Askham Bryan College - one of the UK's foremost centres for Equine studies

If you are passionate about horses then at Askham Bryan College we have fantastic courses and the practical facilities for you.

Our Equestrian Centres

We have established, first class Equine centres in both York and Newton Rigg, each offering exceptional facilities for our students to use. Over the years we have also built up a strong relationship with The British Horse Society, often holding equine events, dressage and jumping clinics at our centres. This year at York we will hold our affiliated British Eventing Horse Trial for the forth year running, providing a great opportunity for students to learn and apply the principles of event management. Our equine tutors are friendly, approachable and have a wide range of specialist qualifications and practical experience, including international equine sport management experience. We are a registered training and examination centre for horse care and riding and also run a range of professional training courses for those who take part in equine sports.

The Equestrian Centre based in York has an indoor arena measuring 60m x 30m along with an outdoor school measuring 60m x 25m. We have three indoor yards, stabling and support for up to 50 horses with a feed room, tack room and a fantastic new horse walker. We also have a cross country training area including various jumps and horses suitable for riders of all levels including speciality sports horses. Kay Lamb, Yard Manager at Askham Bryan College, York said “The ongoing development within the equine centre is very exciting and our main aim is to raise the aspirations of our students by working closely with those in the industry. This means we have a wider route for our students to access employment both here and overseas.

We have such a variety of horses from happy easy cobs, through to grand prix dressage horses, we also have a masters hunt horse and two 2* & 3* event horses, therefore we are able to accommodate riders from grass roots through to competition level. We run some fantastic events at both equestrian centres, some of which include training and shows with the BSJA, a BE one day event all of which our students love to get involved in and gain valuable experience”.

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