Written on: 03/09/2012
My daughter who is 8 really enjoyed the own a pony week . And I will have no hesitation in booking another. She was so enthusiastic she even started revising for the end of week test . She made some nice friends and learned quite a bit about stable management and grooming . I think it has helped her confidence in riding and generally . Thanks to the staff at godley riding school xxx (read more)
Written on: 15/08/2012
After reading through some of the reviews i dont find myself asking do people think they are going to mount a horse/pony and be the next mary king within an hour lesson? horse riding involves skill and time some people are natural at the sport and pick it up quicker then others. as for the 'uneven lane' if it was tar macked you would no longer ride down there as cars would cut through most probably at speed. also that there are no rides around the area! well i can safely say that there are... (read more)
Written on: 15/07/2012
I have only had two private lessons at this riding school due to the fact it is quite a way from where I live. Despite the long drive I plan to go back. I am an experienced rider and was given a horse called Stephie to ride who is definitely not your average riding scool horse. She is amazing! The instructor (Cheryl) was excellent and I will definitely be going back. (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2012
Alrite if you dont mind your lessons being cancelled at the last minute because the licence man was coming or some other excuse. They teach you trot and then its like they cant be bothered. The most annoying thing is when you book a private and when you turn up you find out your sharing it. I have been there 18 months then i tried one called b1st riding school and in that first hour i had there i learnt 3 times as much in the half hour lessons i had a godley. The instructor there called lyn... (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2011
I have recomended to 3 of my friends to go horse riding they all took my advice they love it and now want a horse!!!I to love godley stud its gives u optunies to work with diffrent horses meet new friends,even untap them!The only fault is timing u will always get an hour or half (depends ho much u payed)But there never on time. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2010
I have returned to riding after many years and can honestly say that Godley is fantastic and I look forward to my lesson each week.The staff are very professional and all of them are very approachable.I was very aprehensive as I thought that I would stand out being the only adult but that was not the case at all.Overall I am happy with my progress and wouldnt hesitate in recommending the stables.There is nothing negative to say :-) (read more)
Written on: 24/09/2010
Godley Stud is such an amazing riding school! I've been going there for a while now and absolutely love it.
The paddock is a good size with plenty of room to ride in - although it can get crowded on a busy Saturday.
The horses are great and very well looked after, lots of different personalities although I was itching to get on some different horses that were a bit more advanced.
However, I'd find myself in a lesson with small children being led around and rarely got to canter, so I feel... (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2010 by claireelliotthorse (1 review written)
I have worked at godley stud for the last 16 years and whilst everyone is entitled to there own opinion, would it not be better to discuss this with owners of the school first rather than writing liable material on here.
First things first we dont have any show horses, we basically have a range of horses that some would call 'dobbins' which are great for 1st time riders or for people who are visiting us for the first time, as am sorry but not everybody who says that they can ride actually... (read more)
Written on: 29/03/2010
fantastic riding for any age or ability. everyone is so friendly and welcoming. i would recommend godley stud to anyone (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2009
I think Godley Stud is the best riding school i have been to, i went to a different riding school and din't think i was learning anything so i went to Godley and i have learnt more in 4 weeks than the time at the other stables. The horses are great, the staff are really helpful and everything is looked after. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2009
all the staff and instructors are friendly i.v been riding at godley stud for 6month and never had a moment. horses are well look after they have 30araces off grass land to run around. it a very big yard set in lovely countryside. they make everyone welcome. (read more)
Written on: 29/07/2009
I would just like to say the person who wrote that extremly bad review, if it is so bad then why have you bin there for 4 years. i have been going up to godley stud now for the last year and every1 makes you fee very welcome. The riding lessons are great fun, and i would recomened this farm to anyone. All the staff are well trained in first aid and have passed thier ABRS tests. Thanks to everyone at godley stud for making my time thier enjoyable. (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2009
I have been riding at godley stud for over 1 year now and i am enjoying every minute of it, i love going to the farm and when we go up in the week we get a free ride. The instructorsare very helpful and always looking out for you, most of the horses there are fun cheeky and a really good ride. If i had to pick a riding school i would go to godley stud because it is amazingggggg ! x :) (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2009
i love godley stud and have ben up there for years and have enjoyed every minute of being there all the people are hard working and unselfish and always put the riders safety and well-being first.The workers ensure the stables are done and the horses are all tacked up ready for there ride out or lesson all their work is volunteer as they are not paid but do receive a free ride,never the less they enjoy what they do and work hard.
