Welcome to the Equestrian Centre
Welcome to the Derby College Equestrian Centre website. We are very excited about the developments to our riding centre and have grown considerably in what we can offer to the equestrian industry. As well as excellent HE and FE training for full and part time courses, we also run competitions, training from industry professionals, short courses, riding lessons and adult riding camps. We also have an increasing number of Apprentices who pursue a work-based qualification with us.
A very busy year
At Derby College Equestrian Centre, we strive on having a busy year as we are then satisfied that we have given all our learners a great educational opportunity. Our curriculum is full of content with plenty of guest speakers and visits and after college and at the weekends there is a lot of commercial activity which the students can join in.
Whatever you are looking for
Whether you are looking for a career in the equine industry, a course to increase your equine knowledge or riding skills, training from industry professionals, competitions, or facilities to hire, we hope the following pages will be useful to you. We have designed these pages to give you as much information as possible about who we are, what we offer and how to benefit from our facilities. Should you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Throughout the year, we run a variety of fun and friendly competitions (dates can be found on the ‘What’s On’ page). Look out for the monthly unaffiliated competitions in dressage and show-jumping. We also run arena eventing and one-day events.
SJ Winter League ScheduleSJ-WINTER-LEAGUE-SCHEDULE (PDF)
SJ Christmas SCHEDULE 22-23SJ-Christmas-SCHEDULE-22-23 (PDF)
DRESSAGE-WINTER-LEAGUE-SCHEDULE 22/23DRESSAGE-WINTER-LEAGUE-SCHEDULE 22/23 (PDF)
Working Hunter ShowWorking Hunter Show (PDF)
What’s on at the Equestrian CentreWhat’s on at the Equestrian Centre (PDF)
Arena Eventing Schedule (PDF)Arena Eventing Schedule (PDF)
65m x 30m Indoor Arena
Our light and airy indoor arena is equipped with a bank of mirrors along the top end and an Andrews Bowen Pro-Wax surface, giving you a top-class training area. The arena has a PA system, bank of speakers and power to the arena ideal for dressage riders wanting to ride to music. It is available to hire with or without our training show-jumps.
Price per hour: £35 and £5 per extra horse – Clinic/PC rate available.
40m x 40m All Weather Floodlit Outdoor School
The sand and rubber surface on the outdoor school is in excellent condition and provides a good year-round riding surface with no boggy patches or puddles. The square shape of the arena makes it ideal for building show-jumping courses. It is available to hire with or without our training show-jumps.
Price per hour: £25 and £5 per extra horse – Clinic/PC rate available.
To find out the availability of the arenas or book online use of the schools, please contact the Derby College Equestrian Centre on 07980 891 295.
XC Schooling Loop
This 1km long wood chip track, with all-weather take-offs and landings gives the rider all-year access to XC schooling. Along the track, you will find a good range of XC jumps, ditches, sunken road, water, and banks.
Jump height: 1ft.9 – 2ft.6
The loop is a safe environment ideal for pony club / riding club training and introducing young people / green horses to cross country.
Price per rider per horse: £20 – Clinic/PC rate available.
To book online, or you can contact the Derby College Equestrian Centre on 07980 891 295.
XC Schooling Field
This comprises of a good variety of professionally built XC fences ranging from 1ft.6 to 2ft.9 with 2 ditches, a water complex, and a bank with many options on and off it.
The field provides a safe, enclosed environment, ideal for pony club / riding club training and introducing young people / green horses to cross country.
It is possible for clubs to hire the XC Schooling Field to run a one-day event.
Price per rider per hour: £15
Price for BHS / Pony Club Members: £10
To book, use the online booking system below or please contact the Derby College Equestrian Centre on 07980 891 295.
A safe, inviting platform on which to weigh your horse. Ideal for weight management, worming programmes and medicine dosage.
Price per session: £10
You can book online, or you can call the Derby College Equestrian Centre on 07980 891 295.
Open from Easter to September, we have a 5km off-road ride around the beautiful Broomfield estate, located just outside Morley, north of Derby. The route goes around the field headlands and farm tracks.
Price per rider: £10
Booking is essential, please contact the Derby College Equestrian Centre on 07980 891 295.
The classrooms at the Derby College Equestrian Centre offer you a well-resourced, warm, and clean environment to carry out theory sessions or act as a club room. They are equipped with ceiling mounted projectors.
The kitchen facilities are ideal for snack preparation and benefit from a fridge, dishwasher, sink, large work surface, microwave, and storage cupboards.
We have a full range of 12ft x 12ft Monarch loose boxes with a choice of straw or shaved bedding all set in large barns with plenty of space for the horses to move around.
Price for hire per night: £30 (group or long-hire discount is available)
Please contact Sally Foskett: 07970 726 830 to discuss your requirements and availability.
Pony Club / Riding Clubs / Shows
The variety of facilities at Derby College Equestrian Centre makes it an ideal facility for pony club / riding club camps and local shows.
Please contact Sally Foskett: 07970 726 830 to discuss a tailor-made package.
Derby College Terms and Conditions of Hire
To keep our facilities as safe and professional as possible, it is mandatory that all hirers of any facility agree to the terms and conditions of its use and sign a Derby College Disclaimer on arrival on the site. Please check-in with the member of staff on duty who will help you to do this.
They will be around the main stable yard and can be contacted on the yard mobile phone: 07980 891 295.
Getting to the Derby College Equestrian Centre
Within easy reach of the M1, M42 and M6 motorways and Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Staffordshire equine catchment, we strive to provide professional standards, first class facilities and a friendly welcome to the equestrian community.
Please note Derby College has several campuses. The postcode for Derby College Equestrian Centre is DE7 6DN. The Equestrian Centre has its own driveway indicated with a green and white sign, access cannot be gained via the main Broomfield Hall Driveway.
Where is Broomfield Hall – Map
Broomfield Hall Campus, Morley, Ilkeston, Derbyshire DE7 6DN