• Faculty : Faculty of Biology, Animal Sciences and Bioeconomy
  • Degrees available:

    Undergraduate program – leading to a bachelor’s or engineer’s degree, open to secondary school graduates who have passed high-school leaving exam

    Master’s program – leading to a master’s degree, open to those holding a bachelor’s degree

    Doctoral program – leading to a doctoral degree, open to those holding a master’s degree or equivalent

    Students holding a bachelor’s or master’s degree may enroll in extension /continuing education programs

    Full-time Undergraduate Programs
  • Language: English

Equine management and care

Become a specialist in horse breeding and use!

Bachelor’s degree programme (6 semesters)

  • you will acquire knowledge, skills and competence in horse physiology as it relates to breeding, use and all forms of care to ensure welfare;
  • a large number of specialized subjects (such as Equestrian, Horse Care, Natural Horsemanship), which are essentially practical, and will adequately prepare you for your future work;
  • the University of Life Sciences in Lublin has a long lasting tradition in specialized teaching of subjects concerning horse breeding and use. The teaching staff  consists of experienced professionals.

The curriculum includes 32 obligatory courses, 12 elective courses, three humanity subjects and a foreign language which is taught over four semesters. During the first two semesters the student will learn general biological and chemical principles and about legal issues which are a necessary foundation for typically specialized subjects.

At the beginning the specialized subjects include the History of Horse Breeding and Use and Horse Physiology. The following specialized subjects are ordered in such a way that will enable a student to have an internship with a professional breeding practice after the first three semesters. The subjects include Equine Biology, Purebred Arabian or Thoroughbred Horse Breeding, as well as Horse Reproduction and Rearing.

The internship starts during foal breeding and mare mating. Other specialized subjects of the first semesters and the fourth one, such as Horse Training Bases, Horse Care or Horse Geriatrics, will allow students to have their second internship which will include an utilitarian and care profile. This internship will take place in the summer, when the largest equestrian events in Poland take place including: “European Eventing Championships for Young Riders”, “CAVALIADA TOUR”, “CSIO5*”, “Pride of Poland” – a Purebred Arabian horse auction.

The last two semesters improve competence in the areas of the most popular ways of horse use and all forms of specialized care. The final outcome of the studies is the defense of one’s Bachelor’s thesis which results in obtaining the professional Baccalaureate title in Equine Breeding, Use and Care.

All lectures at EQUINE MANAGEMENT CARE are conducted by people who love horses and are first-class teachers: experts in the field of horse breeding and use, behaviourists, veterinarians with  equine specialty, physiotherapists and natural horsemanship specialists. They have gained experience through 20 years of lectures and practical classes in Horse Breeding and Use, as well as Hippology and Equestrian Sports at the University of Life Sciences in Lublin. The results of their scientific research have been published in international publications specializing in horse science, behaviourism, welfare and animal production (including the Equine Veterinary Journal, Journal of Equine Veterinary Science, Animal Science Journal, Journal of Applied Animal Welfare, Journal of Veterinary Behaviour: Clinical Applications and Research). The most interesting achievements are presented on  horse breeders’ websites: horsetalk.co.nz, Fear Free Horse Training with Neil Davis, Paulic Report, horsescience.co, Kentucky Unbridled Spirit Newsletter and EQUUS Magazine.
Most of the teachers are also practicing horse breeders, trainers and equestrian sport instructors, judges of the International Federation for Equestrian Sports (FEI) and professionally active veterinarians and behaviourists.  Classes are also conducted by recognized practitioners such as Professor Sławomir Pietrzak Ph.D., the president of the Janów Podlaski Stud.

Our students have access to 12 warmblood horses, including native Małopolski Horses and Felin Ponies - the only Polish breed of ponies bred by the employees of the University of Life Sciences in Lublin.  Practical classes are held in the fully-equipped University Horse Centre and during trips to competitions, equestrian events, races and visits to leading horse centres.

