Orchard Farm Equestrian

Orchard Farm Equestrian, Skegness: Address, Phone Number, Orchard Farm Equestrian Reviews: 5/5

Orchard Farm Equestrian
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ABRS and pony club approved. Coaching from novice to exp. Fantastic beach rides for experienced riders, novice riders welcome to ride on a scenic country route, perfect for the whole family. Excellent facilities including large indoor and out door arenas.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Vacationer599617
4 contributions
Excellent experience, totally understood our requirements
Oct 2021 • Couples
What a fabulous experience! The staff were friendly and helpful, the horses were really quiet and well behaved. My non horsey husband thoroughly enjoyed himself despite not being an experienced rider, I loved it, beautiful countryside quiet hack with a lovely leader. Very good value, I would recommend this business wholeheartedly to anyone looking to try something a bit different plus I don’t think I stopped grinning for the entire hour!
Written October 20, 2021
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Lisa W
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Best 2 hours of the year
Oct 2021 • Friends
We have just been for our 3rd beach ride and we agree that it is the best 2 hours , Chrissie looked after us as beautifully as before. The horses are so well behaved, responsive and cared for. We felt very informed and our safety along with the horses was clearly paramount. Neither my sister or myself want to leave, the 2 hours flies! Thank you Jamie for all your hard work. We will be back for beach ride number 4!
Written October 20, 2021
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rachel h
Birmingham, UK25 contributions
Beach Ride
Aug 2021 • Solo
My daughter (an experienced rider) had booked onto the 2hr beach ride whilst we were on holiday. She had spoken with Jamie’s dad, who told her that she would have the chance to ride into the sea-possibly up to her knees or more and she was really excited about going.
On arrival she was asked to trot around the arena with the other riders and Chrissy (who was taking them out) said that she didn’t like the way her ‘feet were positioned’ and got her to swap horses. This made my daughter feel quite embarrassed, however, she did as she was asked. After a 45 minute road ride they arrived at the beach where they proceeded to have a few canters along the waters edge. At this point she expected to ride into the sea but was told by Chrissy that the horse she was riding didn’t really like the water so wouldn’t go in! This was a real disappointment as that was the part she was most looking forward to! None of the riders went into the water but no explanation was given. As it was windy it was difficult to hear instructions being given and my daughter had to keep asking what had been said. On the last canter she hadn’t heard Chrissy say they were going to start and as she wasn’t ready, the horse took off, her foot came out of the stirrup and she fell off. Although she wasn’t hurt and got straight back on, Chrissy commented that’ In 4 years of doing this I’ve never had anyone fall off!’
This made my daughter feel awful and it has knocked her confidence. We have done other beach rides with no problems at all. What could have been an amazing experience was spoilt by a few thoughtless comments!
Written September 16, 2021
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Hi, thanks for your review. I’m so sorry your daughter didn’t get the ride she was hoping for, we try hard to meet expectations and on this occasion your daughter was clearly disappointed. I’d like to talk to you personally if possible, I can be contacted on 07736631323, If you could drop me a tx and il give you a call, thanks again, all the best, Jamie.
Written October 8, 2021
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lynsey b
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK2 contributions
Fantastic day lovely staff lovely horses❤️
Aug 2021 • Family
We are on holiday in ingoldmells and the weather was a bit windy and raining we have our own horses at home so I was looking through trip advisor and came across orchard, I messaged in the morning to see if they had any availability for the afternoon which was very short notice but they contacted us back straight away we were offered an hours hack out at 3pm but asked if we could have a little lesson in the arena due to the weather. They offered us a 4pm slot for me, and my 2 girls aged 13 and 6 to just have a bit of fun. When we got there we were greeted by a lovely lady who sorted us hats and helped us get onto the lovely horses we were riding Hercules Oreo and magnum Abbie then came and gave us a little lesson and did some fun games with the girls I tried but and too old and on the tubby side to touch my toes on horseback but i gave it a go 😂 we had a few little trots which was lovely Abbie was fantastic and made it fun for the girls we did around half an hour in the arena and then we went out for half an hours hack through the village the horses are extremely well behaved and very safe in heavy traffic they are well looked after , it was a real pleasure and the weather faired up by this time too all in a all we had a fab time really worth a visit even if you are a beginner to advanced thank you so much guys love the McGeachie’s xx
Written August 31, 2021
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Leander S
1 contribution
Highly recommended, lovely horses Fantastic fun!
Aug 2021 • Solo
Had an absolutely fantastic beach ride, the horses were very well looked after and Jamie was very friendly and relaxed. The horses were so well behaved, we had a lovely hack to the beach, we walked passed a bus and trucks/tractors and none of them cared, once on the beach the horses got a spring in their step but only going forward if you asked them too, I felt very safe, it was was such good fun and I can’t recommend it enough for those who love to ride, I had not rode in years but instantly trusted the horse I was riding. The icing on the cake was that Jamie filmed us galloping along the beach from his horse and sent it to us as soon as it was as over , it was great to watch and share with friends. I’m definitely going to be coming back again. Thanks Jamie
Written August 10, 2021
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Izzy Hall
1 contribution
Incredible
Jul 2021 • Family
Absolute incredible experience riding along the beach! Horses are so well behaved travelling on the roads and enjoy every minute on the beach. Thank you so much Jamie will definitely be coming back again :)
Written July 29, 2021
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Tonyk1903
Middelsbrough, Cleveland44 contributions
Perfect holiday hack
Jun 2021 • Family
Contacted Jamie about a hack for 5 people with various horse riding abilities and ages (14-50) whilst we were on holiday in Skegness who was happy to accommodate us and suggested an hours hack down country lanes and some quiet roads.
Well, what can I say? It was the highlight of our holiday! Jamie was so friendly and paired the horses to our needs perfectly. We all had a great time. The route was perfect and even my youngest who can ride horses well could canter and show off her skills a bit more then a newbie like me!
I would highly recommend having a go as it is so much fun, even for people with no riding experience before. Heeled shoes/boots recommended but hats and hi-vis are supplied if needed FOC.
So I’d like to thank Jamie and the gang for making our holiday so fab!
Written July 25, 2021
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Malcolm W
Rotherham, UK1 contribution
Morning hack with 2 children
Jul 2021 • Family
Planned as a surprise birthday treat while visiting on holiday. Totally novices but Jamie was so reassuring during organising that I felt good feelings.

