Keeping your horse at Hartpury

Livery

We provide students with the opportunity to bring their horse (or horses) with them while they study. On-site livery is offered to students on a DIY basis. This is subject to availability as demand is always high.

We currently have 140 stables available for student livery at Hartpury - these stables are built within eight different barns. All stables are situated within the Equine Centre, alongside the Hartpury loan horses. All barns have a shared tack room and feed room. All of the shared feed rooms are equipped with metal feed storage containers and all tack rooms have a saddle rack and bridle hook per stable. Each barn is also allocated a student barn mentor who is able to advise new students, and ensure yard standards are maintained.

Livery is charged on an annual fee basis and for the duration of the academic year by Direct Debit in eight instalments OR on a termly basis. Included in the fee is Hay/haylage as required and an amount of bedding. Horses are wormed on arrival and then egg counts are carried out any additional wormers are charged.

Students must provide their own mucking out tools, wheelbarrows, buckets, haynets and associated items. Restricted turnout is available depending upon weather and ground conditions, Please note that turnout is usually closed between November and March.

Students liveries have access to all Equine Centre facilities when not in timetabled sessions. including a solarium, two horse walkers, lunge arena, four indoor schools and two outdoor schools, as well as access by arrangement and preferential rate to the facilities within the Equine Therapy Centre (including water treadmill, high-speed treadmill and weighbridge) and the Rider Performance Centre (including two mechanical horses and weight lifting platforms).

All stables must be vacated during the Christmas and Easter holiday periods. Students will be notified of any other dates that stables must be vacant and these are also included within the livery agreement.

Whilst there are experienced members of staff on hand to advise, students are responsible for the day to day care of their horse and are expected to abide by the yard rules at all times.

Any queries please email livery@hartpury.ac.uk or phone 01452 702126