• Equine students in Merseyside to receive a top-class education as influential partnership announced

Burrows Lane Educational Equestrian Centre has announced its partnership with Reaseheath College, one of the UK’s leading specialist land-based colleges.

As an equine outreach centre, Burrows Lane will offer top class equestrian courses and apprenticeships to equine students in the Merseyside and West Lancashire area.

Students will benefit from the quality training facilities available which include 3 training arenas, lecture facilities and a fully equipped practical classroom. Further development is planned at Burrows Lane over the next year with the aim of encouraging wider community involvement in the future.

Burrows Lane will offer Level 2 and 3 Diplomas to students aged 16 years and over. The syllabus will include a range of practical, theory and optional riding units with training being delivered on-site.

Proprietor Leanne Ryan said: “My staff and I are looking forward to the exciting opportunities our partnership with Reaseheath College will generate for the young people of St. Helens and the surrounding areas.”

Reaseheath College specialises in providing learners with a range of equine courses that are accessible to all and eliminate the stigma often associated with the equine industry that horses are only accessible to the elite.

Reaseheath Equine Course Manager, Amy McLoughlin commented: “We have trained students from a diverse socio- economic background with varying levels of experience.  Our courses provide the underpinning skills and knowledge needed to support a career in whatever area of the equestrian industry our students choose to pursue.”

In May 2017, Burrows Lane welcomed an exciting new arrival in the form of ‘Rufus’, a foal who was born at the centre to a sport horse mare called ‘Macey’.

Students gained valuable experience by being involved in the care of Macey before foaling and after Rufus was born. The team report that baby Rufus is settling in well and enjoying time out in the field playing with his Mum!

For more information go to: www.burrowslanefarmequestriancentre.co.uk