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Racehorse Integrative Support Therapies
Level 5


Online plus Practical Training



2 evenings online, 3 days practical (Module 1), repeated for Module 2


Dates & Venue:

25-27 March 2023. East Yorkshire/North Lincolnshire border (practicals)

Overview of the Training Programme

  • If you are passionate about a career with racehorses providing Equine Therapy with everything you need to be successful and well respected,  then this is the training programme for you.  ​  UK Rural Skills accredited, align to level 5, aimed at the higher education student.

  • ​The unique integrated programme produces equine professionals with excellent therapeutic practical skills and rehabilitation strategies to implement based on in-depth assessment of the horse and academic knowledge.

  • There is a growing demand for ‘high quality and caring’  professionals in the racing industry.  We meet this at EMA,  every racehorse is treated as an individual – we don’t just teach you to massage a horse – every horse is different and requires a tailored approach and there is much more to therapy than massage alone.

  • Our  aim is to help racehorses to perform more comfortably, recover better whilst overall enhancing their health and wellbeing.  Welfare is high on our agenda.



What you Study

  • An immense range of musculoskeletal practical skills for you to apply, such as:  sports massage, deep tissue muscle release, myofascial release, trigger point therapy, joint mobilisation and more!


  • ​Training principles that are based on objective, evidence based research and a thorough understanding of the racehorse.  With a keen interest in injury prevention.

  • The physical and emotional structure of the horse include its anatomy & physiology, behaviour and psychology, other important systems such as the foot and dentition, supplementary subjects of horse and rider anatomical relationship, suitability of tack and training aids and much more make for an “all-encompassing programme of study”.  We even have a unit dedicated to building a successful business and the legalities involved with this including working with other professionals and within the Veterinary Act.


Programme Delivery

  • Angela Hall and her team of highly qualified, experienced Instructors who create a relaxed and enjoyable learning environment.

  • Multimedia presentations to suit all learning styles and preferences.

  • ​At the ‘attended learning’ we cover industry specifics so you are fully prepared for what you will encounter after you qualify.  Normally held in East Yorkshire on a racing yard or another facility depending on student numbers but we also offer private training at other facilities on request.

  • In-depth practical skills training on a variety of racehorses.

  • ​Ongoing support during your ‘distance learning’.

  • Fully flexible, whether you are a student, in full time employment, balancing a family etc we are mindful of how busy everyone is.  Delivery is therefore in 2 blocks.   Module 1 has some virtual tuition and practical with horses over 3 days.  Usually a weekend.  Module 2 (the same format) is taught six months later.  In between, you complete your distance learning of case studies and assignments.    You only need 3 days off work twice to complete the ‘attended learning’.


  • Flexibility is our ethos with training, completion of studies and payment of fees.



By training with EMA you will excel in your own therapy practice or might be employed directly as a Therapist for a  racing  Trainer.  You may even want to work overseas as we currently have graduates of this programme in a number of countries.

To support you through your career we offer a full range of add on CPD (continuing professional development) training days in associated therapies both complementary and alternative which are popular among our Graduates and again supplement your skills  to be the best you can be in the industry. Extensive training under one umbrella guaranteeing the same high standards.



​Tuition Fees

The tuition fees for the course are very competitive given the high standard of training offered by EMA with the UKRS accreditation.  We aren’t the cheapest but we are the best.  People often contact us having completed shorter and cheaper courses but their skills and work available to them is limited.

Attendance in the UK training fees:

Total Fees = £2800

Final Assessment & Certification = £150

*Monthly Payment Plans are available *


£400 deposit, fees over 24 months at £100 per month.

We offer 12 or 24 month payment packages.

 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.

  • Those who work in the racing industry with a good standard of education

  • Level 3 Diploma (formerly NVQ level 3) in Racehorse Care & Management and/or extensive work in the racing industry, including for licensed racehorse trainers

  • Other Equine Professionals

  • Minimum age is 18


​Please do get in touch with any queries so that we can guide you appropriately

​How to Apply

​Please complete and return the application form below.

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