I have had nothing but good experiences with Hollie's. I started with no confidence jumping and no belief I could ever improve. Thanks to encouragement, great teaching and being partnered with a fantastic horse, there's nothing I won't attempt now. Always flexible and reasonable, and lessons always focus on confidence building as well as trying new things. Would recommend for beginners and competent riders alike!
Name: Steffy Cappleman
My 8-year old daughter has recently started riding at the riding school and I found everyone extremely friendly and accommodating. They demonstrated a lot of patience with my daughter who was somewhat nervous at her first few sessions. After only 6 lessons she is already quite confident. I'm extremely impressed with the progress my daughter has made and she loves her lessons.
Name: The Kilvington-Mason Family
Our girls, Daisy (15), Maddy (11) and Florrie (7) all started riding lessons a couple of months ago. Becky and Michelle make the girls feel at ease and gave them confidence to ride the ponies even though they were complete beginners. They have come on quickly with their riding and it is all thanks to Becky; she gives the girls encouragement and praise, they love having her as their instructor; she is very thorough and always chats with them after the lesson to go over any new riding techniques. Thanks to the Hollies Riding School the girls will all soon be confident riders.
Name: Fee Ross
Riding stables can be extremely daunting places especially for those who have no experiences with horses. But The Hollies is different and offers a warm family friendly approach to riding. Everybody is welcoming and the stables have a happy atmosphere. Whether you can afford your own pony or horse doesn't matter, everybody is encouraged to join in. The yard is always full of children and teenagers enjoying themselves. My 8 year old daughter started as a beginner 5 months ago and I have been amazed at how quickly she and the other riders have come on. The lessons start promptly and only when all the riders are mounted with girths and stirrups ready to go so they get the full teaching time. The ponies are very sweet, safe and immaculately kept. Livi loves her instructor Becky and doesn't find her at all intimidating. As well as weekly lessons Livi has really enjoyed the pony care days put on during the holidays. The highlight of the Summer! I have ridden all my life and experienced many different stables. The Hollies reminds me of where I learnt to ride and have some of my happiest childhood memories. I am thrilled that I have found somewhere that can offer my daughter the same life experiences and not just learning to ride.
Name: Clare Seeds MChiro (Chiropractor human & equine)
Myself and my son have attended riding lessons at The Hollies. We have found the staff to be very friendly and professional. The horses and ponies we have ridden have been marvellous. The lessons are fun as well as educational, and we have both valued the personal feedback from the instructor at the end of our lessons. I would definitely recommend the Hollies be it for a child just learning or someone with more experience in riding.
My daughter Mia has been riding at Hollie's and loved it! The girls there are great with her, it's a lovely outdoor environment and she always comes back smiling. Absolutely recommend Hollies!
Name: Sarah Howard
My daughter Bea has been coming to the Hollies for over a year. I have always found Michelle and everyone at the Hollies to be extremely friendly, professional and focused on everyone having a good time while learning to ride. Bea loves going and would spend all her time there it we let her!!
Olivia and Alistair thoroughly enjoy their weekly lesson and are growing in confidence each time. The ponies are lovely, they are well cared for and very gentle.
Name: Izzy Mayhew MBE
I have only been riding at Hollies since May/June time and I must say I've never felt so welcome at a riding school, all the staff are friendly and helpful. I have enjoyed every lesson with Becky and find her very professional and a brilliant teacher! I have found hollies a great place to be a warm family environment and very flexible especially around my working hours!
Name: Glenda Richardson
I am happy for you to put my name on the website, I have found your riding school brilliant for Lily, you all make us feel very welcome and Lily really looks forward to her lessons. I think she is improving and has gained confidence around horses as we have never had anything to do with horses before.