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“Fantastic horses and fantastic staff !”

Written on: 03/06/2013

It was my first experience at mill farm trekking centre and I had a brilliant time! I was welcomed by friendly staff that made me feel very at ease and welcomed! As I have not been on a horse for many years I was very nervous one of the members of staff made sure I felt comfortable and relaxed, which helped a lot! All of the horse were well looked after and happy each with plenty of hay an clean water! The trek it's self was beautiful in lovely countryside , I even had a trot which made my day!… Read Full Review

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“Animal Welfare Issues!”

Written on: 03/06/2013 by ChrissyT (1 review written)

Some of the horses are extremely under weight. I could have a bit of sympathy if it was winter with no grass, but the state of these underfed horses in June is a disgrace. One horse on our trek had only one shoe on, with the other front hoof damaged. We pointed out that another horse had a loose shoe and were ignored. They obviously believe it's fine to canter and gallop a horse with a loose shoe. Even the cobs at this yard look underweight. I saw a Section D with visible hip bones. They… Read Full Review

Millfarmriding's Response to ChrissyT's Review

Written on: 04/07/2013

Bizarre the horses at mill farm are veted each year as part of the law for a licence and they are told that most of their horses are over weight by a equine vet I believe more qualified in the health and well being of all horses and ponies than your good self
Any one reading this pack of lies please feel free to visit our face book page our website or better still visit mill farm riding school and trekking centre and see for your self

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Chrissyt's reply to Millfarmriding's Comment

Written on: 05/07/2013

Call this a pack of lies all you will. I have pictures of the horses and ponies and the local authority have been notified, also the BHS.

The horses may well have put on weight now, but what about the tack that doesn't fit? The missing shoes? The fact that the 'instructor' was so frightened of her horse (the above mentioned section D) that she had to swap with another rider half way around.



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“A great afternoon”

Written on: 01/06/2013 by DebzD (1 review written)

My brother and I went on the beginners trek today and we truly are beginners(I was a bit nervous). Many thanks for a fun and memorable afternoon. Ben really helped put me at ease and made me feel comfortable which meant a lot. Everyone else at the trekking centre were nice and friendly too but I didnt get chance to speak to them as much. would go again :)… Read Full Review

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“Very Good Experience at Mill Farm”

Written on: 30/05/2013 by horserider666 (1 review written)

We first saw Mill farm on Wowcher - it was amazingly priced, and seemed a good experience. We arrived at the beautiful Cheshire farm, and met our horses which were well matched to our abilities and this meant we both loved the ride. Although Bronwyn was partial to the occasional snack and needed a bit of a push, she was a challenge for me and definitely made it an enjoyable ride. Miami was very responsive and an absolute darling. We had Julia and Josh to accompany us - Julia in the saddle and… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant trekking experience!! ”

Written on: 26/05/2013 by Beebop23 (1 review written)

We bought our horse trekking experience off groupon. It was brilliant value for money. We arrived at the riding school early and then had a short drive to the trekking centre where we had a very warm welcome from the staff. We were kitted out in hats and protective jackets and then got to meet our horses, Jake and Paddy!! My partner had never been on a horse before but the staff were brilliant and very informative and talked us through everything! We then headed off on our trek through the… Read Full Review

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“The Best School I Have Ever Riden In!!!!!”

Written on: 25/05/2013 by DanniTaylor (1 review written)

When I first went to Mill Farm I was really unsure of what to do and stuff like that. Until everone showed me where everything was and how to do things, my favourite ponies at Mill Farm are probably Robbie, Twinkle, Danny or Shammy (although my friends loaning Shammy at the moment :(). I would defiantly recommend this school to a friend, because Mill Farm has taught me loads from cantering through long hard cross country rides, to jumping massive jumps on the show jumping course to lastly… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic trek for total beginners”

Written on: 06/05/2013 by Kin123 (1 review written)

We had a fabulous time on our 90 minute ride that we had bought via groupon. The staff were friendly and professional and put us at our ease, and chose two lovely horses for us. We were really pleased that this lady was our guide, as she was very calm and knowledgeable and we felt safe and relaxed at all times, she even let us try out a little trot! The setting and scenery were stunning, we were very lucky to have a lovely sunny day. The whole experience was brilliant, and we will definitely be… Read Full Review

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“Trekking ”

Written on: 26/04/2013

My friend and I had a fabulous ride. She took the trek out and made sure that we were all safe and enjoyed ourselves. We were given body protectors for our safety. The horses were very well behaved. There were two rides. One for novice riders who went separately and our ride was for experienced riders. We got the chance to have a gallop which was fantastic and once again the horses were very well behaved. No pushing or trying to race each other. Would definitely recommend and be back. Love to… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic start to our Summer!!”

