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“Poor”

Written on: 11/10/2021 by 151Sparks (1 review written)

I had lessons at Hargate after they were highly recommended. Unfortunately my experience is not one that reflected the recommendations. Different instructor for each lesson which isn't such a bad thing but it is a bad thing when they all teach opposing methods of riding. Moved to another school and have made more progress during a couple of lessons than I did in the dozen or so at Hargate. New school go into detail to help improve all aspects of riding ability. Only wish I hadn't thrown so… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Absolutely amazing!!”

Written on: 06/09/2014

I've not been riding here for very long but the privates I have had have been absolutely amazing and after having two months off from riding I've improved so much in my lessons! They teach you about your position, how to get the horse to bend, your lines, pretty much everything you need to know to become a great rider! The horses I've ridden are absolutely lovely and are happy to let you ride them. They seem like they always want to please. The yard is always clean and the girls on the yard are… Read Full Review

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“Hargate Hill has great facilities with ample menage...”

Written on: 02/08/2012

Hargate Hill has great facilities with ample menage space and a good set of show jumps. Although for a livery, the indoor school is often unavailable due to lessons being taught there and in the winter it is often overcrowded. however if you are prepared to go up early when it is snowing it is often deserted. i kept my competition horse there for 2 years and kept to myself in one of the quieter blocks on the yard. i found the staff very friendly and helpful when i needed them especially when my… Read Full Review

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Sidesaddlelady's Comment

Written on: 21/05/2013

In the main this is a fair review. I've kept my horse at Hargate Hill for 13 years and hopefully he's there for life. He's happy and that keeps me happy. Fees are reasonable and the yard compares favourably with places charging similar rates for fewer facilities. The staff are experienced and reliable and one can safely leave one's horse in their care when unable to be there oneself. There is winter turnout - admittedly muddy but one can't have everything and many yards in the area have no winter turnout at all. Stables are solidly built and warm and dry and there is secure storage available. Security is one of the most important aspects for me - the owners and some staff live on site and there is CCTV coverage.

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“Great facilities... Terrible Management”

Written on: 01/08/2012 by horseowner2 (1 review written)

Competitively priced for the facilities on offer as a livery: use of indoor and outdoor schools, show jumps and working hunter fences, and horse walker which usually works. However the advertised "shower room" has been out of functional use for about 4 years, and I can't remember the last time the solarium looked safe. The cross country is also barely useable due to the state of the fields (which I will come to later). And although stabling prices are competitive, hay and bedding have been… Read Full Review

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Sidesaddlelady's Response to horseowner2's Review

Written on: 21/05/2013

This is a very inaccurate, and rather rude and spiteful review of Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre, written, I suspect, by a certain person who doesn't get her own way when she thinks she should. I have been involved with the yard for nearly 30 years and have never come across "blatant favouritism" or "special treatment" and as one of the "older clients" I don't find the atmosphere soured by any such thing. I do find, though, that the right approach usually clears up any incipient problems.

In the words of the cartoon from the 1st World War "If yer knows of a better 'ole, go to it"

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“Excellent!”

Written on: 20/03/2012 by Owldbat (2 reviews written)

I am very disappointed to see the negative comments here but feel that some of them are down to sour grapes and lack of experience. I have kept my horse at Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre for 11 years and before that was a client of the yard from the 1980s onward. I have been involved with horses for nearly 60 years so know what I'm about and would remove my horse like a shot if I met with the sort of conditions and intransigence that other reviewers have reported. The yard passes its official… Read Full Review

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“Avoid!!! Avoid!!!!avoid!!!!”

