Written on: 20/12/2012
ryders farm is the best place ever! I've been going for about 1 year and 5 months. All the staff are friendly, the instuctors are qualified and the facilities are great! There are many great facilities like:- indoor arena outdoor arena cafe lunge pen many people are saying that the horses aren't taught properly, well they are, you do get the lazy ones and the spooky ones and the quick ones,but trust me they are safe.I like is how the instructors work on something untill you get it... (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2012 by XxchanceXXhollyXX
I love ryders farm. I have been there for 3years and i never get bored of going. There is a nice cafe, friendly staff, get to ride different ponies every week so you can learn all about there personalities and a pony club for your children there. I dont think i will ever leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There are lots of facilities including an indor areana, free lunging pen, and 2 outdoor areanas. All the ponies are great to ride. (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2012
when i went to ryders i did not enjoy it i went for a few years and i got thrown off a lot and it has shook my confidence and only one or two of the ponies were safe and a alot of them were not properley schooled to be suitable to be included in my lessons. (read more)
Written on: 27/07/2012
I love Ryders Farm so much, I feel that ive really progressed as a rider and the instructors know how to challenge you so you have the oppurtunity to ride to the best of your abilities. The horses are well looked after and they know what they are doing, sometimes they can be cheeky and it just makes the experience better! The horses here can help to boost your confidence, I look forward to my lessons every week and i always have a smile on my face, except when the lesson is over. There is... (read more)
Written on: 30/03/2012
I go to ryders farm and i look forward to my lesson every week, the horses no what they are doing and they look after you in every task and activity, the instructors are so nice and they will try to help you in every situation, also they put you on different horses so you can ride to the best of your ability. They no your independant skills and how to work on them to make you a stronger and better rider. There is always someone on the farm that will aid you in anyway. Riding here at ryders... (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2010
This is the review if you want to know more about Ryders Farm :
1. All of the staff that work there are very friendly and co-operative.
2. The horses are wonderful, some can be stubborn but just think, they do the same thing everyday how would you feel?
3.The price of the lessons are good considering the amount you learn in the lessons.
4. Ryders will teach you everything from walk - dressage, I didn't know how to keep my balance in canter, but now I sure can.
5. If you want to get your... (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2010
There are some really good aspects to Ryders Farm, the own a pony days are fab, it's good that they have helpers on the weekend as i think this is the best way to learn about having your own horse, the xmas games are fun and also the fact that riders can borrow a horse for competitions. The lessons aren't great and some of the instructors like to sit on the mounting block for the whole lesson! I don't think the way of riding is very desirable but for the bare essentials they can't be... (read more)
Written on: 20/06/2010
Ryders Farm is a great place to learn about horses. I can't believe the negative, contradictory remarks on this site. One person says it's an accident waiting to happen - kids going into the stables, snowball fight in the winter - sounds like fun to me. Maybe everyone should walk round with a long face and don't allow children to touch ponies!
One person says the horses are robotic? Another says they're changed often? One person says she didn't learn as much as when she owned her own ponies!... (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2010
Terrible riding school. I went for 8 years and spent so much money and they never bother to tell me i had a terrible leg position and teach terrible habbits to you. The horses are all robots and nothing like horses outside of the riding school and when i left to get my own horse i was scared half to death by how different the horses were.
im 5ft 6 and i was put on 13hh pony and a girl who was tiny but a 16hh horse. how does that work!
WOuld never go here again, waste of time and money and... (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2010
Rdyers is a friendly farm, the horses are not the best, the instructors are friendly but the lessons are a rip off for what you learn out of them! (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2009
i love riding at ryders farm i think some of the horses are chalingen and some to get your confidence up. everyone is really nice and helpful. (read more)
Written on: 28/09/2009
Very unprofessional, unsuitable ponies this riding centre frightened my daughter to death and nearly put her off riding totally. In the 8 weeks she went she did the same thing. Parents are expected to get the ponies out of the stable and put their children on it was a good job i have horses, some children let themselves into stables and were sorting the ponies themselves. Total accident waiting to happen. First visit to Ryders Farm the owner and workers were having a snowball fight on the... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2009
well i goto ryders farm and i think its great i have only been going for 5 weeks now and i have already learnd how to do the rising trot and i am there with other people who i dont know and you make good friends with them and there are lots of ponies there but im always on mandy or rocky witch are great and tall but i think it depens on wat lesson you pick because there are five off them like open lesson(i do that)for 1 hour privert lesson for 1/2 hour or 3/4 of an hour there privert shared... (read more)
Written on: 29/08/2009
I feel that Ryders isn't the best school about, despite the lessons being relatively cheap.
