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XCountry Course Hire

The course is currently being prepared for opening 2023! Watch here for more information!

If booking for more than four horses within a group or on behalf on an organisation, please contact Julie at 

Please ensure you have read all T&C's below before booking the course! Your safety is our priority. 

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T&C's of Booking LWXC

Emergency Contact: Julie Nixon 07736889293

Postcode: NE19 2LA   Nearest Hospital: Hexham

What Three Words: Driveways.Front.Pleasing

Phones must be carried at all times in case of emergency

  • Little Whittington XC accept no responsibility for any loss, damage, injury or death of any person, animal or object caused by hiring the arena or accompanying a rider hiring the course. 

  • The T&C's section must be read and confirmed with your online booking or hire will be terminated. A tick box will appear on your booking application at checkout, or a downloadable/printable copy can be found below if you prefer.

  • All course hire must be paid for before commencing on the course. 

  • All riders MUST BE ACCOMPANIED by another adult, wether on foot or horseback. For safety purposes,   no one can commence on the course alone. 

  • All riders 16 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult, on foot or horseback.

  • Back protectors are compulsory for XC Schooling and competitions. 

  • ​​You may bring your own Instructor, but they must be named prior to attending. Insurance documents may be requested. 

  • Dogs are not permitted on the course

  • For group bookings of 5 horses or more, please contact us at We are very happy to welcome Pony Club, Riding Club and Organisations at a discounted rate. 

  • Please do not muck out trailers/wagons into the parking field. Haynets should not be tied to the side of a wagon/trailer and all rubbish, loose hay and droppings must be picked up on your departure. 

  • Please do not leave horses red up at the horse box/trailer unattended

  • Riders, and anyone accompanying them, must show consideration for others using the facilities and livery/farm workers. 

  • Toilets are currently out of use on the course

  • Correct hats to current safety are compulsory (BSI kite marked or PAS 01:1998)

  • The course is based on a working farm. PLEASE be aware of large, moving machinery and keep tracks/entrances clear when parking vehicles.

  • Please be responsible when using the course and stay well within your capability and horse’s fitness to avoid over jumping your horses. We do not want to cause avoidable accidents.

  • Anyone found riding dangerously will be asked to leave.

  • If damage is caused to the property or equipment, you are unlikely to be charged, but you MUST report to enable repairs to be made and prevent further injury to others.

  • Please clean up your mess in the car park (rubbish, horse muck, loose hay etc). Please do not leave horses tied up to the horse box/trailer unattended and avoid hanging haynets outside of the horsebox.

  • Please close the gate on arrival/when leaving to the parking field in case of a loose horse


Thank you for your support in adhering to the restrictions, your safety is our priority. Enjoy your visit


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