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The Open College of Equine Studies

Equine Science Weekends in exquisite setting

The new location of the Open College of Equine Studies offers a superb venue for relaxing and learning more about horses. Now based on the Boxted Estate in the Glem Valley near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk in the grounds of a 14th Century moated baronial hall, the college provides the perfect setting for a short course in equine science.

Our Weekend courses are suitable for students, professionals in the equestrian sphere and horse-owners who have a particular interest in the topics covered.

Equine Stud Management, 13th & 14th September, will be led by Dr Nicky Holdstock BA, MA, Vet.MB, PhD, Cert.EM. (Stud Med), LVI, MRCVS.

Equine Therapies, 20th & 21st September, combines class-room based lectures with practical ‘hands-on’ sessions with qualified practitioners.

Equine Behaviour and Welfare, 11th & 12th October, will be led by Dr. Amanda Badnell-Waters BSc, MSc, PhD, the college’s newly appointed Head of Equine Higher Education and Postgraduate Education and will comprise a range of lectures and practical activities including behavioural problems and their management. Equine Behavioural Therapist Cathy Tindall will demonstrate ‘join-up’ techniques.

Course fees are £245 per person for enrolled TOCES students and £285 for non-TOCES students and include lunch, dinner, drinks and accommodation on the Saturday and breakfast and lunch on the Sunday.

Apply to the office for full timetables and booking forms.

The Open College of Equine Studies, Boxted, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP29 4JT

Tel:01787 282123, Fax: 01787 280278, Email:



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