Our Equine postgraduate programme offers you the opportunity to advance your subject knowledge, professional development and extend your career prospects. Delivered by our expert academic and industry-experienced lecturers, you will benefit from our outstanding equine facilities and on-hand support teams.

Writtle University College, located in beautiful rural Essex, close to Chelmsford, is one of the oldest providers of specialist equine study and research in the UK. Known for its innovative and pioneering approach to course development, our postgraduate opportunities for equine professionals are developed through close liaison with successful figures in industry and our academic experts.

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,

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