subject Specific Skills A knowledge and understanding of management and associated organization skills. A knowledge and understanding of Horsemastership and management.
Team work Students will be in small groups to run events and must learn to work as a team and support each other.


This module is at CQFW Level 5