Mayfield Horse Riding Stables

Mayfield Horse Riding Stables

Mayfield Horse Riding Stables
4.5
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Family run, British Horse Society approved horse riding school and livery yard. Individual and small group riding lessons for both adults and children (from age 4). Hats and body protectors provided and all teachers BHS qualified. Always a warm & friendly welcome! Please telephone to check availability before you come. Closed on Wednesdays & Sundays. Open all year round.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Suzy W
1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Solo
I picked up riding again after a 3 year break and decided on Mayfield after careful research of riding schools in the area.

Most definitely chose right. My first lesson back after a break and I was cantering. All horses are extremely well trained and the instructors are brilliant.

Each lesson is catered to the need of the individual regardless of wether you are having a private lesson or a group lesson.

Lessons aren’t limited to just riding. As a result of attending BHS courses at Mayfield, I have passed my BHS Riding and Road Safety, Stage 1 and Stage 2 Lunge and was half way through my Stage 2 Care when COVID hit. Such an important part of riding is being able to care for a horse whilst on the ground and the instruction on this during the courses was fantastic.

At age 2 my daughter started riding at Mayfield and 5 years later she is still enjoying her riding but even more so she is enjoying the caring side of being around horses.

Happy, healthy, responsive horses. Knowledgeable, helpful, friendly staff. Couldn’t ask for more!
Written 21 January 2022
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Annie H
2 contributions
Dec 2021
I am sad to see that someone has left such a negative report about Mayfield as I have been there for 15 years and NEVER has ANYONE experienced this. This stables is certainly not only for super beginners but it carefully caters for ALL standards and is incredibly hot on safety. If you are there for the first time and claim to have ridden, your first lesson will always be one for assessment. So many people say they can ride when they can't and put the stables and the horse in a difficult situation. Anyone who can really ride would be happy they were put on a safe horse on their first lesson and would most certainly give the place a second chance before writing such a negative report.
Both my daughters and myself have been taught to a VERY high standard (the best in our area at least), compete at SJ, dressage and XC with quite a few of the horses there. Many of us compete on the circuit and ALWAYS get comments about how well trained the riders and horses are.
I would HIGHLY recommend this stables for training and teaching and wonderful opportunities to take your riding further. Lessons are well thought out for the individual riders as well as close 1:1 teaching, even in group lessons.
WOULDN'T RECOMMEND ANYWHERE ELSE.
Thank you Mayfield XXX
Written 4 December 2021
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Agnes K
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Couples
SHAME! If you are not a beginner DO NOT go there unless you want to waste your money and time. It was a true nightmare. Before first ride I called three times asking if I will be giving reacting, normal, sensitive horse or a typical school dead horse. I was assured that as a rider with my experience (10 years show jumping at 120cm and dressage level 3) I will be given a horse that competes regularly and I was asked to come at night in freezing cold at 5:30pm as this was apparently highest level of riding group!!! Such a disappointment from the first second when the horse happened to get angry for the leg signals and then with the first and Second trot he refused to go forward I asked why I was given a horse for beginners if I am that advanced. In answer I was given whip and asked to whip him… I did gently to encourage him but there was ZERO REACTION FOR THE WHIP… what the heck?!?! In my entire life I have never had to beat the horse with whip to achieve active trot and I refused to do it. After 12 min of ride I took him back to stables as I was very pity of him. I couldn’t beat him… I’m not this type of person!!!!
Written 2 November 2021
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Thank you for your comments. I am sorry that you felt strongly enough about your experience to post your feedback here rather than approach one of the team directly. We take great pride in what we do and it is disappointing to read. A quick look through the other reviews has reassured me that your thoughts are very much in contrast to the experiences reported by all other riders who have visited. Should you feel you would like to persevere and develop your riding skills a little further, we would be only too happy to help.
Written 4 December 2021
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Lisa G
6 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
I have been riding here for a while and just love it. Tuition is brilliant, staff so welcoming. Best place for riding I’ve found
Written 12 May 2018
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Thank you for your review Lisa. Comments are much appreciated
Written 13 May 2018
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kate s
Vienna, Austria27 contributions
Dec 2017
Absolutely wonderful staff, great gorses and ponies. My kids love going there. Staff is very friendly and patient. Horses are very good looked after. They provide helmets and jackets. Highly recommended.
Written 18 February 2018
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KJtwo
London10 contributions
Jan 2018 • Solo
Probably the friendliest yard I've ever been to, I have ridden all my life and all over the country but have never been somewhere so welcoming, I was even made a cup of tea while I waited for my lesson. Just had a 30 min lesson which was excellent but am hoping to come back and be able to go out for hacks with a friend. Would highly recommend these stables to anyone and will hopefully be back soon .
Written 24 January 2018
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Corbyworld
Oxted, UK4 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
My children and I have been fortunate enough to receive lessons from top instructors for over 15 years at Mayfield Stables which has lead to many wins at competitive levels in showjumping, happy horses in livery here and a great feeling of belonging. We just walked in for a lesson one day ............ and then all this happened! Whatever you are looking for, you will find it here. As I have said before, it's my secret escape, maybe make it yours too.
Written 9 November 2017
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Chappers83
Orpington, UK19 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
I wrote an excellent review of mayfield previously, and now with the help of Melissa, I’m fortunate to have my own horse stabled there! :-)

In the years since my last review I’ve gone from strength to strength with my riding, with structured lessons focusing on what I need to do to improve my riding and getting really useful feedback from Melissa throughout.

My horse is used on the riding school and I’m always happy to see how she can help teach others the way she teaches me! The horses at mayfield all have fun lives outside the riding school too, competing at dressage, show jumping and cross country regularly. They’re happy horses who enjoy their work, making learning to ride on them really good fun.

Would recommend Mayfield to everyone, from beginners who want a nice safe steed to look after them, to experienced riders who perhaps want to brush up on their skills through some fabulous teaching.
Written 19 October 2017
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Annie H
2 contributions
Jun 2016 • Family
I have been going to Mayfield for at least 10 years. Me and both my daughters have done and learnt so much there. You get by far the best teaching in the area; one to one even in a group, small group lessons only with personal feedback at the end. Riders, ponies and lessons are well thought out for you as a rider, always progressing to the next level. So many opportunities to do more, learn, loan, compete. There is a personal and friendly atmosphere and opportunities to make friends and go to social events. A little place of heaven where dreams come true! Annie Harrington
Written 2 June 2016
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Thank you for your kind comments Annie :)
Written 10 June 2016
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shelovessafari
London, England6 contributions
May 2016 • Solo
I have been riding at Mayfield for approx 8 years, I have learnt so much both on lessons and formal training days. I had tried other local stables and it was only when I started to ride at Mayfield did I actually learn it's more than just getting on and kicking!! The horses are all stunning and well looked after, most of them go out to compete with their owners or at weekends. The Mayfield riders have won many competitions both individually and as teams. If you want to learn how to ride properly..... Mayfield is the place to go.
Written 3 May 2016
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Thank you for your review. Your kind comments are very much appreciated.
Written 4 May 2016
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