Careers in the International Horse Industry

Interested in a career in the horse industry?

There is a maze of information out there about working in the horse industry and if you have ever thought that it could be a career for you then keep reading!

  • Are you passionate about horses and would like to learn more?
  • Have you been told that there are no careers in the horse industry?
  • Would you love the chance to learn more about horses and would like to be paid at the same time?
  • Have you worked in the horse industry but lacked direction?
  • Do you see other equine professionals earning a high income and would like to know how to get to that level in the horse industry?

If you have said ‘YES’ to any of the above questions, then congratulations you have found the right page!

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  • Videos about seven very popular choices in the International Equine Industry
  • Your ‘101 Careers in the Horse Industry’ book
  • Career Planning Session with a Careers Professional
Equine Career Choice 1: STABLE HAND

  • Excellent entry level job
  • Hands on work with a variety of horses
  • Get paid while you learn
  • Learn foundations of working in the horse industry
  • Can be promoted into many other positions

Hi! I just wanted to say a big thank you for today and let you know that we had loads of fun at the workshop! Megan was an amazing teacher  I don’t think I’ve even had a normal school teacher teach like she did, she was so thorough and we learnt so much from her it was really awesome.
Ebony S
Horse Husbandry Assistant graduate
I wanted to have some sort of qualifications in the horse industry as I plan to work with horses in a future career, and thought "Why not start now?" I would recommend the course to anyone who wants to gain a career or more knowledge in the horse industry. So, I would recommend the course for them, to learn some general horse handling tips also.
Emily Johnston

The course is going great so far! I'm really enjoying the content and watching the videos.  I haven't been sceptical about enrolling in the course. I feel like it's a good platform for the other courses and I'm glad I decided to do this course first.  I have often thought about doing a riding instructors course and I thought the Riding lessons course would be a good place to start.  I think the biggest benefit I have received so far is to never forget the smaller details - that there are reasons behind why things are done the way they are and that even small details (whether they be about choosing the right horse or grooming) are very important. I would definitely recommend the courses. I think the course I am currently doing would be an excellent course for anyone who is thinking about buying their first horse or who has started learning to ride and would like to do some 'theory' along with their lessons. Thanks! Regards, 
Alyssa K


  • Very popular career
  • Be a competent horse person before you start
  • Spread your knowledge of horses
  • Give others confidence and knowledge
  • Can progress into specialised teaching

My name's Madeline, an eighteen year old from the UK who moved to Greece at the age of 9. After having a devastating lack of equestrian activity in my area, I gave up hopes of ever having a career in the equestrian industry, when a nearby stables opened up and I began to  work there in exchange for lessons. I had two instructors.  Noticing that I had stopped attending school at a relatively young age, Irene asked what I wanted to do with my life and offered me the chance to enrol in the Certificate 3 Instructor's course. I accepted, and I'm so glad I did.  I had a set work schedule for my practical side of the course and I worked full time, doing general yard duties and eventually teaching regularly under supervision. As for the theory, I studied and completed quizzes whenever I possibly could. I didn't have a set time limit for tasks and this made me comfortable, and I'd like to say even more motivated to study.  Glenys and her team show an excellent standard of customer service, and were always there to answer any questions I had, at times even helping me with more personal issues relating to my work. At the end of my course, just as I completed the last few sections, I was offered a teaching job in Scotland. My current employers wanted evidence that I had completed my course, as I had only just finished and certificates are sent after two weeks or so. I cannot say how grateful I am that everyone went completely out of their way to process all of my assessment papers before they were even due to be assessed.  I recommend this course to anyone looking to start their career with horses and riding, be it teaching or having your own business. Finding a job was pretty easy with my qualification, and I was offered quite a few. I am so glad I completed this course, and have the opportunities I do today. Life would be very different, had I not enrolled. Thank you, Glenys!
Maddy B
Horse Riding Instructor graduate

  • Very rewarding career
  • Using horses to teach other skills
  • Developing speech communication, trust
  • Leadership and Team Building
  • Helping others expand their boundaries

I have enjoyed reading the course content, it is very simple and easy to understand which is how I aim to teach! I was sceptical about enrolling in the course, mainly because I doubted my own self-confidence in sharing my knowledge as an instructor although I know deep down I have the developing skills and knowledge to be a great instructor. It is a mind battle thing and I am positive that I will develop self-confidence throughout this course. I made my final decision to enrol based on your help throughout the enquiry process, I felt as if you went above and beyond to assist me in enrolling in the right course which was suitable to my needs and giving RPL where recognised to help reduce fee costs, so to me it did not feel like a money hungry approach which I really appreciate. I would recommend this course to any one looking to develop their skills within the Equine Industry. Thanks 🙂
Jess LP

Equine Career Choice 4: STABLE MANAGER

  • Care for a group of horses
  • Responsibility for nutrition, veterinary routine
  • Could have financial responsibilities
  • Learn about wide variety of horse conditions
  • May have staff to supervise and educate

