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St Mary's Riding Centre

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Address: Maypole, TR21 0NU, England
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09:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Horse riding treks for all abilities along the beaches and coastline of St....

Horse riding treks for all abilities along the beaches and coastline of St. Mary's in the beautiful Isles of Scilly. British Horse Society Approved, fully licenced and insured with qualified instructors. Quiet and well mannered horses and ponies. Lessons also available. Age from 4 years. Prices start at £20pp. The only horse riding establishment in the Isles of Scilly.

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I ride every week and since I started riding I have learnt so much. My favourite poney is Ernie he is tiny and cute I love his big eyes!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Hugh Town, United Kingdom
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Hugh Town, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I ride every week and since I started riding I have learnt so much. My favourite poney is Ernie he is tiny and cute I love his big eyes!

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, Evie. Ernie is one of our first ponies and he has been with us since 2003, he is such a superstar! We are so glad you like riding him, although not for long as you are quickly out-growing him! xx More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a local Mum with 2 children with autism. My eldest son has had many lessons and rides with St Mary's Riding Centre in his early years (these have not happened recently due to his changing sensory profile and NOT due to the riding school). It is very difficult to find truly inclusive activities for children with additional needs,... More 

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Dear Laura, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful and kind review, your lovely words really are hugely appreciated. Looking forward to seeing you and your boys again soon! Best wishes Claire More 

Isles of Scilly, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been riding at st Mary's riding centre since I was about 4, and have enjoyed every minute of it. Since riding at the stables I have learnt so much and Had suchlike amazing time. It's a great experience if you are wanting to explore the views of the island and have fun at the same time. I would definitely... More 

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Dear Sophie, thank you so much for your lovely review, it was so kind of you to spare the time to write. We have all really enjoyed teaching you and it has been a pleasure to have you around helping out on Saturdays too. Your riding has improved so much and you have become a very effective and confident rider.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I learnt to ride at St Mary's Riding Centre and have gone on to do my stage 1 BHS exam and I now ride at Hartpury Equine College. As well as them providing great lessons to progress with your riding they also offer amazing scenic rides around the coasts and down onto the beach to paddle in the sea. This... More 

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Dear Yas Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, it really is appreciated. It has been an absolute pleasure having you around on the yard, both for lessons, volunteering and working. You are always bright and cheerful and help to make the riding centre a welcoming place for all. You have become an extremely competent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been riding at St Mary's Riding Centre since I first starting riding at the age of 4, over the years Claire and her team have taught me many foundations of becoming an effective rider and leading me to have great potential. Although her lessons are very rewarding and encouraging she give's constructive criticism where needed and has always... More 

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Dear Lucy Thank you so much for taking the time to write a fantastic review for us. You have quickly become one of the most competent riders we have trained and have grown in confidence so much. It's lovely to have you around, as you always bring a smile and a laugh and are great with customers. Looking forward to... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We do this every summer and absolutely love it. Riding around the coastal paths is a brilliant way to see the islands. The staff are confident and skilled instructors and tailored to the ride beautifully to suit the competencies of the riders. They were chatty and informative so it was good to learn about the islands in a different way.... More 

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. I am glad that you enjoyed the views, horses and the relaxed atmosphere. I am pleased that you found it good value for money, as we do our very best to keep it this way despite costs and insurance being very high. We are so pleased... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We booked this TripAdvisor "tour" to see the panoramic sites of the Scilly Isles and get some "beach time" on horseback. What we got was an hour being ignored and led around on slow horses to nowhere. My wife and I are not experienced riders and we didn't tell St. Mary's Riding Center that we were. We stated that it... More 

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Dear Sir I am sorry and saddened to hear that your riding experience with us was such a disappointment to you. If I could answer your points in turn. 1. "We were ignored" My team are always friendly and welcoming and will always talk to visitors, asking them about their holiday, for example. However, they are not encouraged to continually... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

We called the owner of the riding school to try and book in that day. It was short notice but claire the owner couldn't have been more helpful. She arranged for us to ride that day which was great! The riding school team were so friendly and professional. We had never been horse riding before and they made us feel... More 

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, we were so pleased to be able to fit you in. I am glad you felt well looked after and that it was enjoyable for you all as first time riders. We hope to see you again soon! With very best wishes Claire More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

I haven't been riding for years, what a wonderful way to see the island. Beach trail and stunning coastal views!! Thoroughly enjoyed the hack - A very big thank you to Claire and all the friendly staff who put everyone at their ease. Definitely a must if you visit the isles of Scilly. Laura - Bucks

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Dear Laura Thank you for your kind review, we think we are very lucky to have such beautiful views. I am so pleased you enjoyed your ride and felt well looked after by our team. We hope to see you again maybe next year, thank you for your recommendation. Best wishes Claire More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

I rode here at the beginning of July when visiting the islands for the first time. I'm a weekly rider at home in Cornwall and everyone had said I had to ride on the Scillies! And they were right! I was on a 2 hour hack with 2 other customers and 2 staff. I was riding Max, and was at... More 

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your ride. Max can be a little lazy apologies, but if you find the right buttons to push, as you did, he does pick the pace up! We are very proud of Lucy, she is always so chatty and friendly... More 

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