Nội dung khóa học "Performance Horse Handler Certificate"
About this course

What will I learn?

The Performance Horse Handler Certificate program is designed to provide graduates with the technical knowledge and skills required to succeed in today’s equine industry. This one-year program prepares students to work in dressage, show jumping, racing, reining, breeding and other stables, and competitive venues where experienced horse handling is required. Students will be exposed to the preparation and maintenance of horses for competition, learn the principles of horse behaviour and safe horse handling, and caring for performance horses in a teaching barn, as well as in the field.

Program Features

Studies in horse behaviour, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and care

Practical and applied learning through lectures and labs

Hands-on training with horses from various sectors of the equine industry

Small class size resulting in an excellent student-teacher ratio

Includes two work placements in different industry sectors prior to program completion, giving students industry-readiness work experience before graduating

Which department am I in?

University of Guelph

Study options

Full Time(1 year)

Tuition fees
CAD$7,235.00 (US$ 5,465) per year
Start date

Expected September 2020


Ridgetown Campus

120 Main Street East,


Ontario (ON),

N0P 2C0, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Equivalent

A minimum cumulative average of 60% in 6 Grade 11 or Grade 12 U, C, M, or O level courses (excludes Co-op credits)

Includes a minimum of Grade 11C Math and Grade 12C English

OR Mature Student Status

IELTS International English Language Testing System: Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet based: minimum total score of 89 with no individual scaled score of less than 21. Computer based: minimum score of 250. Paper-based: minimum score of 600. Test of written English: with a score of 5

CAEL Canadian Academic English Language Assessment: Minimum overall band score of 70

MELAB Michigan English Language Assessment Battery: Minimum overall score of 85 including composition score of 83 and oral score of 3

PTE Pearson Test of English: Minimum overall score of 60 with no score less than 60 in the individual components

ELCP Advanced Level of the English Language Certificate Program: Successful completion of the University of Guelph’s Open Learning Advanced level ELCP (levels 9 and 10) is also considered an acceptable form of testing