Fordbank Livery & Equicentre, Johnstone, Renfrewshire Reviews

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“Best stables ever”

Written on: 22/10/2013 by Fordbankrules (1 review written)

I am a worker at the stables and I have to say that I would never leave as every one of the workers are polite and all the ponies and horses are happy as they are never over worked and at the slightest hint of tiredness the horse is checked over straight away and given some pampering. At the stables every worker such as myself gets to know each horse personally getting to know all the knacks and personality of each and everyone. I also take lessons and the teachers are supportive and… Read Full Review

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“fordbank equicentre is truly a brilliant riding...”

Written on: 16/05/2011

fordbank equicentre is truly a brilliant riding centre, lovely people go there and not only the riding is good but the interaction with the horses
I have been going there now for seven to eight years and have never thought of swiching yards, brilliant also for livery I have my own horse there on livery and she always gets cared for well when I cant make it up I would definetely recomend this yard to everyone
if you are a parent and are worried about saftey it is unbelievebly safe I have never… Read Full Review

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“I have been going to Fordbank for over a year now and...”

Written on: 28/03/2011

I have been going to Fordbank for over a year now and find the staff to be friendly, professional and encouraging. They ALWAYS go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and safe both when on the yard and in the school. They have great horses for all levels of rider that are well looked after and the instruction is top class. I started there when my confidence, both personally and as a rider, was low and throughout the past year everyone has helped me to build that back up to the extent… Read Full Review

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“I have been going to fordbank for 6years now and my...”

Written on: 27/03/2011

I have been going to fordbank for 6years now and my boyfriend has been going 3years and i have no complaints whatsoever. The staff and voulenteers are polite and friendly and are always happy to help. The horses are well loved and looked after and the school ponys and horses get regular holidays if even the slight sign of tierdness from working in the school. I enjoy going up for my lesson every week and for a chat. I would rekommend fordbank to anyone looking for a livery yard or a riding… Read Full Review

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“Both me and my daughter (11) have learned to ride at...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

Both me and my daughter (11) have learned to ride at Fordbank. We've had constant encouragement and a lot of fun. It's a friendly and relaxed place with everyone happy to help out. Fiona and the staff are excellent - and regularly go the extra mile to make sure both of us (and our new pony) are all well looked after… Read Full Review

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“I have been at fordbank for just over 1 year now and i...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

I have been at fordbank for just over 1 year now and i can without a doubt say that it is the best run yard i have ever been to . The staff are very helpful and friendly and there is just a general good atmosphere about the yard . The horses are kept in top condition and are cared for extremely well .Fordbank has improved my riding immensely since i have been there and fiona puts alot of effort into helping me , taking me to shows and letting me ride her top class showjumping horses which i… Read Full Review

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“I have been at Fordbank for over 9 years now, for the...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

I have been at Fordbank for over 9 years now, for the past 4 years fiona has taken over the yard has come on leaps and bounds with so much improvements made for horses and all customers. All horses are well looked after and of brilliant quality. Great family yard for anyone with an interest in horses,would definatly recommend!… Read Full Review

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“I have been at fordbank now for over three yrs and...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

I have been at fordbank now for over three yrs and find it an extremely well managed yard,fiona has time to listen help or advise even when she is really busy .the horses are all well looked after and staff are friendly and helpful .overall i highly recommend fordbank its a great place to ride !!… Read Full Review

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“I have been riding at Fordbank for several...”

Written on: 26/03/2011 by NancyCunni50 (1 review written)

I have been riding at Fordbank for several years....(previously been at other riding schools) but i find the owner Fiona,and all instructors all great at what they do. All the horses and ponies are in great condition. There have been lots of great work done in the school since Fiona took over.EG A great new all weathers outdoor area.I come to the yard every week and love my time here.....money and time permitting i would come every day… Read Full Review

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“I came to Fordbank after hearing great things about...”

Written on: 25/03/2011

I came to Fordbank after hearing great things about the yard from a friend. I started taking lessons and now have a horse on adoption. Its a great place to be everyone is really friendly and always willing to help out! Not only have i been taught to ride i've also learned so much about caring for horses. Fiona has gone out of her way many a time to help people out and is always thinking about the best interest of her horses who are all great!! I have went from knowing very little about horses… Read Full Review

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“There is nothing bad to say about Fordbank. The owner,...”

