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Matchmoor Riding Centre

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We are not horse riders, but we like horses and we admire those who care and share the experience... read more

Reviewed November 13, 2017
Jacquestati007
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Burnley
Riding experience

Just got back from a groupon voucher experience, me and my husband never been on a horse before, we... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
Maria J
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Matchmoor Lane | Horwich, Bolton BL6 6PR, England
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+44 1204 693323
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I booked a ride here over the phone which I informed that I had never been horse riding. Once I arrived at the school, I was told to complete a form on which I wrote I had no experience! I was put straight onto a...More

1  Thank wonderland911
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be weary! Despite explaining we were a group of 4 complete novice on the phone and on paperwork with no experience, we were taken straight out on the horse and told off when we were holding the reins incorrectly and threatened to be taken back...More

2  Thank NN2012
Reviewed June 1, 2018 via mobile

Just got back from a groupon voucher experience, me and my husband never been on a horse before, we in our early fifties, it was great, young girl who looked after us was lovely. Was brilliant day out and for me who thought horses scary...More

Thank Maria J
Reviewed May 13, 2018

I ride regularly at my local yard but had the opportunity (thanks Groupon!) to have a half hour lesson followed by an hour's hack here, so I jumped at the chance of a change of scenery. And it was great! It's a lovely, well-kept place...More

1  Thank julie s
Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

A friend and I are both experienced riders but unfortunately don't presently have our own horses that we can hack out. So we phoned Matchmoor to book a 2 hour hack, me having learned to ride there some 20 years ago. The experience was wonderful...More

1  Thank TessABol
Roland123Sal, Owner at Matchmoor Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thank you for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed it.

Reviewed April 18, 2018 via mobile

Me and my 8 year old son went today after purchasing a Groupon voucher. Before purchasing I read all reviews carefully and decided that some of the negative ones seemed somewhat picky and, as always, some people tend to have unreasonable expectations. (In particular the...More

1  Thank elll0u
Roland123Sal, Owner at Matchmoor Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed it and found everything to be satisfactory. Thanks for the comment re the Sat Nav we do try and tell people and we have tried to improve things by getting a new postcode but...More

Reviewed February 17, 2018

An opportunity for the young ones to try their hand at horse riding. After a period of instruction pupils are allowed under supervision to take their mounts for a ride.Price extremely reasonable and at the tisk of being used of blatant advertising I would suggest...More

1  Thank Jan C
Roland123Sal, General Manager at Matchmoor Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

Thank you for your comments

Reviewed January 30, 2018 via mobile

Firstly the instructors are absolutely wonderful, they do try to ensure you excel in their lessons. However when it comes to yard management and hacks it’s a different story. The hacks are often led by quite inexperienced young individuals who look to be volunteers. Many...More

9  Thank M-LBailey_Oliverr
Roland123Sal, General Manager at Matchmoor Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 29, 2018

All hacks are accompanied by at least one experienced, qualified member of staff. There may be other helpers leading individual horses but their role is simply as extra help. I can only apologise if you felt uncomfortable and treated rudely, this is far from the...More

Reviewed December 3, 2017 via mobile

We booked the lesson and hack through groupon. I had not been riding since I was a child and my husband had never been riding. We were put at ease and talked through everything. The horses were well cared for and the staff obviously love...More

2  Thank Italaibelissimo
Roland123Sal, Owner at Matchmoor Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. Very pleased to hear you enjoyed it.

Reviewed November 13, 2017

We are not horse riders, but we like horses and we admire those who care and share the experience of horse riding. Access to the Matchmoor Stables was not straight forward, despite the satnav. Be prepared to seek advice from any passing local person, as...More

Thank Jacquestati007
Roland123Sal, Owner at Matchmoor Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded December 7, 2017

Thank you for your comments re sat hav - we are aware that sat navs don't take you the best route and you should have been told this and what to do when you booked - sorry if this was not the case. We have...More

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