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The purpose of the New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Sporthorse Stable Assistant) Level 3 is to provide the equine industry with individuals who have the skills and knowledge to assist in the stabling, care, and/or exercise of horses in the performance horse sectors of the equine industry. The Sporthorse Stable Assistant strand reflects the specialist skills required to work in the Sporthorse industry in a riding role.
Graduates will benefit by having a qualification that provides recognition of their skills and a pathway to further qualifications in the equine racing or Sporthorse industry. Graduates will be able to:
Learners may pathway to further study to achieve the following qualifications: New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Sporthorse Groom) (Level 4)
Graduates of this qualification will have the skills and knowledge to be employed as Sporthorse stable assistants. With further work experience and study, graduates may gain employment as Sporthorse grooms.
Open entry but must have the physical capability to cope with the practical demands of the qualification. Students must enjoy working in an outdoor environment and have basic riding experience prior to entry to programmes leading to this qualification.