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★★★★★

“so good”

Written on: 22/04/2014 by Carternm367 (1 review written)

I have ridden since I was 9, then breaks cause of kids, then orchard cottage! They really know their stuff great horses, great staff alison is the best riding instructor ever and all staff are fab! X… Read Full Review

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“It's an alright yard”

Written on: 23/12/2013

I changed stables and started at orchard cottage when I was 10 years old. I was walk trot and learning to jump. I think that orchard cottage is great for children and people that are starting out. The good points is that people are very friendly there and they are very good at flatwork and teaching to do natural aids. However, they make a bg deal out of jumping, enrich makes some riders that wernt very confident before very nervous. It has great horses but if u want to do lots of high show… Read Full Review

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“Orchard cottage rules!!!!”

Written on: 28/10/2013

Hi , I have been riding for 5 years and I love it . I have been to orchard cottage for all of the years. I heard about that some other riding schools are terrible BUT this is the best . My lesson is every Sunday at 3:30pm and finishes at 4:15pm. I do halt , walk, trot, canter , jump and hack out . I have the best teacher ever. The pony's are amazing and the best. The staff are always smiling and greeting you a lot . I love it . This year I have just started helping out at the stables and it so… Read Full Review

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“BEST EVER”

Written on: 28/07/2013 by Efstathios (1 review written)

I have ridden at different riding establishments throughout my life and can honestly say that Orchard Cottage beats the lot. I have been riding here for approx. 3 years now and cannot fault it in any way. The staff are very friendly and attentive and I always feel really safe out on a hack which, of course, is the ultimate priority. The horses are in immaculate condition too. My only reservation is the unfortunate need to increase the price of rides which is such a shame as it now stops me… Read Full Review

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“Simply the best!”

Written on: 16/06/2013

I feel that I should review Orchard Cottage, as I think it very unfair for anyone visiting this site for information on the stables to be met with "Stay Away!" as the opening review. I have been riding there for 3 years and have never encountered the apparent difficulties and problems stated by the aforementioned reviewer. Quite the contrary, the Staff are pastoral with the youngsters, helping them to build confidence and at all times are polite and caring. The horses are incredibly well looked… Read Full Review

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“Stay away”

Written on: 24/05/2013

I recently took my daughter to Orchard Cottage for a riding lesson. I found the staff to be rude and snooty with a 'we know best attitude' they wouldn't listen to anything asked for, for example a small pony for my small daughter so that her legs would come off the saddle flaps. A lesson that wasn't a lead rein lesson as she had been riding for a year already. Also, a lesson that wasn't just walking and trotting. To finish it off we were over charged and I had to ask for money back. I was… Read Full Review

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Written on: 15/02/2014

Well there is one thing for sure they know more than you. I know a girl much smaller than me and she has riden the same horses I have ridden. Orchard cottage is actually really good. It is not fair the comment you gave them.

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“Wonderful staff and horses”

Written on: 09/03/2013 by Julp68 (1 review written)

I started riding recently for the first time. The staff are friendly and the horses are well cared for. It's has a lively feel about it . The lessons are very good and well taught. I would recommend to anyone!… Read Full Review

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“Orchard cottage is amazing. I've only been riding for...”

Written on: 25/01/2011

Orchard cottage is amazing. I've only been riding for about a year and I'm already doing jumping and cantering! My mum (my mum doesn't want me to say her age lol) and me (13) have enjoyed the lessons, even though she just watches! The teachers are really nice, like Mel (she's anamzing. Go Mel!) and the horses are so sweet. Go ORCS!… Read Full Review

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“Fab riding school which both myself (38 years) and my...”

Written on: 17/01/2011

Fab riding school which both myself (38 years) and my daughter (10 years) love. We have used a few riding schools in our time but nothing in our area can ompare.

The teachers are attentive, reassuring and explain. The 1 on 1 lessons are the best but it does cost a lot of money!

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“It's hard to find a good, BHS approved riding school...”

Written on: 17/02/2010

It's hard to find a good, BHS approved riding school and I think Orchard Cottage is the best in the area with well-schooled horses and ponies, good qualified instructors and a serious approach. Horses are well-kept, happy and content. Nice peaceful atmosphere in the yard. Big indoor school with mirrors and classes for grown ups and children at all levels. Would definitely recommend… Read Full Review

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“I think it is a really nice school and if I earnt a...”

Written on: 17/08/2008

I think it is a really nice school and if I earnt a bit more money then it would be a nice place to ride… Read Full Review

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“I used to ride here when I was about 11-12 and loved...”

Written on: 24/07/2008 by suzannab23 (1 review written)

I used to ride here when I was about 11-12 and loved it. It isn't the cheapest going but it is a really good quality establishment where the horses are very well cared for and the instructors are great. Love it!… Read Full Review

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“Unlike many of the riding schools ive been to before...”

Written on: 01/03/2008

Unlike many of the riding schools ive been to before the instructors actually seem to speak to each other after each lesson and disscus how each person in the ride did. everytime ive called up to book a lesson or am waiting for my lesson to start im always asked by an instructor about my progress and im always amazed that they know exactly all my little bad habits and concerns - even if they dont teach me! its definitely a number one for personalised service as the instuctors really care. A… Read Full Review

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