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The College of West Anglia is pleased to announce we will be open for arena hire from March 29th. We have a large outdoor arena (30mx 60m) that you can hire by the hour, with or without showjumps and specific days where a dressage arena will be set up or a full course of showjumps. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book or call 07776 248646.

For July 2021 dates please click here.

Arena hire  £20 per hour:

Arena hire with full course of showjumps  £30 per hour:

Arena hire with dressage arena with boards  £30 per hour:

***dressage clinics and showjumping clinics in april and may, dates to follow soon***​​

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

The College of West Anglia's Equestrian Centre, housed at our Cambridge campus, is home to a wide variety of facilities including a 20-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 and National Schools Equestrian Association (NSEA).

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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Equine Therapy Centre

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

    Opened by Sharon Hunt in 2009, our Equine Therapy Centre houses an impressive range of equipment which can be used to benefit your horse’s performance in a multi-faceted way. We offer individual sessions, tailored programmes and livery packages. These are not only suitable for rehabilitation purposes but also for improving fitness, strength and condition in all horses and disciplines.

    Our professional and experienced staff will discuss with you your horse’s individual requirements and suggest the most suitable therapies. This can also be done in liaison with veterinary surgeons and remedial therapists.

    Our treatments and services

    Aqua Treadmill

    Controlled exercise with an adjustable intensity is useful for all aspects of training and rehabilitation for your horse recovering from any injury or just as part of their normal training regime. The Water Treadmill is able to be used to challenge horses in a different method to normal training with the additional benefits hydrotherapy brings. The novel environment also provides an alternative mental stimulus for the horse that might benefit from a change in work routine.

    Hydrotherapy Spa*

    Cold water salt hydrotherapy is useful for many forms of lower leg inflammation. Spa therapy helps provide a natural analgesic (pain killer) and reduces swelling. Particularly useful for shin splints, tendonitis, arthritis, hoof injuries, bruising, open wounds and skin infections and prevention and revitalisation as part of a fitness programme.


    The solarium can be useful for reducing pain and muscle spasm after injury. It promotes healing by stimulating circulation and helps improve muscle tone. The solarium can be used to reduce ‘warming up’ time before work and also recovery time after exercise by reducing lactic acid. Finally, it can be used to dry horses after washing, reducing the likelihood of chills, especially in winter.

    Magnatherapy rug and boots

    The Activo-Med Combi Pro Pulsed Electromagnetic Field Therapy and Massage Rug and boots provide a combination of pulsed electromagnetic therapy and massage therapy. This treats the whole horse from the top of the neck to the end of the tail, including the shoulders and stifle. This can be used as a warm up for exercise or for general vitalisation and relaxation.

    McKinnon Iceboots

    Cold therapy can reduce pain and swelling, assisting with the return of a full range of movement to an injured joint.


    The main advantage of using the weigh bridge is that it gives an accurate reading of your horse’s weight. This allows you to closely monitor your horse’s weight which is necessary when changing/ increasing your horses work load.

    * Please note, veterinary consent is required prior to your horse visiting

    For more information, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01223 860701 (option 1) or 07776 248646. Once you have checked availability and reserved your space, you must confirm and pay via our online store.

  • Livery

    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

    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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 01223 860 701 (option 1) or 07776 248 646.

  • Clipping Services

    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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling us on 07776 248646 or 01223 860701 (option 1)

  • Equine Facility Hire

    You will find the Terms and Conditions for the hiring the arena here.

    Equine Facility Hire Pricing Structure

    Hire Type

    ½ hour

    1 Hour

    Half Day
    (08:30am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm – 16:30pm)

    All Day
    (08:30am – 16:30pm)

    Outdoor Arena (30m x 60m)

    Private hire. You are permitted to have up to 6 horses in this arena at one time





    Indoor Arena (20m x 40m)

    Private hire. You are permitted to have up to 4 horses in this arena at one time





    Both Arenas





    Use of show jumps





    Use of show jumps

    Including initial set up and take down done for you

    Not available

    Not available



    Use of dressage boards





    Use of dressage boards

    Including initial set up and take down done for you





    Special Deals on Arena Hire and other hire dates are also available from time to time, please check the CWA Online Store for details and upcoming dates.

    To book please click here


 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

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