Equestrian classes are conducted in small groups, diversified according to students' skills.  Top riders can take the Brown Badge Riding Exam of the Polish Equestrian Federation, which is a member of FEI.

Students have the opportunity to develop their scientific passions in various organizations and scientific circles.  They can also their practice horse riding skills while studying at the university under the supervision of experienced instructors. Students receive a special discount.
Verified qualifications

After completing the Effort Physiology and Horse Physiotherapy Course  the students will receive the Training in Horse Physiotherapy Certificate issued by the School of Horse Rehabilitation: Equine Massage.
Completing the Natural Horsemanship Course the students will receive a Natural Horsemanship Training Certificate issued by the Society of Natural Horsemanship.

One major advantage of the field of study offered is the university’s cooperation with the most beautiful and at the same time the oldest (founded in 1817) Stud in Janów Podlaski, where some of the students’ classes will be held.  The Stud Farm is famous for Purebred Arabian horse breeding with a tradition in Poland which dates back more than 200 years.  Since the nineteenth century, the horses of this breed have been mainly sold to various European and Arab countries and the USA.

The Stud Farm was made famous by Pilarka, Eukaliptus, Ecaho, Pianissima, Etruria and many others.  Currently the Stud possesses nearly 300 Purebred Arabian horses.  Since its beginning the Stud also participates in the Polish Racing Programme and has been successful in the most important races (23 times in the Arabian Derby).  The Stud itself organizes numerous breeding and riding events. The most important of them are the annual National Arabian Horse Show and Pride of Poland – a Purebred Arabian horse auction.


  • various branches of the equine industry at racing tracks, sport and leisure riding centres, equine associations and other equestrian organizations, 
  • horse breeding centres, including studs  and stallion centres, horse breeding associations,
  • other institutions related to horse breeding and use such as feed and horse equipment factories, farms, forests, horse transport companies,
  • hospitals for horses and foundations dealing with horses in the last stages of their lives, where graduates will be able to work to ensure their well-being through various treatments and psychological care.

How to apply / admission
Qualification criteria
To qualify for a 3-year programme the candidate has to fulfil the following conditions:
1)    present the secondary school- leaving certificate authorizing the candidate to enter the university in the country of its issuing
2)    submit all required documents
3)    cover fees in due course
    - admission fee before filing documents
    - tuition fee-after signing contract with ULS in Lublin

Admissions schedule
    Admissions will be held in two cycles:
    a) the main admission from 1 February to 31 May
    b) the additional admission from 1 June to 15 September
    Results will be announced the day after the admissions procedure has finished.

Documents required in the admission process
    1)    the application form,
    2)    a photocopy of either the secondary school-leaving examination certificate or the secondary school-leaving diploma qualifying the candidate to enter the university in the country of its issuing. Inquiry into the original certificate. The copy will be authenticated by the university. The documents must be submitted in English or translated either into English or into Polish by a sworn translator,
    3)    a document certifying the B2 level of English e.g.: FCE, CAE, TELTC, TOEFL, TELC if secondary school education was in other than English language,
    4)    an initially authenticated photocopy of a passport page with a photograph,
    5)    a paper photo (35mm x 45 mm) and an electronic photo,
    6)    a medical certificate excluding any reasons to enter studies or do horse riding,
    7)    an insurance policy or a European Health Insurance Card –after arriving in Poland,
    8)    the proof of payment of 150 euro admission fee  on the University bank account,
               Account number: 42114010940000564185001025
 Tuition fee
        Year I - 5900 euro.
        Year II, III – 6700 euro per each year.

All questions concerning the admission
please direct to Mr. Adam Kiełpiński, Tolles Consulting
nqnz_xvry@jc.cy, mobile phone: +48 606 128 222

Rector's Proxy for international education
Professor Krzysztof Golacki
+48 81 531 97 56

Contact information for the candidates
dr Izabela Wilk, e-mail: izabela.wilk[@]up.lublin.pl

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