Animal & Equine

 

College Facilities:

  • The brand new Animal Management Centre at the Eccles Sixth Form College offers outstanding facilities including a farm and zoo zone, outdoor small mammal enclosures, wildfowl area, a natural British wildlife enclosure with hedgehog rehabilitation facilities. Inside the centre there is a large aquarium, nocturnal room, invertebrate collection, a well stocked exotic collection and a small mammal room.
  • In addition to the substantial animal collections, the department also has 3 science labs, a microbiology lab and a brand new veterinary nursing suite which have all been created to industry standards

Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre:

  • The centre has over 50 horses and ponies of different types, levels and training.
  •  A large indoor arena with two additional outdoor arenas and a lunging pen
  • Horse walker and equine weigh bridge
  • Ryders Farm is an approved ‘Where to Train Centre’ by the British Horse Society and is also an accredited BHS examination centre.
  • All staff are fully qualified teachers and also hold BHSAI or above instructor qualifications
  • Learns also have the opportunity to undertake work experience and study in out partner college in rural France

We offer courses for both adults and school leavers!

CURRENT LIVESTOCK
  • Small exotic mammals
    • Asian Palm Civet
    • African Large Spotted Genet
    • Striped Skunk
    • Ferret
  • Paddocks
    • Llama
    • Alpaca
    • Sheep
    • Goats
    • Donkey
  • Rabbit Yard
    • Rabbits
    • Guinea pigs
  • Exotic Room
    • Blue tongued skunk
    • Bearded dragon
    • Yemen chameleon
    • Cuban false chameleon anole
    • Tortoise
    • Turtles
    • Milk snake
    • Hognose snake
    • Carpet python
    • Royal python
    • Corn snake
  • Pond
    • Ducks
  • Chicken Coops
    • Chickens
  • Aquatics Room
    • Mixed cold water fish
    • Mixed tropical fish
    • Crabs
    • Lobsters
  • Mammal Room
    • Chinchillas
    • Rats
    • Mice
    • Hamsters
  • Invertebrate/Amphibian Room
    • Salamanders – coming soon
    • Newts – coming soon
    • Tarantula
    • Millipedes
    • Hermit crabs
    • Giant African land snails
    • Cockroaches
    • Stick insects – coming soon
    • Red eyed tree frogs  – coming soon
    • Bumblebee poison arrow frogs  – coming soon
  • Nocturnal Room
    • Tenrec
    • African pygmy hedgehog
    • Leopard gecko
    • Crested gecko

More species coming soon!