Testimonials

Our clients love us, see what they have to say below!

Karen & April had our Event horse Paddy on schooling/Holiday livery, whilst we were away on holiday. This meant that he was kept fit and was ready for his BE competitions upon our return. The standard of care was second to none and we collected a happy and much Improved horse. We were delighted with the service we received and look forward to using Karen again.

 Sue Raby-Smith, owner of the Shard Livery.

I cannot recommend Karen & April highly enough, my son's precious 16.3hh warmblood (slightly stubborn at times!) spent a week with them whilst we went on holiday. During the time he was hacked, jumped and had some intensive flat work, all of which was carried out in a sensitive and knowledgeable manner. We are over the moon with how much he has improved. I would also recommend Karen as a great instructor, especially if you want to focus on dressage. My son loves her lessons and her up to date experience/knowledge of the requirements is invaluable. Karen is also FUN which is how its meant to be!

Jackie & Finlay McCormick

What can I say I sent my horse Nuggett to Karen & April for schooling whilst I was away on holiday. The facilities and standard of care are 5* and I was over the moon at how much his schooling had improved. We competed at a BD affiliated competition and he was a complete star, thanks to your weeks work he got 73% and won by over 7% !!! and no more hopping and skipping into canter. I would highly recommend people to send their horses or ponies to Karen & April and you can rest assured they are being well cared for and trained impeccably

Carolyn Kitson

We moved our 9 year old dressage mare to Karen & April for Schooling and Sales livery. Within two weeks the horse was moving with confidence and style, it was amazing what great schooling can do and we were so pleased to see what she was capable of. Karen involved us in all the decisions regarding sales and within three weeks the sale was agreed and she went to a great new home. I was impressed that Karen strives to suit the right horse to the right rider. I am writing this testimonial because I would like other people to hear what a great service Karen & her daughter April provide. They are friendly, honest and professional and would not hesitate for a moment in recommending them to others. 

 Peter Hogg.

My horse was recovering from Kissing Spine surgery and required regular controlled exercise together with restricted turn-out. I had Karen recommended to me by the vet and sure enough my horses was beautifully cared for. Karen was prepared to work with all his little quirks and had a spacilised work routine to bring his fittness level back and prepare him to be ridden again. I was overjoyed to see April riding him so beautifully and to see my horse happily working again. Then with Karen's excellent training tips, she helped me regain my confidence. We are now out successfully competing and I am loving having my horse back. I now send Joey to Karen each time we go away on business or holiday, as I know they will take great care of him and I will pick up a beautifully schooled hrose when I take him home.

Dianne McGinty

I have been sending my connemara gelding to Karen & April for schooling/holiday livery for the past few years. They offer 5* specialist care of my precious boy, who has cushions induced laminitis. He is required to have a special diet, restricted grazing and exercise and I know when I take him home he always feels better than ever. I would highly recommend the excellent service Karen and April provide and you can feel relaxed when you go away that your horse or pony are getting the best posible care.  

Sally K