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“A warm welcome”

Written on: 13/07/2014 by Beverly1960 (1 review written)

I visited Croft last Thursday 7.00-7.45 for a group lesson. It was my first visit and I was made to feel very welcome from the moment I stepped through the gates. My instructor was very good and explained everything very clearly as we went along. As I am an adult just starting up riding again after many years away from it I couldn't recommend Croft Riding Centre high enough. Give riding a go you will love it and I would recommend you try it here… Read Full Review

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“CROFT RIDING CENTRE IS FANTASTIC!”

Written on: 27/04/2014 by Jane.Harris (1 review written)

Croft Riding Centre is a well established, quality riding school. I highly recommend it! I first learnt to ride at Croft (Many years ago) and most recently have returned for lessons. The teaching is excellent and the instructors are highly knowledgable, supportive and encouraging. Within the space of 4 weeks I have gained the confidence and ability as a novice rider to complete my first dressage test with my horse which is also learning along side me through the fantastic teaching and schooling… Read Full Review

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“Absolutely Brilliant!!!”

Written on: 18/04/2014 by CorneliusGriffin-Alt (1 review written)

Croft is adorable, it's such a friendly, clean yard!! It was so quiet too! The staff were incredibly kind and helpful, and it's so well kept. We were able to tack our own horses up, which was really nice. It's obvious how you treat your horses really well judging from how clean they were (also they were healthy weights.) We had a lovely jumping lesson on our surprisingly forward horses, unlike other riding schools, you don't overwork your horses. Within the first minute I had fallen in love… Read Full Review

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“Incredible!!!!!!”

Written on: 16/04/2014 by zammyspure5 (1 review written)

Me and my friend went to go visit and we were expecting a little quiet yard with not much going on. We were SO wrong!!! Croft ridding centre has the BEST riding facilities I've ever seen and the most kind, friendly and qualified instructors I've ever met. The horses themselves were unbelievable, they were a perfect match for me and my friend and within 10 mins we'd fallen in love with them. Our lesson started perfectly on time and finished on time as well with our horses tacked up and ready to… Read Full Review

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“The place to be! ”

Written on: 08/03/2014 by YF13 (1 review written)

My husband bought me 6 lessons for my 65th birthday! Hadn't ridden for 55 years but absolutely love it. The staff are amazing, supportive, encouraging, knowledgeable and fun-loving. What impresses me is that the horses are the top priority. They are loved and cared for and there is a real family atmosphere around the yard. I have learnt so much over the past 5 months and my fitness level has improved dramatically. Riding at Croft has changed my life! Thank you… Read Full Review

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“No better place than Croft Riding Centre!!!!”

Written on: 08/03/2014 by Kadenu106 (1 review written)

I have been riding at Croft for nearly 2 years now. In that time I have met new friends, teachers and horses but most of all, I have got so much better at my riding. I had been riding all my life but never learnt anything but since I started here I have learnt lots and I have even jumped a 3ft spread in just 2 years! I never want to move. Lynn is a great photographer too and is kind enough to take photos at special events and let us use them for free from the Croft Riding Centre facebook page… Read Full Review

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“Easy Riders”

Written on: 07/03/2014 by Clever Mare (2 reviews written)

Had a fantastic session with Easy Riders last week - instructor gave some good health and safety advice at the beginning of the session and then took us through the basics in a friendly and relaxed riding lesson. We followed the riding with coffee and cakes and stayed chatting for over an hour after our lesson. Great company which followed a great lesson. Absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next session!… Read Full Review

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“It is the best riding centre in the world!!!!”

Written on: 27/02/2014

I love croft riding centre so much! They are fantastic at teaching. They have so nice horses that you could ever think of!… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic Christmas!”

Written on: 30/12/2013

Just wanted to say what fantastic Christmas events Croft have held for their clients! From first time dressage for the Ladies group to Christmas parties for both the pony club members and the Own a Pony Day on Christmas Eve - my daughter attended both and had a thoroughly good time! Then there was the Christmas show which was superb fun for all levels. Staff were working hard at all events and we were made very welcome as usual! Thank you Croft Riding Centre and all the best for 2014 - we… Read Full Review

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“The best riding cetre!!”

