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Changing Lives Through Horses

Sept 2023


"We have been attending Pinkmeads’ Changing Lives Through Horses program weekly since it began and has been life changing for my daughter she has autism and additional needs, and has been unable to attend a school setting for months due to anxiety low confidence and bullying, this programme has made a positive change in her life. She looked forward to attending every week which is massive for her.

Harriet is amazing and everyone at Pinkmead treat her with respect and kindness. I would recommend anyone to give this a go."


Own a Pony Day

Aug 2023


"I just want to say thank you, my son attended the own a pony day last week and due to autism and anxiety he has never been able to attend an activity without me being there. He come out smiling telling me it was his best ever day and he can’t wait to do it again which is truly a testament to your amazing staff and how warm and welcoming they all are which has given him the confidence to enjoy riding and the whole experience. Max absolutely adores Ella and her kind and caring attitude has made such a difference to him and given him confidence that he now talks to every helper and staff member about the horses. Once again thank you for the difference you have made to him."


Changing Lives Through Horses

July  2023


"I can not support and promote this scheme enough. Our daughter has a been doing this since it started and for child who is not attending school due to some difficult challenges and needs it has given her a new lease and passion.

It gets her out, about, active, engaging and learning. It has been a total revolution for her and a joy to see the transformation there has been in her because of it.
Thank you Pinkmead ."


Spa, Saddle and Scones

June  2023


"Wanted to give a review of our day yesterday with Harriet, Georgie & the ladies who served our afternoon tea. 10/10 for them all. My friends & I had a lovely relaxing day & appreciated the welcoming & friendly approach from you all. Particular thanks to Harriet for taking the pics & videos. We will definitely recommend to all our friends". 


★ ★ ★ ★ ★

June 2023


"I can't say enough good things about Pinkmead Riding School, I'd give 10 stars if I could. After falling from our family pony in December and injuring myself, my confidence nose dived to the point of not being able to get back in the saddle. After talking to Pinkmead, I started in the adult group lessons. Even getting on the horse (Tufty to start with) was hard but everyone is so supportive and genuinely want to see you improve. I am now cantering and loving it and although still working on my confidence, I would never have got here, had it not been for Chloe, who is an excellent instructor and Emily, reassuring me each week, that I would be ok and I can do it. Team Pinkmead, you are all great 😊


Thank you!

May  2023


"I just wanted to say a big thank you for running such a brilliant party for Matthew today - he loved it (and was thrilled he got to ride Dolly again who he went on for a party a few months back) and so did all of the others.  You were absolutely brilliant with the little boy with adhd and autism who was incredibly nervous to start but waving and smiling from on top of Blossom like a pro by the end! 


I’d highly recommend you and both my kids are now badgering for horse riding lessons!


Thank you again"


Saddle, Spa and Scones

April  2023


"My daughter bought me the Mother’s Day treat of saddle, spa and scones and I loved every minute. Our horses were Eddie and Tufty two gorgeous cobs who were very amazing to ride and Harriet was lovely to talk too whilst out on the hack, Georgie gave an amazing massage and the scones were delicious, would highly recommend this for anyone such a great experience and would definitely book again".


Fab lesson

March 2023 


Just a quick email to say, that India HAD THES BEST LESSON the other day with Jay, she really loved it.   Argent pony was perfect for her she loves him. She was a completely different rider with Ella yesterday and she cant wait to come back for her next lesson."

Fantastic pony party!

June 2022


 "I just wanted to thank you very much for the fantastic pony party which was for my grand-daughter's 6th birthday. Leah and her friends had a brilliant time, she absolutely loves horses. To see their excited faces made it totally worthwhile.

I would just like to let you know that I thought the party was very well organised and great value for money. I feel sure you and your team work very hard to make sure these parties go without a hitch.

Also you let me know about the viewing platform which as I am a wheelchair user I found very useful. I would thoroughly recommend your establishment to any one so congratulations and many thanks for giving Leah and her little friends a lovely time." 


My daughter  had her riding birthday party and she had the most wonderful time!  

May 2022


"Jay had a great manner and great patience with all of the girls, including one of my daughter’s friends who was so extremely nervous of horses it was amazing she got on and by the end of the lesson was even having a trot and didn’t want to get off.  Jay was so patient with her and knew just the right amount of pushing her to have a go and acknowledging how she felt. 


I can’t thank you all enough for the time and effort that goes into arranging their parties and for everyone who helped make Georgiana’s special yesterday; it was really enjoyed and appreciated".


