Fordbank Livery & Equicentre, Johnstone, Renfrewshire Reviews

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★★★★★

“Friendly place for kids”

Written on: 21/10/2017 by Samwaddell (1 review written)

After a bad fall at another yard my daughter moved here. It took a lot of patience and encouragement from the owner but we finally got there and she now has her own pony. She even helped us find my daughter fantastic pony. We now go out to unaffiliated shows on a regular basis and still get help and assistance whenever we need it. My daughter goes to pony club every week and helps out at the weekend and just loves it. Happy daughter, happy horse makes a happy Mum… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Great riding school”

Written on: 21/10/2017 by SaraSmith315 (1 review written)

What a great place for your child to learn. Absolutely amazing staff and very experienced riding instructor. If the weather is bad there're an indoor arena… Read Full Review

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Written on: 21/10/2017

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“Would highly recommend ”

Written on: 21/10/2017 by LauraChristie (1 review written)

Great wee yard and never had any issues. All riding school ponies and livery horses well looked after and everyone very friendly. Both my partner and I have kept our two horses here with no hassle and the owner is always willing to take that extra step to help with your horses needs. Sadly we're having to leave and that's only down to relocating house ourselfs or this wouldn't be the case. Thanks for having us! X… Read Full Review

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“Fordbank Equi Centre - Terrible place and bad management ”

Written on: 29/11/2016

I purchased the pony party on group-on. After several attempts to get hold of someone to booked this I finally got an answer by text. This was fine all got booked and code passed on, however, at no time did the person I was dealing with give their name or ask me who I was or who's party it was for. I arrived at 11.45 for my party which was due to start at 12noon and couldn't see anyone around to ask except for a number of dogs. I finally saw someone and I said I was here for the party and… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/10/2017

I’m sorry that you’ve been disappointed by the party perhaps you could have asked to speak with the owner at the time and some of these issues would have been addressed, we are a working yard and I accept that our facilities are not plush I apologise for not meeting your expectations, 8 children for £99 ?

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★★★★★

“birthdayparty”

Written on: 14/11/2015 by Long472 (1 review written)

Had the best time today kids had aball ponys mud and all the party fun we had in the party room and great staff made the day worth while the ponys were well fed well turned out and had great paitenes with the kids made 10 little girls very happy my daughter is so happy thankyou… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/10/2017

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★★★★☆

“We like it here”

Written on: 03/08/2015

A lot of strange bad reviews has prompted to write my own review of Fordbank. This is a perfectly nice stable yard, my daughter has been taking lessons here for a year and has also had a pony party here, which all her friends adored. Yes the yard can be a wee bit muddy,(it is Scotland) but the horses are always clean and happy, as is the tack. It is a relaxed environment with friendly staff and the teenagers who help out are always lovely and are happy to explain to younger children what… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/10/2017

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“We had a great day!”

Written on: 05/07/2015 by 168Sheridan (1 review written)

Was a bit unsure about this given some of the reviews that I'd read after booking. However, the kids had a fantastic time. Staff welcoming and friendly and had a good rapport with the kids. Horses appeared well looked after / content and although the stables themselves are obviously not brand spanking new, the place was not the shanty town one might imagine after reading some of these reviews. I would definately take the kids back as they loved it… Read Full Review

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“Horrible place”

Written on: 17/05/2015 by Esperanzau315 (1 review written)

Horrible place, place is falling apart. None of the riding school ponies have hay or water and are kept in a shed that's falling apart with no natural light. The owner is only interested in taking your money. It's pretty obvious that all the five star reviews have been written by the same person… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/10/2017

Absolutely ridiculous comments

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“Disgusting yard”

Written on: 21/04/2015 by Trentonk135 (1 review written)

I would not recommend this yard to my worst enemy. Riding school ponies are filthy, no attempt is made to clean them up for clients. Staff are unqualified. Ponies are kept in a dark dingy barn with little water and hay. The hay is mouldy and damp. Tack is never cleaned. Yard is generally run down and untidy. Feed and equipment frequently gets stolen/goes missing. Livery horses frequently don't get fed in the morning. Staff don't seem to care and are lazy, doing as little as possible. For… Read Full Review

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Written on: 20/10/2017

We are fully insured and licensed by Renfrewshire council, any issues you have should be reported to them, I am confident in the service I provide , and know your comments are not true

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“Rude staff, filthy ponies and very run down”

