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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.ย  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.

What’s going on at Redesdale?

Charlie contemplates life in the sick bay... the prospect of no work and knee deep grass for four more weeks... ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿท Maybe life is not so bad after all!! ... See MoreSee Less

Charlie contemplates life in the sick bay... the prospect of no work and knee deep grass for four more weeks... ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿท Maybe life is not so bad after all!!

 

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Oh bless him, fancy having to struggle with all that grass ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ

Now that looks lush....one happy Charlie ๐Ÿ˜Š

Robbie looked SO jealous

Such a hard life Charlie ๐Ÿ˜‚

Some good news from the sick bays this week...

Cruiseโ€™s dressing has been changed and his wound is looking good after largely successful surgery to re-align the broken bone fragments from his fracture a week ago. One shard, about an inch long, was removed but he should make a full recovery in time ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ‘

Charlieโ€™s scan showed no tendon damage. He has a swelling, possibly from a knock in the area of his check ligament (the xc boot he was wearing is ripped here and thank goodness had ballistic tendon guards ) which needs careful management to avoid complications. He will remain on restricted turnout for a while until the swelling goes down๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ€

On my own check up today at the fracture clinic I discovered that my collar bone is in fact broken in TWO places and needs to remain strapped for FOUR more weeks ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ด to promote the best healing. My face and other minor injuries are healing well.

We are all bored but trying to be good patients ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿ˜‡
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Gosh you certainly broke your collar bone ouch. Glad the boys are doing so well. Sending them both hugs and you my best wishes for a speedy recovery. xxx

You poor things! Glad youโ€™re all on the mend x

Good news but wow Speedy healing for you all

Wishing you all a speedy and good recovery x

You poor things! All In sick bay together so hopefully will all mend together. Sending love. X

Gosh Helen! You have been in the wars ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Pleased youโ€™re all on the mend xx

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Great news Helen x

Love to all the war wounded! Onwards and upwards everybody. Keep going โ™ฅ๏ธ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿคž

Thats good news, I am sure you will heal nicely now you know the boys are resilient x

We feel your pain today - on the plus side - stitches must be the freakinโ€™ fashion this month, keep your chin up it will be a distant memory soon ๐Ÿคž

Ahh Hel Cruise is looking good, theyโ€™ve done a good job there. Glad Charlie has no tendon damage, hope he takes it easy! I feel for you, I know how you are feeling itโ€™s boring isnโ€™t it. Really glad you are on the mend. This is what one of mine looks like, it was shattered and they had to take bits out and plate & wire it. Take care hun, youโ€™ll soon be back ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘

Good news all round xx

Katie Carr is really pleased you're all well on the road to recovery Helen. Xx

Sounds like someone trod on your collarbone. 4 weeks...long time but you'll probably be better recovered for more time on 'limited turnout'

Poor wounded warriors ! Xx

Oh yikes you lot! Get well soon!

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Hope u all feeling better soon!

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2 weeks ago

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Last week is one that we truly wish to forget. I have been unable to post the upsetting news that our beautiful, young Cruise, who has started his eventing career in such a formidable way, ended up in the specialist Equine Hospital in Liverpool with a skull fracture following an accident in the field๐Ÿ˜ฐ

He had a nose bleed that wouldnโ€™t stop and swelling down the right, front side of his face. He was scoped by the vets from Scott Mitchell Associates and referred to Liverpool for an emergency CT scan which showed a head trauma probably as a result of a kick or from running into a fence post. He had no external wound.

We brought him home on Friday and following an operation due tomorrow to try and remove or realign the bone fragments, he should make a full recovery. Although he may remain slightly deformed.... that makes two of us! ๐Ÿค•๐Ÿค•

The vets at Scott Mitchell, particularly Rosie who made the initial assessment and referral and who was also there at Liverpool with the specialist Clinician to review the scans and discuss the way forward in person, have been amazing. As were all the staff at Liverpool ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

I should also mention the amazing Martin Dodd who very efficiently organised the Cumbria Tyre Specialists to speedily rescue us after he received a hysterical phone call following a blow-out on the M6 two hours into a five hour journey with our precious sick boy in the back! ๐Ÿ’•

Fingers crossed for tomorrow, lovely Cruise has no idea what all the fuss is about he says he just has a headache after all! Brave boy ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿคž๐Ÿผ
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Oh my goodness Helen, what a nightmare. Wishing you and your beautiful horses a speedy recovery, sending you big hugs xx

Oh dear lord poor boy, and poor you! ๐Ÿ˜ข hoping for an easy and speedy recovery

Hope all goes well with the operation & your boy makes a speedy recovery. x

Oh dear lord poor boy, and poor you! ๐Ÿ˜ข hoping for an easy and speedy recovery

My horse had similar but across between his eyes. He has made an amazing recovery and itโ€™s barely visible now, and no sinus complications. It took a year to settle fully, my advice would be to wait as long as you can bear to (I broke my ankle which extended his rest 4months and in hindsight was a good outcome). Hopefully this helps you stay positive, fingers crossed for you both x

Wishing everyone a full recovery u sure r due some good luck

How awful, Hoping he has a full and speedy recovery ๐Ÿคžโค๏ธ

Poor boy. I am a great believer that out of something bad comes something good so with lots of positive vibes lets hope the next Horse and Hound write up mentions your very lows on a very high note with the both of you xx

Oh my Hel, words cannot express! Sending all our love and best wishes xxx

Omg ๐Ÿ˜ฎ youโ€™re having a realy ๐Ÿ’ฉ week ๐Ÿ˜ข. Sending positive vibes your way and hope you and Cruise have a speedy recovery xx ps Iโ€™m not a fan of matchy matchy ๐Ÿ˜‰

Poor boy! ๐Ÿคžfor a full and speedy recovery xx

Oh my goodness what a week. I hope it all comes out fine in the end. I cannot imagine what you are going through Chin up and postitive vibes,x.

