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Barend Riding Centre

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Under Margie's expert guidance, my daughter has gained confidence in riding. The stables is in a... read more

Reviewed April 17, 2017
AndMEAnd
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1 hour horse trek

Maggie and the girls are really friendly and helpful. My daughter is 10 years old and has had some... read more

Reviewed April 1, 2016
Paul S
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Apr 17, 2017
“Excellent!”
Apr 1, 2016
“1 hour horse trek”
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Barend Riding Centre | Sandyhills, Dalbeattie DG5 4NU, Scotland
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Reviewed April 19, 2014

Barend is a lovely, happy little stables with well looked after horses. It is a stables first and last, so don't expect gift shops and cafes. The ladies taking the trekking made all my children feel at ease and capable, especially my 4 year old...More

5  Thank Andrew W
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Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

Under Margie's expert guidance, my daughter has gained confidence in riding. The stables is in a beautiful setting with super ponies and horses. Highly recommended!

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Reviewed April 1, 2016

Maggie and the girls are really friendly and helpful. My daughter is 10 years old and has had some lessons and short treks at Barend in the previous years, but decided she wanted a longer ride. At £25 for the one hour ride I thought...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

The team here are great. I chose this as a surprise for my daughter whilst we were away camping and she loved it. The team are great with children and are very knowledgable. The only problem was my daughter now wants a horse. Good luck...More

1  Thank Chris C
Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely fabulous riding centre! No hint of pretentiousness and wonderfully friendly staff! Set in a beautiful area right by Dalbeattie forest! Gorgeous horses... Could not have asked for more! I will be back. Thank you Barend :)

1  Thank HarrietFrancesca
Reviewed March 25, 2015

Great riding school offering something for everyone. Staff are very friendly and horses are great. Well worth a go.

3  Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed September 26, 2014

We came across Barend riding centre after a quick last minute search for a birthday treat for our daughter. A few texts later and we go a booking for the next morning. On arrival, we paid, the kids were decked out with boots and helmets...More

2  Thank WetjetsMike
Reviewed September 4, 2014

first time on a horse in years and the staff were great, horses were well looked after and loved. we trekked through Dalbeattie forest for an hour and it was perfect. I recommend it to all interested or in the area.

3  Thank Starscream W
Reviewed April 19, 2014

Barend is a lovely, happy little stables with well looked after horses. It is a stables first and last, so don't expect gift shops and cafes. The ladies taking the trekking made all my children feel at ease and capable, especially my 4 year old...More

5  Thank Andrew W
Reviewed March 17, 2014

My son and his girlfriend , never having ridden before, enjoyed a wee taster half hour today. Margie was very friendly and helpful and I would certainly recommend. Good value too. Thanks again Margie- especially with our short notice.

1  Thank Cauldholm-B-and-B
Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Visited this riding centre on a recent trip to the area. Has a lovely friendly atmosphere. The lady that runs it is very accommodating and warm. All of the ponies seemed happy and well looked after and were safe and sensible. (As horses can be!)...More

1  Thank Claire A
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