Gloucester Lodge Farm

The farm is currently farmed by Ian Thompson and his son Michael, both of which work full time and trade under the name TT Thompson & Son.  The farm-steading is located in the dunes between Blyth and Seaton Sluice on the A193.

Ian’s grandfather took over the tenancy of Gloucester Lodge in 1947 on Lord Hastings estate around Delaval Hall. 

The farm houses approximately 80 head of beef cattle, 23 horses and arable land of approximately 140 hectares.  Barley, haylage and straw grown on the farm is used to feed and bed the cattle throughout the year with very little if any outside produce bought in, however if done so it is sought locally.

Ian has ridden since a very early age and horse liveries have been an integral part of farm life all the time he has lived there.  As a junior he attended Morpeth Hunt Pony Club and competed at County and National showing level on ponies until he went to agricultural college in the 1960’s.  He later came back into riding and has competed locally at riding club events, hunter trials and shows.

Ian has BHS qualifications in Equitation and Welfare and has a wealth of experience in horse and stable management

In 2002 after FMD the farm was awarded a DEFRA diversification grant to build a cross country course around the fields.  The course is approved by British Eventing, BE registered Steve Tock of EFS Services designed and built Intro and Pre Novice courses. Later he added a smaller 2ft triers course was added to encourage younger / novice horses and riders.

In 2007 we completed the construction of a purpose built 20 x 40 m arena.


- Welcome to Gloucester Lodge Farm -

Livery Yard and Cross Country Course

Gloucester Lodge Farm lies on the sand dunes between Blyth and Seaton Sluice on the A193 in Northumberland.

We have superb facilities making this one of the leading livery yards in the area and can cater for almost any equine need.

- Livery -

A wide range of livery services from DIY to full livery with bespoke packages to suit individual owners.

Room for 23 stabled horses and ponies. We offer excellent all year grazing, fat paddocks if required and quality straw and haylage is produced on site

Secure storage facilities for tack and rugs.

The yard is a family business with many years experience in the livery industry.

- Cross Country Course Hire -

A professionally built, BE approved cross country course to suit all levels of horse and rider.
Jumps from 2ft to 3ft
Available to hire
Pay once stay all day

Excellent discounts for Riding and Pony Clubs / Schools

- Riding -

An all weather surface arena.

Off road hacking and access to beach rides and the farm hosts regular cross country competitions and shows.

- Ambulance and Trailer Hire -

In addition we have a horse ambulance and trailers for hire.

See separate pages for more details...

Please click here for our photo gallery and walk through of our of three cross country courses and use the menu above to navigate the site and see our full range of facilities.

Whatever you or your horse's needs please contact us for a chat.


- Contact Details -

Ian Thompson, Gloucester Lodge Farm, Blyth,
Northumberland, NE24 3PH

Tel: 01670 353633
Mobile: 07751 156720