Our Equine Facilities

We provide students with access to world-class equine facilities, including a state-of-the-art rider performance centre with the most advanced riding simulators in the world, a leading equine therapy centre, international competition arenas and stabling for 230 horses.

Alongside training for equestrian athletes, these facilities provide students with unrivalled learning opportunities – real-world  environments to apply theory to practice in workshops and seminars, as well as part of undergraduate dissertation and postgraduate research projects.

Our equine events, rider performance and equine therapy centres are also successful businesses, providing opportunities for students to gain invaluable work experience as part of or alongside their studies. These experiences enable students to develop valuable connections through our professional equine networks, and secure graduate roles.

Our facilities are used by world-class riders and horses from around the globe including international equestrian champions Charlotte Dujardin, CBE and Valegro, the Riding for Disabled, as well as amateur horse riders and owners from across the UK.

The Margaret Giffen Centre

Our Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance is the most advanced rider performance centre in the world at an academic institution. It gives you the opportunity to put theory to practice.

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Arenas

Our arenas provide an excellent teaching environment, where you can practice your riding skills as well as getting hands-on experience. They host international events, and local and regional competitions.

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Commercial yard

Our commercial yard enables you to gain a wealth of practical and work experience in all aspects of horse care and management. Depending on your course, you may be involved in the daily care of the horses.

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Livery

We provide students with the opportunity to bring their horse (or horses) with them while they study. We currently have 140 stables available for student livery at Hartpury - these stables are built within eight different barns.

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Equine Therapy Centre

Offering a superb learning environment, our Equine Therapy Centre allows students to gain real-world experience or undertake a work placement for those students requiring it as part of their course.

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The courses at Hartpury gave me great background knowledge in the theory of nutrition and biomechanics, which are invaluable for training horses for competition.

The world-class facilities on offer are outstanding. I have no doubt that my years at Hartpury made me the rider I am today.

Rob Barker International Event Rider