Written on: 15/01/2013
I think this place is a really good riding stables with lovely people and horses. But me and my friend both ride there and she is in a higher lesson with good tuition and good fun but even though i am in the lower lesson we both agree we are at the same standard so sometimes they should recognise the potential in a rider and not keep doing things that aren't challenging at all now. overall i think it is a really good riding stables for confident and not but if you dont enquire about your... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2012
This yard is fine if you are a total novice with no ambition to improve. The instructor when I rode there (Hilary..an out of touch, very poor instructor who the BHS should be ashamed of themselves for ever allowing to become an AI!)was patronising and unbelievably rude!! The horses were all extremely overweight and unfit!! Some of the staff were very friendly and helpful, but some were completely clueless and didn't seem to know the front end of the horse from the back!! Overall a total... (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2012
These stables are a lovely place to learn to ride as a begginer. Before you go in lessons they take you out on walk outs with about 5 others. It was great fun and it helped you to learn to trot an steer confidently before you move up to the lessons. However with my freind she was on the Saturday walk outs and I find that the helpers on Saturday are not as help full freindly an don't teach you as much as the ones on Sunday which is when I went. If you do go then go on sundays as you learn... (read more)
Written on: 10/10/2011
Good they are freindly kind hard working people and they will take alot of time with you. the horses are well looked after and get mon and tue off. Both hannahs who hanve taught me were lovely and have made riding much more enjoyable than when Hilary taught me-Hilary has now left-this is good. Ann is also fab! Bad it seems to take so long to learn every thing it is like they teach you in slow motoin But all in all i think this is agreat place to ride at the being but you may wish to try... (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2011
It's goood for beginning but if serious will need to go somewhere else as they don't have good enough horses but then I do love some of them. I love all the staff but one
I have had 3 instructors over the years.
Hilary- Terrible. Lost my confident and felt as though I couldn't do anything right. Didn't relise how below standard she was until I moved to weekends with Hannah.
Hannah Lancastle (blonde left now)- brilliant got my confidence back and learnt so much. Much better at explaining how... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2011 by sallyfreak (1 review written)
Definately not for the experienced rider. I went to this school for 5-6 lessons to get a feel for it. I now regret the waste of time and money. The staff were less than helpful and ignorant at times.
I had private lessons with what seemed to be the only instructor on the yard. She was rude, patronising and condesending to say the least. She was well below the standard of all the BHS instructors I have previously been tought by. (read more)
Written on: 22/01/2011
I started riding at Kingsweston Stables when I was 4 and a half/Five years old, and I love it. I'm currently 15 and I take hour lessons every Friday. I will always remember the walkouts with Puffin and Skipper, and I will always remember the first time I ever jumped on Bridie.
The staff are always friendly and the horses are just lovely. The yard is always kept clean and the horses are taken care of very well.
I love this stables, the lessons and teaching are amazing, and I've learnt so... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2010
I love kingsweston stables the staff are so friendly and welcoming. I started at kingsweston stables in 2009/2008 I was very nervous at the start but once I set eyes on the beautiful,friendly horses, cheerful staff and weekend helpers I knew this was going to be such a wonderful expierence.I have been going on walkouts for a long time on various horses and have become attached to many of them! I can remember the first time i rode without a leading rope. i felt very proud and I feel that I... (read more)
Written on: 25/09/2009
I started riding at Kingsweston on my birthday this year It started out as walk outs every saturday and becuase i was doing well, they put me into proper lessons, i now go every wednesday and really enjoy it! The staff are all very welcoming and so are the helpers. If you do something wrong they show you the best way of doing it, so you get it right for next time.
I have to say that this is the best riding school for young people and older people i would certainly recommend Kingsweston for... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2009
I have been riding at Kingsweston Stables since I was 4 or 5 years old. I still love riding at Kingsweston as the lessons are really good as we do lots of different things and the ponies are also good to ride. The hacking is amazing as there are lots of different routes that you can ride through Blaise Castle Estate and lots of places where more experienced riders can canter.
