Our Equine Centre provides a professional teaching environment for our courses at all levels of study. The facilities include:

  • 60×23 metre indoor arena
  • Three outdoor arenas, the largest of which measures 70×50 metres
  • Extensive hacking and cross-country schooling field
  • Delsys and Biometrics EMG analysis system
  • Heart rate monitors
  • Quintic biomechanical analysis software
  • Qualiysis and visual 3D software
  • Thermal Imaging Camera
  • IPos rein sensors
  • ETB Pegasus Gaitsmart System
  • State of the art cameras for 3D biomechanical data collection
  • Fully-equipped laboratories
  • Avansce Ltd’s Synchronicity rein analysis system
  • Stables equipped with InfraRed cameras for behavioural observations
  • Remote behavioural sensors and Equisense GPS sensors.

The Equine centre is a British Horse Society (BHS) approved examination centre endorsed by the ‘where to train’ guide. Horses are carefully selected by either purchase or loan to provide students with the opportunity to develop a range of riding skills and provide a diverse research population for projects and dissertations.

A range of affiliated and unaffiliated show jumping and dressage events are hosted at the Equine centre throughout the year.

University Centre Sparsholt students have the chance to take part in research opportunities by signing up to our research academy.