Northcote Stud strives to be the best equestrian venue in the north of England.
We provide modern and well-equipped arenas and stable, as well as a variety of fun and competitive competitions. Our staff are well-trained, knowledgeable and passionate and take pride in making equestrian the best possible experience, for both you the rider and your horse. We want you to love horses as much as we do...
Meet Our Team
Over 60 years of equestrian experience...
Our team has over 60 years combined experience working with horses, bringing a lot of knowledge. Along with our passion, we take pride in giving an outstanding service of care, support and learning.
Danny’s worked at Northcote Stud for 18 months, having spent six years at a riding school as a Senior Coach and Assistant Manager. He previously worked freelance for two years, as well as running a livery yard where he experienced a mix of full, part, sales, breaking and competition liveries. He’s also been a Yard Manager for an eventer and a Competition Groom. Danny successfully completed the Stage 2 and 3 British Horse Society exams and is doing a tremendous job for us.
From starting to ride at 8 years old, Emily is living her dream with Northcote Stud. She recently graduated from the Royal Agricultural University with a 2:1 honours degree in Equine Science and Business Management. Emily says: ‘I have been riding for 17 years, four of them professionally, whilst working part-time as a marketing manager and breeding from home. ‘I competed at international level showjumping events in both Europe and Florida. I’m passionate about breeding horses too and have my own mares and stallions, as well as producing young horses.’ Emily is succeeding, with her young horses all the way through to Grand Prix level. She recently won the 4-year-old final at the prestigious Bolesworth International Horse Show.
Somewhat a late starter, Raife started as a competition groom at 17 years old. He went on to groom for many top international riders at the Sunshine Tour in Spain. He was a rider for renowned Alex Hempleman, and helped back and produce 3 and 4 year old showjumpers, as well as riding all ages. Raife continued to back and produce young horses and groomed as freelance all around Europe. He now rides alongside Emily at Northocte Stud and helps her produce the youngsters. Raife clearly has a talent and passion for it.
Andrea is a successful and innovative businesswoman, the Co-Founder and Creative Director of Carbon Retreat, a successful wellness retreat located in Old Harlow. She’s travelled extensively, including working in Miami. She’s the driving force behind daughter Emily. Andrea says: ‘For so many reasons, we’re determined to make Northcote Stud one of the best equestrian venues you’ll find. My business skills complement Emily’s invaluable knowledge, experience and love of horses. ‘Our modern venue is comfortable and safe and offers the warm atmosphere ideal for building the bond between rider and your horse. We want you to fully enjoy the precious memories you’ll create together.’
Christopher is President and CEO of AJW Group, recognised globally as the world-leading independent specialist in the supply of aircraft support services. The Group boasts over 750 aviation professionals across most continents. A lifelong aviation business professional and entrepreneur, he also has a passion for travel, culture and timepieces. He’s lived in three continents and has a truly global perspective on business. Christopher has held a private pilot’s licence for 10 years.