Fordbank Livery & Equicentre, Johnstone, Renfrewshire Reviews

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“Horrible place”

Written on: 17/05/2015 by Esperanzau315 (1 review written)

Horrible place, place is falling apart. None of the riding school ponies have hay or water and are kept in a shed that's falling apart with no natural light. The owner is only interested in taking your money. It's pretty obvious that all the five star reviews have been written by the same person… Read Full Review

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“Disgusting yard”

Written on: 21/04/2015 by Trentonk135 (1 review written)

I would not recommend this yard to my worst enemy. Riding school ponies are filthy, no attempt is made to clean them up for clients. Staff are unqualified. Ponies are kept in a dark dingy barn with little water and hay. The hay is mouldy and damp. Tack is never cleaned. Yard is generally run down and untidy. Feed and equipment frequently gets stolen/goes missing. Livery horses frequently don't get fed in the morning. Staff don't seem to care and are lazy, doing as little as possible. For… Read Full Review

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“Rude staff, filthy ponies and very run down”

Written on: 15/04/2015 by McCabe192 (1 review written)

Would not recommend at all, very overpriced for a sub standard place. All of the riding school ponies were filthy, the equipment was very poorly maintained and also filthy. Wheelbarrows, forks and brooms lying about the stables. For the amount of money paid for a pony party I expected much better than very young girls as staff leading about children on ponies for 20 mins. The instructor was very nice and friendly, but place seemed severely understaffed and relied on young teenagers to carry… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“fordbank is a great ridding with amazing ”

Written on: 14/03/2015 by MagdalenaYoung (1 review written)

ive been going to fordbank for a year and its great! all the instructers are nice, loud and clear. the horses and ponies are amazing and cool as well! i gave it a five star rating because everything is just great about the ridding. there is also a pony camp,where you stay for two nights and clean out your ponies then groom then ride then party. there is also shows every now and then! i have learnt so much from fordbank so thank you!!!! … Read Full Review

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“Hmm not sure”

Written on: 06/08/2014 by Snyderln293 (1 review written)

It's difficult to take these reviews seriously, they are all written, coincidently all with five stars, within a couple of days of each other… Read Full Review

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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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