Lartons Riding School, Frankby, Wirral Reviews

Click here if this is your business
★★★★☆
3.6 / 5
63% of users recommend this
Click here if this is your business
  • Value For Money

? Ask our helpful community of experts about this product or company
Lartons Riding School, Frankby, Wirral - Ask a question now

Refine your search

Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. Eg click on '1 star' to just display the reviews we have which received a 1 star rating click or 'Within the last month' to display just reviews posted over the last month.

Latest Reviews

★☆☆☆☆

“Awful staff ruin experience for little one”

Written on: 18/07/2021 by LAS21 (1 review written)

Firstly, prices are different to what is quoted on their website so watch for this. After the £18 induction I was quoted £20 after specifically checking the price for future lessons at the office. After the start of the next lesson they asked for £24. When I explained that’s not what I was quoted so will pay it in future but not for today as I was given no notice, they threatened to stop my daughters lesson right there and take her off the horse if I wouldn’t pay the full. My daughter is… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 1
★☆☆☆☆

“Instructor couldnt be less interested”

Written on: 29/10/2017 by Mead423 (1 review written)

Tool my child to a beginners lesson (£15) and the instructor couldn't be less interested in the lesson. Sat in the middle of the room and barked repetitive instructions to my child whilst not even looking at him. Mostly on her phone, not bothering with going over to check him , no eye contact, no feedback at the end...just really rude to be honest… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“instructor couldn't be less interested”

Written on: 29/10/2017 by laNeville453 (1 review written)

Went for a £15 beginner lesson in a tired facility and the instructor sat on her mobile shouting instructions from the middle of the room whist hardly even lookibg at my child. Just rude. No eye contact, no interest, didn't give a damn… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★☆☆☆

“I've Been To Better”

Written on: 29/08/2015 by Calhounla422 (1 review written)

I am not trying to disprove anyone else's opinions or reviews, I'm just sharing my personal observations and thoughts. I can definitely point out the positives: the horses are docile and healthy (or hardy, I'm undecided yet), flexible lesson choices, hacks are available, the loan schemes seem to be a brilliant idea and kids get to learn a lot on the horse experience days. But the entire place feels worn. The indoor school looks as though it needs a new layer on it and the outside school's… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“BEST THING EVER”

Written on: 05/04/2015 by Fallon468 (1 review written)

Larton riding school is the best thing that ever happened to me I love it so much I would never leave not even if I was moving to a different country it's my life the teachers are amazing the helpers are aged 10 over and we couldn't doubt it at all. I DONT KNOW WHY SOME PEOPLE POST HORRIBLE THINGS ABOUT IT. IF YOU DID THINK ABOUT YOUR ACTIONS. ITS THE BEST!!!!!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“The Best Thing Ever”

Written on: 05/04/2015 by Dobson289 (1 review written)

Love this riding school I have been the for 2 years and all the staff are friendly and helpful they have different sized ponies to suit all ages . Cheap and good I would recommend this to everyone who loves ponies… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“I could not it love it more ”

Written on: 14/01/2015 by Hamzaq406 (1 review written)

This is the best place ever I go every Saturday and stay there all day helping all the staff and at 11:30 ride I would give it a million stars it's my life wouldn't miss it for the world… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“I loved it”

Written on: 24/10/2014 by Jennyfromtheblock (1 review written)

Larton is great as I have a twelve year old, a nine year old, a seven year old and a four year old. As the four year old is not old enough for lessons yet but she is very eager to ride, she goes on 'walk-outs' where one of the workers walks her and a pony around the block a few times. The seven year old has just moved from the blue ride to the pink ride, I'm very proud steph! My nine year old has just learnt how to canter and is moving up to the green ride. My twelve year old is already on the… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“THIS IS FAB!”

Written on: 11/09/2014 by Amiah406 (1 review written)

THIS IS FAB! this riding school is honestly the best riding school on the wirral, i help out there and i sometimes, well, actually I always think to myself, I would rather be at larton, there is honestly no other way to describe it than say that i feel like when im at larton, all my problems just dissapear, they treat me how I've always wanted to be treated, with respect, dignity and even a little authority, they let me be exactly who i want and they dont talk about me, argue with me or… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Larton is amazing. Barnston closed down and I was...”

Written on: 23/07/2014 by Marisole171 (1 review written)

Larton is amazing. Barnston closed down and I was really upset so then I moved to larton ( we're I first started to ride ). Going to some we,re else knowing I was never going to ride at my favourite stables ever again was really a sad thought at the time. Me 2 private lessons were really good and then I moved into a yellow ride. I was very scared for jumping as I had never ridden the horse I was put on before. However my instructor forced me to! I am really glad she had now because the horse… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“Amazing”

Written on: 24/05/2014 by ffMonahan165 (1 review written)

When in first started i was really scared but they help you loads. And the horse which you have for your assessment normally sticks with. <3 (; i would recommend Larton to anyone no matter how old or young you are. Also the lessons are very cheap wether you are in private or group classes. Another thing is that my parents can go to the pet shop, go fishing, go to the cafe or just watch me whilst i am riding.There is not a thing that I do not like a bout Larton… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“I love it”

Written on: 21/02/2014

I've been riding there since august 2013 and I now know how to canter almost perfectly, I help out there as much as I can and I have done my work experience there too, they have recently bought new horses too, now there is Peter Pan, mr. blue, Lady, Caddy, Ruby, Clive, Albert, Sasha, Monty, Jack, Indy, Metro, Izzie, Hugo, Pearl, Tsara, Todd and George, also, now that Barnston is shut, it is the perfect place to go! Everyone there is so nice and I wish I could work there too… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Hannah972's Comment

Written on: 11/09/2014

hi, i would just like to say that this was me in february of this year, and I'm very sad to say that Caddy, Sasha, Jack, Metro, Pearl and George are no longer riding school ponies, however, george, pearl and jack are still on the livery and we can visit them as much as we like and there have bben new arrivals! now they have Millie, Rocket, Peter Pan, Mr. Blue, Lady, Ruby, Clive, Albert, Monty, Indie, Todd, Izzie, Hugo and Tsara.
Thanks

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
Read 1 Comment
★★★☆☆

“Friendly, helpful and informative, thrilled with my...”