Please pass on my thanks to Chloe....

October 2021


"Earlier today I called to let Chloe know that my daughter Lucia had struggled after her first lesson in group two. Lucia hasn’t been horse riding for around 3 years and after being assessed in a private lesson was put in to Level 2. Lucia is naturally quite shy and after the 1st lesson felt disheartened as she didn’t know the answers to everything and was nervous about being asked to do certain activities. 

Lucia was worried about coming back today but Chloe was brilliant, she checked on Lucia and made sure she understood what she was being asked to do. When Lucia finished she said she’d really enjoyed it and that she couldn’t wait to go again." 


I would spend everyday here....

August 2021


"I have been riding at Pinkmead for a few months now. The progress that I have made in this time has been fabulous, and I have so much more confidence. The facilities, horses and staff are first rate. They are so accommodating and answer any questions, either via email, or via your instructor in lesson. Nothing is too much trouble.

 I ride in the adult group lessons, not only do we work on our riding skills, we also fun! We always have a laugh which makes lessons so enjoyable (Although you do work hard, and your legs feel it! ). You ride a variety of beautiful horses and there is an indoor and outdoor school, as well as the beautiful land that you can hack on. 

I would spend everyday here if I could! It’s a great stables and I am so pleased I found my way here!"

Thank you

August 2021


"The grandchildren, Harry and Poppy, loved their first session on a horse. Grateful thanks to all involved for help - Louise had a lovely manner with them. 

I was very impressed with the whole setup including admin for answering all my queries. 

Grateful thanks". 

Best Week Ever!

August 2021

Sonya & Elsie

"We can't thank everyone enough who helped with the Pony Care week at the start of the month. My 7 year old daughter attended and in her words 'had the best week EVER'.  Each day she came home so excited about everything she had learnt and the friends she had made and couldn't wait to go back the next morning, it's all we have heard about since!  Ella, Harriet and Penny were fantastic and definitely made it a fun, educational and inspiring week for my daughter.  Elsie can not wait now to do more days like these, keep having her lessons and join Saddle Club next year.
Thank you Pinkmead ".

Amazing Instructors

July 2021

Zoe & Eva

"Amazing instructors, we have eight of our own horses and I just don’t have the time to teach my youngest daughter to ride , so sent her to Pinkmead. She has come on in leaps and bounds! Such encouragement at every lesson , she comes home beaming every time and it doesn’t matter who she has teaching her , Louise , Chloe , Tash or Penny it’s always the same ……"

Birthday Party

June 2021

Hi, I just wanted to say how much Lila and her friends enjoyed the pony party. Penny was really great at encouraging everyone, spotting who needed a bit of extra help and accommodating my photo requests! They really enjoyed the games and being able to have a canter. I think it made Lila's year to canter round whilst her friends sang happy Birthday! 

 I would really like to impress how delighted my daughters are to have Ella as their instructor. Also what a difference it has made to their riding. It's so noticeable that my husband - a non-rider - can see how much more stable and secure they are in the saddle and between transitions. A big thank you to Ella! 


September 2020

Just wanted to confirm that my daughter has had a first lesson last night. Really enjoyed it and we were amazed as how much she has learnt at the previous riding school. And obviously this week we will be booking up further private lessons


September 2020

Great place for riding lessons. My daughter loves it... and the staff and other kids are really great ❤


February 2020

Great place.. Staff are really friendly. My autistic daughter loves her lessons here and her instructor is extremely patient with her. Would thoroughly recommend to everyone. The children's parties are fab too.. Well organised and great fun


February 2020

Just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to Lou and everyone involved in Macey’s party yesterday. She had a fantastic day and thoroughly enjoyed it. Her words “can we do it all again tomorrow”And compliments to the chef the food was great too. You all do a fantastic job, which is why Macey loves coming every week xx


Setpember 2019

Many thanks to everyone for Maddie's party yesterday, she had a super time. Louise was wonderful and the ponies very tolerant of the children.

Best wishes and thanks again.


July 2019

My daughter has been riding at Pinkmead since July and absolutely loves it especially now she is in the Saddle Club. She has changed so much in every way and given her focus on what she wants to do next now she has left school. P.s we will miss Jay but wish him all the best xx


June 2019

My daughter has being going for lessons and come so far with the lovely encouraging and talented people! At first she wasn’t sure but not long till she loved and progressed each lesson.
They even make my little girl who’s not horse riding yet so welcoming that at her age other than giving an apple she can’t wait till she is old enough to be more part of pinkmead and get on the horses. Xx


June 2019

This is Luna’s favourite place to be. Louise has the patience of a saint while teaching her and Luna loves her!
Everyone at this lovely place makes her feel so welcome and we love it! See you tomorrow x


April 2019

The most fun lesson I have ever had and the kindest staff. Definitely coming back .


