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January 2020

Dear Courteney ~
Just wanted to leave some feedback with regard to Tia’s pony party. You can use on the web-site if you think appropriate:
I booked my daughter’s 6th birthday party at Riding Farm, as we have been riding here for a while – love the ponies and the teachers.
The pony party did not disappoint.! I had 15 children to accommodate, and therefore needed a party that I knew would be engaging, professional and organised.
Michelle and her team did an amazing job. It was absolutely seamless. The children were split in to 3 groups of 5 and each group took it in turns to ride, groom and learn. Not one child was bored, the level of care was exceptional – and every child (even the nervous ones) came away with a sense of achievement.
Since the party, I have had nothing but good feedback from all of the parents involved.
A huge thank you for making my daughter’s birthday so special.
Kindest Regards,

October 2019

My daughter had a brilliant 7th birthday party here. All her friends said it was the best party ever! The instructor was so patient with all the children and the horses are very good for all riders and abilities. They got to do half an hour riding with trotting and games and half an hour grooming the horses. They had a lovely afternoon tea in the cafe afterwards.

July 2019

Hi Zoe,
Keeley and her friends had a wonderful time today celebrating Keeley’s 7th Birthday.
Michelle was fantastic organising the parents and children, the ponies were calm and responsive and the pony grooming and point out the parts on a pony were very entertaining.
Your on site caterer Tina put on a fabulous afternoon tea for our children and their parents, with a very welcome ice cream and home made cakes at the end. The tables looked lovely and the vintage crockery was perfect for our little girl and her friends.
Thank you to your staff for creating such lovely memories for our children. Every parent, horsey people and non-horsey people said it was the best party they had been to and they had thoroughly enjoyed it.

April 2019

Dear Zoe,
I just wanted to thank you and all your staff for such an amazing and well organised party last Saturday. All the kids had such a fantastic time!
The horse riding games at the end were great and a few of the kids commented it was the best party they had been to!
The attention to little details like the ribbon on the sweet bags was so lovely; I am surprised the kids appreciated it as much as the adults did! The present and card at the end was also so sweet, thank you!
With much appreciation

December 2017

Hi Zoe,
Thank you so much for organising Ellie’s pony party on Sunday.  All the girls had a great time and Ellie absolutely loved riding Paddy!
Best wishes,

July 2017

Hi Zoe,
Thank you so much for the wonderful riding party we had at Riding Farm today. You all worked so hard to make this another unforgettable experience.
We had quite a few novices in the group and 16 very excited children –  yet everyone was catered for.
The staff were really good with the children, enthusiastic, calm and patient.
Keeley and Emilia really enjoyed the party and Keeley has gone to bed chattering about Paddy no doubt dreaming about ponies (when she finally gets to sleep!)
The children didn’t want the party to end!
Wishing you continued success.
Best wishes,
Paula and Ian.

December 2016

Thank you for a fab party on Saturday – the girls had a brilliant time!

December 2016

Dear Zoe,
Huge thanks to you, Jay, Denise & Michelle for making Ava’s pony party a happy, stress-free success.
All of the children loved it. I thought the organisation was brilliant. You catered for everyone, regardless of their experience. We particularly enjoyed the surprises at the end. You were all very generous hosts.
Marie also did a marvellous job with the catering.
It was our best party yet. We’re very grateful.
Best Wishes,

August 2016

Dear Sally,
I wanted to say thank you to your staff and riding school for hosting my daughters 6th birthday party held on 22 May 2016.
Cailyn and her friends thoroughly enjoyed themselves and had a wonderful time. The Instructors were very professional and made the party an enjoyable one for both the kids and parents alike.
A lot of the kids had never ridden horses before and all of them certainly enjoyed themselves.
Thank you to all for putting on such a wonderful party for the kids.
Kind regards

July 2016

Hi Zoe,
I just wanted to say a big thank you for managing the party we had today for Keeley.
16 riders was a large group but it was handled professionally and kindly to provide a safe environment for all of the children to ride in, to get close to the ponies and horses and to have fun.
All of the parents said their children had a wonderful time and Keeley and Kaylem went to bed happy and tired.
Your staff worked very hard to ensure the children enjoyed themselves, well done.
Kind regards

June 2016

We had a great time at the party on Sunday, it was a 6 year old girls dream!
The girls absolutely loved riding a pony, taking part in the gymkhana and the stable management – especially brushing little Fleur!
Amber said it was the best party she has ever had and wants to book in for next year already!
Thanks to all the staff and everyone at Riding Farm for a superb time.
Nathalie and Amber xxx

May 2016

Thank you so much to all at Riding Farm Equestrian Centre for making my 7 year old daughter’s pony party such a huge success.
We had 10 girls and various leaders of varying pony experience, and each of them had a fabulous time.
Zoe was absolutely brilliant (and incredibly patient) at organising us, and making sure we were all set up to have a great day.
Denise’s lesson and mini gymkhana were great fun, and Jay’s pony care lesson with Princess was fun and informative (and Princess really was a princess – so patient and calm). All of the ponies were brilliant – my daughter has not stopped talking about Emma, her new favourite pony. She is already planning her next lead-rein lesson!
The girls loved the awards presentation at the end and are all very proud of their rosettes.
The whole thing was really well organised, safe, and fun. I would thoroughly recommend a pony party at Riding Farm.
All the best,

