Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre consists of extensive and unique facilities including international size indoor and outdoor riding arenas, a horse walker, round pen and crew yards. The newest addition to our facilities is a 40 x 20 metre research arena which is surrounded by a seven foot fence to allow loose schooling. Observation holes in the fence allow staff and students to observe the horse(s) from outside the arena to reduce any influence on natural behaviour.
The impressive centre is used by various organisations including local pony clubs. Students benefit from the equestrian centre by organising their own competitions, taking part in significant research and develop their own coaching abilities to other students.
The Equestrian Centre is British Horse Society (BHS) approved training and livery establishment and we also hold a full local authority riding school licence.
The Equestrian Centre takes some horses on a loan basis throughout the academic term. These horses are used for both riding and stable management education. There are limited spaces available and the horses are selected during the summer break before the start of term. All horses are continually assessed according to their temperament and ability.
If you are interested in discussing this with us, please contact the yard manager, Anna Gregory by email or by telephone +44 (0)115 848 8043.
- Extended Diploma in Horse Management
- FdSc Sport Horse Management and Coaching
- BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Science
- BSc (Hons) Equestrian Psychology and Sports Science
- MSc / MRes Equine Health and Welfare
Watch Mary King open the Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre's Indoor Arena.