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All Things Equestrian

Todburn Equestrian Centre is owned and run by Ian and Elaine Carmichael on their family farm in Northumberland.

The Centre was opened in 2006 by Rolex Grand Slam winner and top International Event Rider, Pippa Funnell MBE.

The Carmichael's involvement with horses goes back many years.

Ian enjoyed success Team Chasing with the Forge Flyers as well as Point to Pointing in the Northern Area.
He was previously Joint Master and Field Master of the Morpeth Hunt.

Elaine Show Jumped as a Junior and met Ian whilst Team Chasing with the Border Raiders at the UK Championships. She has evented a range of horses, including several home bred ones.
Keen to help young riders, she was previously DC of the Morpeth Pony Club and British Eventing Under 18 Regional Coordinator for the Northern Area, with the team going on to win the 2014 Championships at Weston Park.

Alongside teaching all levels, she supports her daughter, Emma, with her Eventing career,
Emma was previously on the Pony GB 'A' Squad, and has competed in Junior and Young Trials, as well as competing up to Advanced level.
She has produced several horses up to CCI2* level and specialises in sourcing and producing top class competition ponies.

Both Ian and Elaine enjoy watching their son Liam play rugby for Morpeth. He tells them he will take up hunting again once his rugby days are over....watch this space!