Written on: 19/03/2012 by Taltyl (2 reviews written)

Hargate hill is the worst yard ever if your thinking of putting your pony on this yard big mistake!! The turn out is discusting lots of horses on this yard being turned out in knee deep mud every day if you want your pony to live out its with the school ponys and they put out one bale between them all which causes them to fight alot our pony was only there for two weeks and she ended up with two big kicks one on her leg the other on her bum she also had two rugs ripped and whenever we brought… Read Full Review

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Owldbat's Response to Taltyl's Review

Written on: 20/03/2012

I have byeen a client at Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre since the 1980s and have kept my own horse there for 11 years. The centre is situated on the edge of the Pennine Chain on heavy clay soil and the topograhy of the area means that it rains a lot and the fields get muddy. Hardly the Yard Owner's fault and the facilities and the avantages of the yard far out-weigh the mud.

The management and staff are helpful and kind and often go beyond the call of duty to help out in a crisis and I have never been "mithered" for money.

I have nearly 60 years experience with horses and I can assure you that I would never keep a horse on a substandard yard.

The OP's review smacks of sour grapes and s/he should remember that sneaking off without paying your debts is theft.

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“WOULD NOT RECCOMEND”

Written on: 17/03/2012

Hargate Hill has the facilitates but Not the Management, Any complaints you may have are met with the simple answer of "If you dont like it move off" The turnout is appalling the field is knee deep clay that once you get stuck in you cant get out, There is more than 20 horses out and only two piles of hay which causes alot of fighting resulting in injury to all our horses and ripped rugs, The fields are never rotated so your horse is stuck in the same muddy conditions all year round. The rules… Read Full Review

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“We help out at hargate hill and we think its great!...”

Written on: 12/03/2012 by AliciaandHarriet (1 review written)

We help out at hargate hill and we think its great! All the staff are pleasent and we love all of the horses there but our favourate horses are Buddy, Ozzy and Jason! Weve just had 4 new school horses arive but theres not enough space. The new horses are called: Princess, Max, Dolly and Paddy! We love them all! The only thing we dont get, which we want, is a free lesson for the work we do! All the facilities are great! When you book in for a lesson they put you on a sutible horse of your… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Hargate Hill is a great riding school and livery...”

Written on: 12/12/2010

Hargate Hill is a great riding school and livery facility. The yard is kept clean and tidy at all times. The riding school horses and ponies are kept in good condition and are good to ride. There are horses for all abilities and once that you have been riding there a while you can usually choose the horse you would like to ride. The lessons are varied, you can learn something new each time you go. There are four arenas (2 outdoor, one indoor and an outdoor jumping). The instructors are fair… Read Full Review

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“Stabling quality is reasonable, and there is adequete...”

Written on: 15/11/2010

Stabling quality is reasonable, and there is adequete turnout in Summer months. However overnight turn out is of poor quality and emphasis in recent years appears to be on making the most hay possible rather than appropriately rotating turnout, resulting in the poor quality of the most frequently used fields. Riding facilities are good with access to jumps and 4 good arenas, though indoor use is limited. As a riding school it has suffered in recent years for advanced riders with a greatly… Read Full Review

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“You can't beat hargate it rocks! :) Ive been riding...”

Written on: 20/08/2010 by megan05199 (1 review written)

You can't beat hargate it rocks! :) Ive been riding since I was aboout 3 or 4 and has loved hargate so much I have never had one doubt about goin. The staff are friendly, the horses are kept in good condition and you deffinatley get your moneys worth! It might seem dear but its sure worth paying it! Me and my mum go now and it is something we like spending time together on. Its good no matter the weather because you can go in the indoor paddock and the instructors never force you in to do… Read Full Review

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“I moved my horse to Hargate Hill, as a livery, about 6...”

Written on: 08/08/2010

I moved my horse to Hargate Hill, as a livery, about 6 months ago.
As I'm stabled in the riding school block, I feel suitably justified to comment on both Hargate's livery services and their riding school.
As I attend to my own horse every morning and evening, I can confirm that the riding school horses and ponies are very well looked after. Jenna, the yard manager, ensures that no horse is overworked. After all, these horses and ponies are chosen specifically to suit a riding school… Read Full Review

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“I have recently moved my horse off hargate hill after...”

