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Written on: 14/03/2011
I am a more mature gent. and started riding 14yrs. ago at matchmoor riding centre with my wife,the instruction we got enabled us to go on to own horses of our own, we have had some fine hacks out from matchmoor and some hard but good lesson's.I have always admired Sue for the way she has run her riding centre if it was not for her a lot of people would never have been able to afford to ride.
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Written on: 31/01/2011
i used to ride at matchmoor riding center and i enjoyed every ridding lession i had there the staff where nice and the hourse where always in good condition i had to leave matchmoor but when i did i join enougher ridding school and it was terible and went once and never went again and wish i could still go to matchmoor. i would recormed to anyone who is intressed try it out… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/01/2011
A balanced (I hope) view.
Variety of horses with a wide range of talents
Range of instructors
Straightforward no frills yard
Only outdoor schools which means it can be very wet, cold and windy in winter, occasionally iced over schools which are dangerous.
Horses can look muddy etc and appear to be cramped in some stables
Horses are regularly turned out.
Ill/injured horses are cared for with the aim of returning them to work at some point, however long it takes
Regular little… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/01/2011
I may only be 15, but I have been riding since i was 4 and this has to be the best riding stables i have be to in that whole time. I have been riding at these stables for around 2years now and I wouldn't leave for the world! I have taken part in practically everything the offer half hour hacks, lessons, private lessons, 1hour hacks and there's so much more. I've also taken many of my friends there and they have all agreed how brilliant match moor is! I would recommend these stables to anyone… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/12/2010
basic, but adequate facilities. Excellent teachers, friendly, clear and concise, horses well cared for , I would recommend this school to anyone starting out or getting back in the saddle after a long break… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/12/2010
BEEN GOING FOR A FEW WEEKS NOW. NEVER HAD LESSONS SELF LEARNED. NOT BEEN ON A HORSE FOR 30 YRS AND WAS MOST WELCOMED. THE HORSES ARE VERY WILLING AND KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE SURPOSED TO BE DOING.THEY R WELL FED AND CARED FOR ALWAYS A FULL HAY NET IN STABLES. TEACHERS ARE VERY GOOD AND IN ONLY 6 OR SO LESSONS I HAVE LEARNT A LOT. I WILL DEFINATLEY KEEP ON GOING. I LOVE IT… Read Full Review
Written on: 15/11/2010
I have been riding at matchmoor for nearly 7 or 8 months now and i am really enjoying it! the horses are so friendly they dont bite at all. the horses are in a good condition and i would recomend it to everyone. i am only 10 years old and i have all ready cantered and cantered over jumps i am now upto riding horses,my favourite horse is shadow. my favourite instructor is danny but the are all really good, friendly and kind.i have done two day courses and i learnt how to tack them up they are… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/11/2010
I have the previledge to visit the matchmoor lane riding school every year on my visit to Horwich.
As a Malaysian horse rider I was made welcome by the owner and staff at the centre . The horses and ponies are gentle and well cared for.
I look forward to my visit again this coming November and December.
Fauziah Kellett ( Gina)… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/10/2010
Ive been riding at Matchmoor now for nearly a year, i went to a few different schools before i found Matchmoor.
At the other farms and never learnt how to canter on even trot over a pole. - But at my first week at Matchmoor we actully used time vaulibaily. we went over poles and cantered.
I know get some off the harder ponies to ride like Rags and Kim and also i few other.
There are some thing that need fixing up which is the road, it got all holes and ditches. Also the horses do need to be… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/10/2010
i went to matchmoor for 2 years and at the start i loved it we did massive jumps. but then the only good instructor went and i was left with this other one that made us walk for the whole lesson the arenas were terribal and the horses are never groomed and they never have any bedding and the stables are cramped it was just not good at all i would never recomend it to anyone… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/09/2010 by kaydig1115 (1 review written)
i have ridden with matchmoor for 3 years and the ponys are safe and gentle
at matchmoor. i think it is grate and all the staff are kind and try to make matchmoor a nice place.BUT if i had the desition to change somthing i would give the horses more shavings , that is the only bad thing everyting else is grate though i am glad i ride at matchmoor !
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Written on: 07/09/2010 by horse2010 (1 review written)
Although I have not been to Matchmoor Riding School for two years, I've always recommended it to friends and family who are keen to learn all about the equine sport. I have watched Matchmoor progress over many years.
Due to myself having many horses over many years (mainly for jumping and cross country), i tend choose Matchmoor for hacking out around the country side/bridle paths. There are quite a few trails to choose from.
I find the staff to be friendly, knowledgeable with many years… Read Full Review
Written on: 01/09/2010
I have been at Matchmoor for 7 years now and i love it as much now as i did when i first started. Before i went there i looked at several other riding schools but none were as good as Matchmoor There is a great selection of horses to ride which have all helped to improve my riding as i can ride anything from a 13hh to a 15.3hh due to my size, height and experience, i get to ride the easy ponies like chico and rags and i also get the difficult ones like bracken and seamus. I have been taught by… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/08/2010
I've now ridden at this centre for just under 8 years, i've seen horses and staff come and go. I feel that the team of horses and the relationship with staff at matchmoor now is a very well thought through and well developed. Its easy for people to come on this site and 'rant' away about rocky feild, cramped stables or bad grooming. However if they didn't notice the ridding school is situated in the moors, where there are rocks. Horse's are wild animals, they may be domesticated on the yard and… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/08/2010
it was rubbuish! all the staff where horrible! i now go to match moor equestrian centre in darwen and it is sooooooo much better. the stables were crammped and the horses where never groomed and the arenas were rubbish i wuold not reccamend this riding school to any one!… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/07/2010
I think Matchmoor is a perfectly nice riding school, with good instrucors and gentle ponies. It isn't the cleanest school ever, the horses don't get groomed loads, but they do get a lot of time out in the fields which are fairly large. I had to leave because I started loaning my pony and it would cost too much, but if not I would definately still be riding there. My friend now rides there, and she loves it! She is taught by laura, and so was I. She was very good. There is free boot and hat hire… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/07/2010
I can honestly say this is the best place I have ever ridden at and would not change riding schools for anything! ALL instructors and yard staff are lovely, very friendly and helpful and there is a fantastic range of horses and ponies for all abilities. Owner is lovely and really will go out of her way to accomodate your needs and there are many fantastic opportunities for you to improve your horse care and knowledge as well as your riding. Great summer shows, both jumping and Dressage and… Read Full Review
Written on: 13/06/2010
Good lessons for the price, two rides in one day. hacks are good.
some of the riding instructors were quite harsh. i felt uncomfortable with some, but perhaps that was just an impression… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/05/2010
I absolutely love Matchmoor, I had lessons with Sarah until she left for Australia which we were gutted about! But now I have Keeley and I can honestly say ive never had so much fun riding. The lessons are great I get to push myself and challenge myself whilst learning and enjoying the lessons. We laugh loads and learn loads its a great balance. ~I would recommend this school to children and adults alike. Whether you are a beginner or advanced Matchmoor still provides the opportunities to… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/04/2010
when i first went here i loved it.i used to do half an hour hacks but i got sick of it.the staff where rude to me and my mum.on my last hack i rode cinders and i dont think she had been groomed for a week.the horses are cramped and when we where leavind we saw a horse galoping around a field that was full of big rocks.we moved to ryders farm center and its tons better.the horses are actually groomed and have there feet picked out after every lesson.lol.
never go to matchmoor.we saw the owner… Read Full Review
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