The ponies are very well presented and looked after, and they always look content and happy.
Kingsweston has lots... (read more)
Written on: 04/09/2009
I frist walked on to the Kingsweston Stables yard in September 1988 they made me very welcome,I went out on a hack on Ticky and from that day I could not stay away I have taken family and friends to ride whith them. The yard is clean and well run and all the horses well cared for they even get two days off a week away from the yard to kick up there hells and two weeks holiday away from work with a friend for companey.I have seen past students go on to be a Jocky,3 Vets and Farriers, meny... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2009
I have been riding for nearly 10 years at Kingsweston Stables.
The stables is very clean and the Horses are well looked after.
The staff are friendly and very helpful.
They do walk outs for young children and lessons for the older children/adults.
They also do private lessons and hacks.
On the whole it's a very good stables and I enjoy coming every week.
I would recommend it to experienced riders and beginners. (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2009 by thellwellsfinest (1 review written)
This weekend, my daughter and 4 friends had a fantastic time at Kingsweston Stables. The girls were greeted by friendly staff and made to feel very safe. Although some of the group were initially nervous of the ponies, they all returned glowing from the experience. They were offered "tips" on riding and details about their individual rides. Importantly all the stables looked clean and the ponies well cared for. There is plenty of parking space. As parents we felt confident that the girls... (read more)
Written on: 10/08/2009
Kingsweston Stables Bristol have lovely staff and good horses. lovely countryside to ride in. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009 by Roobear (1 review written)
I have been riding at kingsweston stables since I was 11 and would recommend it to anyone looking to ride. The staff are friendly and the horses well cared for. It is in an idyllic setting and rides are taken into nearby Blaise Castle estate on hacks. Lessons are offered in flatwork and jumping and the horses are as good as the riders who ride them! (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
I first went to Kingsweston Stables several years ago not having ridden for a long time, and asked for a lesson to have a review and correction of my faults - got exactly what I asked for, it was very useful. I've been hacking regularly since then. All types of horses for mixed abilities. Staff are very understanding with less confident riders and good at helping with this. There are faster, more challenging hacks for advanced riders. (read more)
Written on: 03/08/2009
I rode alot in my early twenties,I did my BHS stage two which meant having to ride at different yards. Comparable to my previous experience I was really pleased that Kingsweston stables fulfilled my expectations of a well run yard. There are horses and ponies which suit different abilities. I ride Patrick (good honest ride with a bit of zest in the school),Georgia (a mare with a bit of spirit) and Blue(great fun when cantering ). Hacking,baring in mind on the outskirts of a city,takes you... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009
I have been riding at Kingsweston Stables and have loved every minute of it. The staff are friendly and the horses are well looked after. The stables are based in a ideal setting next to Blaise Castle and rides get to go around the estate and surrounding areas. Lessons are offered in flatwork and jumping, and the horses are as good as the riders that ride them! (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2009
I have been riding for 24 years and having been abroad working for sometime I wanted a private lesson to evaluate my current fitness and abilities. The instructor was incompetant to say the least, she was a lady with extremely patronising ways. I did not appreciate being treated as a child whilst trying to encourage a worn out horse to even trot on. Maybe Kingsweston Stables are ok for a plod around Blaise Castle but as a previous review states definitely not a stables to attend if you are... (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2009
This riding stable is great! You do great things like riding in the forest and looking after ponies. The horses are amazing and it is an outdoor arena. Sometimes you get cold in winter because it is an outdoor arena. (read more)
Written on: 25/10/2008
Overall, a good stables, the horses are all well taken-care of, but perhaps not the best for seriously wanting to learn how to ride. Yes, the horses get 'better' (easier to get moving) as you go up the lessons, but considering it takes a year plus to learn walk, trot and canter, you have to be really committed. (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2008
Everyone at the Kingweston Stables is friendly with many horses for different amitaies meaning you can't get bored because you are always on a different horse. The only problem is that it can be busy so you have to book ahead (read more)
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