Written on: 29/05/2010

I have recently moved my horse off hargate hill after a bad experience. I was made to feel stupid at times by staff and they werent very helpful. My horse had an injury in their field because of inadequate fencing. There is some good instructors there though, my hat goes off to cara who is amazing and helped me so much. You have to buy hargates own bedding, feed etc which was ok quality but the straw made my horse itch like mad and they werent very reliable. I had to borrow hay and food off… Read Full Review

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“I have ridden at Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre for...”

Written on: 17/05/2010 by Sidesaddlelady (6 reviews written)

I have ridden at Hargate Hill Equestrian Centre for over 20 years and when I bought my first horse I chose to keep him there because I was so impressed with the set-up. He's lived there for 10 years and only exceptional circumstances would make me move him. The stabling is safe, secure and warm and the staff can be relied on to do what they are asked to do. There are excellent facilities - brick built stabling, full, part & D-I-Y livery, hay, straw & feed deliveries, horse walker, cross country… Read Full Review

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“Hargate Hill is an amazing stables, I loan my pony,...”

Written on: 11/05/2010

Hargate Hill is an amazing stables, I loan my pony, Cara, there. She is gorgeous. The stables are a very good size and the facilities are absolutely fantastic. There is a cafe, horse walker, three outdoors, a jumping arena with many jumps, a massive indoor school, lots of stables, staff and loads of advice.
The only fault I can find is that all food and bedding must be bought from Hargate. However, it is good quality so it isn't really a problem.
My favourite ponies are Cara, Casper, Poppy… Read Full Review

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“I went to Hargate Hill for a jumping lesson, the staff...”

Written on: 30/03/2010

I went to Hargate Hill for a jumping lesson, the staff were never at the office, and we had go to looking for them, or ask in the canteen. When I arrived at the farm, and located a member of staff, it turned out they hadn't booked me for a jumping, and made it out althought it was my fault, when I cleary said a jumping lesson. The teaching was very inconsistant as one week I was told never to kick a horse, the next I was told to boot him very very hard. As this is attached to a colleuge to… Read Full Review

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“I have been to quite a few riding places but Hargate...”

Written on: 04/11/2009

I have been to quite a few riding places but Hargate is the best. They do let you pick which horse you ride but if you need to work on something specific they will choose the best one for you for a few lessons. The horses are kept clean and it is a tidy stables. When you have been going for a couple of lessons they will let you tack up if someone is free to show you. You can even join clubs to brush up on your skills. They have a great indoor and outdoor riding arena. Also they have show… Read Full Review

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“im currantly loaning a pony kept at hargate hill it is...”

Written on: 30/10/2009 by becky cranmer (3 reviews written)

im currantly loaning a pony kept at hargate hill it is brilient has a horse walker, indoor arena, 2 outdoor arenas crosscountry course, lots of near hacking and over 100 livery stable with lot of grazing staff will look after your horse if your busy + exelent riding school there was nothing to complain abuot… Read Full Review

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“I only went a couple of times to Hargate Hill and it...”

Written on: 10/08/2009

I only went a couple of times to Hargate Hill and it was extremely good but I was only having an hour semi-private and it was £23!! however the quality of the lessons was very high and the facilities for the horses are of the highest standard, they each have a big stable (that as far as I saw was always nearly spotless), they also have a stall each, a walker and even a dryer for rainy days. Great, if expensive, riding school :)… Read Full Review

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“i have a private jumping lesson every two weeks and...”

Written on: 03/07/2009

i have a private jumping lesson every two weeks and the teacher is brilliant have improved loads im so thankfull the horses are lovely and whats great they dont put on the same horse they change them so you dont get used to one style of jumping and i take my 3 year old son up with me when i go and there brilliant with him! i think the lesson are resonably price for what you get and i bring the horse i ride to hargate for a private lesson its great… Read Full Review

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