Animal

Equine

If you have some experience of horses and want a career in the equine industry, we have the resources and expertise to prepare you with the practical skills, knowledge and academic understanding you need to achieve your goals.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • We have extensive links with organisations such as the British Horse Racing Authority (BHRA) and a variety of British Horse Society (BHS) approved riding schools.
  • As part of your studies, you will go on a range of trips throughout the year including Olympia Horse Show, The National Stud and Tiptree Heath Nature Reserve.

Extensive Equine Facilities

Our Equine Training and Development Centre situated on Cow Watering Lane offers extensive facilities to optimise the student experience

  • Around 70 Horses on campus
  • Equine Academy Centre
  • Three Indoor Riding Arenas (24m x 60m), (24m x 55m), (22m x 22m)
  • Oval Horse Walker
  • Mechanical Horse
  • Equine Water Treadmill
  • Therapy Barns
  • Outdoor Arena (20m x 60m)
  • Stabling for 92 horses
  • Semen collection area
  • Classrooms

Due to changes in the facility to benefit the student experience, from the 2022/2023 academic year we will no longer foal mares on campus; we will however retain youngstock and our pony stallions. Students interested in gaining specific foaling-related stud duties will be supported to gain experience with industry partners.

Our enhanced facility now has increased grazing for all horses allowing more students the opportunity to bring their own horses to university as well as additional space for events and commercial partnerships.

For more details please email the equine resource team, equineresourceteam@writtle.ac.uk

Are you ready to pursue your dreams?

In the core modules of the courses you will learn about equine health, stable routines and tack fitting, but you will also study diverse and innovative units such as equine behaviour and therapy, horse training techniques, the biological systems of a horse, and event management. You will develop practical skills such as grooming, clipping, riding and lunging as well as equine first aid. Yard duties are also a key part of every course.

When you complete your studies, you will be equipped with the relevant experience you need to begin your career. You could go on to work in sports, such as racing, polo or training horses or train as a riding instructor. You could find a job in nutrition, welfare or equine insurance or work as a competition groom or yard manager.

After your course, there are also opportunities to study at a higher level with us or elsewhere. Students can choose to stay on with us as we teach a variety of university courses in Equine.


Aged 19 or over?

Don't let money get in the way of your education.

The Advanced Learner Loan could fund your course.

To learn more and discover if you qualify, visit

gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan