Matchmoor Riding centre Matchmoor Lane, Horwich, Bolton Reviews

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Matchmoor Riding centre Matchmoor Lane, Horwich, Bolton
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“I can honestly say this is the best place I have ever...”

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

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“Good lessons for the price, two rides in one day....”

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

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“I absolutely love Matchmoor, I had lessons with Sarah...”

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

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“when i first went here i loved it.i used to do half an...”

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

Rawilliams3's Comment

Written on: 05/05/2010

to be honest i think you have exagerated this way to much! if this riding school which i have ridden at since it opened was that bad the BHS would not approve it and would have it closed down. the horses are not cramp and the horses stay out in the field yes fields can have rocks in but horses are meant to live out in the wild so you statements seem to be useless and injust if you want to learn to ride properly then your going to the wrong lace. horses feet do not need to be picked out after every lesson unless you are riding in bad conditions. also no child is allowed to pull fur out of silver they were prob trying to sort out its mane !! and silver is naughty the horse prob kicked out at the owner so get your facts straight

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“i have to admit i wasnt really keen on going as i...”

Written on: 10/03/2010

i have to admit i wasnt really keen on going as i heard they weren't very friendly. im really pleased to say that on my arrival i was greeted by a very friendly lady who was more than welcoming.the staff were lovely,everywhere was clean and tidy and the horses are in good condition. my ride out was very easy going and thoroughly enjoyed it. ive been riding for 30yrs and like many cant afford my own horse,so this place should be treasured in this current climate when many places are closing. the… Read Full Review

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“i used to go to matchmoor it was okay when sara was...”

Written on: 08/03/2010

i used to go to matchmoor it was okay when sara was there i used to have privet lessons on farron the ponies and horses were brill but they never got groomed.the arenas were rubbish they have 3 arenas whitch in the rain and winter are horrible and muddy which was very bad. now i go to ryders equestrian center which if you compeare to matchmoor is brillient i would recommend it to a new begginer… Read Full Review

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“my daughter of 8 has been riding here for a few months...”

Written on: 19/02/2010

my daughter of 8 has been riding here for a few months now and absoloutly loves it,especially tuppence her favourite horse,laura w and danny are great teachers and put lots of confidence in the children.brilliant riding school,brilliant instructers and lovely horses. xxx… Read Full Review

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“Mathmoor riding center is a riding school in...”

Written on: 13/02/2010

Mathmoor riding center is a riding school in howrich/bolton

this riding school is the best all the riding schools i went to in the past i hated this one is good value for money and i recomend it to everone everone therre is really nice i have alot of good memories from there there isnt any bad points i fell of a few times but that is only natural the ponies are good i really miss the ones who died i like how there is a sepeate small areana for beginners behind the top yard because there is… Read Full Review

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“Hi I go riding their I would rate it 500000000 out of...”

Written on: 08/02/2010

Hi I go riding their I would rate it 500000000 out of 5!!!
I love all of the horses and I am learning loads!!! I am ten and I can walk trot canter jump and loads more!!! … Read Full Review

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“I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOUR HORSE-RIDING ”

Written on: 04/02/2010

I WOULD LIKE TO JOIN YOUR HORSE-RIDING… Read Full Review

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“Matchmoor is a must place to begin and learn how to...”

Written on: 31/01/2010

Matchmoor is a must place to begin and learn how to ride, i would recommend
this school to everyone. I learn't how to ride here when i was 13 and still go now for the occassional lesson with Jen. i now have my own
horse but still enjoy visting this place.
I now take my neice who is 8 and she loves and enjoys this place as much as i did.
10/10 for enjoy-ability, service and facilities… Read Full Review

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“Staff very friendly, really great hack's. My nuber one...”

Written on: 28/12/2009

Staff very friendly, really great hack's. My nuber one place to ride at the moment. Occasionally have to ride ponies that are a bit on the small side and tack could do with a good clean. However for the most part all horses and ponies are well looked after and happy… Read Full Review

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“I go to Matchmoor every other Sunday paying with my...”

Written on: 23/12/2009

I go to Matchmoor every other Sunday paying with my own pocket money and overall, I think it is a good school. Last Sunday, I couldn't go because the rings were completely frozen over and my mum was scared about the horses spooking and me falling and breaking something (for the first time in my life!). There are a few critisms though:
1. Road towards the school is awfully bumpy and worn away.
2. Ground towards the barns, top ring, little school and back yard is terribly muddy on bad days.
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Guest's Comment

Written on: 23/02/2012

they do offer 1 or 3 days courses on tacking up and grooming horses actually.

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Written on: 05/05/2012

the center offers 1/2hr stable management lessons where you can learn this and 1 day or 3 day courses where you look after the same pony and ride it 2hrs daily.

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Written on: 09/12/2009


I am just about to finish my work experience which i have been doing at matchmoor for two weeks, It has been the best two weeks of my life and im never going to forget it.

The staff are so friendly and outgoing, but most of all they are great teachers because i steped into an environment which i have never been in and im walking out an expect.

I think my biggest achievement was on my second lesson i was able to canter which was really fun to do. So i would say to anyone go along and visit, i… Read Full Review

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“Matchmoor is very helfull and i always enjoy riding...”

Written on: 04/11/2009

Matchmoor is very helfull and i always enjoy riding .Sue should be proud of
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“i have ridden at Matchmoor for 2 years and i love it...”

Written on: 02/11/2009

i have ridden at Matchmoor for 2 years and i love it Matchmoor made Saterdays my favorite day of the week all the staff .

i tell family and friends at the morning how well i did and the other
day i told my antie to send my cousin there because the staff are frendly
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“Went for my private lesson today. Had a bad fall a...”

Written on: 31/10/2009 by Rogaford (1 review written)

Went for my private lesson today. Had a bad fall a couple of years ago and totally lost my confidence. Rode for the first time today. I even cantered!! My instructor was great, as was my horse. All the horses look well cared for. Cant wait to go back. Ive even recommended a friend. 10/10… Read Full Review

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“I just didnt like it.”

Written on: 21/10/2009

I just didnt like it… Read Full Review

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“our daughter of 6yrs old started 4 weeks ago having...”

Written on: 16/10/2009 by poppett (1 review written)

our daughter of 6yrs old started 4 weeks ago having sat and sunday lessons,hacking to start,we are amazed she now having lessons with danny,she loves it and doing so well,he is absolutely great very patient but straight,she loves all the horses they give you variety which is great,please try it wel l worth it,also danny well done u fab heidi says… Read Full Review

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“i went to matchmoor 4 about a year in 2007-2008 and i...”

Written on: 05/10/2009

i went to matchmoor 4 about a year in 2007-2008 and i had lessons on the weekend i luvd it and i miss it sooooo much coz i moved to australia. i loved to ride flame u star and shadow ps the lessons were awesome and i would reccomend this for people of any age and experience in horse riding thanx xoxo… Read Full Review

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