To qualify for a 3-year programme the candidate has to fulfil the following conditions:
1) present the secondary school- leaving certificate authorizing the candidate to enter the university in the country of its issuing
2) submit all required documents
3) cover fees
Application deadline: early admission - 1st February to end of May; late admission - 1st June to 15th September
Please visit http://www.up.lublin.pl/equine-management/ to find more information
Why study equine management and care at ULSL?
- you will acquire knowledge, skills and competence in horse physiology as it relates to breeding, use and all forms of care to ensure welfare;
- a large number of specialized subjects (such as Equestrian, Horse Care, Natural Horsemanship), which are essentially practical, and will adequately prepare you for your future work;
- the University of Life Sciences in Lublin has a long lasting tradition in specialized teaching of subjects concerning horse breeding and use. The teaching staff consists of experienced professionals.
- Our students have access to 12 warmblood horses, including native Małopolski Horses and Felin Ponies - the only Polish breed of ponies bred by the employees of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. Practical classes are held in the fully-equipped University Horse Centre and during trips to competitions, equestrian events, races and visits to leading horse centres.
- Equestrian classes are conducted in small groups, diversified according to students' skills. Top riders can take the Brown Badge Riding Exam of the Polish Equestrian Federation, which is a member of FEI.
- Students have the opportunity to develop their scientific passions in various organizations and scientific circles. They can also their practice horse riding skills while studying at the university under the supervision of experienced instructors. Students receive a special discount.
The curriculum includes 32 obligatory courses, 12 elective courses, three humanity subjects and a foreign language which is taught over four semesters. During the first two semesters the student will learn general biological and chemical principles and about legal issues which are a necessary foundation for typically specialized subjects.
At the beginning the specialized subjects include the History of Horse Breeding and Use and Horse Physiology. The following specialized subjects are ordered in such a way that will enable a student to have an internship with a professional breeding practice after the first three semesters. The subjects include Equine Biology, Purebred Arabian or Thoroughbred Horse Breeding, as well as Horse Reproduction and Rearing.
The internship starts during foal breeding and mare mating. Other specialized subjects of the first semesters and the fourth one, such as Horse Training Bases, Horse Care or Horse Geriatrics, will allow students to have their second internship which will include an utilitarian and care profile. This internship will take place in the summer, when the largest equestrian events in Poland take place including: “European Eventing Championships for Young Riders”, “CAVALIADA TOUR”, “CSIO5*”, “Pride of Poland” – a Purebred Arabian horse auction.
The last two semesters improve competence in the areas of the most popular ways of horse use and all forms of specialized care. The final outcome of the studies is the defense of one’s Bachelor’s thesis which results in obtaining the professional Baccalaureate title in Equine Breeding, Use and Care.