Riding at Hartpury

Whether you’re a beginner or developing as an equine athlete, there are lots of opportunities for riding at Hartpury

Our equine facilities

You don't have to study one of our equine degrees to ride at Hartpury. There are plenty of opportunities on campus for our students to experience the joy of horse riding.

Opportunities for beginners 

From novice to advanced level, you can develop your technique through our discounted riding lessons. We have up to 60 loan horses available for recreational activities, so you don’t need to have your own horse to be able to ride. If you do decide to bring your horse to Hartpury, we have DIY livery on campus.

Our Equestrian Club

Join our Equestrian Club for regular rides around our beautiful estate with your mates, or try your hand at Polo or Polocrosse. It’s the perfect way to meet like-minded friends and enjoy all things equine outside of your lectures.

Riding for competition

If you’re looking to develop as an equestrian athlete, you might be eligible to join our Equine Academy. We’ll help you to reach your peak in competition with access to world-class coaches, specialist training support and some of the best rider performance facilities, including our Racewood Eventing Simulator, the most advanced in an education setting.


We have room for 230 horses on campus in our DIY livery.

Our world-class facilities include:

  • American-style barns and outdoor stabling
  • Two horse walkers
  • Four indoor and two outdoor areas
  • An all-weather hacking route around the estate

You’ll also have access to our excellent Equine Therapy Centre and Rider Performance Centre facilities. These include a water treadmill, high-speed treadmill, weighbridge, solarium, as well as a gym and state-of-the-art horse simulator

Visit our livery page

We’re always on the lookout for loan horses, subject to suitability. We’ll look after them during term time and they’ll be used for education and teaching. If you have a horse that you could loan us, please get in touch.

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