Written on: 15/04/2015 by McCabe192 (1 review written)

Would not recommend at all, very overpriced for a sub standard place. All of the riding school ponies were filthy, the equipment was very poorly maintained and also filthy. Wheelbarrows, forks and brooms lying about the stables. For the amount of money paid for a pony party I expected much better than very young girls as staff leading about children on ponies for 20 mins. The instructor was very nice and friendly, but place seemed severely understaffed and relied on young teenagers to carry… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“fordbank is a great ridding with amazing ”

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

ive been going to fordbank for a year and its great! all the instructers are nice, loud and clear. the horses and ponies are amazing and cool as well! i gave it a five star rating because everything is just great about the ridding. there is also a pony camp,where you stay for two nights and clean out your ponies then groom then ride then party. there is also shows every now and then! i have learnt so much from fordbank so thank you!!!! … Read Full Review

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“Hmm not sure”

Written on: 06/08/2014 by Snyderln293 (1 review written)

It's difficult to take these reviews seriously, they are all written, coincidently all with five stars, within a couple of days of each other… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Best stables ever”

Written on: 22/10/2013 by Fordbankrules (1 review written)

I am a worker at the stables and I have to say that I would never leave as every one of the workers are polite and all the ponies and horses are happy as they are never over worked and at the slightest hint of tiredness the horse is checked over straight away and given some pampering. At the stables every worker such as myself gets to know each horse personally getting to know all the knacks and personality of each and everyone. I also take lessons and the teachers are supportive and… Read Full Review

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“fordbank equicentre is truly a brilliant riding...”

Written on: 16/05/2011

fordbank equicentre is truly a brilliant riding centre, lovely people go there and not only the riding is good but the interaction with the horses
I have been going there now for seven to eight years and have never thought of swiching yards, brilliant also for livery I have my own horse there on livery and she always gets cared for well when I cant make it up I would definetely recomend this yard to everyone
if you are a parent and are worried about saftey it is unbelievebly safe I have never… Read Full Review

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“I have been going to Fordbank for over a year now and...”

Written on: 28/03/2011

I have been going to Fordbank for over a year now and find the staff to be friendly, professional and encouraging. They ALWAYS go the extra mile to make you feel comfortable and safe both when on the yard and in the school. They have great horses for all levels of rider that are well looked after and the instruction is top class. I started there when my confidence, both personally and as a rider, was low and throughout the past year everyone has helped me to build that back up to the extent… Read Full Review

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“I have been going to fordbank for 6years now and my...”

Written on: 27/03/2011

I have been going to fordbank for 6years now and my boyfriend has been going 3years and i have no complaints whatsoever. The staff and voulenteers are polite and friendly and are always happy to help. The horses are well loved and looked after and the school ponys and horses get regular holidays if even the slight sign of tierdness from working in the school. I enjoy going up for my lesson every week and for a chat. I would rekommend fordbank to anyone looking for a livery yard or a riding… Read Full Review

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“Both me and my daughter (11) have learned to ride at...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

Both me and my daughter (11) have learned to ride at Fordbank. We've had constant encouragement and a lot of fun. It's a friendly and relaxed place with everyone happy to help out. Fiona and the staff are excellent - and regularly go the extra mile to make sure both of us (and our new pony) are all well looked after… Read Full Review

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“I have been at fordbank for just over 1 year now and i...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

I have been at fordbank for just over 1 year now and i can without a doubt say that it is the best run yard i have ever been to . The staff are very helpful and friendly and there is just a general good atmosphere about the yard . The horses are kept in top condition and are cared for extremely well .Fordbank has improved my riding immensely since i have been there and fiona puts alot of effort into helping me , taking me to shows and letting me ride her top class showjumping horses which i… Read Full Review

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“I have been at Fordbank for over 9 years now, for the...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

I have been at Fordbank for over 9 years now, for the past 4 years fiona has taken over the yard has come on leaps and bounds with so much improvements made for horses and all customers. All horses are well looked after and of brilliant quality. Great family yard for anyone with an interest in horses,would definatly recommend!… Read Full Review

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“I have been at fordbank now for over three yrs and...”

Written on: 26/03/2011

I have been at fordbank now for over three yrs and find it an extremely well managed yard,fiona has time to listen help or advise even when she is really busy .the horses are all well looked after and staff are friendly and helpful .overall i highly recommend fordbank its a great place to ride !!… Read Full Review

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