Hippolis is The National Equine Competence Association of Finland. Hippolis will serve both professionals and consumers wanting to increase their knowledge or professionalism at any area of competence.
As a competence center it will also co-ordinate and make available research results, education, corporate advisory needs, such as start ups and product devalopment in order to create favourable conditions for equine industry.
Hippolis mission is to unite horse industry and become the major source for reliable information – by both storing, collecting, creating and making it available.
What is Hippolis doing?
- Creates the national industry guidelines for 2007-2013 in co-operation with working group ”Horse Industry Challenges” -established earlier.
- Organize educational tours and seminars in order to create right working models
- Several national information – and training programs
- Planning and execution of research and working paper pilot guidelines
Hippolis has been operative since 2006 and is funded and organized under the project ”National Horse Competence in Finland”. The funding was mainly from Häme Regional council, surrounding cities and corporates. The Hippolis Association was established in 2007. Members of the Hippolis association are:
- Hippos, The Finnish Trotting and Breeding Association
- The Equestrian Federation of Finland
- Hevosopisto Oy – Equine College Ltd.
- Luke, Natural Resources Institute Finland
- Central Union of Agricultural Producers and Forest Owners (MTK)
- HAMK University of Applied Sciences
- Ypäjä Municipality
Hippolis main task is:
Strenghten the development strategy of the industry as a whole Develop and strenghten the cross industrial and scientific networks
Increase and and influence the educational aspects and knowledge
Ensure support the innovative projects for private entities