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.

Our Facilities

The stunning Houghall Equine Centre, which opened in 2016 following a £2.5m investment, boasts a 28-stable block accommodation, training workshops, tack room, common room area (with vending machines offering hot and cold drinks and snacks), horse-walker and a superb 40m x 40m indoor arena with Martin Collins Active-Track waxed surface and viewing gallery.

This complemented an existing 60m x 40m all-weather menage with a sand and rubber surface, which recently underwent a full renovation. The centre also has a full set of show jumps available as well as off-road hacking within the college grounds.

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

The centre is approved by The British Horse Society and has been awarded a 5-star rated council license by Durham County Council.

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

Livery Services

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

Full livery cost: £400 (inc. VAT and straw) per calendar month
Working livery cost: £230.00 (inc. VAT and straw) per calendar month

Shavings/wood pellets bedding available on request at additional cost.

If you would like a tour of the centre, please contact the Equine Team on 07508 042 568.

Indoor Arena - Private Hire

Hourly rate (private use) is £25.00 per hour for one horse, each additional horse and rider is a further £5.00 each.

There is an additional charge for show jumps if requiring use of full course and fillers (£6.00 per hour).

Indoor Arena - Pony/Riding Club Rallies Hire

Hourly rate is £30.00

Daily rate, which is strictly from 9am to 5pm (unless by prior arrangement), is £140.00 + VAT per day; show jumps subject to an extra charge.

Outdoor Arena/Menage - Private Hire

Hourly rate (private use) is £20.00 per hour for up to two horses,  each additional horse and rider is a further £5.00 each.

Daily rate, which is strictly from 9am to 5pm  (unless by prior arrangement), is £110.00 + VAT per day; show jumps subject to an extra charge.

Indoor & Outdoor Combined Hire - Events

External events (clinics, shows, competitions) £250.00 + VAT per day; show jumps subject to an extra charge.

All hire charges include VAT unless otherwise stated.

Further Services - Clipping

For livery owners we also offer the following clipping services. All prices include VAT:

Full clip - £45.00
Hunter clip - £40.00
Blanket clip - £30.00
Trace clip - 25.00
Bib and belly - £25.00
Mane hog/pull - £10.00

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.

Kate Lee, Yard Manager
07508 042 568 (Lines open 8am - 4.30pm)

Equine Team Course Enquiries
0191 375 4738 / 0191 375 4767

Equine Courses

Please click here for details on our equine training courses.