i think godley stud an amazing farm and at times may ot be... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2009
big paddock,amazing horses,friendly instructors, helpful lead reiners, well looked after horses
none at all
the Godley Stud Tameside horses are allways very well lokked after by the lead reiners
instructors are very friendly and they put you on a horse that they know will build your experience, they have some slower horses and ponies because if you are allways on a forward going hose you will never learn to ride properly
they always try to boost... (read more)
Written on: 25/07/2009
I think that Godley Stud Riding School is an amazing place to ride, all ages are welcome . i have been riding there for 13 years now i have had lesson to train up for my BHS Stage 1 which i have passed thanks to all of the instructors. All staff are very welcoming and are very understanding if you are a nervous rider they will put you on suitable horses for your capability. All horses are well looked after and very gentle. I would definitely recommend this riding school because of the... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2009
Godley Stud Tameside is good and safe well look after horses. friendly staff.lots of activities for children in the school holidays. over all great riding school. (read more)
Written on: 26/04/2009 by yousmell123
Good for learning basic and then your better off somewhere else :\ (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2009
I have been at Godley Stud Tameside for almost 2 years and I've had a great pleasure with it.
The only thing that went wrong was the horse tried to run off with me.
At Godley the instructor has been a great help and basically taught me to ride and now I'm hoping to not be scared. Before I was a nervous rider but whatever the instructor puts me on I will ride it without any fuss :P
At the moment I am riding a horse called Steffi.
I am having a really good time at Godley and I hope you... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2009
I think godley stud is one of the best riding schools.I have been to quite a few... everyone is friendly and helpful.The lessons are fairly priced.I would highly recommend to anyone ..... (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2009 by Mazie
I Have Been At Godley Riding School For About 4 Years And I Have Had a Great Time And Experience There. There Are Fun Things To Do.
I.e Stable Management ,, Own A Pony Week ,, Shows :D ,, When I First Came To Godley I Got A Bong With Muzzie And I Rode Him And Brushed Him He Was Well Behaved.
If I Would Go To A Riding School Then I Would Say It Would Be Godley ,,
But Some Of The Horses Are A Bit Lazy And Thats The Anoying Thing About It ,,,
Hope You Have A Good Time At Godley Like I Did... (read more)
Written on: 18/01/2009 by nicolefahy
Godley Riding School is a great place to learn how to ride and I found all of the instructors and lead reiners really friendly :) As well as learning to ride you can learn stable management skills and get to know the horses in and out of the saddle.
I love going to Godley and can honestly say i've never had a bad experience there. It's well worth the money! Overall a great riding school. Everybody is really friendly and you can learn so much. If you want somewhere with friendly instructors... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2009
At Godley the horses are well look after. Excellent stable care. The stable management are great would recommend the course to any rider. The hacking is best. Went on a 2 hr ride out (plenty of cantering). The staff are really friendly and helpful (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2008 by henglish (1 review written)
I rode at Godley Stud for around 2 months and liked how nice the teachers were.
BUT the reason I stopped going though was because they don ' t have the same level of experience in classes. I have rode at other riding schools in the past so was quite experienced but they put me in classes with small children who were lead around by grooms. I didn ' t like it because I could hardly ever canter and when I did it was only at the end of my lesson!!! I am now at Croft End and its much better... (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2008
This riding school is the best i came when i was off school to own a pony for a week i loved it so i came back another week is so good. There are no bad points (read more)
Written on: 02/06/2008
The cleanliness, in my opinion needs improving at Godley Stud in Tameside. There are large paddocks and both indoor and outdoor paddocks which is great for all weather conditions. Apart from the tidiness there are no other bad points and i love going to this riding school. (read more)
Written on: 05/05/2008
Nice people good horses lots of rides and holiday acivities. The indoor could be bigger but its not to small and has just had new flooring (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2008 by Emma Bowker
Excellent after-school and holiday activities i.e. shows, Own A Pony Weeks and ride outs. Amazing bridle paths, and really good lessons in the large out-door paddock or a smaller in-door paddock for bad weather. I have been riding there for four years and I am now competing in show and jumping small jumps. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2008
My daughter has just had her first riding lesson she loved every minute of it they make learning to ride very enjoyable it is well maintained and the horses and ponies are excellent. Very good lessons for beginners in lovely surroundings helpful and friendly staff (read more)
Written on: 28/02/2008
I would come for a lesson so you can have your own opinion of the farm (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2008 by charlotte chick
I havent been there before but i am going to book a lesson for sunday. what is the number. (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2007 by barkis
Overall Its An Amazing Riding School In Excellent Condition With Well Trained Horses And Friendly Staff. (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2007 by jennnnn
Godley stud riding school has amazing scenery which any level of rider can be taken down, an out door and indoor paddock so you can ride what ever the weather, all the horses are beautiful and have there own personality's which the workers at Godley stud do encourage. I think this is a brilliant riding school and the very best for cheap and well taught lessons. (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2007 by hevz
I would like to say thank you to all the staff i first started at Godley riding school when i was 7 i have now been going there for 11 years and now work there, i first started off doing stable management courses and then asked to start working at the riding school purely for the love of horses. As time progressed i found that i learnt to ride by myself without a leadreiner and now i have passed my BHS Stage 1 with the help and extra lessons from the instructors. I now plan to do my... (read more)
Written on: 26/07/2007 by bethanyrooney
I have been riding at Godley Stud now for around 4 years and i love every minute of it ! The staff are great and the horses are fantastic considering how much work they do, and are in immaculate condition. There is a large outdoor menage and a small indoor for when the weathers bad, if you want to ride this is definitely the place to come. I started riding as a beginner and now i am an experienced rider and i can jump and i am so grateful for the service Goldey has given me over the past years ! (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2007 by Jamie Leigh
Godley stud is a fantastic riding school set in the countryside surrounded by many brilliant rides and bridlepaths.The instructors are very friendly and helpful and have helped many people reach the stage of being a confident rider who goes on to do many competitions/shows. I would definitely recommend Godley Stud to anyone who asked. (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2007 by mrs dales
My daughter and i have been riding at Godley for seven years now began her riding at Godley when she was five and began doing Gymkanas at six she was very good at riding i base that on the instructors, she's is now twelve and has her own pony and is now showjumping at a very high and is guaranteed a place at the horse of the year show i would like to give all credit to Godley for that!
