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Written on: 10/07/2016 by Roycer53 (1 review written)
4 friends and I visited last year..my friend requested a large horse for me as I'm always given the small fat cob As I'm short. They wheeled out the small fat cob and frankly the other horses were less than we expected. More worrying was the next day when sadly one of the horses developed colic and had to be out to sleep. This horse is still in the website more than a year later.!!!. Ride leaders were grumpy. So we cancelled our last day. One horse was so unfit my friend refused to canter… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/05/2016 by LinzC (1 review written)
Myself and my daughter had a fantastic three day riding holiday at Hipshow for her 21st Birthday present. I'll start with the horses, since that was the main reason we were there. They were big, beautiful and were always ready on time for a prompt start to the rides. Although relaxed and well behaved at all times, the horses were never reluctant to go forward so riding was stress free. We had a different ride every day through lovely countryside; it was always interesting and the views were… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/08/2014 by Silva421 (1 review written)
great 4 days and was really impressed with the horses and staff. Weather wasnt the best however it didnt take from the scenery and fantastic horses we rode. I would deffo go back they were lovely. Our accomadation was lovely. What i did like was that they are so passionate about the horses and look after them great. Both myself and my friend are missing it already and would recommend it to my friends. Brenda and Jill… Read Full Review
Written on: 06/07/2014 by rolyjo (1 review written)
My husband and I have just spent the weekend at hipshow. Lovely accomodation and nothing was too much trouble for the staff. My husband has never ridden before and was given a 17.1 hunter, wich worried me slightly. My concerns soon dissapeared. He thoroughly enjoyed it, and his horse couldnt have looked after him better. My horse was amazing. Forward going, but really safe. I had chance to have a good blast, while my husband was taken on a slower route, before we joined up again. The staff were… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/02/2012
just had a great ride at Hipshow, really enjoyed the countryside we had a riders of mixed abilities, but Anna and Kate made sure we all had a good time, some of us cantering, some just walking and trotting. The horses are so well kept and happy. definately going back… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/08/2011
I wouldn't recommend the day ride, it's very expensive. There is a lot of road work, not what I expected in the picturesque Lakes. There are very few canters and they are quite short and slow, we didn't get a gallop. My horse wasn't that speedy. The people were lovely, and the scenery very nice, but the cost, roadwork and lack of speed means I won't be going back. There are far better places… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/08/2011 by paulagregory (1 review written)
We had an excellent time.Very friendly people,horses and great places to hack out. Caitlin really enjoyed riding Jade and we hope to see you again in the near future. Thankyou again to everybody who made our stay a memorable time… Read Full Review
Written on: 21/02/2011
Really enjoyed Hipshow. Hacked out with a novice friend on Sunday for an hour and a half, and I really would reccommend it! Even though I was on the novice ride, they arranged it to enable me to have a good old blast on an alternative route within the vicinity of the party.
I'll definitely be back to experience one of their fast hacks.
Thanks so much, Hipshow… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/02/2011 by marklayton (1 review written)
Very friendly staff and i supose if you are an experianced rider it would be good.
but my horse was discribed as good for complete beginners and my wifes suitable for children so how come, her horse bolted spooked mine which reared up and through me off now 4 mths on i am still waiting for my ankle to repair.
we have horses of our own and they would never have done what these horses did. I'm not saying this is a bad riding stables if you are a competant rider but please think twice if your not… Read Full Review
Written on: 29/08/2010 by Heidi Taylor (1 review written)
My partner and I have had a fantastic weekend at Hipshow Riding Stables, Friendy staff and fantastic horses, accomodation is also good. We will be booking again. If I could give more than five stars then i would. A BIG THANK YOU to Anna, Martin and Kate for making our stay so enjoyable.
Heidi and Jonathan… Read Full Review
Written on: 17/04/2010
Just had two 2-hour hacks at Hipshow Riding Stables. The staff were wonderful, very considerate for the riders and horses. The horses were safe and really friendly.
I would recommend this place for hacking… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/08/2009
Hipshow Riding Stables was amazing the horses were so sweet and kind and the staff are friendly, the ride was fantastic… Read Full Review
Written on: 28/02/2009 by ella tail (1 review written)
I have become a regular rider at Hipshow Riding Stables, Cumbria because I love their big horses and they have lots of different routes they can take you on.
You always get to canter or gallop if you want and the people are really nice. I have also taken non-rider friends to have a go and they loved it too… Read Full Review
Written on: 25/02/2009
Tried several riding centres in the Lake District before Hipshow, after an exhilarating two hour hack I was hooked and am now a regular customer.
The riding centre is family run and all are very welcoming and friendly.
There are plenty of quite picturesque bridlepaths and scenic routes in this least commercialised part of the Lake District.
Most important the horse are all well kept, well behaved and are grass kept so they are all content and a pleasure to ride. There are horses for novice… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/02/2009 by fionaandtonie (1 review written)
We have been to Hipshow riding stables Cumbria 3 times and it has become a real favorite short break for us as a family and with friends. Beautiful scenery and enjoyable treks for individual capabilities and ages. Totally tailor made holidays and rides for all ages and capabilities, friendly helpful family who make you feel welcome at all times. Lovely accommodation with great food to boot. Can't wait to go back to see and groom the horses… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/02/2009 by josammy (1 review written)
I'd recommend Hipshow Riding Stables to anyone who enjoys traffic-free hacking in superb open countryside on horses that are sane and well-behaved. Great horses, well-behaved, lots of them, very friendly staff, warm welcome,plenty of cantering and galloping on rides and amazing scenery. All the horses are fit and well looked after and there's great lunch rides for those with more time to enjoy a bit of craic. A rare find… Read Full Review
Written on: 22/02/2009 by Kazzacb (1 review written)
Fabulous horses, friendly people, loads of canters/gallops. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to ride in Cumbria the Hipshow Riding Stables, see amazing scenery whilst riding the most amazing horses… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/02/2007 by jesswootton (3 reviews written)
Hipshow Riding Stables in Cumbria is OK, but I wouldn't recommend it.
The riding school is surrounded by nice countryside. The horses are nice too, and the staff are friendly. But, they don't have many horses. My lessons started late, and the rides were boring… Read Full Review
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