Written on: 09/02/2014

Friendly, helpful and informative, thrilled with my daughters first lesson and she can't wait to go back, thanks, a very happy mum :)… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★☆☆

“okay...”

Written on: 04/01/2014

i went to larton for my work experience and thought it was an okay riding school. not too bad but could be a lot better. the instructors are not the nicest and their is one 'instructor' (that i know of) who is only 15 and not qualified to teach anybody let alone young children. also the yard seemed to be run by 9-12 year old volunteers which i found very strange. it appears to be very large however there are only around 16 horses available to clients and are all around the same height and… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Hannahomg972's Comment

Written on: 11/09/2014

well, let me just get these things strait, I have been going there for years and they have never EVER had a fifteen year old, unqualified instructor, in fact, the youngest is eighteen. Also, the helpers are aged 10 and up as Larton does not allow younger people to help out without always having adult supervision, if there were children younger than ten, then they were probably on a stable management day which is £30 per person, per day, which I admit is pretty dear, however, they get a complimentary half an hour long private lesson on the horse/pony of their choice. There are only seventeen horses at the moment because of budget cuts due to vet bills as one of the dearly loved horses was lame for months, also, the horses and ponies heights range from 9 hands up to seventeen hands - which is not 'around the same height' - the quality and upkeep of the horses is great, they each have a set stable in winter and they all get fed lots, also, they are all groomed, washed, loved and ridden by the helpers. Oh, and foxes riding school, did you never watch the news? They beat a helpless pony to it's death because it bucked a rider off, yeah, thats right, all it did was buck a rider off, and here you are promoting the riding school, if you could call it that...

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Reviewer98's Comment

Written on: 11/09/2014

Okay I'm sorry if I offended you in some way but when I did my work experience that is how I viewed the school. yes they may have horses ranging from 9 to 17 hand but the majority if them were about the 13/14 hand mark. And yes actually there was a 15 year old teaching as I was taught by him myself! Also had a lovely chat with him about how he wasn't yet qualified!
And let me say one thing. Never has foxes riding school EVER beaten a horse, let alone to death! Do you really think they would still be running if they had!
However this a review on Lartin riding school, not foxes. I was simply stating that I much prefer foxes. It was my review and I am enititled to say what I thought of the place. After all that's exactly what a review is. It may not be completely accurate as I have never returned since ( it's been about a year ) and things might have changed. So again I'm sorry if some things aren't right, but I'm afraid that is how I saw it.

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Amy_Xoxoshy's Comment

Written on: 13/04/2015

For your information Larton is the best best thing that has EVER happened to me.We help at the weekend and get a free ride on Saturday morning. The horses and riders are highly cared for. The reason there are only 16 horses is because there is a livery but unlike barnston there was no livery but 16 is plenty and they don't get worked hard. Therefore I rate it a billion stars

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
Read 3 Comments
★★★★★

“Wonderful ”

Written on: 06/11/2012 by Maxine2012 (1 review written)

My daughter has just started riding here .... After I researched a few closer riding stables we decided to give lartons a go ..... I couldn't recommend them enough the classes are not to big .. The staff are very friendly and reassuring even though they have to run round with the horse on lead rein .... My daughter is quiet shy and lacks a little confidence .... But it's lovely to see the instructor praise and encourage her bring her on leaps and bounds ......great place… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“excellent”

Written on: 19/10/2012

Really child freindly and patient. Give good attention to saftey and they do know what they are talikng about. really heplfull. Would reccomend private lessons if your child is shy. best teaching and value for money on the wirral. Wont go anywhere else… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“Hi,not talking about the riding school part. Anyone...”

Written on: 30/05/2010

Hi,not talking about the riding school part. Anyone who is interested in storing their caravan there might be interested in the way customers are treated. On finding our caravan missing from their secure storage bays we were treated with no respect or concern.Caravan has now been reported stolen to the police and I am sure the staff will assist them with their enquiries just like they assisted us ,not… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★★★★★

“with 5 children having lessons value for money was my...”

Written on: 13/08/2009 by jonesg2 (1 review written)

with 5 children having lessons value for money was my first priority. after months at another riding school i took them to larton. they learnt more in their assessment than they had in the others put together!! (no joke) the staff are wonderful and welcoming (not made to feel like your interupting them) they have good safety procedures and bags of knowledge.
one of our children is extremely nervous and they have encouraged him all the way (he now helps out there)
we have had lots of support in… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
★☆☆☆☆

“Total farce of a riding school having had serveral...”

Written on: 24/06/2009 by atouchofclass (1 review written)

Total farce of a riding school having had serveral lessons with Lartons Riding School with many of the instructors , i enquired about purchasing a riding school pony from them due to them being more experienced with my riding i thought it be better to purchase one that my instuctors new was right , They sold me a horse that i had never riden but told me she was perfect for me this couldnt of been further from the truth !!!… Read Full Review

If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.

Guest's Response to atouchofclass's Review

Written on: 17/03/2012

why did you buy it if you have never ridden it before -always ride it before you buy it and larton is proberly one of the bbest riding schoolsin wirral

Reply to this comment
If you are commenting on behalf of the company that has been reviewed, please consider upgrading to Official Business Response for higher impact replies.
Report this review
Was this review helpful? 0 0
Read 1 Comment
overview