Equestrian Stable Management – Junior Program

Open up international career perspectives in the field of equestrian stable management

The job market for the equestrian sport and business includes many different professions and jobs, but it is highly competitive. At the same time, there is a great demand for, but a huge lack of well-educated managers in high-class sport stables.

Therefore, this program is aimed at young professionals with vocational training or a degree, who want to expand their competences and open up international career perspectives in equestrian stable management. Thanks to the unique combination between management and equestrian knowledge and skills, it opens up career perspectives to become an international stable manager at a high-class sport stable.

Sound business and administrative knowledge and methods taught by the renowned RWTH are combined with equestrian know-how provided by experts from the CHIO network. On top of this, the participants gain valuable practical experience and an outstanding network through a 6-month internship at one of the high-class partner stables of the program. After one year, the participants achieve the recognized “Junior Equestrian Stable Manager” certificate.

“When I am in the ring, it is down to me and my horse alone. But there is so much work that goes on behind the scenes. The entire team plays a totally decisive role in every victory I achieve.”

Henrik von Eckermann, patron of the program

As a Junior Equestrian Stable Manager you

  • open up new career perspectives by deepening your stable management and equestrian knowledge

  • understand the complex relationships between the topics of equine welfare and performance and gain knowledge about horse transport regulations

  • learn the basics of the models, theories and principles of business management

  • benefit from the unique network of the CHIO Aachen CAMPUS and absolve an internship at one of the high-class partner stables

  • apply the knowledge learned directly during the internship, gain an holistic insight into the management of a professional competition stable and strength your horsemanship skills

  • benefit from high-quality, digital teaching methods

  • expand your network in the equestrian industry and learn with peers

High level combination between equine and business management

The program deepens the knowledge gained during your vocational training with four intense modules on the topics of basic stable management and horse performance. Armed with your newly acquired knowledge and skills, you embark on a 6-month internship at a high-class sport stable. This allows you to put your theoretical knowledge into practice and make a real impact. At the same time, you can take advantage of your time at the stable to network, make observations and gather input for your project work. This will lay the foundation for a successful project presentation at the end of your one-year course.

Occupy yourself with fundamental economic correlations and strategic considerations, which will push your equestrian business forward. Armed with this knowledge, you can improve the organizational processes, manage your activities efficiently, calculate investments and make sustainable decisions.

International sport horses are top athletes. Important scientific training diagnostics and the vital signs should be taken into consideration when drawing up a health-preserving and performance-promoting training plan. Bring your horses into top form based on individual training and competition schedules and with the aid of manual and digital tools.

The equestrian sport is built on a partnership-like relationship between the horse and rider. Unfortunately, the equestrian world is overshadowed by current scandals and concerns about animal welfare.
The basic principles of equine welfare and also the justification of the equestrian sport are addressed and discussed here. You will furthermore learn the important veterinarian regulations that apply for national and international shows, so you can optimally care for and prepare your horses and avoid doping.

Over the past decades the international equestrian sport has expanded strongly. Consequently, the show calendars of professional riders include shows all over the globe. This of course means that the horses also have to travel and be transported. Learn the relevant processes and regulations that apply for the national, international and intracontinental transport of horses (horse trailer, ship, airplane): From the vital signs and red flags of the horses during transport, to the border and customs regulations, through to the quarantine and import regulations.

Excellent online teaching with on-site events powered by RWTH and CHIO Aachen CAMPUS

The program is designed by specialists from both practice and science. This enables the exchange about professional solutions for the fulfilment of complex tasks in the equestrian world.

Online teaching

Theoretical input is delivered online in practical learning units. To guarantee highest quality standards and flexibility, the teaching alternates between live sessions, on-demand videos and self-learning material.

Learn from keynote speakers, RWTH professors and equestrian experts of worldwide renown. Their personal support and individual feedback ensures you the best possible learning environment.

On-site phases

Meet the other participants at the welcome and farewell events and for the summer highlight at the CHIO Aachen CAMPUS. During the CHIO Aachen World Equestrian Festival, you can mingle with experts and broaden your network for your future career.

Your degree

Upon completion of the program you receive an official Micro Degree from RWTH Aachen University and a CHIO Aachen CAMPUS Certificate.

Benefit from the chance to absolve your internship at a high-class sport stable

During a 6-month internship you will work at a high-class sport stable. Excellent applicants benefit from paid internships that are absolved at our renowned partner stables. You can then elaborate your final project based on the knowledge gained.

Hetzel Horses GmbH

Location: Goch, Germany

Show Jumping

Training, sales, auctions

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Jos Lansink Horses bvba

Location: Meeuwen, Belgium

Show Jumping

Training, sales, stallions

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Isabell Werth

Location: Rheinberg, Germany


Sport, training

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John Madden Sales inc.

Location: Cazenovia, New York, USA

Show jumping

Training, sales

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You are also welcome to suggest a stable for your internship!

To be approved by the program management.

Become a Junior Equestrian Stable Manager now!


  • Vocational training/degree in the field of equestrian sports
  • Vocational training/degree in the field of business management + at least 3 placements in national or international classes (Show jumping: 1.15 m/CSI*; Dressage: Elementary level/L* (Germany ); Eventing: 1.10m/CCI**)

Do you have any further questions?

For more information on content or structure, don’t hesitate to book yourself a consultation.


Paulina Köster

Program Manager

Experts in equestrian sports and high-quality teaching


CHIO Aachen is the most recognized and famous equestrian event in the world and represents innovation and quality at the highest level. This is reflected in all training and further education opportunities offered by CHIO Aachen CAMPUS. Learn from renowned equestrian personalities and gain insights into professional operations through the unique, international network of CHIO Aachen.

RWTH International Academy

Benefit from the expertise of RWTH International Academy: The official further education academy of RWTH Aachen University establishes the university’s state-of-the-art knowledge and provides you with further academic level professional and personal qualifications. Its innovative and interactive learning experience is a lasting, top-quality investment in your future.