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T : +44 (0) 1668 213370
M: +44 (0) 776 2773559
E: info@swinhoecottages.co.uk

Welcome to Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre


Welcome to Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre. We are a small family business, run on a 1750 acre farm in the picturesque countryside of North Northumberland with Spectacular views to both the cheviots and the coast overlooking Holy Island.

The Centre was established in 2005 by Claire Nixon; UKCC Level 4 Coach, BHS Accredited Professional Coach with her BHS SC (BHS Stage 5 Senior Coach), BHS SM (BHS Stage 5 Care and Management
), BHS II (Stage 4 Senior Coach in Complete Horsemanship), NVQ Asessor, IV (Internal Verifier), BHS Ride Safe Assessor and Trainer. She also has an Postgraduate Diploma in Profesional Sports Coaching, an HND in Equine Management, is up todate with her BHS Equine Specific First Aid, Child Protection and has a current CRB Check. Claire is currently on the MSc in Profesional Sports Coaching. 

Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre is the only British Horse Society Approved Riding Establishment in North Northumberland. We are a Pony Club Centre, Clubmarked, British Riding Club Centre and BHS Changing Lives Through Horses Centre (NEW for November 2017).


What we offer;


‚ÄčAll riders have an assessment lesson to ensure that they are suited to the horse and competent to go on a hack, (all of our horses are well mannered & professionally schooled). 

 All groups are taught in small sizes so that you can learn in a safe environment and get value for money. Some of our clients travel from as far as Newcastle every week!




“Our aim is to ensure that every rider improves, learns in a safe enviroment and become a more knowledgeable horse owner or rider”


Please Book in advance to avoid disapointment!


Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre is Licenced by Northumberland County Council to Miss Claire Nixon

Licence Number NRE/2 



You can contact us via any of the means below:


Our postal address is;

Swinhoe Farm Riding Centre
NE70 7LJ

Our telephone number is;

0776 2773559



+44 (0) 1668 213370

Our email address is;