Frequently asked questions

What will I need for my practical and riding sessions?

Uniform is compulsory and can be purchased when you start the course. Ensure that you have a riding hat that meets the current standards, hat covers should be plain without pom poms. Steel toe cap boots are compulsory on our stud unit and suitable riding boots for the riding sessions. Jodpurs are compulsory for the riding sessions and should be plain colours.

Can I have piercings and wear jewellery when I am in a practical session?

No, the yard staff will not allow either piercings or jewellery when you are working on the yards, this is for your own safety.

Do I need a reference and a portfolio of practical experience?

The reference can just be a written statement from your riding instructor or someone that you have worked with that can outline briefly your practical abilities around horses. The portfolio can be a brief account of your equine experience with supporting photographic evidence, if possible. These can be given to your course manager at the start of your course.

Do I need to go out and buy textbooks before I start?

No, we have an excellent library and your subject tutors will inform you about suggested reading. We can provide you with a reading list of suggested books, if you wish to purchase them, please email: sarah.fritz@writtle.ac.uk for more information.

When will I know my timetable and my course structure?

Timetables and course information will all be explained in detail during the induction week at the start of your course.

How do I find out about transport into College?

Please visit our Transport page for more information www.wuc-virtualhub.co.uk/transport

What is the weight limit for the riding option?

Due to the nature and welfare of the horses at the University College, we operate a personal weight restriction of no more than 13 stone; non-riding options are available.