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Equine Courses

Equine courses at the National Trade Academy have been developed to meet the needs of the equine industry in New Zealand and abroad. Demand is high for stable-hands and grooms in the racing industry, as well as opportunities existing in a variety of equine related fields such as competitive sport, saddleries, breeding studs, riding schools and trekking guides in the tourism industry. Our courses also offer a great opportunity for riders who want to further their own knowledge and riding ability for personal development.

Turn your passion into a career. Experience the thrill of working with horses.

A qualification in Equine studies will launch your career with horses and open doors to international travel and work in this exciting industry.

Equine coaches at NTA

We take pride in the calibre of our coaching team here at the NTA.

Lee Lyon

NZQA Level 4 Grade One Coach, ESNZ development Coach, Level 4 National Certificate in Equine (Sporthorse). Former coach at Claremont Riding Centre, Australia, worked with racehorses in Perth and coached Equine at Telford for 2 years. Lee is manager of Arion Riding Centre.

Jess Shaab

National Certificate Community Coach Level 3, Level 4 National Certificate in Equine (Sporthorse), Telford Certificate in Equine Studies Level 3. An active competition rider , 2012 achievements included New Zealand Champion Purebred Arabian Mare with Raeward Priscilla and New Zealand Reserve Champion Amateur Rider at the National Arabian Championships.

Hina Martin

Christian Edmunds

For more information on our facilities and instructors please see our page on Arion Riding Centre

If you wish to make an Enrolment Enquiry please click here to access the online Form.

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