Redesdale 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. 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?
What a difference a day makes!! Today WAS our day...
Cruise - 90 FIRST
Charlie - 100 FOURTH
Dude - 100 EIGHTH
All the boys tried their hearts out today 💕
Cruise has absolutely no idea how good he is, finishing on his dressage score of 25.5. Everything I ask of him he just smiles and says, ‘ok I can do that mum’ 😍
Charlie tapped an unlucky pole off an oxer in the showjumping to deny him a win but Dude was jumping on springs and certainly not touching any! Both were fast and bold xc, just three ‘complacent’ penalties for Dude (me), thinking we were too fast and then ending up too slow. Oops! 🙄
A very long and busy couple of days, with a very special thank you to Lindsay who quite frankly needs a medal of her own for keeping everyone looking stunning and in the right place at the right time with the right tack!! 🙏🏻⭐️ ... See MoreSee Less
Great results and well deserved. The horses are looking superb. Well done, LIndsay.
Hurrah well done team!! So so pleased for you all!! Enjoy a well earned rest and see you the week after 😂😂 you will probably need another rest after us 😂😂🤦🏼♀️🤦🏼♀️
The downs are pants but makes the ups oh so good. Fantastic well deserved results.
Thats great news, well done all of you. The hi's and low's of an event rider x
Amazing well done
So pleased for your very well deserved achievements today. You, Lindsay and the boys are such an amazing team 🙌😍
Well done a Helen x
Fantastic, well done! X
Wow, what a life, brilliant team xx
Wooohooo!! Well done!!!!!! Enjoy the next few days and at least it’s going to be sunny too 😎
Congratulations well deserved
Oh brilliant. Super duper boys! And a big well done Helen. 🤩
😂😂 3 different people walked past today and asked me if I was having a busy day!
Fantastic, well done Hel that’s awesome xx😊👍
Well done you guys fantastic news ❤️
Woohoo! Well done you, the highs and lows of eventing!
Over the moon for you all super well done all round 😀😀😀
Massive Weldone, fantastic results, and very well deserved!!!! X
Fab results all round. Such super boys
As it should be. Brilliant! We had a short walk round Kelso today and could hear lots. Kept wondering how you were getting on..
Yay! Go you lot! 😀
After setting off for our first International in 20 years 45 minutes late having had to herd three loose ponies and an escaped horse back into captivity at 5.30am and then waiting nervously while the FEI vet couldn’t locate Pea Pod’s microchip AT ALL 🤷🏼♀️, I had a feeling yesterday might not be the best day. It wasn’t!!
We made a galiant start, mixing with the celebrities at the top of the leader board on a dressage score of 30.1 for 14th (out of 75 starters)👊🏻 The day unravelled from there. A strong and argumentative sj round left five poles on the ground but putting that behind us we set off cross country full of confidence and with no pressure, ‘this is one to enjoy’ I thought. Wrong. 14 fences later I was face down in the water 😳 🏊♀️ 💦 I’m not sure what happened, we got the perfect spot in, but it seems Pea Pod landed hard and pecked, pitching me straight out of the saddle. He had the goodwill to paddle in the water and wait for me, bless him, unlike a million other horses throughout the day that headed back to the lorry park at full pelt! We are both fine and live to fight another day 🦄💕
And then to Cruise... who by this time had been waiting eight hours for his turn in the Burghley Young Event Horse Qualifier!! He did literally 2 minutes warm up (we were so late for his class by this stage due to all the xc hold ups and my self-made delay) and then performed beautifully to lie third going into the final judging 🦄💕 We came for our Burghley qualification and I thought, ‘hey, we might just rescue the day yet’. Wrong again. This last phase is judged on ‘world class potential’, it’s a phase he has won before 🌎 👑 Not yesterday, the judge never really looked at him and gave him 2 points out of ten. He finished sixth overall and we came home a bit bemused. It’s a very subjective class and you have to respect the judges preferences on the day, yesterday just wasn’t our day at all!
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Argh, the downside of eventing, good to have them all together, next event will be better. Plus, at least the horses look amazing in the pics. Onwards and upwards 😘
Well done, there’s always another day. We were at the water when Pea dunked you - I sat there watching his lovely little, somewhat perplexed face watching you. We all commented on his lovely disposition and it seemed he really didn’t want to go home without you 😊
Wow, that was some day!! Glad you both ok & credit to you for carrying on. Nothing harsher than a judges’ decision especially after doing everything right. Upwards & onwards for another day x
I’m still super proud of you 💪🏻
Oh bless you Helen Self Dodd both horses look fab though!! X
Wow that photo of pea pod is amazing!!!! Sorry you got dunked but hopefully that’s the bad days out the way now!!! And you can look forward to the fun ahead. Can’t believe they gave cruise a 2!!!!!!!!
