Equestrian performance research centre
We have an incredible equestrian heritage - for over 25 years, we’ve been at the heart of UK equestrianism. We utilise the latest scientific expertise to keep practice moving forwards.
Our 360-hectare site is home to an unprecedented wealth of equine talent and expertise – our staff, students, industry partners and horses and riders that train here. We’ve built a wide network of industry professionals, nationally and internationally; like us, they’re dedicated to making a worthwhile contribution to horse welfare and sport.
Improving treatment for horses and owners
Our work on objective measures in veterinary physiotherapy and equine water treadmill exercise is directly informing practice globally. We develop evidence-based guidelines to ensure horses get the best treatment which improves outcomes for both horse and owner.
Providing the best tools for rider performance
We focus on what it takes to be an equestrian athlete; fitness, motor control and mental toughness. Our state-of-the-art simulators advance knowledge in rider biomechanics, and the best tools and techniques within sports performance are provided to our equestrian athletes.
Optimising performance, minimising injury
Our commitment to research ensures horse sport is a true partnership, with benefits for both human and equine athletes. We study risk factors for equine injury, look for management and training methods to optimise performance whilst minimising injury.