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  1. I started riding at the Paddocks 4 years ago with a goal of being able to confidently ride out on hacks. It has been so much more! I have made life long friends, enjoyed being part of a fabulous team, learnt about horse care and enjoyed being part of the "whole" horse and stable vibe. The warmth and easy atmosphere at the stables has been an amazing new addition to my life and I love every minute of my time there. Thank you Karen and Nicky.

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  2. I have been riding at the Paddocks for about 15 years and I have to say that my Saturday ride is the best part of my week. The horses are fanastic and the lessons are always fun, sometimes challenging and, thanks to a brilliant instructor - that's you Karen - I am learning something new every week. Loving it!

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  3. Thank you for a great lesson on Thursday. I felt it really helped us with the rut we are in and I now have a way to move forward with the canter. Did have some lovely balanced steps on Friday :-D

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  4. Thankyou karen for the great lessons you give our 2 girls and thankyou to all your team aswel for all they do they had a great time in wales.They where very excited after there ride on Sunday Kayleigh was jumping up and down, Jodie said it was the best ride ever. They are looking forward to upcoming events, thankyou for the confidence you have given them in there riding abilitys.Tina and Paul

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  5. I returned to riding after 28yrs and was to say the least a bit apprehensive! Karen took me week by week through all the basics and gave the the confidence to be able to feel I could be a competent leisure rider. It has been the best and I am so glad I took the plunge.

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  6. After many years away from english horse riding I started lessons again. Karen has been great. She knows what makes horses tick. Have felt myself improve over a short period of time(Roma may not think so).All the horses are loved and well cared for and it's great that you can tack up (with help if required)
    These horses are no stale plodders and respond well when asked properly Would recommend the paddocks to complete beginners and returners alike

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  7. Had a great hack really pleasent staff extremley friendly and we will definatly be coming again ! Enjoyed it a lot.

    Thankyou,
    Holly and Melanie

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  8. Dear Karen,
    yesterday I successfully passed my riding assessment.They were amazed with my improvement in that short period of time.Thank you for all you've done!
    With love, Sandra.

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  9. Many years ago Karen taught my daughter to ride and she is now a confident horse rider(better than her mother)has her own horse is a pony club member and competes regularly. having no facilities at home we hire an aren at the paddocks for schooling. After years of being a happy hacker and a 9 month absence from riding completely i am having lessons with Karen to hone my riding skills,renew confidence and am thoroughly enjoying it. Karen has made it very easy and i look forward to returning to jumping and may get brave enough to ride daughters whizzy horse.

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  10. Thanks Karen for your brilliant lessons they are so fun :)

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  11. The paddocks is great!
    I love riding there the ponies are great!
    Thankyou Karen for all your help :D

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  12. ilove riding at paddocks i love loaning rosie and all the fun activities you can do <3

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  13. I love going to the paddocks, It doesn't matter if I'm grooming, mucking out or riding my loan pony Roma because I enjoy my self so much. Karen has taught me so much and I'm am so grateful. Congratulations to Emma For winning her Gold medal, she is truly fantastic! Looking forwards to more pony days! <3 :D

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  14. The paddocks is great! I love it!
    well done emma in Kentucky you are truely fantastic and the best rider i have ever seen!

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  15. Hi the paddocks riding centre is geat and i love going so much!! The idea of having a 2 day ponycamp is amazing and i would deffinetly come!
    I love the riding centre and i can forfill my horse riding dreams there!!

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  16. the first time i rode here it was awesome. really informative and iv learnt more already in three weeks then i have since i was 11.
    Spider is a great horse. lovely to ride and im learning so much from him and the staff. Really a great place to learn to ride.

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  17. i lol riding at paddocks kraren and claire are always making are lessons fun and exiting i went to the spring pony day and came... second! with roma really he did all the hard work! i wasn\'t jumping the jumps with him on my back!

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  18. I have enjoyed riding it has been great.I have loved the pony days especially the haloween pony day.My favorite pony on the yard is cosmo. But my best pony is emily because she waas the first pony i rode at the paddocks riding school. Also i have made loads of new friends.

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  19. paddocks is great!I have learnt so much. rosie your the best!!!

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  20. I went to Karen's Halloween pony day and loved every minute of it.

    We groomed the ponies, cleaned their tack and the best bit was riding them.

    Unfortunately our team called 'Wicked Witches' came in the 3rd place but at least I won my first ever rosette!

    Roma was on our team and helped us on the day!!!

    I'm definitely looking forward to the next pony day

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  21. Working on the beautiful schoolmasters at the paddocks has really helped me excell with my riding, i have gained so many new skills since i started riding at the paddocks 2 years ago, skills that i wouldnt of been able to fulfill at my old riding stables. I have also entered an interdressage competition, and with the support from Claire and Karen I managed to gain first place for the juniors and second overall. Aswell as dressage i have also gained confidence in jumping since a fall i had years ago! Pony days were always a good chance to meet new people with the same interests as myself, and to work with the cute ponies at the yard. I also spent a few mornings helping at the stables, its nice to be around the adorable ponies and the nice warming atmosphere is so welcoming! I have made so many new friends, and worked with some really excellent horses, aswell as regaining my confidence.

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  22. I absolutely love riding at the Paddocks. Karen and Claire always make our lessons enjoyable and exciting. I always look forwards to my next riding lesson because they are so fun.The ponies are really sweet and warm hearted. They’d never purposely hurt anyone, thanks to the hard work put in by Karen and Claire. I love pony days. We get to spend a whole day at the stables looking after the ponies and riding them. It’s really fun!

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  23. A huge thanks to Karen and Claire for giving me a new lease of life! After falling off my own pony many times I thought my riding was over, but after a few months at The Paddocks on their fantastic horses, I am slowly regaining my confidence and am even attempting to ride my own again.
    Everyone is very friendly, there is a great atmosphere when you enter the yard, and the horses give you a little whinny.


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  24. I love riding at the Paddocks riding centre! I always enjoy my lessons as all of the ponies and horses are so lovely and my riding instructor,Karen is a great teacher. I also love pony days as i can spend a day at the paddocks, with the other riders and all the lovely ponies.

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  25. I love riding at the paddocks, its great fun, Karen has really helped me improve my riding, i love pony days as I get to spend all day with my favourite ponies and I can meet new people! Everyone is really friendly, all the horses and ponies are really good and sweet!!!

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