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RedesdaleRedesdale Equestrian is situated in the picturesque surrounds of the Redesdale Valley between the villages of Otterburn and Elsdon and within a 40 minute drive of Newcastle, Hexham and Alnwick.

We are fully insured, licensed and Local Authority approved to provide riding lessons for adults and children of all ages and abilities, as well as pony care sessions and stable management training to complement your riding. We also offer private and semi-private escorted trekking for experienced riders.

We offer livery, breaking, schooling and competition services for all types of horse, as well as training grassroots and leisure riders with their own horses.

Our yard is home to an array of horses and ponies, from riding school ponies to happy hackers and competition horses.Β  All of our four legged (and two legged!) friends have their needs individually catered for in a relaxed, friendly and professional environment and we pride ourselves in providing the highest standard of equine care and customer service.

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Simply no stopping him... 1.50m sand pen fence backed by a dry stone wall looking like a cavalleti courtesy of Cruise and he leaves poor Charlie wondering how on earth one can jump that high?! 🚒 πŸ¦ŒπŸ˜±πŸ™„πŸ˜¬

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now he just needs to get the stride right for the garden wall as well

Wow, he’s got some scope. Exciting horse!

Theres something about your back garden Helen! Twice in a weekπŸ˜†

How do you keep a horse like that safe? Far too tallented. A big problem!

I have another one just like him Helen... πŸ˜‰, I’ve had to put electric fencers over all the gates & railings here 🀷‍♀️

The buggerπŸ™ˆ

Oh dear πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Have I seen this behaviour some time before πŸ˜‚ naughty 😘

Think Charlie must have been boring him πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚

Wow!!! Least he can jump 🀷🏻‍♀️

Holy Jesus!!!! Not one ounce of hesitation 🀦🏻‍♀️

FreedomπŸ˜‚

Top eventing prospects 🀣

Helen Self Dodd love this ❀️❀️

Omg! 😱

Bloody hell!!!!

Did u get him back

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1 month ago

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Too tired and emotional last night to update on our trip to #OasbyHT in Lincolnshire, but wow, what an amazing trip! Running out of superlatives to describe the exceptional Pea Pod who ran CLEAR round his first INTERMEDIATE yesterday (and mine for 16 years!) to finish 11th. He tried his heart out and made it all feel easy, despite the extra height and width of the fences ✈️ πŸš€

I was a but nervous about making the overnight, ten-hour round trip for a β€˜first’ - it’s a long way to go if things don’t go to plan!! But what a way to finish the season - a really solid performance and it feels like we’re back in the big time 🌟

I can not describe the feeling of how all those hours, weeks, months and years of training come together in the most terrifying, exhilarating and intense five minutes of your life, when all you can hear are the heart beats and hot breath of you and your best friend and his thundering hooves as he launches over huge timber and fathoms difficult lines and angles in split seconds answering question after question because it’s in his heart to make you happy πŸ¦„πŸ˜

And for Pea Pod, he has done this fault-free from 90 to Intermediate in 24 runs over five years. An incredible record for a truly incredible horse 😍🀩

Thank you Pods. You are my hero. πŸ™πŸ» πŸ¦„πŸ’•

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Too tired and emotional last night to update on our trip to #OasbyHT in Lincolnshire, but wow, what an amazing trip! Running out of superlatives to describe the exceptional Pea Pod who ran CLEAR round his first INTERMEDIATE yesterday (and mine for 16 years!) to finish 11th. He tried his heart out and made it all feel easy, despite the extra height and width of the fences ✈️ πŸš€ 

I was a but nervous about making the overnight, ten-hour round trip for a β€˜first’ - it’s a long way to go if things don’t go to plan!! But what a way to finish the season - a really solid performance and it feels like we’re back in the big time 🌟

I can not describe the feeling of how all those hours, weeks, months and years of training come together in the most terrifying, exhilarating and intense five minutes of your life, when all you can hear are the heart beats and hot breath of you and your best friend and his thundering hooves as he launches over huge timber and fathoms difficult lines and angles in split seconds answering question after question because it’s in his heart to make you happy πŸ¦„πŸ˜

And for Pea Pod, he has done this fault-free from 90 to Intermediate in 24 runs over five years. An incredible record for a truly incredible horse 😍🀩

Thank you Pods. You are my hero. πŸ™πŸ» πŸ¦„πŸ’•

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An amazing effort well done to you and Lindsay and of course Pea Pod, a real joint effort. So proud of you all.