Written on: 11/12/2013

I have been to many riding schools in my life but I can honestly say its the best!! All the staff are friendly, so are all the horses and I couldn't ask for any more! Since riding at croft I have improved my riding and so have all my family therefore we will not be moving riding schools any time soon. Thank you to all the staff for teaching me, you have given me so much confidence… Read Full Review

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“Friendly, flexible & fun ”

Written on: 22/10/2013

This is a great place to ride. The Instructors are professional, knowledgeable and also very friendly. The horses are safe and well schooled, with lots of forward going horses and horses that can jump for the more adventurous. The facilities are good and the staff go to lots of trouble to run interesting days, events and activities. The lessons are varied and fun too. The staff work hard to make sure that you do things you enjoy and can go at your own pace, with the right amount of… Read Full Review

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“Show day Aug 2013”

Written on: 27/08/2013 by Janine45 (1 review written)

First time at show had a loverly day nice weather helped would go again easy to find no presher relaxed day … Read Full Review

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“bought great horse”

Written on: 27/08/2013

I part exchanged my horse at croft riding centre. They matched me up with a fantastic cob Barney. I am totally thankful to them as the horse i exchanged was to forward for me. Barney is bombproof as they said he would be and he has just won a 1st at our local show in the cob class. Thanks Croft for bringing me and Barney together he is perfect… Read Full Review

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“Summer Show at Croft”

Written on: 27/08/2013 by vixcheer (1 review written)

I recently attended the Summer Championship at Croft riding centre with other members of my farm show team. Although we are not stabled on the riding centre , we were welcomed onto the show and had a fantastic day. I am a disabled rider and was totally included in the show and was even given a special award for competing. It was a brilliant day and really enjoyed the show. I will definitely be attending the next one. Brilliant facilities and people… Read Full Review

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“Great place to ride!!”

Written on: 24/08/2013 by Charliesummer (1 review written)

I have been a customer at Croft Riding Centre for about 12 years. Throughout this time I have seen a change in management and the business develop into a professional Centre with friendly staff and management. Both my children received training at Croft and now have careers in the industry. After having a break from riding I returned recently to check out the lessons. There was so much to choose from! It was a busy night when I visited with Pony Club kids having a great time but the… Read Full Review

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“Impressive Instruction”

Written on: 20/08/2013

I can't speak highly enough of the patience, encouragement and knowledge displayed by the team of instructors at Croft Riding Centre. From being a very nervous beginner, they have taught me to walk, trot, canter and even pop over a small jump, allowing me to fulfil a childhood dream. At the other end of the spectrum, my once timid, tearful daughter has been transformed into a confident and accomplished young rider who now competes at British Dressage and British Eventing. We both still have… Read Full Review

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“Dreadful”

Written on: 05/08/2013 by Tracie100 (1 review written)

Just got back from this awful place. I was expected to ride this poor little horse that had already been in at least one full hours ride. His head was down and looked at me as if to say not again. The instructress was downright rude, the people there extremely unfriendly. I felt so sorry for,the horses that I paid and came away without riding. I decided it would not have been an enjoyable experience to add to this poor horses misery… Read Full Review

Lynncrc's Response to Tracie100's Review

Written on: 24/08/2013

I am sorry you feel your experience at Croft Riding Centre was not up to standard but I can assure you that our horse hours are calculated carefully and we give full consideration to the welfare of our horses when deciding workloads. The working hours of all our school horses are checked and approved during our regular inspections by the approving bodies which include the local council, BHS and ABRS.
Horses will rest between lessons and some horses will lower their heads to do this. This is not always an indication of tiredness.
Rather than continue this discussion via social media I would much prefer to speak with you in person. If you are happy to do this please contact the centre and leave your details and you will be contacted forthwith.

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“Brilliant!”

Written on: 18/07/2013

Had my third lesson this weekend at Croft Riding Centre and just like the other two was brilliant. I am a returning rider so need sensitive handling and the instructor gave me gentle exercises to improve my position and help get some confidence back. Have had both private and group lessons and both were great. I have booked my daughter in for a childrens lesson next week and she is so excited, having met the staff I am sure she will be safe, she is already asking me to hold her birthday… Read Full Review

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“ask to be taught by gaynor”

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

My daughter has been attending the school for almost a year . she has excelled in the past 3 months since we changed instuctors to Gaynor,who is one of the best instructors i have ever met. she has a genuine interest in actually teaching the kids...not just going through the motions and has the patience of a saint...swapping horses mid lesson if the kids are frightened.. I would highly reccommend that u ask for gaynor if you use croft riding center as she is a natural with hosrses and children… Read Full Review

Derrick.collinge's Response to ladyxx's Review

Written on: 10/04/2013

when they o the horse shows and pony shows i think i bit more organised as the last one was a bit up in the air maybe a space of ten minute wait for the next show also i did notice they werent any professional fotos taken this yr so before the cash gets taken of you ask whats the organsing of the shows like this yr she seems to be a good teacher also the others may sound rude but maybe he under stress that day so i do excuse him now and then

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“Super Safe Horses and Professional Caring Instructors!”

Written on: 05/12/2012 by Mollychop (1 review written)

The biggest priorities at Croft are the horses well being and rider safety. The horses are super safe and always in tune with the rider. I have ridden 6 different horses in the 6 months I've been riding there and they all knew their job! The instructors are so encouraging and will never push you. The standard of teaching is incredibly high. Lessons are full and varied. The owner Chris is friendly and always asks how your getting on, what your enjoying most or not enjoying. There are horses to… Read Full Review

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