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2 YPÄJÄ EQUINE COLLEGE the leading professional and further education centre in Finland specializing in horses the most well known training and competition centre in riding sports in Finland established in 1993 to continue and develop the operation of the Ypäjä Equine Management School and The Finnish Riding Institute the traditions of education and training reach from the 1930’s owned by the state of Finland 25 % three nearby municipalities Forssa, Jokioinen ja Ypäjä 25 % the Finnish Trotting and Breeding Association 25 % the Equestrian Federation of Finland 25%

3 YPÄJÄ EQUINE COLLEGE the aim is to educate equestrian professionals for the needs of the industry 280 students attend the basic vocational programmes (60 of them are adults) and 50 other adult students in further education programmes further education programmes for trotting trainer, bereiter, horse masseur, breeding and stable management, farrier programmes for riding instructor international level 1, 2 and 3

4 YPÄJÄ EQUINE COLLEGE GYMNASIUM, specialized in horse sports
AGRICULTURAL POLYTECHNIC: Equine Studies UNIVERSITY, Coach BASIC SECOND LEVEL VOCATIONAL EDUCATION DOUBLE EDUCATION gymnasium + groom BASIC VOCATIONAL EDUCATION: Groom/Riding Instructor L I ADULT EXAMS Groom Riding Instructor L I Further Qualification for: - Riding Instructor L II Horse Trainer (”Bereiter”/ Trotting Trainer/ Horse Masseur) Farrier Specialist Qualification for: Riding Instructor L III – Stable Manager

5 YPÄJÄ EQUINE COLLEGE Basic vocational education: choises of specialization in GROOM education

6 YPÄJÄ EQUINE COLLEGE approx. 330 students, approx. 100 staff members
stables for 400 horses, 140 horses owned by the Equine College, appr. 130 other horses area 300 hectares, appr. 140 of them owned by the College four riding halls, several riding arenas, a full sized (1000 m) trotting track and a variety of training roads and cross-country training tracks co-operation with the Equine research unit of the Agricultural Research Centre and with the equine hospital

Vocational education further education short courses for professionals and leisure students competitions and events training young riding horses and trotters horse care and accommodation horse shoeing saddlery congress facilities, accommodation and restaurants riding school summer camps trail riding training center for the Finnish Equestrian Federation and private riders

8 IGEQ – International Group for Equestrian Qualifications
YPÄJÄ EQUINE COLLEGE in co-operation with: EEN – Equestrian Educational Network IGEQ – International Group for Equestrian Qualifications

9 YPÄJÄ MTT Horse Research Center Ypäjä Horse clinics
Hippolis – information center Finnish Equestrian Museum Co-operation with Helsinki University of Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences FINNHORSE - The national treasure in riding, driving and trotting racing

10 YPÄJÄ 130 km to Helsinki 100 km to Tampere 75 km to Turku


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