Horse in front of stables
Students and horse

Our Equine Centre is one of the top facilities in the South East


  • 90m x 30m indoor riding arena – one of the largest of any college in the country, with a waxed track cushioned surface
  • Two permanent grass competition spaces, allowing us to run derby show jumping and our annual, student organised May show
  • 30m x 60m all-weather floodlit outdoor arena
  • Stabling for over 40 horses

International Rider in the Outdoor Equine Arena

Competitions & Events

The centre hosts events and competitions most weekends throughout the year, which include:

  • Affiliated and unaffiliated show jumping
  • Unaffiliated and affiliated dressage up to Grand Prix
  • Indoor carriage driving
  • British Eventing JAS
  • Lecture demonstrations and clinics by leading trainers and riders

Dog agility clubs also regularly use the arena to host shows and weekly evening training clinics as do local pony and riding clubs.

Merrist Wood College in Surrey is a multi award winning 400 acre outdoor classroom widely recognised by industry specialists for its training, offering unrivaled education in Apprenticeships, Vocational and Degrees.