Wayside Stables

Wayside Stables, Fifield: Hours, Address, Wayside Stables Reviews: 4.5/5

Wayside Stables
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Anthea L
1 contribution
A 5 Star experience
Aug 2021 • Friends
Riding in the park with Wayside is definitely a 5 star experience. Our escort, Robyn, took great care of us and we have booked again for next week.
Written August 31, 2021
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267lexie
Brighton, UK5 contributions
Lovely ride through Windsor Park
Aug 2021
We chose the 2 hour ride through the park. Met at the yard to complete paperwork, fit hats etc then followed the horse box to the park. You have to pay for parking there which is extra (£9 for 3 hours). Heidi our guide took us on a lovely ride, unfortunately the deer park was closed so we had to take an alternative route. Beautiful off road place to ride, the horses were lovely! Would highly recommend!!
Written August 5, 2021
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rainoncanvas
Sandhurst, UK7 contributions
Fantastic riding
Jul 2021 • Family
I've recently returned to riding and have been having private lessons at Wayside. I've come away from every lesson feeling that I've been challenged but also having thoroughly enjoyed it and with greater confidence. Yesterday, I treated myself and my 11 year old daughter to a 2 hour ride in Windsor Great Park. I'm so glad we did. Friendly guide, thanks Heidi, fantastic horses and a beautiful route. We've tried a few stables for rides out and this was our best experience by miles. Highly recommend.
Written July 29, 2021
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Katherine S
London, UK126 contributions
WONDERFUL HORSES AND AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE
Jun 2021
I could not speak more highly of Wayside Stables and their lovely horses.

We had a complicated request with two of our group being new to riding and only capable of walk and trot and two of us being experienced and wanting forward going horses (and a canter or two)..

Alison was so helpful and arranged a park ride for us with two escorts. All the horses were lovely, and the two for us experienced riders were forward, bouncy and fun and we all had a fantastic time. Thanks so much to our guides too - Rachel and Pauline.

Honestly was such a great experience!
Written June 4, 2021
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Conrad S
London, UK15 contributions
Never again
Apr 2021 • Family
Took the kids here. Utterly depressing place. The trail ride was ridiculous - far too short. Walked down a street. Staff quite obviously didn’t want to be there. Will look for another place next time.
Written April 21, 2021
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Alexandra
2 contributions
Lack of flexibility given exceptional circumstances.
Dec 2020 • Solo
I am really sad to write this review as I previously had a really good lesson with one of the instructors (sorry, I can't remember your name - but I was the one who couldn't even get on the horse first time - you were fab and I learnt loads). I was due to have a lesson this afternoon, however this morning found out I might have been in contact/close proximity to someone with COVID. I called the stable citing feeling unwell (related to COVID) as didnt want to say I might have been in contact (realise that I shouldn't have worried about admitting it!). However I was met with a very frosty lady (to the point of rudeness) on the phone who told me if I cancelled, no matter the circumstances, I would lose the right to use my voucher (which was given to me as a gift voucher). I don't think that this was a very nice response, as I would have preferred not to cancel, and I could tell in the phone that that lady thought I wasn't telling you truth - which made me feel even worse about it. The lady also cited the fact that this policy has been in place for a really long time- I think that during this time, flexibility would have been the nicest course of action. What's even more dissapointing is that I really enjoyed the first session and would have liked to become a regular at the stables.
Written December 16, 2020
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Domi F
London, UK3 contributions
Perfect riding experience
Oct 2020 • Friends
Amazing stables and riding lessons! Hacks in the park are unbelievable. Great for every level.
Perfect social-distanced activity and best way to enjoy the nature!!!!
Written October 31, 2020
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Kajsa
London, UK12 contributions
Autumnal Hack
Oct 2020 • Friends
Incredible day out in beautiful Windsor Park. A great hack. Wayside Stables have lovely horses that cater to all abilities. Clearly well schooled, well looked after but not your average “tired riding school horse”. Sarah was a great, attentive, safe, fun and positive escort that made our day very special. This is my 4th outing and I can’t wait to go back. Thank you!
Written October 18, 2020
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Philippe R
Long Crendon4 contributions
A magical ride through Windsor park
Oct 2020 • Friends
Back on a horse after 10 years in such a beautiful scenery! Sarah, our escort, is very friendly and gave our group of 6 riders a perfect blend of calm discovery and exhilarating canters along the endless royal alleyways, which will keep my spirits up for a few more weeks! I do recommend.
Written October 13, 2020
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Kendelle T
8 contributions
Best hacking opportunity close to London!!!
Oct 2020 • Friends
I’ve been hacking through Wayside Stables in Windsor Great Park for years now and it truly never gets old even though I’ve been a few dozen times! There are horses for riders of all levels at Wayside, but none of them are sour school ponies – all forward going and clearly love their jobs. I’m an experienced equestrian so I love that you get to have proper canters and gallops... They do a great job of pairing riders who sign up based on ability so you don’t get stuck with a slow group (or vice versa).

You have a great guide from Wayside who takes you through the park for 2 hours, typically in groups of 4-6. There are so many different paths you can take and in the spring/summer/early autumn you get to enjoy riding through the pastures in the stag enclosure (pictured here from last weekend – we casually rode past hundreds of them – so cool!). The many well-maintained sand tracks in the woods are great all year round as well. Oh, and of course you have the castle as a backdrop. The £90 is great value for money.

I live in London and don’t drive, but it’s very easy to take the 30-minute overground train from Paddington to Windsor Eaton Central. The yard is only 15 minutes from the station and the drop off location where you get on your horse by the park is only 10 minutes from there. Once you get your hat checked and sign a waiver, you don’t have to go to the yard again if you sign up for more hacks – you can just meet the lorry by the park which is less than 10 minutes from the station.

The Fox & Hounds pub nearby is a perfect post-hack meal. If you go on Sunday, they have a lovely Sunday roast :)

In short, I can’t suggest Wayside park hacks enough... I’ve added a few other photos from over the years to give you more of an idea of what you can expect!
Written October 6, 2020
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