The College of West Anglia

Important Notice

The College will be completing essential capital works that are required to the stable yard over the summer which will reduce number of stables and subsequent horse provision.

Unfortunately this means we will not be continuing commercial activities including Riding Lessons, Clinics, Side Saddle Lessons, Pony Club, Escorted Hacks, Dressage Simulator Lessons, Stable Management & Coaching Lessons, BHS Training, Facility Hires, Horse & Pony Experiences and Cambridge Vaulting Club activities based at The College from the 31st July.

Other services are running as normal: Equine Therapy Centre, Livery and Clipping Services. Please see below.

Welcome to the College of West Anglia’s’ Equestrian Centre based at the Cambridge Campus.

Licensed with South Cambridgeshire District Council under the Animal Welfare Regulations, (for the Licensing of Activities Involving Animals) (England) Regulations 2018

Licence Holder: Alison Barber, British Horse Society Stage 5 Stable Manager (BHS SM) & Stage 4 Senior Coach in complete Horsemanship (BHS II), Master’s Degree in Education (M.Ed.)

Licence Number: 02839224

Contact Number: 01223 860701 or 07879 881308

The College of West Anglia's Equestrian Centre, housed at our Cambridge campus, is home to a wide variety of facilities including a 30-stable yard, a 30m x 60m Charles Britton outdoor arena, a 20m x 40m indoor arena and our Equine Therapy Centre.

Our Equestrian Centre is a BHS Highly Commended examination centre, Approved Riding Establishment and Approved Training Centre. We are also affiliated to various equestrian governing bodies including British Dressage, British Show Jumping, the Pony Club, National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA) and British Equestrian Vaulting (BEV).

The Equestrian Centre is also home to the Cambridgeshire College branch of the Riding for the Disabled Association (RDA). To find more about the RDA and what is offered at the CWA Cambridge Campus please visit the RDA website or the Cambridgeshire College RDA website.

If you have any queries please email: Other services that we offer are:


Bookings for the CWA Equine Therapy Centre can still be taken on weekdays between 11:00am - 15:00pm.


Our Equestrian Centre offers a range of schooling, working livery and loan options. These custom packages are designed to suit a range of horses and owners. Owners can feel confident that their horses will receive top quality care from qualified and experienced staff, whilst enjoying excellent facilities.

Some of the benefits of livery at CWA include:

  • A 30m x 60m floodlit Charles Britton outdoor arena and a 20m x 40m Equestrian Surfaces indoor arena, both with seating areas, as well as a full course of show jumps, dressage boards and some cross country fences
  • A secure site with staff onsite 24hrs per day in addition to mobile security
  • Experienced instructors offering evening lessons up to 8pm on week days
  • Discounted rates on all lessons and clinics
  • Opportunities to compete without the use of transport
  • Onsite Equine Therapy Centre which can be used to complement the horse’s workload by fattening, conditioning and strengthening
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As an educational facility we pride ourselves on running an efficient yard with a positive atmosphere where staff and students are approachable and helpful.

For more information on livery, please email us or call 01223 860 701 (option 1) or 07776 248 646.


We have qualified and experienced staff on site with the skills to help make your horse smart and comfortable through the winter months. We offer a professional service tailored to the horse owners needs with clipping equipment supplied.

Type of clip: Price per horse:
Bib clip £10.00
Apron clip £12.00
Strip clip £15.00
Strip clip (with top of forelegs removed) £17.00
Low Irish clip £15.00
Medium Irish clip £20.00
High Irish clip £25.00
Low Trace clip £15.00
Medium Trace clip £17.00
High Trace clip £25.00
Chaser clip £30.00
Blanket clip £30.00
Hunter clip £35.00
Full clip (legs left on) £45.00
Full clip (legs taken off) £55.00
Half face £5.00
Full face and ears £7.00
Legs £15.00
Hog mane £7.00
Feather trim £7.00

Please note: We will not trim whiskers unless requested. Traditionally; Bib, Apron, Strip, Irish, Low Trace and Medium Trace clips have the face left on. High Trace and Blanket clips have half the face taken off. High Irish, Chaser, Hunter and Full clips have the full face taken off.

All prices are subject to change depending on the condition of your horses coat and behaviour whilst clipping; clips that take longer than average to complete may incur an extra charge.

Clipping services can be booked by email or by calling us on 07776 248646 or 01223 860701 (option 1).