Duchy College is seeking horses to take part in the training of its students.

Duchy College is seeking horses to live at the Stoke Climsland campus to take part in the training of its students.

Now that the term has ended, the equine yard staff are hard at work preparing for the new groups of students and horses, and are on the lookout for experienced all-rounders or sensible ex-competition horses for working livery.

Nicky du Plessis, team lead for equine, said: “We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our working livery horse owners for their continued support this year in sending us their horses. The horses and students together progress under the guidance of our experienced equine teaching team and, as was seen at our open days in June, they thrive in the environment we create for them.

“The students have enjoyed riding and competing with all the horses. Some of our horses are leaving this year, either retiring due to old age or going on to hacking homes, so we have more vacancies for working livery than are normally available.”

The equine department are looking for 15 horses to join their yard and prices start from only £16+ VAT per week. All types of horse are considered and owners are welcome to hack and compete with their horse while they are in working livery at the college.

Clare Hocking, equestrian centre manager, added: “We only use the best quality feed, forage and bedding. The welfare of the horse is our priority and we maintain a stringent routine to support their needs.”

Principal of Duchy College Andrew Counsell, added: “The working livery horses are a fantastic resource for the students, giving them the opportunity to learn a great deal from looking after the horses in such a great environment.”

If you would like your horse to benefit from the great facilities at Duchy College, which includes a solarium, horse-walker and general pampering from the students, please ring 01579 372203 for an application pack

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