Staff profile

Jane  Hart

Jane Hart


Lecturer in Equine programmes - specialising in performance and training.

Veterinary Physiotherapy


Having had enormous opportunities which included show jumping to an International level whilst still living in Zimbabwe, I came to the UK to continued my equine career. I 'cut my teeth' in the UK doing the BHS II(T) qualification and gained a great deal of 'hands on' experience in a couple of dealing yards. I then had the good fortune to ride for owners including Lars Hedin in Sussex for whom I produced and competed on novice to Grade A horses. Competing full time at a good level on the county circuit enabled me to qualify for the Ladies at Windsor and I competed at the Horse of the Year show on three consecutive years. This invaluable experience of producing young show jumping horses and competing at a high standard has given me the tools to specialise in both riding and equine performance training within many of the programmes we deliver. Having undertaken the UKCC Level 3 coaching qualification with British Showjumping, I appreciate the importance of good coaching and apply these skills when training and working with competition horses in the local area. This is an important aspect of keeping current with the industry which ultimately benefits the students. Underpinning this with development courses such as the BS Club course builder qualification, studying the Equine Body Worker and working alongside the plethora of 'in-house' experts in a variety of fields, allows me to join an equine team inspired to deliver a well rounded package to the students.

Having the opportunity to undertake the Postgraduate Veterinary Physiotherapy qualification has enhanced my awareness of the importance of correct developmental training and promoting 'Pre-hab' rather than 'Rehab'. Ultimately this is in the quest for ' training without consequences' -- and since the development of the Writtle Academy, this is a message I hope to strongly embed as a training ethos within the squad whilst taking their skills to the next level!


Qualified NAVP Veterinary Physiotherapist
Postgraduate diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy
BSc (Hons) Equine Studies
UKCC Level 3 British Showjumping Specific
BS Club Course Building

Subject Areas

Husbandry Skills
Rider Fitness and Performance
Saddle Fitting and Farriery
Extrinsic Factors Affecting Performance
Introduction to Equine Therapy
Equine Rehab and Performance
Coaching Practice
Dissertation supervision


Coordinating student research - supported by trials and latest technologies

Collaboration with International companies specialising in laser and AMG equipment in order to further research opportunities for student and personal studies.