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Due to the national lockdown all Hartpury Equine competitions have been cancelled until at least the 29th of March.

Welcome to the Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance

About us

Housed within the Equine Therapy Centre, The Margaret Giffen Centre for Rider Performance is a unique facility where riders of all levels, disciplines and abilities can access world-class resources and expertise. The Rider Performance Centre was officially opened in December 2016 by Carl Hester MBE and the official opening was followed by a 24 hour sponsored simulator ride for Spinal Research that raised £1087.

We are open to all riders of all levels and all disciplines, individuals and groups alike.

We offer a range of services including simulator hire, rider performance clinics led by our osteopath Liz Launder, racing simulator availability for jockeys as well as osteopathic treatments and commercials events. You can to find out more about our simulators and facilities available for hire on the facilities page or visit the services section to find out what we can offer!

The controlled and safe environment of our Rider Performance Centre provides ideal conditions for rider performance research and analysis. Our research is contributing to expanding the understanding of how to train and rehabilitate riders of all disciplines.

Press "play" to see the Mark 10 Racing Simulator in action

Meet the team

Dr Kathryn Nankervis

Principal Lecturer

Kerry-Anne Bourne

Centre Manager

Jess Lambourn

Therapy Centre Assistant

Izabela Motyl

Therapy Centre Assistant

Sarah Aldridge

Therapy Centre Assistant

Ella Hunter

Therapy Centre Assistant

Isabeau Deckers

Research Assistant

Hannah Barlow

Barn Mentor