The perfect mix between practice and theory


Are you a jumping or dressage rider on M level or higher and do you want to educate yourself as a rider in the best possible way? Then the Master Rider Education is something for you.  


In the Master Rider Education you will be spending many hours in the saddle of not only your own, but also other horses, gaining experience in the training and education of horses. You will be riding between professional riders at first-class facilities with guidence from some of the best riders and trainers of your sport. Besides riding you will work on your knowledge and skill set as a professional. From horse and performance subjects to business subjects and from rider vitality to rider psychology. In this education you will gain all the knowledge and skills you need for success. 


Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences will be developing and executing a substantial part of the theory in the Master Rider Education. Certified and experienced lecturers from the bachelor program Equine, Sports and Business will be giving live online lectures in both the business and horse & performance subjects.


Duration, language and annual study fee

The Master Rider Education is an international, three-year, full-time, English taught program. The first year of the Master Education will begin in September 2022.  The annual study fee of the education is €22.000 (exl. accomodation). 


How to apply for next year?



Boarding & Training

Board your horse at international esteemed stables receiving daily training with professionals amongst whom some of the best riders and trainers in the world. 

Horse & Performance

There are many factors influencing the performance of horses. It is our job to maintain optimal health and prepare the horses for competition. Learn everything about nutrition, training theory, biomechanics, breeding, horse judging, health and welfare with a focus on improving sports performance. 

Rider & Trainer

Train not only your horse but also yourself to be a top sport athlete. Learn everything about your discipline and how to pass on your knowledge to others. Theory and practice focussed on becoming a top sport rider and trainer with subjects as rider vitality, rider psychology, didactics and discipline regulations. 


It's not only about riding anymore. Subjects such as marketing, sales, finance, legal aspects and entrepreneurship all focussed on the horse industry will give you a strong collection of knowledge. Additionally, you will get inspired with guest lectures given by professionals from the industry. 

Contact us

As the Master Rider Education is a new initiative, the organization will be working hard on creating the best possible program with high quality content, trainers and locations until the education starts. This means that changes and add-ons can appear until the start of the education. Do you have questions regarding the program? Please feel free to send us a message.