The lessons are really too big to actually learn anything properly especially jumping, which we all know can be very dangerous.
the horses, as said by someone else here, are quite robotic, i remember a number of horses who instead of listening to the riders aids, would hear the instructor say "trot on.." ect and they would do it.
however despite this, i have found that they tend to swap and change a... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2009
RYDERS FARM THE BEST :| NOPES! i used to go to ryders farm an i loved it up until i got my own pony an i couldnt ride. i went there for 3 yearssss and to tell you the truth i have learnt more in the year of having my own 3 ponies i have learnt more than i ever did at ryders. yes i learnt some things but they didnt teach me the responsibility of having a horse an to be honest the horses know what their doing they have been there so long. i love everyone there like but i think that its not... (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2009
we have every thing at Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre :D even a cross country field :D its a great farm (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2009
ryders farm is a great place to ride at.i have been going for about 3 years now my teacher is great and they let u ride in the filed in summer i love ryders farm its great and now i am getting my own pony thanks to there pony club. (read more)
Written on: 02/02/2009
I like Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre, Bolton, because it is a nice friendly place to be. I have my own pony on the farm and he enjoys it there. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2009
I love the horses at Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre, Bolton especially Holly she is my favorite of them all, although she can be very cheeky. My teacher is really friendly, works us hard but we have great fun.
I love to go every week, there is a good selection of horses. They are looked after very well. What a great place to be!
No bad points at all, it is a great place to come riding or even to watch. (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2008
Its a nice place to be and it is well worth visiting. The horses are well kept and looked after, every one is nice and friendly. I really like going to Ryders Farm in Bolton (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2008 by HorseLuver (3 reviews written)
I learnt to ride at ryders around 12/13 years ago and have recently gone back to having lessons there. Most of Ryders Farm staff are friendly as are the horses. You generally ride a different horse each week. You learn a lot. You can have a group lesson or a have private lesson. They have a pony club for children they have own a pony day during holidays for people to look after a horse for a day and then do a jumping in the afternoon. Indoor and outdoor arenas.
A few of the horses that were... (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2008 by HorseMadAbsy (3 reviews written)
All the horses are great with a large variety of horses to ride from challenging lazy horses that improve your riding alot and easy forward going horses. all the staff are really freandly and always willing to help. i have been riding there for about 1-2 year and i am in one of the most advanced groups now, that is how good it has been from me. i have a great instructor who pushes you alot but in a helpful way. jumping lessons are always really fun and flatwork is great. there is agreat... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2008 by livi and ponys
Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre is an exellent farm/riding stables, highly reccomed to everyone looking to start horse riding. Also like how they do own a ony days so everyone can experiance what it is like in horse care. Friendly people, well set out and suitable for everybody! (read more)
Written on: 11/08/2008
I have been riding at RFEC for almost a year now. My first instructor was miserable, she kept us all doing the same thing for weeks on end when we all could do it. She put us on the same horses and never let us change around. I've been lucky now to get a new instructor who is alot more fun. Though she doesn't choose the horses we ride Ive ridden a selection or horses now. She's moved us quickly along but makes sure we're comfortable doing the things we do.
Most of the staff are friendly,... (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2008
9/10 fantastic! Great fun, exciting lessons, friendly staff. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2008 by jacquidicko (2 reviews written)
I stopped going to Ryder's because the classes were far too large and i found the lessons boring. I did have a private jumping lesson which i did enjoy. (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2008
In the 2 and a half years I have rode there I never went in the field and very rarely went outside. When we did go outside the horses got spooked so we had to go back in. Even though I was in one of teh most experienced classes. I had 3 instuctors. My first one was fantastic. Till thats class was cancelled I was then moved to an extremley higher group which were onto jump courses whereas I had only just about learned how to jump! Then I ended up with my 3rd instructor who had favourites and... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2008 by suzifisher
I love ryders farm and have been goin for quite a long time now. i have meet loads of friends and we meet up and help out round the stables and tack up. its loads of fun. these are some of the horses that are there now, libby,smokie,dolly, zac, holly,eos,rudie,aurther,brigdet,katymay,rocky,jp and mandy and many more. the staff are brill and my teacher is really nice and taught me loads and our pony club teacher fay and dawn are really nice 2 so all the people that didnt like ryders farm... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2008
We all love riding here and go every week its the best. Ryders Farm is the best (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2008 by Pony008 (1 review written)
I rode there for about two years. I had three different Instructors the first one was great but the others not so good. The classes were too big about 12 in each ride, and I also felt the horses weren't as well looked after. I Am now in a different riding school where the classes are about four in a group lesson and the horses are better and happier.
