Fordbank Livery & Equicentre, Johnstone, Renfrewshire Reviews

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“Great place ! ”

Written on: 13/06/2018 by ShannonKerr (1 review written)

Would highly recommend Fordbank to anyone wanting to start horse riding. Went for my first ever horse riding lesson last week and came away feeling much more confident for my second lesson. The two people I dealt with are both lovely and very patient and put you at ease straight away… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic kids pony party”

Written on: 10/06/2018 by SuziJack (1 review written)

My son had a pony party at Fordbank yesterday. Such a fantastic day, at a great price. All the kids had a blast! They got a ride, and a chance to learn a little about the ponies during a grooming session. There’s even a lovely party room! Staff were super helpful, and patient with the kids. Smiles all round! Would definitely recommend!… Read Full Review

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“Would high recommend ”

Written on: 30/05/2018 by LucysMum06 (1 review written)

By far the best riding school, my daughter has had many of lessons here,including a birthday party. Staff and riding instructor are very approachable and friendly, horses are well kept.They even have an indoor arena for those wetter days! Surroundings and views on this yard are amazing, would highly recommend… Read Full Review

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“Delighted Mum and Daughter”

Written on: 26/05/2018 by DFM66 (1 review written)

My daughter has been riding here for over 5 years now and myself for 2 years. I have seen my daughter grow in confidence week after week from being at the stables. My daughter was always quite shy and unsure of herself, but just from being around the stables and the support she has received with her riding has in my mind helped her grow into a much more confident young women. I myself after a 30year gap in horse riding wouldn't consider riding anywhere else. All the horses and ponies are well… Read Full Review

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“Fantastic riding school, helpful and friendly staff”

Written on: 26/05/2018 by Janicestokes (1 review written)

What a fantastic riding school my two girls have been coming here for years, value for money, well cared for horses and pleasant, helpful and approachable staff, always able to discuss any concerns I may have. Manager and daughter always giving constructive feedback and praise to all riders. Will continue to recommend this stables to anyone wishing to ride x… Read Full Review

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“Happy Child Happy Mum”

Written on: 26/05/2018 by BGL1976 (1 review written)

My daughter has been attending Fordbank Equi Centre since she was 5 years old. Now 7, I have watched her grow in confidence on a weekly basis. She has a smile from ear to ear from the moment she arrives to the moment she leaves. It’s a working yard so yes, it’s dirty! However the horses are clearly well cared for, clean and tidy. The instructors, the owner and her daughter are clearly very experienced and do their best to ensure the kids are happy. However, you have to appreciate that… 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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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“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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