Written on: 25/04/2013

Me and a friend found this deal on groupon and it was a bargain! (£32 for a 1hr 30 m trek both of us) We traveled from the city centre and although a long bus ride it was easy to find, yes a bumpy ride up to the school as ive read in many reviews but i found that added to the escapism, i wanted to be escaping into the country! The staff drove us from school to the trekking centre which was very welcome and were friendly and welcoming for the get-go We were made welcome and given our… Read Full Review

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“Lovely Morning Out”

Written on: 26/03/2013

The staff were very friendly, Josh took us on our trek and made sure that everyone was okay, the horses are very well behaved and everyone seemed to have a lovely time… Read Full Review

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“Excellent Horses and Leaders - LOVE the place!”

Written on: 19/03/2013 by DebbieCooper (1 review written)

OK, so it's a bumpy road to the Trekking Centre but it is definitely worth it when you get there!! The people are great and the horses are brilliant. I found them via Groupon and booked an advanced trek in September 2012 and have been going back regularly ever since - it's the best centre I have been to in a long long time. The horses are well looked after and loved, all the people who work there are very friendly and very experienced - they make all riders, whether you are a beginner or… Read Full Review

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“Very disappointing trek”

Written on: 18/03/2013

My friend and I had read the good reviews about Mill Farm but we came away very disappointed. The owner was only interested in telling us "that we shouldn't be there if we didn't want to fall off a horse" just what the two people who had never even sat on a horse wanted to hear. She showed a real lack of interest in us and didn't hang around very long. The drive to the trekking centre is horrendous, sports cars are not advisable due to the amount of pot holes and a drive along the canal tow… Read Full Review

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“This riding school is absolutely rubbish. They neglect...”

Written on: 11/03/2013

This riding school is absolutely rubbish. They neglect horses and don't feed them. They are skin and bone. Don't know why people go there… Read Full Review

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“lovely morning”

Written on: 20/02/2013 by jillfares (1 review written)

Myself and my daughter went on a horse trek as beginners. The horses, Marie and Paddy are lovely - so gentle. We were led by an excellent trainer. We had no other people in our group which was great as we could build up our confidence with the horses as we plodded through the lovely countryside - fields, canal and a small wood We were lucky as it was a lovely morning Staff are experienced and very friendly Can't wait to return… Read Full Review

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“Friendly trek leaders”

Written on: 11/02/2013

We booked the trek with a Groupon Voucher for our daughter and her boyfriend. We followed directions to the stables to be informed by not a particularly welcoming lady that we needed to travel in convoy to where the trek would begin. The approach to the farm itself is not for the faint hearted or owner of a sportier car as the road was filled with deep pot holes and very closely alongside a canal! This said, the staff leading the trek were lovely, with a warm welcome and couldn't have been more… Read Full Review

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“excellent would defintely go again.”

Written on: 15/01/2013 by furbie (1 review written)

I booked on groupon for the trek. I was not disapointed. As a complete beginner with never being on a horse before I was made to feel at ease. Jess was our leader that took us on the trek, She was great and nothing was too much trouble for her. She stayed with me the whole time as i was a nervous beginner. I would definitely go again as this was an amazing experiance. The trek itself took us through The Middlewood Way and I believe you can go into lyme park weather permitting. Thank You Jess… Read Full Review

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“best experience ever!”

Written on: 13/01/2013 by RachaelB123 (1 review written)

This was the best trek of my life! The instructor at mill farm riding school was so friendly and made me feel so relaxed as i was a bit nervous on the horse as i had never ridden it before. She spoke to me the whole time and gave me so many new tips on how to ride and it boosted my confidence so much and i feel that my riding has improved so much since this hack. I had my first gallop here and i was made to feel so safe. She promised me i would finish the gallop with a huge smile, and i did!!… Read Full Review

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“Another fabulous trek at Mill Farm”

Written on: 06/01/2013

Went on the advanced trek today with my daughter who learns at Mill Farm Riding School. Although we couldn't go through the fields due to boggy conditions, we still had a fantastic ride! Would recommend this to anyone. Bron was amazing and Danny for my daughter was fab! Loved it and will definitely be back soon!… Read Full Review

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“A lovely way to get back to riding again.”

Written on: 24/11/2012 by TracyScott3216 (1 review written)

My friend and I had both not ridden for quite a few years and we decided that we'd like to go again. When I saw the groupon deal for the 90 minute trek at Mill Farm I immediately bought one each for us. And I have to say we were not disppointed. The staff at the riding centre were friendly and took our details whilst we waited for Ruth, our trek leader, to escort us over to the trekking centre, which is a relatively short drive away. Ruth was lovely and very friendly and making sure we all… Read Full Review

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“Enjoyable, Exciting, Welcoming!”

Written on: 31/10/2012

I really enjoyed my day at the Mill farm trekking centre. I went with my friend and colleague on a sunny day in August. We were welcomed by all staff and treated like friends. I am a beginner/novice horse rider therefore, I was only used to walking, trotting and had slight experience in cantering. I rode Malibu a beautiful black and white cob that seemed well trained as all I had to do was tap/squeeze her slightly and she did what she was told. I would definately recommend anyone to have a go… Read Full Review

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