Equine Sports Massage for

Athletic Performance

(Level 4)




This is another high quality career course offered by EMA aimed at the Further Education student.  The training incorporates a variety of massage styles but with a main focus on Sports Massage in preparing the equine athlete for performance and recovery. It is also underpinned by anatomy & physiology with reference to other aspects of equine management that affect the health and performance of the horse.  For anyone wanting to help prepare horses for best performance and recovery, then this is the course for you! Aspiring Therapists, competition horse owners with multiple horses, grooms etc. will be very well suited to this course!

This is aligned to a level 4 nationally accredited course.

Please see our career course Equine Integrative Support Therapies which will tell you more about EMA – its important you get a feel for what we are about and our standards and commitment to producing Therapists of excellence and well equipped for the equine industry. You can always telephone us or email to find out more!



Training Programme

This flexible study programme will suit all student profiles, whether studying already or in employment. It is delivered over one Module of 5 days Attended Learning (some of the theory may delivered online),  followed by a period of ‘Distance Learning’ in which you will complete assignments and field based case studies with horses. This leads to a final theory and practical assessment.  The earliest qualifying period realistically is 6 months but this really depends on your lifestyle and time you can allocate to studying.  We are very flexible and work with you to suit your needs!


Graduates of this course may progress onto level 5 'Equine Integrative Support Therapies' and undertake Module 2  if it is their intention to become a fully immersed Therapist incorporating  Massage and Rehabilitation with the option to attend the full range of CPD (continuing professional development) one day courses.  The flow chart further on shows the progressive nature of our training.

You are however still trained to massage horses as a Therapist after taking this Equine Sports Massage for Athletic Performance course, but can also use it as a preliminary course to the next level.



Tuition Fees

The fees for the course are very competitive given the high standard of training offered by EMA with the UKRS accreditation.

Attendance in the UK training fees:

Total Fees = £1400

Final Assessment & Certification = £130

*Monthly Payment Plans are available *



Entry Criteria

We welcome applications from at least one of the following categories: We do not discriminate against any applicants – each application is taken on its own merit.  If in doubt if you will qualify for a place on our training programme please get in touch and we will be happy to help you.

  • Experienced horse owners who have a good standard of education (GCSE minimum, Maths & English)

  • Those who might already possess an Equestrian qualification.

  • Experience of working in the horse industry in a professional capacity as a Trainer, Riding Instructor, Veterinary nurse, Dentist, Farrier, Groom etc.

  • Possession of a Human massage qualification with ownership/experience of horses.




Please complete and return the application form below and we can then discuss course dates and venues.



Training Progression

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