Summerhouse Equestrian & Training Centre, Gloucester Reviews

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★★★★☆

“Excellent training and well cared for horses”

Written on: 10/07/2021 by JusticeShoemaker253 (1 review written)

I have been riding here for over 5 years the horses are looked after extremely well and get top rate care by extremely knowledgeable staff who always put the horses and safety of clients and horses first. The teaching, training is top class on well schooled horses. I have improved in my riding and have learnt many new dressage movements which I would never have had chance to learn otherwise… Read Full Review

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“Horrible rude arrogant and neglectful”

Written on: 07/07/2021 by Smopetting (1 review written)

We arrived to have a class in a horse that was clearly unhappy being standing on a tiny box for 20 minutes without water and hay, the trainer was unhelpful, arrogant, on her mobile the whole time, when asking to please pay attention to the class she was so angry that she cancelled the whole thing without refunding. Do not go there, they might have a big centre but doesn't mean they are qualified to take care of horses and humans… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Excellent facilities ”

Written on: 30/09/2015 by avb-7 (1 review written)

I have recently moved to the area and decided to try Summer House Equestrian for my lessons. I am an experienced rider but due to an accident over a year ago I have decided to learn the basics again. I have found these stables very professional. I appreciated they may place me on a steadier horse to begin with due to them not knowing my riding abilities. My teachers were fabulous, they are very experienced and knowledgable and provide advice constantly throughout the lesson. I didn't tell my… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Schoolmaster Lessons”

Written on: 30/07/2015

I had a some lessons on a schoolmaster. The instructors were good and the facilities were very nice with excellent footing in all arenas. However, during one of my lessons there were jumps in the arena and someone was taking a jumping lesson at the same time. It's hard enough trying to get used to a new horse without having the distraction of someone jumping around you, and i could not relax or focus when having this lesson. Whilst the facilities are excellent, I found the reception staff… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Stage 2 BHS Training”

Written on: 17/04/2015 by AlexEmery (1 review written)

I have spend the last 4 morning doing the Stage 2 training. It was excellent. Very informative, professional, and very good value for money. There are improvements they could make like in any business however the course and the tutors were excellent and would recommend it anyone… Read Full Review

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“Won't be returning.”

Written on: 14/03/2015 by Jaylahe324 (1 review written)

Had a prestige lesson at this centre last year. I booked a Dressage prestige lesson (cost £50) and expected to have a dressage lesson on a dressage schoolmaster. The costumer service was terrible the receptionist was rude to my mother the grooms seemed too scared to say hello and the instructor wasn't even looking out for us (we were running a little late as we hit a lot of traffic and had rung the centre to let them know) and was sitting down texting on her phone. Then the horse was brought… Read Full Review

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“Would recommend to all standards of riders”

Written on: 05/03/2012 by kckc (1 review written)

I started riding at summerhouse September 2011 having ridden regularly at other stables. I have found the staff to be knowledgable, approachable, friendly, encouraging and supportive. I have the opportunity to choose which horse I ride, usually following my instructor's advice, and have found that the centre offers the perfect blend between giving me a safe confidence giving mount, and setting me the challenge of more experienced, or inexperienced horses to improve my own riding ability. I… Read Full Review

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Summerhouseetc's Response to kckc's Review

Written on: 06/03/2012

Thank you for your kind and constructive comments. We are glad that you are enjoying progressing with all of the horses, we are very proud of ‘horse power’ team and feel very lucky to have such wonderful horses.

Just to make you aware that once the weathers starts to dry up, we open our 2 cross country paddocks for our clients. Just ask your instructor/reception when the weather gets better and they can sort taking you outside for a cross country lesson.

Kind regards,

Summerhouse E.C

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★★★★★

“above and beyond the call”

Written on: 05/03/2012

My 15 year old daughter has been training with Summerhouse for German performance medals and BHS exams since March 2011. Sara Gallop and her team go out of their way to structure a training programme to suit her scarce time availability and give her fantastic training and super horses to ride. What I like best is that they do not take a one size fits all approach to training - programmes are tailor made. Thanks for the flexibility!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Wonderful”

Written on: 24/02/2012

I have ridden at Summerhouse for many years now and I enjoy riding there immensely. The range of horses is fantastic, from confidence givers to learn on, to an excellent range of school masters. The instructors are also extremely knowledgable and friendly. There are excellent facilities with two large indoor schools, two outdoor schools, a cross country cours and an outdoor show jumping course.My riding has improved so much since I started riding there and I would definately recommend it to… Read Full Review

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Summerhouseetc's Comment

Written on: 05/03/2012

Thank you, we are pleased to hear your comments. At Summerhouse we are proud of our facilities and team, and we always have new events going on! Please visit our website www.summerhouseec.co.uk for more details.

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★☆☆☆☆

“I recently did an NVQ out of house through...”

Written on: 19/12/2011

I recently did an NVQ out of house through Summerhouse. I wouldnt recommend with very little support or guidence… Read Full Review

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Summerhouseetc's Comment

Written on: 05/03/2012

I am sorry to hear that you felt you had little support and guidance when you did your NVQ. Summerhouse prides itself on it's training and has received "outstanding" from Ofsted in it's last inspection. Please feel free to contact Summerhouse (ask for Peter) to discuss this with us so we can see where we went wrong on this occassion.

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★★★★★

“I go here eall the time and it is amazing! You learn...”

Written on: 14/12/2010

I go here eall the time and it is amazing! You learn everything you need to know, the horses are great and they have a range of about 50 horses suited to all abilities! I have been to many riding centers and this is by far the best! The instructors are all well qualified and very friendly and nice. They will do there best to help you learn to ride as efficiently as possible! I STRONGLY recommend this facility… Read Full Review

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Written on: 05/03/2012

We are pleased to hear you enjoy our facilities, we have recently upgraded our indoor surfacing and we always have new events going on! please visit our website www.summerhouseec.co.uk

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