Written on: 25/03/2011

There is nothing bad to say about Fordbank. The owner, Fiona, has always got time to take out to listen and offer advice, nothing is too much trouble. The staff and helpers are all hard working and very welcoming. Karen is excellent and professional, a great confidence giver and very friendly. She is also great with children. The horses at Fordbank are wonderful. A horse to suit every rider. The horses there are really incredible and they are all fantastic at what they do. They are all… Read Full Review

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“i have been going to Fordbank now for 3years an since...”

Written on: 25/03/2011

i have been going to Fordbank now for 3years an since then i have started improving my riding skills and started more shows, with the help of Fiona and Karen. The horses that Fiona supplies are all fantastic, you couldn't ask for better horses . All the people that work there, are great! So friendly and help with anything. i wouldn't ride anywhere else. There is Fiona, Karen and Jen as the instuctors and you couldn't ask for better instructors. i have a lesson every week with Fiona to improve… Read Full Review

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“I have been going to Fordbank for 7 months now, since...”

Written on: 25/03/2011

I have been going to Fordbank for 7 months now, since then Fiona has helped me find an absolute gem of a horse and really went out of her way to look at different horses to make sure I found the right one. All the staff are friendly, professional and very reliable.I wouldnt have my horse anywhere else and would recommend the yard highly for livery and as a riding school. Fiona, Karen and Jen are fantastic instructors and I have a lesson every week gaining more experience every week. No lesson… Read Full Review

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“Hi my name is Fiona and I am the owner of Fordbank ...”

Written on: 25/03/2011

Hi my name is Fiona and I am the owner of Fordbank Equicentre , I believe that I operate a good business where the priority is most definitely my and my customers horses, I have absolutely no concerns about any of the horses that are kept on my yard and find the comments left recently to be that off someone with some kind of grievance, that aside I have 4 permanent members of staff and infact do not employ any students, if such a student were ever to be on my yard then they would have met… Read Full Review

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“For everyones information, I am the owner of Joe and...”

Written on: 25/03/2011

For everyones information, I am the owner of Joe and can advise that all horses are extremely well looked after which is why I keep Joe and my other horse here. Used to barge out stable as this is what he was allowed to do at last yard, which was a nightmare and why I moved. Stables are inspected by vets on behalf of council every year so that they can keep their liscence as a riding school and same vet looks after my horses, giving annual boosters - if there was a problem I think it might have… Read Full Review

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“I started riding lessons at Fordbank roughly 5 years...”

Written on: 18/11/2010

I started riding lessons at Fordbank roughly 5 years ago and when Fiona took over management she made it. The staff are always happy to give a hand or answer any questions you may have.The horses are excellent and well kept.Since Karen (instructor along with Fiona) joined Fordbank the place has went from strength to strength. I would recommend Fordbank to anyone who is looking for a riding school or livery yard. Everyone is always friendly and happy to help, both staff and helpers. From my… Read Full Review

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“My 15 year old daughter moved to Fordbank nearly 4...”

Written on: 17/11/2010

My 15 year old daughter moved to Fordbank nearly 4 years ago just after Fiona took over and i can honestly say it is a fantastic yard. She wanted to learn to jump and now under Fionas guidence and instructions she is now competing in BSJA competitions. She is in the process of changing from a pony to a horse and Fiona has halped her all the way, right down to helping her to find the right horse to buy. She has built up very close friendships with the other girls there and would not move yard… Read Full Review

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“I can honestly say that Fordbank is a great place to...”

Written on: 16/11/2010

I can honestly say that Fordbank is a great place to go and ride and to learn about horses, thanks to the knowledge and friendliness of the staff and helpers there. I have ridden at various stables in the past and found this to be the one that I'm happy and comfortable at. It is well run and well managed, as far as I can see, and the children about the stables always seem to be well supervised. I have taken part in the adult own-a-pony days and they are always good fun and well organised. The… Read Full Review

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“I have a 14 year old daughter who has been at this...”

Written on: 15/11/2010

I have a 14 year old daughter who has been at this yard for 4 years and can hand-on-heart state that you could not find a better run or supervised yard. My daughter has gone from not wanting to leave my side (due to death of her father) to attending pony days and pony camps every year. She has made a lot of new friends and is a totally different girl from when we first moved our horses (2 off) to this yard. This is due to the encouragement, support and friendliness of the staff/owner at… Read Full Review

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Kariannia's Comment

Written on: 15/11/2010

I found this review very helpful because...
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<br/>it gives a good account of the yard

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Written on: 26/03/2011

I found this very helpfull because it is all factuall with no lias or exageration!

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“What a wonderful place. Staff are very warm and...”

Written on: 18/10/2009

What a wonderful place. Staff are very warm and friendly. My two children enjoy the place so much.Would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone… Read Full Review

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