Wow what a day.... Hope you enjoyed it and it will certainly be a day to remember 😉. Can't believe how positive you've been but I suppose that's horse riding and eventing..... Put it down to fab experience. Well done for getting that far ❤️
Just not meant to be this time Hel. Glad you are all safe and well. 2 out of 10 blimey not sure I rate that judge much! Xx
Photos look fantastic! Sorry it didn't turn out quite as you had hoped....but sure it will next time though...and well done on everything you did achieve! There are lots of people who would dream of having a day as good as one of your bad ones I'm sure! 🙂
Yeah well.. shit happens. You are all fab in my eyes. Fit and well to fight another day. X
Well done & keep the chin up ! One of my youngsters was dismissed at a selection for a big sale , selected for another & went on to make it into the top 10 in Burghley ... laughable really! Well done on a great performance !
So sorry Helen but look at all these supportive comments from your friends. Your inner strength will always keep you going 😘
Wow. Better luck next time. They both look amazing though!
At least you got lovely pictures to keep 😊
She should have gone to Specsavers. He is just gorgeous
Bloody hell what a day!! What a shame about harsh judges they will regret that choice later in his career!! Poor pea pod I bet he was just a bemused as you!! Love the Navy!! Got to love the challenges they through at us 💗💗💗
So refreshing to read. I see so many comments blaming the judges, the weather, the space aliens who landed next to them, when in fact it was just a bad day. Glad that you are ok and will fight another day.
Photos look amazing. I guess the water thing is just file under "shit happens" but disappointed for you that judge didn't really look at Cruise. Although it's only ever one person's opinion, it's very galling when a judge doesn't give each entry their thorough attention before making their decision.
What a shame!.... onwards and upwards...... still got some beautiful photos tho!
Cruise did look amazing...and navy suits you!
Not to worry, your both fine that’s the main thing. As for cruise I think the judge was blind he looks world class to me and the pictures are fantastic.
I was at the water when you came off, you were just really unlucky to get thrown off balance whenhe when he pecked on landing, and even more unlucky to end up wet. Onwards and upwards
Stunning horses ❤️
Hard lines but today has been a good one👏👏
Cruise’s official snap from Frenchfield last weekend. The first of many I’m sure!! 📸🦄⭐️😍 ... See MoreSee Less
Wow how amazing!! Well done xx
Looking awesome 😍
Oh wow Helen, brings tears to my eyes 😘
He's gorgeous, and got plenty scope! 😍
Wow Helen Self Dodd he looks amazing 🙌
What a super picture doesn't he pick his feet up. Love him!
He’s going to be a superstar!!
Please can you make me look this good on a horse?!?!!
Dude looking fit as a fiddle, what a handsome chap he has turned into 😍 ... See MoreSee Less
He certainly has.
What a smart boy!
What a smart boy!
Handsome Dude 💙
Redesdale Equestrian is at Cumbria Horse Trials.
3 weeks ago
Double Shot (Charlie) enjoying his winnings from yesterday’s Frenchfield Horse Trials. 🦄🐽
Always lovely winning a rosette but extra special to win lots of goodies too 😀🙏🏻
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Better than bananas 🍌🍌🍌
Well done for yesterday
Hurray for Charlie 💗💗💗
Fab day in the sun at Frenchfield today. 2nd place for Cruise in his first ever BE event with a 27.5 dressage and a double clear, missing first by .5 of a penalty! 🦄⭐️😍 And
Charlie finished 4th with a pole down after a 29.5 dressage. 🦄⭐️😍
Topped off by superlatives all round... Charlie’s dressage judge called him ‘super, super’ and ‘stunning’ and Cruise’s dressage writer lent out of the car after the test and called him black beauty!
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Absolutely brilliant. Well done what great comments x
What great comments, well done all of you, so proud.
Fantastic results, so pleased for you!! Throughly well deserved xx
Well done c
Those judges know their onions! Well done Helen xx
Well done x
Absolutely love this onward and upward Helen fantastic well done xx
Absolutely brilliant! So Cruise is not just a pretty face..
Fantastic results 🙌🙌👌🏻🎉💫
Fab, well done!! X
Well done! Xx