Just wanted to say an enormous thank you to all the staff who helped make Freya & Lucy’s riding party today such a success.
They and all their friends had a wonderful time riding the horses, racing and grooming little princess.
They were all so proud of their rosettes and the beautiful bags of sweets tied with ribbon were a lovely touch.
The girls were also so pleased with the lovely presents and cards given to them by the riding school.
We finished with a delicious lunch provided by the cafe with plenty of homemade food for the very hungry children.
It was a lovely day and would highly recommend this as a brilliant and original idea for a party.
Thanks again,
Kat, Ben, Freya & Lucy

April 2016

Tia’s pony party was a huge success. With her love of animals this was a great experience for her and her friends.
The ponies were gorgeous and all very easy going. The races were fun and the rosettes and sweets presentation at the end was a really nice touch.
Many thanks,

Hi Zoe,
I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and all of the staff at Riding Farm who helped to make Ruby’s 4th birthday party a memorable event.
Ruby and her friends had an amazing time with you all, and of course, their ponies, who were all very well behaved!
Ruby hasn’t stopped talking about her awesome party and she wants to do it all over again!
It was very well organised, the games were great fun and they all enjoyed grooming the little pony outside.
The feedback from parents was very positive, they all have said what an amazing party it was and that is all down to you guys.
A huge thank you also to the lovely Marie in the cafe, she put on a wonderful lunch and was so kind and helpful.
Thank you once again and hope to see you soon.
Kelly x

March 2016

Amelie had a wonderful birthday party with her friends at Riding Farm. She has not stopped talking about her pony Emma since!
Michelle, Jay and all the staff were really friendly, welcoming and helpful and made the party safe and fun for the kids (and the parents leading)!
Highly recommend to others even if their kids have not ridden much, as was the case with most of our group.

January 2016

Dear Zoe,
Thank you for the very successful party that Azzurra and Isabella enjoyed together today at Riding Farm!
The ponies were absolutely wonderful (especially Maggie, says Azzurra!)
All the girls loved the activities with the ponies and had a great time together.
It was truly a fantastic way to celebrate the girls’ 7th birthday and I wish to extend my thanks to all members of staff who helped getting the girls ready and to Marie for her impeccable preparation and arrangement of the refreshments at the cafe afterwards.
Azzurra loved everything, but what made her really happy was grooming the ponies under the supervision of Michelle!
Thanks again and we hope to see and ride the ponies very soon again.
Kindest regards,

November 2015

Dear Zoe,
Our daughter’s pony party has been an amazing experience for the kids and parents alike.
The different ponies were great fun to ride and everyone took home lots of special memories.
The Instructor as well as the Cafe Manager did a fantastic job and our older one has already asked to have the same party for her upcoming birthday!

October 2015

Hi Zoe,
Just wanted to say that my daughter had a wonderful birthday party yesterday. She had such a fantastic time.
A big thank-you to you and your team for being fun, professional and making special memories for her and her friends.
Kind Regards,

September 2015

Dear Zoe,
Many thanks to you and Michelle for organising yet another hugely successful pony party for yet another one of my granddaughters this year.
Freya, her cousin, Hannah and her friends had an amazing time at Riding Farm on 13th September celebrating her birthday.
Other than my granddaughters, none had ridden before or had much contact with ponies but they were all put at ease by you and Michelle and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
The spread Marie put on for them in the café afterwards made the end to a perfect day.
Once again, many thanks.
Kindest regards,

Dear Sally, Zoe and Marie,
Thank you for making Maria’s 6th birthday party such a memorable experience. The five children are still talking about it now, remembering all the ponies’ names.
Maria’s favourite game was putting the ball in the bucket. She thoroughly enjoyed it all.
The mums and dads all got a good deal of exercise, relaxing afterwards with Marie’s catering skill in the cafe.
Also, thank you so much for the birthday surprise present that you gave her; she really was thrilled.
Best regards,

July 2015

I would like to thank everyone involved in making Hannah’s party last month such a success.
All the girls throughly enjoyed themselves and one told me it was the best party she had ever been to!
Many thanks,

February 2015

A huge thank you to you, Denise and Hilary for a brilliant party today.
It was so well organised and Denise and Hilary were great with the kids. The girls all really enjoyed the afternoon as did the parents!

January 2015

I just wanted to let you know that Ellie had the most amazing time on Sunday as did the rest of the girls. It was fantastic to see all those lovely smiles on the children’s faces.
Everything was organised well and the kids loved both the riding and the grooming. The rosettes and presents for Ellie given at the end were a really nice touch!
I would recommend this to anyone – a great way to celebrate your little girls party.

June 2014

Just wanted to thank you for organising the pony party yesterday.
All the girls had a great time and absolutely loved it. They are beaming in all the photos!
Thank you also for the lovely presents. I am currently typing this surrounded by bubbles!

Dear Team at Riding Farm,
We just wanted to send you a note to say thank you for making our party yesterday such a great success. Children and parents alike had a great time.
We were very impressed with the professionalism and kindness we received from all your team members.
The riding games were a great idea and the ponies so well behaved!
We will definitely recommend you to all of our friends and can’t wait to visit you all again soon.

February 2014

Just a quick note to say thanks to you all for our daughter’s party yesterday. All of the girls really enjoyed it and at least two have said that they now want a pony party!
The two ladies giving the lesson were really great with the girls; a couple had never been on horseback before so were very nervous. It was such a nice touch giving the girls sweets and rosettes!
The cafe was great too for her little group.
Please pass on our thanks to all involved, my daughter was very happy afterwards and proudly took her rosette to school today to show her classmates and teacher.