"My aim is to educate all horse enthusiasts and give them the resources to develop their knowledge and understanding of horse care, in a friendly and approachable environment. In turn, this will promote the correct care of horses and will support horse welfare. We are here to help you with all aspects of horse care and management."
Sarah Finikin BHSII & Founder of Equine Distance Learning
A leading provider of Equine Distance Learning courses, we provide horse care courses that are professionally written, easy to follow and study, with EXCELLENT student support.
Study from anywhere in the world, in your own time and fit it in around your commitments.
We are all busy, and all want to learn, for our own knowledge and enjoyment, and for our horses benefit, to make sure that we are caring for them to the best of our ability. But when do we fit it in? As a student of Equine Distance Learning, we will help, guide and support you to gain equestrian knowledge, while feeling the success of achieving a certificate.
We provide EXCELLENT student support combined with easy to follow, bite sized lessons online, incorporating written assessments, quizzes to test your knowledge, exams, videos, directions to helpful websites, and online tests.
Our main aim is to have happy students, and the testimonials we receive are testament to this. Kerry, our Student Manager is always on hand for support and she will direct you to our tutors for any questions that you might have.
"The course programme has been really helpful in getting back into my passion. Having left it until after I had my family (20+ yrs), it's now given me a focus. The course delivery was easy to follow, with tutors on hand if there was ever a query. Tutors were very helpful and polite. A great starting point for anyone to help enjoy their pony/horse, highly recommended! Now looking forward to another course!"
- Nicola Smith, November 2019
"I would like to say that having been around horses for most of my life, I didn't think there was much more to learn...but there is! I've really enjoyed this course and found it so easy to follow. It fit into my day to day routine so easy and I can't wait to enroll on the next course and continue with you!!"
Kellyanne Jarvis, October 2019
"In the past year I have completed the Essential, Entry Level 1 and the Stage 1 Preparation courses.
All the materials are clear and concise. Feedback and encouragement is plentiful.
I’ve just taken and passed BHS Stage 1. The materials developed by Sarah are clear and confirms all that we have been doing with our horses for years in easy to absorb sections that made that achievable. The brilliance of the course material is that it gives you the confidence to answer questions when in the exam situation. The workbooks are a really useful revision tool as a reminder of technicalities.
Thank you for all your help and support. I have and will continue to recommend your courses."
Judith Milling, November 2017
"I have recently completed the BHS entry level in Essential Horse Care, and I am so glad I decided to do it. I have been riding for many years but wanted to expand my knowledge and pursue a career with horses. The tutors are incredibly friendly and so helpful, the course is very easy to follow and is enjoyable to do. I have learned so much already and I am genuinely excited to continue with more courses!"
Melissa Shilton, October 2017
"Over the moon to complete this very interesting course. I love seeing what new courses Equine Distance Learning have regularly and expanding my equine knowledge. Really recommend their courses. So thrilled to have received so many awards with them and look forward to completing more in the future."
Olivia Sanders, September 2017
"A big thank you to the Equine Distance Learning for getting me through my BHS Essential Horse Knowledge Certificate entry level exam. It was a great experience, I have a busy job and two young children so to be able to fit study around those has been amazing, Kerry and Sarah have been hugely supportive and I will be signing up with them for the next level."
Julie Hobbis, July 2017
"Best customer service I have ever seen, they are wonderful."
Elize Botha Van As, January 2017