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Equine Sports and BusinessMinor
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Minornaam NL Minor Equine Sports and Business
Minor name EN Minor Equine Sports and Business
Study program Animal Husbandry – Velp
Competences 3: Preparation and implementation of applied research
4: To develop and market products and services
5: To analyse and to optimize the management of an animal husbandry business
6: To acquire clients and to give advice
7: To lead projects, processes and people
9: To show professional behaviour and reflection on own performance
11: Interactive inform specific target groups
12: Overseeing the international animal husbandry sector
Learning outcomes Student perform equine sports business related research, management, communication and development activities that are required for professionals in the international equine sports sector, employed by commercial companies in the primary, secondary and tertiary sectors at Bachelor level.
Content The minor focusses on performance of the horses and the qualities that these horses must possess nowadays. You learn how to manage them: the breeding, exercise physiology and mental aspects. It won’t be all theoretic, because you will advise a self-acquired client about the best breeding procedure.
You’ll also do research. The research project gives you the opportunity to select an issue in the equine industry and explore a subject of your deepest interest.
Part of the minor is also a business project. You will advise an entrepreneur who wants to expand or change the business in the equine sector, a real life project.
International business management in this minor consists of a management game integrating marketing, finance and logistics. Teams of five students will compete with each other. Every team represents the management team of a company. You will use a computer simulation game. And you will run a marketing division for two years in compressed time and learn what it will be like to compete in the fast-paced, competitive market where customers are demanding and the competition is working hard to take away your business.
Finally you will organise an equine event, with all things involved like sponsoring, selling tickets and making publicity. You will also be able to practice your sales skills in an equine related topic.
Target group* Internal: students Animal Husbandry, majors Melkveehouderij and Applied Animal Science
External: students with at least 2 year Bachelor education in Animal Husbandry
Added value* You are learning to be successful in the equine sports related business. You could do this by setting up new business activities or by developing new products and tools and methods to improve equine sports.
Study load 30 EC corresponding with 30*28 hours work load = 840 hours
Assessment scale Marks 1.0 - 10.0
Assessments For Professional Orientation you have to submit several individual products in your port-folio related to your personal development. For Equine Sport Performance module you have make a written exam and you have to submit an advisory report for a commissioner. For the Research Project and for the Business project module you have to submit an research report and an article, and you have to prepare and execute a consultation meeting based on your research outcomes. For the International Business Management module and the International Marketing Management you will have an oral performance interview, a written exam focusing on the topic of your module and an oral exam as shareholder or stakeholder meeting. For the module International Sales you have an oral exam in the form of a sales meeting, you have some specific sales assignments that lead to your personal port-folio and your contribution to the organization of a sales symposium will be evaluated.
  1. Equine Sports Performance - VAH311VE - 7 EC
  2. Business Project - VAH312VE1 - 7 EC
            Research project - VAH313VE1 – 7 EC
        3. International Business Management - VAH314VE - 7 EC           
             International Marketing Management - VAH315E – 7 EC
        4.  Sales and Event Management - VAH316VE - 7 EC           
        5.  Study Mentoring Major Equine Sports and Business - VAH310VE – 2 EC
Literature and other necessities​ Through the course website literature will be announced that will also be available web-based or in the library. 
Minor coordinator Hans van Tartwijk; e-mail:
Contact person for further inquiries Hans van Tartwijk; e-mail:
Language English
Credits 30 EC
Available in the following study terms:​ Fulltime, Term 1 and 2; September 1 to February 1
Start term: Term 1
Start application* 5 januari 2021
Deadline application* 1st July 2021
Obligatory contact hours​* Average 16 hours per week
Admission conditions for VHL students​ You have to study now in a Bachelor Animal Husbandry or comparable study program.
Always you need to have at least 90 credits from your Bachelor program at the moment of registration and at least 120 credits to be able to start with the minor.
Admission conditions for external students* Same as for internal students.
Application documents​* Grade list from your current Bachelor program that is showing you are fulfilling the entry requirements.
Maximum No. of participants / Waiting list​ Max 5 students
Contactpersoon JMFM van Tartwijk (tel: 0263695736, email:
Coordinerend onderdeelVan Hall Larenstein
Minor Equine Sports and Business 2021