If you dream of working with horses, our practical courses are the ideal way to begin your journey into the equine industry. You will enjoy extensive access to all of our facilities at our specialist equine campus and learn alongside industry experts.

Top reasons to study Equine at WUC...


Our course team includes industry experienced staff and practitioners in equine rehabilitation, behaviour, nutrition, breeding, competition riders and UKCC coaches.


Our students have access to a wide range of scientific technology and regularly present their research findings at international conferences.


You could assist in the rehabilitation and training of World Horse Welfare rescue horses.


We run an Equine Academy to support talented competition riders.

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,

Working Together

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Writtle University College is working together with the International Association of Animal Behaviour Consultants (IAABC) to bring you specialist tuition and support from renowned equine behavioural scientists and industry accredited professionals.

Understanding Horses

Join the equine team at Writtle University College. This Equine Performance Science Subject Spotlight will take you through the inner workings of horses and how science is used to make sure they're performing at their best, and remaining healthy.

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