Train, learn; go out and excel

Train, learn: go out & excel


Camps & Events

Lessons & Hire

Park End is not a riding school, we do not cater for beginners or hire of horses, only riders on their own horses.

Relaxed, Fun, Friendly

Welcome to a relaxed, fun, friendly & professional equestrian centre where you can learn and develop your riding skills and your understanding of horses; under the expert guidance of Charlotte Ridley and the Park End Equestrian Team.

We have Fantastic Facilities

Park End Equestrian has top class, well-maintained, facilities which means training with your horse can continue all year round.


Indoor Arena 58 metres x 22 metres, complete with a viewing gallery – With a full set of show jumps and fillers; indoor cross-country fences for simulated XC through the winter months. The viewing gallery seats up to 180 people with disabled access, and an adjacent hard standing car park with plenty of room.

Outdoor Arena – set within the old walled garden. 
This is mainly used for flatwork training, but there is an option to put jumps in if required.
Both arenas have a wax and fibre mixed surface which does not move and gives an exceptional ride in all disciplines.

Cross Country Schooling Field – we have a great XC schooling field, when the weather allows – although you’ll find that the paddocks at Park End are very well cared for and dry quickly, with over 150 jumps, ranging in height from 50cm to 110cm. They include a water complex, bank, rail ditch rail, skinnies and combinations.

Grass Show Jumping Arena – a full set of ‘Jump for Joy’ jumps with fillers are included.

Two Grass Dressage arenas – with white boards on both, a 20m x 40m and 20m x 60m arena are available during the summer months for lessons and training.

Stabling – there is stable block accommodation for up to 20 horses with either straw or Easibed bedding included.

Accommodation / Hook-up – shared bunkhouse accommodation is also available with a fully working kitchen, living area and bathroom. We also have vehicle hook-up available and electric car charging points if needed.

Swimming Pool and Jacuzzi – this is available to our campers who like to unwind at the end of a hard day’s training.

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Park End Camps

Park End Equestrian’s Training Camps are relaxed, friendly and, above all, great fun! They are very popular with riding clubs and groups who visit us from all over the UK.

In 2010 Charlotte decided to introduce 2-day residential training camps. They started out as a very basic idea of running 3 or 4 a year, with 4 to 8 people attending for two days of training. Since then, our camps have evolved, and we now run approximately 20 camps a year.
These range from pre-event training, confidence camps, friends/groups that want to come together to Pony Club camps in the summer.

Each camp runs on a similar format, which includes flatwork and gridwork lessons on the first day followed by show jumping and cross country on the second day, each individual group can be tailored to suit their specific requirements.
A minimum number of 4 people, assuming they are all of similar level, for jumping and with Charlotte the only instructor that number can be up to 12 people. If there are 16 to 20 people, we go up to 2 instructors; we can book another instructor, or you can suggest one.

Lessons, Training & Hire

Park End are pleased to be able to offer high quality lessons, training and facilities hire for horse and rider.

Charlotte Ridley is the ‘boss’ and our resident instructor she teaches most weekdays and some evenings until 8pm. Charlotte is a qualified BHSII specialising in Horse Trials. We also organise our own clinics both on grass and in the Indoor arena.
The Indoor and Outdoor arenas are available for private hire to clients for training purposes. Outside instructors are allowed, however, only with special permission.

We do occasionally have some spare dates available for a qualified and insured instructor to hire all the facilities for a camp. Please contact us if you would like to find out more. Please note: we do not hire out any of the grass arenas as they are saved for teaching purposes only.

Visiting Park End Equestrian

You’ll find us in the beautiful North Tyne valley, just off the main B6320 road
between Simonburn and Wark.

It’s easy to get to ParkEnd Equestrian from any direction; North and South
on the the A1and the Scottish Borders and on the A69 East and West.

Hexham and Corbridge are only 10/12 miles away (about 25 mins).

Park End Equestrian Centre
Park End House

Outdoor Arena, XC field and grass arenas: NE48 3AA
|3QGX+M8 Park End, Hexham
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Indoor Arena NE48 3PN

Please contact us if you require more details or if you have any questions.

Contact us

Emma will be happy to help with your enquiries.
Please use the contact info to get in touch and
we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.
Thank You

For General Equiries, please use the Website Enquiry Form below:


Phone: Emma 07786 330682

Please note: we may not be able to take your call, in this case please leave a message on the answerphone or text message us on 07786 330682 or Facebook.

The Team

An enthusiastic and knowledgable team who work together making Park End Equestrian Training Centre a great success; and a happy place to visit.

Charlotte Ridley

BHS II Registered – Horse Trails Specialist
Charlotte Ridley was born in Northumberland at Hetherington near Wark. She is married to Nick and has two children Matthew and Laura; they live at Park End.
Charlotte has been riding for many years, starting her illustrious career with the South Northumberland Pony Club. Through her dedication and determination to be the best, she reached the peak of her competitive career by successfully competing at Badminton and Burghley. This resulted in Charlotte being short listed at World, European and Olympic level on her beloved, home-bred horse, Mistatiger.

A highly qualified Instructor, with the added benefit of many years riding experience, Charlotte offers her expertise to all levels of riders for any discipline. Charlotte, also produces fantastic young horses which are occasionally for sale.
Charlotte is available for teaching and can be contacted on:


Emma Scott

Emma came to work for Charlotte in 2006 as her nanny, as the children grew up and Charlotte’s business grew Emma then became Charlotte’s secretary and first point of contact for Park End Equestrian. 

Emma has ridden from a young age and enjoyed eventing, competing her own horse, until 2019 when she had a baby girl and horses took a back seat. She still enjoys riding but doesn’t have as much time now. 

Rachel Clark

Rachel started work at Park End Equestrian in 2011 having completed her HND in Equine management, and then went on to do BHS Stage 3.
She started eventing in 2012 with Sophie Cob and then the young home-bred mares, Wot Beauty and Wot Glamour, who both made it to the Badminton Grassroots Championships! Together with Wot Glamour they have progressed to Novice and 2* level. 
Rachel really enjoys the process of working with the young horses when backing them and bringing them on.

Gift Vouchers

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Please contact us if you have any questions.

A fantastic gift idea
for any occassion

Choose from the following gift vouchers £5, £10, £20, £50
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