ABOUT

Northcote Stud is a family owned equestrian centre based in Old Langho, Blackburn. With extensive facilities, our ethos is to promote top level sport whilst providing an environment you enjoy visiting. We offer three fully-equipped arenas, all with the same fantastic Andrews Bowen 'ProWax' surface. From national level competition to on-site coaches, visiting clinicians and five-star livery, there is something for everyone at Northcote. 

MEET THE TEAM

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Creative Director

Andrea Whiteside

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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 compliment Emily's invaluable knowledge, experience and love of horses. Our modern venue is comfortable, safe and offers the warm atmosphere ideal for building the bond between rider and horse. We want you to fully enjoy the precious memories you'll create together."

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Managing Director

Emily Whiteside

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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 show jumping events in both Europe and North America. 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.

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Chairman

Christopher Whiteside

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Christopher is President and CEO of the 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 on three continents and has a truly global perspective on business. Christopher has held a private pilots licence for 10 years.

Event & Sport Manager

Adam Cromarty

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Adam has a varied background in the equestrian industry but is probably best known as a presenter, commentator and Horse & Hound columnist. He has been seen and heard on channels including BBC, Sky Sports and Eurosport. Adam is also a FEI/BS Judge and a qualified coach. In these various roles, he is regularly exposed to top level sport and is using this experience to help Northcote provide a venue that promotes top sport and exacting standards. 

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Yard Groom

Danny Bone

Danny has worked at Northcote Stud for almost two years, 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 competition groom. Danny successfully completed the Stage 2 and 3 BHS exams and is doing a tremendous job for us.

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Show Groom

Jess Wright