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Moorview Equestrian


Moorview Equestrian Centre is a Horse Power Career Training Centre of Excellence.


Horse Power Career Training is provided by a chosen number of local Riding Centres throughout the north west of England who offer quality, licenced, commercial career training to candidates living locally, saving on transport costs and helping the carbon footprint.

Horse Power is a totally new concept who works in partnership with Myerscough College to offer a range of funded training opportunities in the equine industry.

Regardless of age, experience and previous qualifications there’s something available for you if you have a keen interest in horses and want to develop your interests further. This is the first step for those who want to make a career out of their equine interest.

Horse Power Training and Myerscough College

Horse Power Training and Myerscough College are working in partnership to unite the benefits of college and commercial riding centre training through the launch of a totally new training concept. D.E.Q. (Dual Equine Qualification) training combines the quality and standards of both the National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) and the commercially recognised BHS Stages qualifications.


• This unique and innovative training concept has been designed to be user friendly by eliminating the need for lots of paper-based assessments. Candidates will be assessed using the latest video and audio technology with evidence compiled and stored electronically on their behalf by the training provider. This totally unique concept will improve the efficiency of the candidate assessment, allowing more time to be spent on skills development, training and commercial awareness.

• Where can I train?

Candidates will only be able to access this training through Horse Power Centres of Excellence situated throughout the region. For a full list of accredited centres please visit

• Am I eligible for D.E.Q. Training?

D.E.Q is available for anyone who is 16-65 years old and not taking part in full time education. Candidates must have a strong interest in horses and a good basic standard of riding. A willingness to gain further knowledge and skills in the equine industry is essential. •

When can I start?

Candidates can start training at regular intervals during the year, after attending an interview and undertaking an initial assessment with a member of the Horse Power training team.

How does it work?

Candidates attend Horse Power Centres of Excellence to undertake D.E.Q. training and assessment. Each candidate has allocated work based assessor to carry out assessments, provide support to both candidate and trainer, and to ensure that the welfare and health and safety needs of staff and students are being met. Each candidate will work towards an individual learning plan accounting for varying ability levels and experience, on average it will take 12 months to complete the D.E.Q. training programme.

• How much will it cost?

If eligible, D.E.Q. training is fully funded by the learning and skills council (LSC) through either Apprenticeship or Train to Gain funding. Funding eligibility will be verified upon course application in line with LSC guidelines. Mike Kidd Horsepower are delighted to be able to offer equine career training from the age of 14-65

Myerscough Training on 01995 642294 or Mike Kidd on 01772 686690 or :