SRUC

HND Equine Studies

Campus: SRUC Oatridge, West Lothian

"What I valued most about SRUC is the variety of subjects offered. The mix of practical and theory came together in a way that made everything relate to each other."

Bethany Hall grew up in the countryside and her love of the outdoors and horses led her to do an HND in Equine Studies at SRUC’s Oatridge campus.

Two years later, the 19-year-old from Angus is planning to start the third year of an Equine Business Management degree course at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

As well as completing her studies, Bethany has also been doing a Level 1 coaching course with horsescotland which has given her the experience and skills to continue with her coaching development.

“What I valued most about SRUC is the variety of subjects offered,” she said. “The mix of practical and theory came together in a way that made everything relate to each other. 

“While Covid-19 meant we were unable to be on campus as often as the previous year for practicals, it gave me time to work with my horses at home and to continue working in my part time job at a livery/riding school alongside my studies.”