April 2019

Please could I pass on my thanks to all that assisted on Saturday to make my daughters party an amazing experience.  Your riding school is fantastic, all the girls that helped and the lead organsiser of the party were just full of energy and a credit to your staff.

Again thank you and I will see you all again in a few weeks for Emily's friends party for another afternoon of fun.


September 2018

Dear Mandi, Just felt I needed to tell you how brilliant your staff are at Pinkmead . As you know Boo has been teaching Lily on Cav , who is amazing at her job, but after having a lesson with Owen and Alice it was apparent they are both excellent too. Their knowledge, understanding and teaching methods are brilliant , and Lily and Cav are coming on really well. You should be very proud of your staff, and please let them know.

Mel & Lily

August 2018

Thought it was about time I gave pinkmead a review that they so deserve....
We came here a year ago after having a bad experience at another yard....
Being a novice rider and having bought an ex racer I needed all the help I could get and I really don’t think I could have chosen a more perfect yard....

EVERY staff member in one way or another has contributed to where Billy and I are today
and I can’t thank them enough....
I’ve also made lots of friends and my fellow yardies (liveries) made me feel right at home straight away and have done nothing but support and advise me.....

Thanks again pinkmead for all your support

Zoe and Billy :)

Zoe & Billy

June 2018

My daughter is absolutley loving riding lessons here very welcoming and the ponies are very well cared for! Highly recommended for riders of all ages especially children 😀😀


May 2018

Excellent. Booked a beginner lesson for my mum, sister and I for my mums Birthday. The instructor was brilliant and we were made to feel really safe. The horses were matched to our heights and weights and we had someone alongside us at all times. We were all very impressed to be trotting by the end of the lesson and would recommend this to anyone interested in trying this out. Prices were very reasonable and hat hire also an option.


Luna started riding here when she was 4years old but had to have a couple of years out while ironing out issues with school and she has been diagnosed with autism and sensory processing disorder. Now we have a better understanding of her needs she has restarted her riding and everyone has been so patient with her and her confidence has grown massively! Thank you so much for your amazing support and wonderful ponies (especially Luna’s favourite Teddy) Most amazing riding school.


March 2018

Amazing experience for young children, food was really nice, the restaurant was full but they still managed to find us a table. Sally who worked at Pinkmead was so helpful & went that little bit further to make the party special for not only the kids but the grown ups. Thankyou x


March 2018

Fabulous, just fabulous. I love the fact that lessons can take place indoors too and not just outside. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, easy to book lessons over the phone. The restaurant is fantastic and so is the location. My daughter loved her Half Term Trial Ride


Feb 2018

I have been to Pinkmead several times and have always received excellent service.My little girl had her 6th birthday party there and she absolutely loved it as did all her friends. She tells and shows everybody her rosette she received, and that she got to choose her horse as she was the birthday girl. We have also been to all the events where she is always eager to get back on one of your lovely horses. The staff have always been very friendly and the horses look very well kept....


Oct 2017

Our daughter, Emily has been riding at Pinkmead since December, she had her first lesson on Christmas Eve after many months of asking for lessons. She was only 5 years old when she started and I was a little apprehensive about it as she looked so small on some of the ponies! All of the staff are friendly, knowledgable and really care about what they are doing, that shows in how well looked after the ponies and horses are. Emily had two teachers before Boo took over teaching her level (level one) and what an amazing impact this has had on Emily's progress and confidence. Boo is patient and really knows how to get the best out of people, her firm but nurturing approach with praise that is energetic and meaningful has enabled Emily to excel and reach level two quickly. Boo has made a lasting impression on Emily, who really looks forward to seeing her every week and really takes on board all of the tips Boo gives her, practising them at home. Boo is approachable and always happy to answer any questions I've had, taking time to provide reassurances. Boo also takes an interest in who Emily is as a person, not seeing her as another pupil but as an individual which means so much. It really is the teacher that makes all the difference and we are so thankful that Boo is Emily's, not only is she amazing but we feel confident that Emily is in the safest on hands when riding under Boo's instruction and really cannot thank her enough for nurturing and growing Emily's love for horses. Boo is a very special person and we hope she gets to see this.


Sept 2017

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