About Northcote Stud
The North's Premier Equestrian Venue
We offer three fully-equipped arenas, all with the same fantastic Andrews Bowen 'ProWax' surface. Everyone has a place to ride at Northcote Stud. We provide large, spacious stables to keep your horse safe and secure, along with 24 hour onsite staff and CCTV.
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 The Team
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."
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 pert-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.
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.
Alistair has been involved with Northcote Stud for over a decade. As one of the founding partners back in 2007, Alistair was initially designated as Events Manager. Following the purchase of Northcote Stud by the Whiteside family in 2019, Alistair took on a much broader role as Operations Manager and oversees the day-to-day operations of the entire business. Alongside his busy life at Northcote Stud Alistair is also a prominent equestrian commentator and presenter, forming part of the broadcast and presentation team at major events around the world.
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.