Another point i would like to say about Godley is that the standard of horses is incredible compared to... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2006 by charlottechafer
I had a good time there it was great and i've learned lots of things i have told all my friends and it's great! (read more)
Written on: 07/12/2006 by Opal06
When i first started horse riding i think i was afraid of horses. Then when i was around the age of seven i fell off bridey a small pony 11.2 hh. I was really scared after that and started at a different riding school then i came back after the riding teacher wasn't very kind to me. Godley Stud riding school helped back in the saddle and on my first lesson back i rode Doogie, by the end of the lesson i had no leader.
I would just like to say thanks to Cheryal Clarie and Jackie who have... (read more)
Written on: 09/08/2006 by Jess16 (1 review written)
I have been riding at Godley Stud for four years and have gone from nervous beginner to a comfortable confident rider who can jump and ride individually without assistance. It has been a couple of months since I last ridden as I am recovering from a spine disorder but the instructors have been very patient with me! There are not many riding schools which don`t have a waiting list and ofer private lessons for only £12 (Not in my experience anyway) I would definately reccomend Godley Stud to a... (read more)
Written on: 20/10/2005 by luvcerysxx
Some people say that Godley Stud in Tameside is no good for the more experienced riders. Well, all I can say is they aren't really experienced then. I've been riding there for 3 years, and I've won in many a jumping show. It's also helped me to learn more about horses, and I have since been able to buy my own horse. The staff are brilliant with my daughter who has a epilepsy, and they taught my older daughter to jump, and she has now joined a club where she is against Michael Whittiker... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2005 by alialfie (2 reviews written)
Godly Stud is great for beginners, novices and advanced level riders. They have a livery too, where kids keep their horses. I would definitely buy the farm if it was up for sale!!
Godly Stud is a very great place to learn the teachers put you on stubborn horses sometimes because if you get used to the forward going horses you will never learn!!! The staff are great, the girl who said she went and no-one was there had probably gone on their lunch break. There ride outs are GREAT they put you... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2005 by marie wood
I had been told about Godley Stud riding school in Tameside by my friend, she had never been but said that it was somewhere you could go and learn to rid. So I went to go and book a lesson and I stood in the office and waited and waited some staff even saw me but just ignored me. So I decided to ask if I could book a lesson and this young girl said erm hang on and walked off, I waited ten minutes and then decided to leave I found this a very strange way to treat customers and I will... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2005 by Mc Nasher
I think Godley Stud Tameside is a very good riding school overall and I will definetly carry on going there. I love the horses and find the people helpful and kind. In the winter months I would definetly recommend the rideouts around the surrounding area as they are great fun and more relaxing than riding round the arena. (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2004 by siangrace (2 reviews written)
I could of taught myself better, and i didnt even know anything about it! Godley Stud is good if you like doing the same thing over and over, they dont have good facilities and I would not return there. (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2004 by Saracen (1 review written)
I totally agree with the main review, I rode at Godley for a few months and also found we were doing the same things over and over. I wasn't taught to canter but taught myself as my friend has a horse of her own. The horses at Godley are well treated and looked after but maybe slightly overworked. The owner Cheryl is very kind and is always willing to help. Claire is always trying to push you to your limits, not in a bad way, pushing you to improve your riding skills. The leaders are funny,... (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2004 by Janine
I rode at Godley Stud for about 8 months, I could already ride but hadn't ever had lessons at a riding school (I was mainly self taught and used to hack out when I was younger). My first impression of the farm was that it was quite big, it has a big outdoor Man ge and a very small indoor one. The only problem was when it rained, the outdoor Man ge got flooded and bits of it couldn't be used.
The lessons were quite good for the first few weeks, but I felt after a month or so that we just... (read more)
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