On pulling into the village, 2 kids shocked to see we were visiting a equestrian centre. Youngest (12) said he had a phobia about horses and oldest (15) didn’t look overly impressed. We were met by Chrissy, who from pulling into the yard to leaving was amazing to the point that within 5 minutes the kids were in safety helmets and hi-viz ready to go! The horses looked very healthy, this is a working equestrian centre and you can tell the staff care a great deal for the horses welfare.

They rode Rosie & Cain, we walked with them too, wear sensible shoes which we did as the walk is quite some distance and all types of uneven surfaces. Don’t be put off by the weather either as our morning was a bit drizzly and overcast, centres like this need you to turn up if you have booked! Jamie the owner although busy, came to see us before we left to go out which I think says a lot.

During the ride we asked lots of questions about the horses and Chrissy was so passionate that we learned all sorts! It was an amazing experience and on returning the kids were so excited that they wanted to come back, which we will next year.

Keep up the good work Jamie & the team!
Written July 9, 2021
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ian g
Wolverhampton, UK64 contributions
beach ride
Jun 2021
best beach ride i have ever done will be back again very soon two miles to the beach ,then a deep paddle in the sea then about four canters, then you head back , all in two hours . great fun
Written July 4, 2021
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Lisa R
1 contribution
Beach Ridw
Jul 2021 • Friends
So today I was lucky enough to go on a 2hr beach ride and was paired up with the most lovely cob Hercules. He made me feel so safe on the roads while making our way to the beach and looked after me all the way. A great confidence giver. It was such an experience going into the sea on horseback, one I'll never forget. I just had to empty my boots out when back on dry land, but getting wet was all part of the fun! Will definitely return. Thank you to Jamie for his expertise, guidance and video skills, it was wonderful to be able to share our clips with our families afterwards.
Written July 3, 2021
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