Equine Courses with the National Trade Academy

Our 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.

NCEA (Level 2)
NCEA (Level 2)

Vocational Pathway (NCEA Level 2) Primary Industries

NZ Certificate (Level 2)
NZ Certificate (Level 2)

New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Level 2)

NZ Certificate (Level 3)
NZ Certificate (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Equine Coaching Level 3 (Full or Part-time)

NZ Certificate (Level 3)
NZ Certificate (Level 3)

New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills (Sporthorse Stable Assistant) Level 3 (Full or Part-time)

NZ Certificate (Level 4)
NZ Certificate (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Equine Skills Sporthorse Groom (Full or Part-time) Level 4

We have many excellent land-based farming, agriculture, horticulture, and other courses to choose from.