I liked most of the horses however I felt it was sometimes unsafe as the instructors gave you a new horse and they didnt know what it was like!... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2008
The horses need schooling and theres not a lot of variety dispite how many horses they have, the lessons are boring and also the lessons are not very organised in terms of ability.- people in your class could be a different level to what the lesson should be.
Written on: 06/05/2008 by amyhill
I enjoy ryders farm it is a well maintained riding school and has great staff and love the horses it is a nice place to ride and make new friends i hope to go there more often (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2008
Overall an average riding school, classes are too large though and its very cliquey. I'd head towards Moorview Equestrian Centre (darwen) (much as I hate the staff) as its a much better quality riding school! (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2008
I started at Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre on my second ever riding lesson, that was over 7 years ago and i have been there ever since.
The staff are really friendly and always ready to help you out. I helped out all weekend, every weekend for four years. This taught me so much about owning horses and looking after them. The fact that i proved i was committed to helping rain or shine, earned me respect and made me friendships that will never be lost.
Lessons are always good fun, you change... (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2008
I love ryders farm and i could never leave the staff are great! My instructor is great and i stopped and started again she has taught me alot and i dont know what i would do without her and all the staff are friendly and there to help you and i love all the horses there (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2008 by jessxelson
Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre is a great place to learn to ride, i first started riding here, but then moved to another farm which was a little closer to home. Turned out this 'new' farm wasn't even BHS approved, and i regret that i ever moved off ryders. I returned after about 2 years, and soon settled back in. Excellent facilities, qualified instructors and great horses. I reccomend this riding center to anyone wanting to learn how to ride!
Excellent ! ! ! ! !
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Written on: 19/02/2008
Ryders farm is great. Everything is great on there.. i learnt to ride on ryders ive not been thow for a long time i use 2 always ride toby he was my favourite i loved him ive got a big picture of me and him wen i was about 12,13... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2008
Well its been two years since i went to Ryders Farm ! and i can honestly say i miss all the horses !!!! i think its an excellent place to be and im happy to see that katy-may, gypsy, dolly, jemima, smokie are still there !! jemima was my all time favrourite specially for jumping !! but as i say ! i think its ana excellent visit and when i ever come back from sunny scotland i am deffinatly payin a visit (read more)
Written on: 03/02/2008
THe Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre is good for money (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2008 by HorseMadAbsy (3 reviews written)
Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre is great it helps you out load with your riding and the instuctors are great n really nice. the Horses and Ponies are great Jemima, Smokie, george, gypsy, mathilda, libby, dolly, cissy, bailey, lucy, arthur, tommy, zippy, harley, Katy-May, Rocky(came at the weekend), holly, JP, mandy, zack. hippo!!!!!!!! I LOVE them all there all ace 2 ride. (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2008 by Millstone (1 review written)
Always feel I have learned something valuable at each lesson (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2008 by HorseMadAbsy (3 reviews written)
I love Ryders farm so much it is so great.
All the instructors are great and they teach you loads. they also ran games over Christmas which gives you a break from practice, and a chance to get to know the horses better. (I like Cissy the best, she's my great x-mas pony) (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2007 by tallylyn (1 review written)
Ryder's Farm really tries to help everyone. The horses are very well cared for and the FREE helpers club is a great idea and our instructors NEVER tell us to whip the horses!!!! (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2007 by iklebambina (1 review written)
The horses are a fabulous ride, and there are no completely problematic horses. There's always some one around to help you should you need it. Its a nice welcome atmosphere around the farm, and when you are experienced enough, you can even turn the horse you have ridden out, or untack it if it's not being used on another ride. It does not matter what instructor you have, the price does not change. (read more)
Written on: 04/12/2007 by ILPHblackbeauty
Ryders Farm Equestrian Centre is quite a good place actually. (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2007 by omgmeg
Right here we go I went to ryders for about 6 mouths as last riding school shut down sadley missed but this is ryders they can put people who are under your skill of riding in to your lesson which can be very annoying as you have to keep stopping and telling that rider what to do lessons can be late not on time ever and this is the reason I stopped going to ryders THEY ARE VERY HOT WITH THE WIP if your horse bucks or spoaks THEY STAY SMACK THAT PONY or something like that what is sometimes... (read more)
Written on: 04/11/2007 by rydersfarm (2 reviews written)
I recommend this riding school to everyone, i love all the staff and instructors and all the horses are super, even though some can be lazy, i love them all. (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2007 by xxsweetxx
Ryders farm is brill..I go there on a college course and all the horses are really good..all the people are dead nice too. I say you should all go :D (read more)
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