Ypäjä Equine College

Ypäjä Equine College is the leading center of vocational education, training and equestrian competitions in Finland. The tradition of education started in the 1930’s with the National Stud and the Cavalry School. The college is working in close connection with the National Equine Research Center (MTT) placed in the same premises. The other important co-operative local partners are Ypäjä Horse Clinics, the Finnish Equestrian Museum and the National Equine Competence Association of Finland.

The college is running five large stables: three stables for sport horses, one stable for trotting racing horses and a stud for brood mares. There is  five loose housing barns for foals of age groups between 1-3 years. The total number of horses is close to 300. The number of staff is 80 persons, 50 of them teachers or stable managers guiding the students. The total number of students is 270 in the basic vocational education and 100 in further education.

The choices of vocational studies

  • Basic vocational studies:
    Horse management (groom)
    Riding instructor (International Level 1)
  • Further studies:
    Riding Instructor (International Level 2)
    Horse Trainer:
    - Bereiter
    - Trotting trainer
    - Horse Masseur
    Farrier (EFFA-qualified)
    Riding Instructor (International Level 3)
    Stable Manager (including training and breeding)

Education for Therapeutic Riding and Horse in Social Therapy.

photo Ypäjä Equine College
photo Ypäjä Equine College
photo Ypäjä Equine College