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Hill Farm Stables

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Hill Farm Hill Lane, Freshwater PO40 9TQ, England
+44 1983 752502
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Welcoming and enjoyable regardless of ability.

Jess and the lovely handsome gentle giant Lad took me on a lovely 1 hour track ride. Both where so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
dids1996
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Lancing, United Kingdom
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Wonderful for the whole family

At very short notice I booked an hours hack for me, my 6 year old daughter and 60ish year old mum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Georgia B
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Hill Farm Hill Lane, Freshwater PO40 9TQ, England
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+44 1983 752502
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Jess and the lovely handsome gentle giant Lad took me on a lovely 1 hour track ride. Both where so kind and patient as I haven't been riding for a very long time and it took me a while to get back into it. I...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At very short notice I booked an hours hack for me, my 6 year old daughter and 60ish year old mum who both had no experience and were led. We honestly could not have enjoyed it more! Lovely careful horses and kind and friendly hack...More

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Jayne B, Owner at Hill Farm Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review, I’m very pleased you and your daughter enjoyed the ride, your mum was amazing and came back so pleased and with the biggest smile. Hope we may see you again if you’re back in the west wight.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely team of staff & all beautiful horses... My 6yr old son & I went on a lovely ride in the sunshine during our half term break to Freshwater, so lucky Hill farm was down the road from us, my son fell in love with...More

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Jayne B, Owner at Hill Farm Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It’s lovely to see a young lad getting so much pleasure out of his riding and his lovely mount. If you come back to the island I’m sure he will be ready and waiting for the next riide.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us aged 15 to 50 with none to some experience were given a great experience on horseback with cheerful instruction along the way. Communication was responsive and helpful before we arrived, allowing us to position my boys grandparents at the Red Lion to...More

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Jayne B, Owner at Hill Farm Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I’m pleased you all had a great ride and the boys grandparents were able to see you all having a good time, thank you for the positive feedback.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our two children, aged 10 and 8, had never ridden before today. Mum and Dad had hardly ever ridden either. No problem, as Jess and the other friendly staff made us all feel relaxed and we soon settled into the ride. Everything was well organised...More

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Jayne B, Owner at Hill Farm Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so pleased you all had a great experience with the horse riding and that you all did so well especially the girls, if youre ever back this way come and see us. Jayne xx

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked a countryside hack for my 9 and 11 yr old. Originally requested a beach ride but unfortunately the tide times weren’t right but the kids were not disappointed (communication prior to the booking was excellent)! Kids were all kitted up quickly, and allocated their...More

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Jayne B, Owner at Hill Farm Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks guys, I am pleased they had really good time, they both did very well. It was lovely to meet you all and we look forward to seeing you next year too.. Jayne xx

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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

The morning hack was fantastic, all horses were well looked after, responsive and seemed to really enjoy the job. We had lots of chance to get good canters in. Jess was a great guide and was chatty, really enjoyed the route. After lunch at The...More

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Jayne B, Owner at Hill Farm Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Beach rides are always a great treat for the horses who love every minute of deep paddling once wet as it makes a change from lessons and country hacks. Pleased you all enjoyed it. J xx

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Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

This is a great way to enjoy riding in the beautiful countryside even as beginners. Have others have said it is an old school riding stable - lots of dogs and no shiny facilities - but this means the horses are beautifully cared for. My...More

Thank Helen J
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Jayne B, Owner at Hill Farm Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Good to hear, i will be sure to pass on your praise to Neve who will be starting her apprenticeship here at the end of the month. Thank you for all your lovely comments, im glad you enjoyed your time here and we shall look...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

I booked this stables for a family riding experience whilst on holiday with the grandkids. I wanted us to all do something different together and wanted it to be somewhere not too stuck up that would be good with novices. A lot of stables class...More

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Jayne B, Owner at Hill Farm Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It was our pleasure, i am sorry it took a while to get everone onand thank you for your patience. Really happy to hear you enjoyed your ride and of course the springers and shetlands. We hope to see you again one day. Jayne x

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We took our two young nieces to the Isle of Wight for the Easter break. They had an action packed time but Hill Farm Stables was without a doubt there absolute highlight and all they talk about. The girls had never been on a horse...More

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Jayne B, Owner at Hill Farm Stables, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Both little naturals with beautiful smiles, they were a pleasure to take riding. Thank you both for your positive feedback and may hopefully see you all again soon.

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Masuma R
27 August 2016|
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Response from Jayne B | Property representative |
Hi, we are open 7 days a week, the ride times are 100am, for experienced riders, 11.30am, 2.15pm and 3.30 pm walk and trot rides for beginners/holiday riders. We do advise booking especially in the peak weeks, though we do... More
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Sorry I didn't realise I could answer questions here. Our weight limit is 16 stone but to be on the safe side best to say 15.5 stone. Many thanks, Jayne
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