Mitchell broke the mould when it came to studying at higher education and entering the equestrian world. Instead of following the A-level route, he focused on vocational education, studying for equestrian qualifications at Further and Higher Education. Studying for a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management, he progressed to HND Equine Studies in 2013-2015, achieving a merit.
“Vocational education increased my skills base and influenced my ability to obtain employment. Industry employers have been impressed by my theoretical knowledge that accompanies my practical skills.”