Brackenhurst Equestrian Centre at Nottingham Trent University offers some of the best facilities and training for student liveries in the UK.

The facilities at the equestrian centre include two 60 x 40 metre floodlit riding arenas (one indoor) with two sets of affiliated standard show jumps, indoor cross country jumps and full access to lighting in both schools. We also have cross-country schooling fences, a round pen for lunging, a weighbridge and a horse walker. There is also an extensive network of bridlepaths surrounding Brackenhurst.

All of our student livery is on a DIY basis and is very popular. Unfortunately, we have a limited availability of livery stables and therefore it is important that you apply as early as possible. Livery must be rebooked every year, even if the student is on a course that covers two or three years. 

If you are lucky enough to gain a livery place at Brackenhurst Campus, we hope that you will be happy here and be successful in both your studies and with your activities on your horse. The welfare and safety of both you and your horse is very important to us. Therefore all students must sign a livery agreement and there is a code of practice that all liveries must abide by. This is to ensure that everyone including staff, students and horses at the centre are safe and happy. This will be sent out to you along with the rest of the livery pack in July/August if you have a confirmed livery place.

We try to offer year round daily turnout. However, we only have a small amount of grazing land in comparison to the number of horses. Mares and geldings have separate paddocks and once we have found groups of horses that are happy together we will try not to change them.

Due to the heavy clay land at Brackenhurst, it is sometimes necessary for the yard manager to stop livery turn out to avoid long term damage to the land. Should this action become necessary you will be allocated a time for loose schooling your horse in the research arena, horse walker and round pens.

Livery booking forms and the current price list (subject to change at any time) can be obtained from Zoe Cobb via email. Forms will be accepted from 1 January for the following October.

Student riding horse