Horse with student

Riding at Hartpury

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

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


Riding at Hartpury is subject to an assessment. If you're not already at the required level, don't worry. We've teamed up with a local riding school to provide subsidised lessons and help you achieve the necessary skill level.

Student And Horse In Yard


We have room for 155 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

Student life

Students In Graze

Support and wellbeing

Student Support staff member sat opposite a student


Blackfriars living space, a male and female student sat opposite chatting