Equine Performance Science
If you dream of working with horses, the practical courses at Writtle University College are the ideal way to begin your journey into the equine industry. You will enjoy extensive access to fantastic facilities at the specialist equine campus and learn alongside industry experts.
The Equine Training and Development Centre situated on Cow Watering Lane offers extensive facilities to optimise the student experience, including:
- 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
The Equine course team includes industry experienced staff and practitioners in equine rehabilitation, behaviour, health science, nutrition, breeding, competition riders and UKCC coaches. Students at Writtle have access to a wide range of scientific technology and regularly present their research findings at international conferences - you could also assist in the rehabilitation and training of World Horse Welfare rescue horses. Writtle also run an Equine Academy to support talented competition riders.
Writtle University College
Writtle University College is a specialist education facility founded in 1893 that offers courses in land, animal and sport based subjects. The university college is located in the village of Writtle just outside of the city of Chelmsford, Essex. Writtle features a countryside estate, spanning around 150 hectares with a wide range of facilities including a working farm, equine development and training centre, canine therapy unit, pet behaviour and training centre, and a new centre for sport and health amongst many others.
Writtle offers a supportive environment where students are taught in small cohorts. With around 400 rooms for over 18s on campus, it provides an ideal place to live, study and socialise.