Thank God for amazing technology and skilled veterinary surgeons. Cruise will do really well and you will both put your feet up and recover together xxx

Wishing Cruise a full and speedy recovery ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Hope the operation is a success and he has a quick recovery!! X

Fingers crossed cruise recovers well!! And hopefully thatโ€™s all the shit luck out the way now! Sounds like you deserve some good luck heading your way after the past couple of weeks youโ€™ve had! ๐Ÿ€ xx

Aw Helen! What a couple of weeks for you. Swift recovery for you all! ๐Ÿ€

Well what a week !!!! Xxx I hope you and your poorly ponies recover soon xxx

Hope all goes well

Seriously, how on earth can you be continuing to have such a horrific time, poor Cruise and poor you. Really hope they can mend him, heโ€™s real a beauty.

Omg Helen you really are having a nightmare sending positive vibes to cruise and you that surely has to be your 3 things โค๏ธโค๏ธ

Omgd! Horses! Knocks Marleyโ€™s little disaster into a cocked hat. ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ€ Cruise is lucky to have such care. Look after yourself too, because they need you. Scarey x ray๐Ÿ˜ฉ

Could they not wrap you both in some cotton wool please? Sending you a hug from sunny hampshire xxx

Good luck

Hope all goes well ๐Ÿ˜ข x

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Every year we enjoy competing locally at the wonderful Belsay Horse Trials and it was lovely to see so many friends and clients out enjoying the weekend and supporting us yesterday.

After a top ten finish from Dude, Charlie was on track for a podium place when something went wrong at fence 15 on the cross country and we fell resulting in hospitalisation but recoverable injuries to myself and a possible tendon injury for Charlie ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

As a result Pea Pod was unable to compete today (he doesnโ€™t mind he has been snoozing for most of it!)๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ˜ด

Thankyou to Lauraโ€™s team at Belsay, paramedics, Doctors, vets and everyone involved in helping me and Charlie, all who were incredibly efficient and professional at a worrying and stressful time ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
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Best wishes for a speedy recovery to you both.

Speedy recovery xx

Aww no ... best wishes to you both & a speedy recovery ๐Ÿ˜˜

Hope you both make a full and speedy recovery x

Hope you are both ok xx

Get well soon! Xx

Good to hear you are both Ok.

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No eventing last weekend for us as we gear up for a Belsay in a few days time, but just to spam you all with my lovely boys, here are their official pics from
Floors๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•
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Awesome pics Hel, your boys are amazing โค๏ธ

What a fantastic library of pics! xx

Absolutely brilliant photos. They boys looked superb ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Amazing photos ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป I Iโ€™ve the boys ๐Ÿ˜

Stunning boys โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

Fantastic pictures. Can I pinch the ones of Dude for my facebook page?

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Awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ

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3 weeks ago

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I wasnโ€™t entirely sure why I chose to spend my bank holiday Monday sick to my stomach with nerves at the Northumberland County Show. But as soon as it was all over and I was on my way home I knew ๐Ÿ˜Š

Pea Pod and I went for a bit of showjumping practice after two pretty poor rounds so far this year. I came for the two 1.10m classes. โ€˜Ohโ€™ said the secretary, โ€˜weโ€™re only running oneโ€™. So, I put my brave pants on and entered the Foxhunter instead ๐Ÿ˜จ

Foxhunters are when pure showjumping gets serious (1.20m+) and the fences looked pretty enormous! Anyway, we didnโ€™t disgrace ourselves and and we were mighty pleased with ourselves with just two rails down ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

Pea Pod has today helped me achieve a mini-dream, of jumping in a Foxhunter. Super proud. ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’•

But, this really is a sport that you can only enjoy once itโ€™s finished!! ๐Ÿ˜… ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿท
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I wasnโ€™t entirely sure why I chose to spend my bank holiday Monday sick to my stomach with nerves at the Northumberland County Show. But as soon as it was all over and I was on my way home I knew ๐Ÿ˜Š

Pea Pod and I went for a bit of showjumping practice after two pretty poor rounds so far this year. I came for the two 1.10m classes. โ€˜Ohโ€™ said the secretary, โ€˜weโ€™re only running oneโ€™. So, I put my brave pants on and entered the Foxhunter instead ๐Ÿ˜จ

Foxhunters are when pure showjumping gets serious (1.20m+) and the fences looked pretty enormous! Anyway, we didnโ€™t disgrace ourselves and and we were mighty pleased with ourselves with just two rails down ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘

Pea Pod has today helped me achieve a mini-dream, of jumping in a Foxhunter. Super proud. ๐Ÿฆ„๐Ÿ’•

But, this really is a sport that you can only enjoy once itโ€™s finished!! ๐Ÿ˜… ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿท

 

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What an amazing day you must have had. Well done to both of you. Xx

Yay well done you xx

Thatโ€™s my girl. Love you Pea Pod for taking care of her ๐Ÿ˜˜

We saw you! Anna was so impressed ๐Ÿ™‚ Those jumps were so high! Well done ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ†๐Ÿ‡

Well done super proud xxx

Fantastic. Well done you and the ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜Pea Pod x

What a beauty, Pea Pod. Perhaps you should call him Jumping Bean. Well done.

Well done. You took the opportunity and bet you're chuffed to bits x

Perfect partnership ๐Ÿ™Œ

Oh wow well done!! I went into the warm up to pop some jumps and it was bloody carnage!! PP is just the best boy ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’—

Bags not on Foxhunter, far too big! Well done you!

We wondered what the 2 of you were up to! Well done.

Clever pea pod xx

Well done. X

Well done

Well done

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