Houghton Country News


Thank you very much!

The team at Houghton Country would like to say a huge thank you to our lovely customers! We’re delighted to have won the SEIB Retailer of the Year 2018 in the BETA Business awards, having been nominated by you, our fabulous Houghton Country Community! Some members of our team were treated to a posh dinner at the BETA Trade Show in January where we collected our prize and had a well earned night off.   Press release: Houghton Country in Heddon on the Wall, has won SEIB Equestrian Store of... Read More

Product Reviews

Product Review: NAF Five Star Optimum Balancer

“Good things come in small packages” Clyde before feeding NAF Optimum With the bag only weighing 3kg and being not much bigger than a bag of horse treats and the labelling saying that it would last 5 weeks I was sceptical to say the least.  Having used balancers in the past and not thinking they had done anymore than me increasing the amount of feed fed I was even more sceptical. Well here’s my dilema, having purchased a new horse in October 2016 who lacked condition and lustre all I... Read More


Visit our store

Have you visited our store as yet? We have one of the largest equestrian and country stores in the UK, and the largest in NE England, so we’re the perfect trip out. We are also a huge fan of tea and cake so we can point you in the direction of some great local cafes if you come from further afield! We opened our new and improved store in September 2016 with the largest Ariat shop-in-shop in UK and the first Pikeur shop-in-shop. Almost half of our store is dedicated... Read More


AW17 Joules now arriving in store and online

Brand new Joules clothing and homewares now arriving in store and online. AW17 styles in womenswear, menswear and childrenswear are now in stock with beautiful new items arriving daily. Here’s a few of our favourites so far: Joules Minx Gilet – £39.95 Joules Horatia Jacket – £169 Joules Sophia Top – £29.95 Joules Hewney Classic Shirt – £49.95 Joules Go To Gilet – £49.95  

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New Home & Gifts range

At Houghton Country we’re alwars looking for new products to expand our range. As our local customers will know we now have a stunning range of gifts available in store and these items are now also available online. With great brands including Joules, Sophie Allport and Ariat there is the perfect gift for everyone, and some stunning country inspired home accessories too. We’re adding products to our new Home & Gifts section all the time so keep checking back to ensure you have the perfect birthday or Christmas present (or... Read More

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Welcome to our shiny new re-designed website! We hope you’ll find the new and improved Houghton Country website easier to use than ever before, and we’re always updating it with new products and colours ensuring there’s always something new and exciting to see. Houghton Country now offers a Free Click & Collect service which is ideal for our local customers in the North East of England, particularly in Newcastle and the surrounding area. Order your items, select Click & Collect in the checkout and we’ll notify you within 24 hours... Read More

Horseware, Houghton Country

10% off rugs with our promo code 10HORSEWARE

All of our brand new rugs are now in stock, including new colours in the Amigo turnout rugs and coolers as well as a full range of fly rugs. We’re giving you 10% off all rugs until the end of march in our fabulous start of season rug sale. Simply type 10HORSEWARE into the promotional code box in the checkout screen to receive your discount. Happy shopping!

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It’s been a while…

Well it’s definitely been a while since we last added any news to our blog. You’d think nothing had happened! In fact we’ve been very busy bees, lots of changes and lots more products on the site. The eagle-eyed amongst you will have noticed we’ve changed our name from Pitch & Polo to Houghton Country – why? Well, we’ve always had a far bigger product range in our main Houghton Country Store than the Pitch & Polo store so we thought it only fair we let you buy the whole... Read More


Win win win!!

The sun is shining, it’s a beautiful day and we have a brand new competition running to celebrate. This month we’re giving you the chance to win a Pikeur Premium Handbag, fabulous if you’re female, if you’re male you can still enter and if you win pretend it’s a special treat for your loved one!! Extra brownie points are always good! All you need to do to enter is click this link, fill in a few details (should take around 10 seconds!) and sit back and hope you win. No... Read More


Rain Rain Go Away!

Wow, I’m sick of this rain! I know we’ve had a few days of drier weather but the amazing sunshine in march seams a long time ago now! All of my plans to get out and about walking, cycling and climbing this summer have so far been well and truely scuppered! On the plus side I do love cosying up in front of the fire in my most comfortable favourite hoody and there’s been plenty of opportunity to do that so far this year! Last weekend though I decided to... Read More