Written on: 13/11/2012
I have been taking my daughters aged 6 and 8 here for the past few months and am very pleased with the whole experience, my daughters have been taught by a BHS II instructor and have been corrected on bad habits picked up at other riding schools. I will certainly continue to take my children here for lessons (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2012 by Cathrin78 (1 review written)
I have just started to learn riding at the Chobham Equestrian Center and am thoroughly enjoying my time there. As a complete beginner, I was welcomed by an enthusiastic team of owners, instructors and even their family members. I have had seven lessons with four different instructors and am finding the diversity hugely helpful. I think I have now found the two instructors that in combination give me the perfect balance of confidence, technical know-how and fun! But everybody learns... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2012
i found that when I visited this yard to have a lesson with my daughter that the stables were very untidy, there was alot of rubbish around and it didn't look presentable Some of the ponies looked unhappy in their sables which didn't appear to have much straw in, the pony my daughter rode had no water bucket in before or after the lesson had finished, I wasn't too impressed witha topless stable worker, especially in front of my 10year old. Don't think we'll be going back I used to ride... (read more)
Written on: 08/04/2012
Very good teaching, learn lots from every lesson, the lessons are all very different but are alp considered well and I easily progress from them, definitely worth the money! and very reasonably priced lessons and good deals if you buy in bulk (read more)
Written on: 06/04/2012
i'm not sure if they have any training or if they are just people who have decided to take lessons. the lessons were boring & repetative. almost my whole lessons was guessing if i was on the right or wrong leg, rather than teaching how to spot it and adjust quickly. (read more)
Written on: 31/05/2011 by PollySmith2011 (1 review written)
This riding stable is not approved by the British Horse Society (BHS). Whatever your reason for seeking out a riding centre; be it to learn to ride, for a pleasant hours hacking, or training up to advanced level; you will want to pick an establishment that is both reputable and well run. British Horse Society Approved Establishments have horse and pony welfare along with client safety and satisfaction as priorities. All establishments are insured for public liability and comply with the... (read more)
Written on: 28/12/2010
I have kept my horse at Higher Park Farm since Easter. Since having my horse here she is happy, content and very settled. Having an indoor school is brilliant and I have never had a time when I have been unable to use it or the outdoor school. Yard manager is great and nothing is too much trouble. I beleive that any negative reviews here are sour grapes!!!
Don't take my word come and check it out. (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2010
I had a pony on full livery at higher park farm which i brought for my daughter. The pony was always cared for was turned out at 7:30 am and was brought in at about 4:30 pm, i had sharers on her which they had arranged for me, after they had very carefully assessed their capability around horses. My daughter was always made welcome and has learnt a lot from Miss Stevens the owner. She always had her shoes done on time, was up to date with her vaccinations and worming which was all done for... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2010
Higher Park Farm A Very Special Yard
The horses health and happiness is paramount at this yard the horses and ponies are always well fed, groomed, immaculately mucked out and cared for to the highest standard
From everyday care to staying down the yard at 3am to help an ill horse, both owner and horse are always made to feel very special at this truly unique yard
There are always clinics being run for training and Laura is always available to help you with questions or advice
There's... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2010
I keep my horse on full livery at Higher Park Farm Liveries she is a show cob and must be kept at the highest standard! The yard is always clean including her stable, they have unlimited hay and she has gained weight nicely since being at the yard! No matter when I turn up she us always groomed and well turned out! The lady laura whom runs the livery is very helpful and schools her very well! Gives very good easy to follow lessons... I would recommend this yard to anyone! (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2010
I had a jumping lesson here yesterday. I have lost my confidence jumping after some lessons with a really bad instructor at a BHS approved school. I found my lesson yesterday to be exactly what I need, I wasn't pushed too far but I did achieve something. The pony was extremely well mannered and in fabulous condition. All of the horses and ponies looked amazing and obviously well cared for. The staff were all friendly, welcoming and polite. I would highly recommend Higher Park Farm as a place... (read more)
Written on: 14/09/2010
Took my nearly 3 year old along today for first lesson. Found everyone to be friendly and welcoming and horses looked happy and well cared for to me - but then I am no expert and it concerns me to read previous reviews here being so negative.
We have booked a follow-up lesson as I found it to be good value for money and an approachable environment. (read more)
Written on: 07/03/2010
HIGHER PARK FARM RIDING SCHOOL IS NOW UNDER NEW MANAGERMENT.
Higher Park Farm Riding School is now being run by Geraldine Summers and Matthew Smith as from March 2010 and we hope that we will make the riding school as even more of a success than it previously was. The main Instructor is Geraldine, she has a world of experience teaching all levels from beginer to advanced riders. Gerri comes from a background of working with children from a city farm and also at top level dressage Yards with... (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2009
Higher Park Farm is not BSJA approved, which means it is of a low quality for both horse care and lessons.
I myself have bought one of their ponies which was extremely mistreated, after 5 years Charlie has been learning to trust again and we are currently doing Pony Club events all year round.
However when he was for sale he was only 800 pounds, due to him being 'unmanageable', yet he now takes inexperienced riders for hacks on Chobham Common.
I am very dissapointed in Higher Park... (read more)
Written on: 02/11/2009
friendly family run business, fairly new business for them, great facilities, indoor and outdoor arenas., clear round evenings and events. laid back environment. I really enjoyed my visit and lesson there and will be making it a regular thing. Liveries still available, go for it! (read more)
Written on: 30/08/2009
the ridding wat Higher Park Farm was realy fun as a beginner but as you got better the lessons got a bit boring, the hacks were mostly walking and trotting. the horses are well looked after and not at all bored. i love higher park farm and recommend it to any one but one thing i would say is its quite expensive.
Written on: 13/05/2008
The people are all vary friendly but however as an experienced rider I did not feel it met my expectations. The ponies were fantastic but teaching was bad. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2008 by 5eyyyyyy
They are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
All their horses & ponies are wonderful.
The staff is great too. They are all very kind and helpfull. (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2008
Higher Park Farm is the greatest stables in the world!! There are great instructors and to other comments trust me the horses aren't bored and i have been there for a really long time!! (read more)
Written on: 21/03/2008
Warm welcoming, quality choice of horses, great tuition. Friendly staff, good horses. I really like Higher Park Farm, its a great riding school (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2008
The hacks were on main roads a lot, so even though people could trot, canter and gallop, they did mostly walking whilst there were other routes that could have had at least a bit more trotting.Big groups for lessons.
I have enjoyed riding here although some points were not so pleasing.
The lessons I had were always fun though, and although I have now moved to Australia, I still look back with many happy and fun memories. (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2007
I have been riding here for nearly 10 years and have never wanted to go anywhere else. (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2007 by ccli4d (1 review written)
The Higher Park Farm equestrian centre exceeds all expectations. Great events are held all year round, especially on school holidays, which is great for parents with children that are easily bored! (read more)
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