Riding Holiday Reviews

Hannah Good 2nd August – 4th August 2021  Fox’s Lair

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 A Really lovely place. Made to feel very Welcome. Leanne was a fabulous riding teacher and would use again. A bigger telly and better hacking would improve our stay.


Christiane Rudert 27th August – 10th August 2021  Holiday Barn

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The Holiday Barn is cosy, well equipped – Definitely for 1 person!  Amy was responsive – Many thanks for a good stay!


Carole Leahy 31st July – 7th August 2021 – Owls Roost

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 Friendly welcome by Amy on arrival. Breakfast Hamper ; Very good quality, delicious eggs and bacon and sausages. Cottage; Cosy, adequately equipped, roomy, king size sofa bed. Great to have a bath! SO PEACEFUL!

Michelle taught Daniella age 15. Michelle was very easy to talk to, patient and informative.. Thank you Michelle! Easy location to get to south coast beaches. Beautiful Ashdown Forest scenery. Loved the beaches. Beautiful Ashdown Forest scenery. Loved the walking tracks round the farm too. Saw deer – Great for us ‘townies’!! We hope to come back.


Colin 4th July to 11th July 2021

We had a very enjoyable week in the Holiday Barn at Hurstwood Farm. We were not riding but using the place as a base to visit several National Trust properties in the area. It was interesting and enjoyable to see the horses around the place though. The quiet location is also ideal for the enjoyment of many walking opportunities in the area. In view of the studio style layout, the warm and cosy ‘Barn’ was very well equipped and more than adequate for our needs. We would have preferred a fixed double bed and found that the convertible ‘double’ sofa bed was not comfortable for two. However, as a single I found this somewhat firm convertible very favorable and my wife was more than happy using the much softer single. The WIFI was said to be ‘intermittent’ but during our stay we found it to be excellent. (the router serving the five holiday homes was however sited in our accommodation) Mobile signal reception was another story though and my 02 mobile had no signal in the Holiday Barn – had to walk 50m down the lane, when on a whatsapp call was not possible. A very good week then – Many thanks Hurstwood Farm.

Shealagh 18th June to 28th June 2021

‘Lovely stay and hosts very helpful’

Rachel Payne & Family 31st August to 3rd September 2019

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Super lessons with Michelle and Liane. The girls loved their introduction to jumping … they will remember that forever I’m sure! The hacking was gentle. You have lovely well behaved horses. We enjoyed it all.


Abigail Webb 22nd Aug – 29th Aug 2019

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Michelle was a very good teacher, thank you!


Anna and Family – July 2018

Thank you for a lovely weekend, the cottage was gorgeous and the girls really benefited from the extra tuition.


Siobhan Moulding and Family – May 2018

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Our requirements were met and enjoyed – thank you!


Julia and Godwin – April 2018

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Liane was excellent! We will come back. Very happy with our weekend! Already recommended your place to colleagues! Thank you


Emily Lemon – April 2018

Great facilities, comfortable, welcoming, everything we needed. Horses very well looked after. Chloe on the yard particularly friendly and helpful.


Client Feedback

“We had a fantastic time! The XC session with Liane was brilliant – and the flat lessons too. Loved Percy and would buy him tomorrow if I could. I am planning on bringing my horse over to do an hour with Liane so that she can do a proper assessment of her and arrange for her to spend a couple of weeks with Liane to bring her on.”

Anne Gray – September 2017

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Lessons were at right level for us – got some really good tips, improved riding and confidence and had a lot of fun, thank you!


Latham – August 2017

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Very good, nice instructor and kind pony.

You need more pictures online the ones you have don’t do it justice.


Alice Victor – July 2015

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Very comfortable apartment, friendly and easy going people. We had a lovely stay, thank you!

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Really good instructors & great cross country facilities!


Hannah Farley – June 2015

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Horses stay was perfect. Yard girls are very friendly and helpful. Lovely area, quiet, would definitely come back!


Gill Pearson – May 2015 – Riding Holiday with our horses.

Have been before but this time came with a new friend.

Liane quickly worked out where the girls were and taught them effectively – the girls really enjoyed it.

Overall a relaxed stay, enjoyed the surroundings and seeing the animals and horses.


Rachael & Jemmer – May 2015 – Riding Holiday with own horses.

The Studio was perfect for what we needed and the stables were good.

Jo and Natalie were very helpful when booking and contacting us and replying straight away and willing to fulfill our needs.  Mr Pocock couldn’t do enough for us.  The indoor, outdoor school and cross country course are fantastic and being able to have a free rein on the yard and with the facilities was great.

Overall – an enjoyable stay for horse and rider.  Would recommend.


Sandra & Stephanie Pound – April 2015 – Riding Holiday on Hurstwood Horses

We heard about Hurstwood Farm by referral from a friend.  The riding lessons were excellent.  We had an enjoyable riding experience.  Good atmosphere, Emily and Liane were very approachable and friendly.


Alex Wright – April 2015 – Riding Holiday on Hurstwood Horses

We loved the accommodation, location, laid back environment, little touches (orange chocs, tea bags etc). The horses were clearly very well cared for, and the whole set up seemed full of care.  The lessons and the hacks were just wonderful – clearly adjusted to suit us – just the right balance of lesson and holiday.  Big grateful thank you hugs from us to Emily & Liane, and to all of you, especially for organising the weather! We’ll be back!


Nikki Steel – April 2015 -Riding Holiday (own horse) 

Very Satisfied.  Had a 90 minute XC Lesson with Liane – very patient and encouraging.


Michelle Kang – February 2015 – Riding whilst on holiday

Only managed to squeeze in one lesson with Liane – very good, obviously very experienced rider.  Emily very pleasant to hack with – shame the ground was so wet”