Writtle University College
DIY Livery Yard

WUC Livery prices

DIY Livery

To Note: All costs, with the exception of livery charges (including feed), are the responsibility of the owner. This includes all costs in relation to veterinary (reproductive or otherwise), farriery, worming and preventative inoculations. Invoices must be sent to and paid by the owner direct and NOT arranged via WUC.

Cost per day
  • £6.50 Stable
  • £3.50 Hay/Haylage
  • £2.20 Straw or Shavings (+ 20% VAT)

DIY Livery FAQ's

Q. Is there individual turnout for my horse?
A. No, DIY livery is based on shared grass turnout.

Q. Is the turnout all year round?
A. There may be times when grazing is restricted depending on the ground.

Q. Can I access the indoor schools at any time or is there a time restriction?
A. Student liveries have access to all WUC Equine Centre facilities when not in timetabled sessions, including three indoor arenas, floodlit outdoor ménage, oval horse-walker, hacking on the WUC estate, solariums, weighbridge and hay steamers.

Q. Can I buy my own horse bedding?
A. Yes.

Q. Is there good local hacking with easy access from the yard?
A. Yes - a map is available with designated routes.

Q. Can I bring my horse from overseas?
A. Yes - many international students bring their horses.

Q. Does my horse need to be in isolation when I arrive?
A. Yes, we have in place strict bio-security measures to protect our horse population. All incoming horses must be strangles blood tested and vaccinated against equine influenza prior to arriving onsite. All horses will be required to carry out a 7-day isolation period on arrival.

Q. My horse bites is that a problem for DIY livery?
A. Any new horses arriving would stay on an initial trial period. The safety of our Students is paramount and any horses showing signs of excessive aggression would not be suitable for our Yard.

Q. What is the minimum age a horse can come on DIY livery?
A. The minimum age is 4 years old.

Q. Is there an option to put my horse of full livery?
A. Horses are welcome to stay on DIY livery during holiday periods. We are currently discussing the possibility of offering a full livery service, this would only be available during certain holiday periods and would need to be discussed in advance.

Q. Is there anywhere to store my belongings?
A. Yes - tack & clothing can be stored in a locked area accessed only by DIY students and Staff. Feeds can be stored in allocated feed storage spaces, in suitable container.