Equine: Course Information

The following information will provide guidance to the course equipment and books that may be needed. This will be discussed further during the induction week and the first few weeks of the course.


Equipment Required

  • Navy/dark coloured jodhpurs x 2
  • Beige jodhpurs x 1
  • Waterproof jacket navy/dark coloured
  • Hairnet x 2
  • Riding gloves
  • Yard gloves
  • Jodhpur boots with chaps or gaiters (black/brown) or Long riding boots
  • Sturdy yard boots and Wellington boots
  • Body protector - Level 3 Purple Label (Not required for Level 1 Students)
  • Schooling and jumping whip
  • Stationery – A4 lined paper, pens, pencils, lever arch file with dividers
  • Riding Hat, PAS 015 / current standard with navy/dark plain silk - see below.

    Protective Headwear
    Protective Headwear must be worn at all times by anyone, whether or not a Competitor, riding anywhere at any BHS training venue. Harnesses must be correctly adjusted and fastened at all times.

    Protective Headwear constitutes a hat which meets one of the following standards:

    British:
    PAS 015: 1998 or 2011 provided they are BSI Kitemarked
    VG1 01.040: 2014-12 provided they are BSI Kitemarked

    European:
    VG1 01.040: 2014-12 provided they are BSI Kitemarked

    American:
    ASTM F1163: 2004a or 04a onwards provided they are SEI marked SNELL E2001

    Australian and New Zealand:
    AS/NZS 3838: 2006 onwards provided they are SAI global marked

    Please Note: Due to a change by the European Commission regarding EN1384 and BSEN1384 no longer being an accepted standard, all hats which only meet the standard EN1384 or BSEN1384, and do not comply with another standard from the above list, WILL NOT be accepted and therefore will not be permitted for any riding at the college. Hats which bear EN1384 or BSEN1384 along with another standard from the above list, will be tagged. For example, BSEN1384 & PAS015 (1998 or 2011) along with the Kitemark, would be acceptable, but not BSEN1384 on its own.

Student Clothing

This is compulsory and is available on Registration Day

To be worn on all practical sessions, visits and trips.

  • School of Equine Studies polo shirt - £12.31*
    (Ideally you will need 2 or 3 of these)
  • School of Equine Studies long sleeve top - £16.56*
  • School of Equine Studies Coat - £29.18*

Optional Equipment

  • White collared shirt and tie or stock shirt for BHS exams
  • Waterproof trousers navy/ dark colours
  • Hacking / showing jacket (for exams)
  • White gloves (Riding and Road Safety)
  • Wellies (plain coloured)

Recommended Reading

Copies of texts will be available in the Learning Resource Centre. You may purchase your own copy if you wish, but it is not essential. [right box] This recommended texts list is for Level 3 Students only – For all other courses we recommend waiting until you have reviewed the books available for loan in the college library, and discussing with subject teachers and your program manager during the first two weeks of the course, before making any purchases.

This recommended texts list is for Level 3 Students only – For all other courses we recommend waiting until you have reviewed the books available for loan in the college library, and discussing with subject teachers and your program manager during the first two weeks of the course, before making any purchases.

  • Davis. Z. (2005) Introduction to Horse Biology, Blackwell Science
  • Reed. H. and Redhead. J (1999) Stage One Riding and Stable Management, Nova.
  • Auty I — The BHS Complete Manual of Stable Management (Kenilworth Press, 2006) ISBN 1872119034
  • Houghton B — Horse Business Management: Managing a Successful Yard, 3rd Edition
  • (Blackwell Science, 2001) ISBN 0632058269
  • Houghton B, Pilliner S and Davies Z — Horse and Stable Management, 4th Edition
  • (Blackwell Publishing, 2003) ISBN 1405100079 Bromiley, M (2001) Equine Injury, Therapy and Rehabilitation. Oxford, Blackwell Science (3rd Edition)
  • Hayes, H .M. Tutt, J.F.D (1998) Veterinary Notes for Horse Owners. Oxford, Stanley Paul and Co Ltd.
  • Podhajsky, A (1991) Complete Training of Horse and Rider. London, Sportsmans Press
  • Colles,C . (2000) Functional Anatomy Buckinghamshire, Kenilworth Press.

Additional Requirements / Information

  • £5 deposit for a locker key – optional for residential students.
  • Some visits will require a payment in order to attend the trip..

To order your clothing online from our supplier PVM, please click the below link and use the Uniform Code and Password supplied.

PVM_Online_Shop

Uniform Code: Equine

Password: Equine


*All prices are subject to change

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