I’m very happy so far with this course. 🙂 I enrolled in this course as after losing my gelding to surgical colic. It was most definitely the hardest thing I’ve done as he was my best friend. It made me want to specifically study in Equine so I could learn more skills about preventing sickness and just being so interested in horses.  I wasn't really interested in the other online horse collage sites, as this one caught my eye from the fact its Australian! I love it!    If i was talking to someone that was interested in learning in Equine or even my friends if they wanted to go deeper in study i would most definitely recommend this site!
Kirsten B

I am really enjoying the content of the last 2 modules as I work in a produce store so it is very relevant. I am also enjoying learning at my own pace
Kelly E

At first I was unsure about enrolling in this course because I needed to drop another subject to be able to do it during school hours, but I know I made the right decision because this certificate will have more benefit down the road when I get my future jobs.  I enrolled because it would help me in the future because it is along the lines of what I want to do. During my course I have received more knowledge about horses and having this opportunity will only help me through out my schooling years.  I would recommend this course to people who want to know what to know more about horses or people who want/need to get the Working with Horses qualification to further their career choices.
Amellia M
Working with Horses graduate
Equine Career Choice 5: TRAIL RIDE LEADER

  • Ideal position if you are a trail rider
  • Learn to teach in the arena first
  • Teaching over a variety of terrain
  • Water and other obstacles
  • Short or long trails or overnight

A massive thank you to you and everyone else at International Horse College for helping me so much within this course and teaching me many new things.  
Amber S (Horse Husbandry Assistant graduate)

I am really enjoying my course thank you for making it so interesting and easy to learn. Regards  
Jayne P


  • Teach about your competition specialist area
  • Take your students to competitions
  • Train and ride other people’s horses at competitions
  • Local, interstate and International
  • Lessons, lectures and demonstrations

I was highly skeptical about making money in the horse industry and it all changed honestly after my e-mail correspondence with you and after reading your book. Honestly talking to you and receiving your plan made my dream to become a show jumper that much more realistic. I will definitely recommend speaking to you to anyone else who is interested in a career with horses. Thank you again,
Rashmin TDS

As soon as I found out about the course through a friend I knew it was for me.  The convenience of being able to do it online is awesome for my busy schedule and I would recommend this course to other horse lovers.
Jessica McI

Equine Career Choice 7: OWN HORSE BUSINESS

  • Do what you love to do
  • Structure your own horse business
  • Expand your skills to a whole new level!
  • Leverage business with staff
  • Learn financial management and leadership

Excellent course!. Good information and overview of horse problems. I am understanding a lot better that not all problems are behaviour problems and where to possibly start looking when a horse is displaying certain symptoms. I have learned of health problems I never knew existed. This knowledge will help improve my horse management standard. Thank you Glenys for the time, energy and experience put into this great course, Regards  
Elizabeth H
Own Horse Business graduate
Thank you so much! I am just so excited to start my own business course and theses courses are amazing. 
Jaclyn W

BONUS 1: Your ‘101 Careers in the Horse Industry’ book

Download your ‘101 Careers in the Horse Industry’ book HERE

Thank you for asking me how I felt about your "101 ways to make money with horses". I found it to be very easy to read and understand. Some of your ideas I have done in the past, but it also made me think further and beyond, opening up my mind to a lot of possibilities & with the changing world these days and with technology, its making me think of things that could improve horse and riders in the near future to benefit everyone. I have a few friends in mind that may also enjoy your book and also give them ideas
Michele W

I found the book "101 ways to make money with horses" really informative.  Some ideas there I had never thought of, and I love that you not only included the job and description, but also what was involved to actually carry it out.  Wonderful! Thank you
Laura M

I think the book was easy to read and very informative. I am already involved in this area, and still was amazed at the number of ideas you presented. Great motivational read for people who have not started a business, but have a passion to start one but also have no idea where to start. Thank you
Penny D

Love the magazine - thanks for that - just goes to show the many opportunities that are out there
Carolyn DA

BONUS 2: Book your ‘Career Planning Session’


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I must say that my favourite thing so far is how helpful and friendly you are!  It is wonderful to be able to ask questions and get a response so quickly. I feel "looked after". I was never at all hesitant about enrolling in the course. The price was excellent and the fact that I could take longer or less time to complete the course was great, and that it is all online is wonderful!  The videos and power points are brilliant and the idea of a quiz helps to take the pressure off too. There so far isn't anything about this that I don't love.  The decision to enrol was based on my new instructor recommending that I do it. I wouldn't have even thought about it otherwise, and would have just spent my time scouring the internet and not learning as much.  My instructor recommended this one, as she is going to transfer over to this school too. Also the fact that it is a Centrelink supported course was a big plus. I would recommend this course to anyone working with or owning a horse, or even just anyone who is really interested in horses.  Often there is the love of horses but it is not a practical to own your own, and this opens into other avenues that could, say, help a riding school to agree to swap lessons for work around the stables etc. Loving this course,
Laura M

I would like to thank you and your amazing team for ongoing support you have provided to Bailey. You have gone above and beyond.  
Antonetta DC
High School Careers/ Pastoral Leader

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