External images of East Durham College's Houghall Equine Centre in Durham

Equine Centre & Livery Services

East Durham College's Houghall Campus, in Durham, boasts one of the finest equine centres in the North East's.

Our Facilities

The stunning new Houghall Equine Centre boasts a 28-stable block accommodation, training workshops, tack room, automatic horse-walker and an international-standard 40m x 40m indoor arena to complement an existing 60m x 40m all-weather menage, cross-country trail, schooling field and 20-acre paddock.

We really can offer all you would need to help you pursue a career in the equine industry or as a livery provider.

The centre is approved by The British Horse Society and the Association of British Riding Schools.

The equine training facilities, stables, paddock, indoor arena, menage and trail ride are available for hire.

Livery Services

We offer full livery and working livery services at the Houghall Equine Centre.

Full livery cost: £353.00 per calendar month
Working livery cost: £210.00 per calendar month

If you would like a tour of the centre, please contact the Equine Team on 0191 375 4750 (Lines open 8am - 4.30pm).

Indoor Arena - Private Hire

Hourly rate (private use) maximum of four horses.

First horse at £20.00 + VAT per hour, each additional horse £5.00 + VAT per hour thereafter.

There is an additional charge for show jumps (£10.00 + VAT per hour) and arena boards (£6.00 + VAT per hour).

Indoor Arena - Pony/Riding Club Rallies Hire

Hourly rate £20.00 + VAT

Daily rate from 9am to 5pm - £140.00 + VAT per day, show jumps and arena boards extra charge.

(A limit is placed on the number of horse allowed in the arena at any one time – details available upon request).

Outdoor Arena/Menage - Private Hire

Hourly rate £15.00 + VAT

Daily rate from 9am to 5.00 pm - £110.00 + VAT per day, show jumps and arena boards extra charge.

(A limit is placed on the number of horse allowed in the arena at any one time – details available upon request).

Indoor & Outdoor Combined Hire - Events

External events (clinics, shows, competitions) £250.00 + VAT per day, show jumps and arena boards extra charge.

Further Services - Clipping

For livery owners we also offer the following clipping services:

Full clip - £45.00 + VAT
Hunter clip - £4.00 + VAT
Blanket clip - £30.00 + VAT
Trace clip – 25.00 + VAT
Bib and belly - £25.00 + VAT
Mane hog/pull - £10.00 + VAT

Further Services - Storage

Limited spaces may be available for parking/storage for horse vehicles (trailer/horsebox) on site, (livery owners only).

Prices available upon request.

Sponsorship/Advertising Opportunities

The Houghall Equine Centre is of course used by all our equine students, staff and external visitors so is a great place to promote any equine-related products and services.

If you'd like to promote your business, products or services to these potential buyers of the future please give us a call to discuss the various options.

Contact Us

For more details on any of our livery or facilities hire services, please contact one of the team detailed below or use our online booking form (facilities hire only).

Leanne Elsy, Events coordinator
0191 375 4715.             
leanne.elsy@eastdurham.ac.uk

Kate Lee, Yard Manager
07508 042 568 (Lines open 8am - 4.30pm)
kate.lee@eastdurham.ac.uk    

Anne Symons, Programme Area Leader (Equine)
0191 375 4750 (Lines open 8am - 4.30pm)
anne.symons@eastdurham.ac.uk

Equine Facilities Hire - Online Booking Form

You can use our online booking form to make a book reservation to hire our equine facilities (exc. Livery).

Equine Courses

Please click here for details on our equine training courses.