Equine Summer Study in Scotland

Program Info

EQUINE SUMMER STUDY PROGRAM

  • Sunday May 24 –  Saturday June 20, 2015 
  • (Summer 2015 now full. Actively accepting applications now for 2016 program.)

 Up to 6 total credit hours

Discover Scotland this summer and enhance your knowledge of equestrianism and riding skills by attending the Equine Summer Program in the Scottish countryside just outside the historic city of Edinburgh.

Adelante continues to collaborate with a prestigious Scottish college specializing in animal care, agriculture and land-based studies, in order to offer a 4 week summer program in Equine Studies for Summer 2015. The campus is on one of the largest college estates, based in the rolling hills just outside the country’s vibrant capital, Edinburgh.

This special four-week summer program is available for animal science and pre-veterinary students, as well as those students who enjoy equestrianism. However, no previous equestrian experience is required. Students will enroll in two courses,Equine Anatomy and Physiology, and Equine Fitness. The achievement of these two units will give you 6 hours of US credit, fully transferable, towards your degree at your home University or College (see your own college advisor for confirmation. A Brief about credit transfer can be dowloaded here). Official college transcripts will be given on completion of the program.

In addition to classroom instruction, students will be involved in practical and hands-on experiences, with the opportunity to discover equestrianism ‘British’ style, and experience both classical and English-style riding skills. The program works with the Scottish National Equestrian Centre, so if a professional event is held during the time of the program, students may assist with some preparation. The Centre has one international class indoor arena, a six furlong all weather gallop and an extensive acreage of good riding country where they annually host a British Eventing one-day-event.

Also included in this program are educational visits to several of the main cultural sites of Scotland and the internationally recognized Royal Highland Show.

What’s Included

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

  • Pre-departure orientation and counseling
  • Airport pickup and orientation on arrival in Scotland
  • College tuition for 2 classes worth a total of 6 US credits
  • Your own private room and bathroom in college accommodation. Free wireless internet available.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided during the week, breakfast and dinner at the weekend.
  • Access to computers in college Resource Centre. Laptops can also be borrowed on a weekly basis.
  • College staff on-site will be available to assist students with individual requests, trecking in the Highlands or other activities and in-country travel.
  • Excursions to local cultural sites and events eg. Edinburgh Castle, Stirling Castle, William Wallace Monument, the Highland Games, the Royal Highland Show and more.
  • Sealed college transcripts on completion
Course Descriptions

The units you will undertake are Equine Anatomy & Physiology and Equine Fitness. The two courses included are 90 – 100 hours of instruction. Successful completion of the two courses will give you 6 hours of US credit, fully transferable, towards your degree at your home University or College (see your own college advisor for confirmation).

Equine Studies: Equine Anatomy and Physiology   (Unit code: DP1G 34)

This Unit is designed to develop the candidate’s knowledge of equine anatomy and its function. It provides a solid basis on which further Equine Anatomy skills can be built. It will enable candidates to understand the anatomical structure of the horse. The candidate will enhance their underpinning knowledge of the correct function of the horses systems and be able to relate this to the horse in a practical situation.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

•  Describe the basic structure of equine systems.
•  Describe the normal function of the systems of the horse.
• Identify the structure and function of equine anatomy and physiology.

Recommended prior knowledge and skills: It would be useful if the candidate had some experience of equine anatomy and physiology. This may be evidenced by possession of a relevant NC Unit in a related area such as E8WC 11 Equine Anatomy and Physiology or a similar qualification.

Equine Studies: Equine Fitness   (Unit code: DP1J 34)

This Unit is designed to enable candidates to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to plan, implement and evaluate the effectiveness of fitness programmes for a specific purpose. Activities will be centred on supervising and implementing fitness programmes for a variety of horses from soft condition through to a novice performance programme. This Unit provides a solid base on which further equine fitness skills can be built. It will enable candidates to develop skills to appraise fitness and design, monitor and evaluate fitness programmes. The candidate will enhance their underpinning knowledge of the correct procedures and should be able to relate this to a practical situation.

On completion of the Unit the candidate should be able to:

•  Appraise the fitness of a horse.
•  Design a specific fitness programme for a horse.
• Monitor and evaluate two fitness programmes

Recommended prior knowledge and skills: It would be useful if the candidate had some general equine experience. This may be evidenced by possession of a relevant NC Unit in a related area, a similar qualification, or relevant experience.

Certification is awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.

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Sample Itinerary

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Scotland Equine Itinerary

Monday                Equine Fitness- Anatomy & Physiology

Tuesday                Anatomy & Physiology- Riding

Wednesday         Equine Fitness- Anatomy & Physiology

Thursday              Anatomy & Physiology-Riding

Friday                   Equine Fitness- Riding

Saturday             Glasgow and return via Loch Lomond

Sunday                Scone Palace and Perth Races Gold Cup

One of our most unique and popular programs. If your interests include Equine and Vet Sciences, this program is for you!

Program Fee

Summer 2015 Equine Program: $4,895

Non-refundable application fee: $150

Program Dates

Summer Program 2015:

May 24 – June 20

Application Deadline – March 15, 2015

Application Process

Click on the button at the top of the page to apply for this program now!

Late applications are accepted on a case by case basis and are subject to a $250 late fee.