I may be many miles away but still love to hear how you are getting on and hearing this makes me so happy for you. What a come back for you both! So happy for you and your team well done xxx

You’re my hero Helen Self Dodd! Bloody brilliant!! Well done to you both - you deserve this so much. Hope Martin has got a MAGNUM of champagne waiting for you ! πŸ₯‚ πŸ’•

Always LOVED Pea Pod. Huge well dones. It hasn’t been an easy road but you stuck and smashed it ! X

So pleased the season finished with a flouirsh. Well done indeed. Hopefully this will keep you on a high til next seaon where more good times await with your promising youngster xx

Beautiful words and photos, fantastic! πŸ’•

Pea Pod you're a superstar. Brilliant Helen so pleased for you 🀩🀩🀩🀩and well done Lindsay too. (All that home cooking πŸ˜‰)

Fantastic, well done x

Well done great news no wonder you are so proud x

Congrats! He’s lovely. ❀️

Bloody hell helen make me teary!!!!! It’s truly exceptional what these horses do for us, and the bond we have with them can’t be described! I am so bloody happy for you to be back out at this level especially after the year you have had, Weldone ❀️. Big pats to super pod, he’s a credit to your hard work and determination x

Huge well done Helen xx

Brilliant, well done Helen!πŸ™Œx

Love this Helen you and the team most definitely deserved this cracking end to your season onwards and upwards so proud of you all xx

Fantastic well done

Wow! Well done youπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘β€οΈ

Well done and Congratulations x

Brilliant news Helen Self Dodd! So happy for you all! It’s great news. Xx

Fantastic well done xx

Amazing to fight back back so quickly from your nasty fall earlier in the season too. Well deserved finish to the 2019 season πŸ’ͺ🏻. Looking forward to seeing what you can achieve in 2020 xx

A beautifully written tribute, well done,!

I love this! Well done!!!

Soooooo pleased for you Helen. 🀩

Brilliant x

Fantastic Helen Self Dodd you are both superstars!!!! Super pictures!! X

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Really proud to announce that we have been awarded a FIVE STAR rating from the Council using DEFRA’s new comprehensive assessment criteria for riding schools πŸ˜€

After all the work we’ve done over the last few years (and after all the paperwork I’ve done this summer!), this feels very rewarding, but really much of the assesment is simply down to how we care for our horses and ponies, so it’s lovely that this has been formerly recognised ☺️

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Recognition which is very well deserved indeed. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ stars makes the massive amount of work which you do in the background , while still supporting and encouraging clients and the Redesdale team undoubtedly worth it. So pleased for you 😊🌟

Well done and well deserved, you have worked so hard πŸ‘ 😁 xx

Well done! Not a surprise at all!..... but, as you say, great that everything you're doing is being recognised! 🌟

And don’t forget the fantastic teaching, taking the care that you do of your horses and your pupils. Well done team Redesdale - well deserved !

Well done!! X

Congratulations, all those hours and dedication pay off in the end. Lots of love from us both xx

Fabulous!! Well done. Thrilled for you xx

So pleased for you this is not a surprise you and the team deserve it all the hard work you put in xx

Fantastic news! I think you run a first class riding centre. Definitely worth the 45min drive to get to you πŸ˜‰

Fantastic, such brilliant recognition after such a crappy year, well done 🀩πŸ₯°

I think the work you have done is amazing and the rating is well deserved.

Well done darling , super proud of you and your team , well worth all the tears , blood , tears , sweat and tears , did I mention tears xxx

Congratulations well deserved β€πŸ’ƒπŸ’ƒ

Congratulations, and well-earned

Good news, well done x

Not surprised, immaculate place, you set a high standard well done

Well done xx

Well done you guys

Congratulations πŸŽ‰

Well done!

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Wendy Cooke was this the sort of thing you were looking for?x

1 month ago

Redesdale Equestrian

Lovely write about about Cruise in the vets newsletter this week. It was a pretty scary time when this happened but the vets and nurses at Scott Mitchell were brilliant. Rosie was incredibly reassuring despite the diagnosis, arranged the emergency referral and even met me at Leahurst (Liverpool) to discuss options with the specialist there. And Charlotte did a great job of piecing Cruise’s head back together at the clinic in Hexham whilst maintaining his good looks - not an easy job!!!!

The entire Scott Mitchell team have been outstanding during this and all our routine (and other not so routine) needs. They are highly recommended
and an integral part of our team β­οΈπŸ™πŸ»
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Lovely write about about Cruise in the vets newsletter this week. It was a pretty scary time when this happened but the vets and nurses at Scott Mitchell were brilliant. Rosie was incredibly reassuring despite the diagnosis, arranged the emergency referral and even met me at Leahurst (Liverpool) to discuss options with the specialist there. And Charlotte did a great job of piecing Cruise’s head back together at the clinic in Hexham whilst maintaining his good looks - not an easy job!!!!

The entire Scott Mitchell team have been outstanding during this and all our routine (and other not so routine) needs. They are highly recommended
and an integral part of our team β­οΈπŸ™πŸ»
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