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St Mary's Riding Centre

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Maypole, TR21 0NU, England
+44 1720 423855
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'Bucket list' ride.

In our later sixties, we liked the idea of a horse ride on the beautiful St Mary's, to include... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
liz h
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South Brent, United Kingdom
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Riding for 4 yr old girl

Brilliant experience - my daughter's first time on a horse, really friendly people, wonderfully run... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
HarrietHC18
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Oundle, United Kingdom
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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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Maypole, TR21 0NU, England
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+44 1720 423855
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In our later sixties, we liked the idea of a horse ride on the beautiful St Mary's, to include riding on a beach. We were well looked after by the ladies and gentle, but strong, horses. A morning to remember.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brilliant experience - my daughter's first time on a horse, really friendly people, wonderfully run and great value for money. I would definitely recommend the Riding Centre and will certainly be back! Thank you

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Highly professional, yet relaxed and friendly. My 8 year old and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit, and I would recommend this without hesitation.

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Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Fantastic holiday topped with an ever lasting lifetime experience. The riding school catered for all different types of experiences from novice ,intermediate to experience and all ages. The scenery was wonderful and the walk along the beach magical. Thank you for fantastic and memorable experience.

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, we are delighted you had a great experience and enjoyed the scenery and the beach! We would love to see you again another time. Many thanks again for your kind words! Kindest Regards Claire

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

Each year I return to Scilly and go on a trek. This year I booked a 2 hour ride, which incorporated 2 beaches, one into the sea, 3 canters - one through sand dunes which was so exciting, and along some of the most beautiful...More

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review and to share your experiences and details of your ride, so that other potential customers can have an insight into what their ride might include! I am so glad you felt...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

We went for 2 x 1 hour long rides during our week on St Mary’s and had a wonderful time. We loved the horses and trekking over the glorious coastal paths and beaches was one of our highlights of our stay on St Mary’s.More

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review, and we are absolutely delighted to hear that the horse riding was one of the highlights of your stay, and we are so pleased you rode on two occasions. We hope that you had a fantastic holiday...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2017

Friendly but professional yard. Really nice well mannered and cared for horses perfect for both myself, an experienced rider and my novice husband. Our 2hour ride took in some wonderful varied countryside, and included beaches and a paddle in the sea. Some nice steady canters...More

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for a lovely review. It's such a compliment to us to hear that the horses are well mannered and looked after, thank you. We are pleased that we were able to accommodate both yourself as an experienced rider, offering some cantering,...More

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Reviewed 23 August 2017

My husband and I had such a warm welcome and that lasted all the way through to the end. Excellent experience for beginners to experienced riders. A big thank you to all the staff for their support and thoughtfulness.More

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are delighted to hear that you were greeted warmly and looked after throughout your ride. We are exceptionally proud of our team (many of our employees started out as local regular riders on a Saturday!) so...More

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Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Family of three taken out along the coast for a 1 hour ride. Saw stunning scenery, old burial tombs, heather, sea etc. The horses were brilliant and the staff were really friendly. Great value for money. Would definitely book again in a heartbeat.

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed it, and wonderful to hear that you would book again, we would be delighted to see you again. Kindest regards Claire

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Reviewed 13 August 2017

One of the highlights of our trip. Very helpful and friendly team and a nice shire horse (Rocky) to ride down to Pelistry beach on.

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Claire R, Owner at St Mary's Riding Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review and we are so pleased you enjoyed riding our enormous, black shire horse, Rocky! We hope to welcome you back another time. Kindest regards Claire

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