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Hello
Just wanted to say a Big thank you to Steve and Anthea for the wonderful hack in the Royal Park on Thursday afternoon. I hadn't ridden for at least 20 years and 'Mavis ' was a beautiful horse who was fantastic with me and to feel confident to trot and canter again after so long was brilliant , and in such beautiful historic surroundings too.
What a way to spend an afternoon.
Thank you again , I'll definitely be back.
Catherine 3rd February 2017

I was so lucky to have met Sarah and `Robin` at The fox and Hounds who

recommended Wayside for a return to riding after over 20 years.

Jeremys calm and considerate instruction bought a novice septuagenarians

previous experience flooding back.

Paired with `Robin` the following day with Mark as escort resulted in a greatly

enjoyable and nostalgic 2 hours in Windsor Great park.

Mark generously gave me his undivided attention throughout, I learned so much.

`Robin` was a delight to ride, balanced and responsive, you haven`t seen the

last of me !! ...

Phil Winks 25/26th January 2017

Just wanted to say what an amazing two hours I had today. My horse, the lovely Bertie, was stunning and I didn't want to give her back !!!!
It was a lovely laid back and friendly hack in an amazing place. The perfect way to spend my birthday.
I can't wait to come back .
Many many thanks.
Sarah Macdonald. 4th October 2016

Dear Janine.

A huge thank you for a wonderful day Aij and I had today in Great Windsor Park. Nutty and Penny are well trained and sensitive horses with steady rhythm and allowed novice riders like us to trot and canter in a place full of natural beauty and historic importance. I appreciated your gentle way of assessing us and tailoring hack to our ability, your knowledge of local history and enthusiasm for horse riding which coupled with gorgeous weather made out day unforgettable. The fact you’ve spotted Aij dropped her mobile whilst cantering shows that we were watched and looked after at all times. We take your word and coming back for gallop.

With kindest regards,

Aigul. 18th August 2016

My friend Leigh booked for us to have a two hour hack in Windsor great park. Everyone at wayside stables was absolutely lovely, friendly, helpful and informative from our arrival to leaving. Leigh and I were taken on the hack with Judy. I rode Robyn and Leigh rode Nutty. The horses were given to us according to our riding abilities, and we're both beautiful horses to ride. Judy considered both our riding capabilities, guiding Leigh with riding tips and encouragement as Leigh is reasonably new to riding, whilst also allowing me to canter alone at points on the ride. The park is amazing and a 2hour hack is a beautiful way to see so much of it. Judy also incorporated historical information as well as modern day information about the park into the hack which all added to the experience. All in all the experience has enthused me to want to continue to ride and take up lessons again. I will certainly be returning to Wayside stables again soon, in fact Leigh and I have already earmarked a day in our diaries to do so. Thank you all at Wayside. See you again soon.

Charlotte 14th August 2016

We came across your stable on a Groupon deal and boy am I happy I came across this!
Being novice riders, we had the most beautiful hack that was within our comfort zone. My 12 year old daughter who is homeschooled found this so beneficial as the lovely Janine gave her a bit of a history lesson. It was absolutely great for her and I learnt a thing or too myself!
A great idea would be to aim sessions/park rides at home educated groups or families!
It was a truly amazing experience and we hope to return again.
I had Flossie, my daughter had Nutty and they were both beautiful, well-behaved horses.
Thank you Wayside Stables,pls keep us informed of future promotions.
Samina 20th April 2016

Just wanted to say thank you all for a most pleasurable first experience for all our family horse riding in Windsor Great Park. We were all novices but the horses we were riding were excellent. (Robin, Flossy, Hans Solo and Willow) were so comfortable with us novices on their backs! Our boys really did enjoy it so much that they want to do it again. I would recommend you to everyone we see.

Thank You again

Mr and Mrs King 19th February 2016

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"Wayside has the best horses of any stables I know - for beginners or experienced riders, children or adults. It's rare that you can ride such beautiful horses without buying your own. Windsor Great Park has lovely hacking too - we can canter over the meadows in the summer, and in winter there are miles of all-weather sand tracks. We go out in small groups of similar levels of experience. There's a good reason why I've been coming here more than ten years. And I've made some good friends too."

Cathryn. December 2015

Absolutely brilliant ride in the park today, thank you so much. The weather was on our side, it was gorgeous. Horses were perfect and so well matched to our abilities (Polo, Rosie B, Bertie & Buzz). Went on a great route, our lead read our riding skills brilliantly enabling us all to have a really enjoyable ride. Highlights were, seeing the Royal Persession go by on their way to royal Ascot in all their finery and also walking past those hundreds and hundreds of gorgeous deer and their young.

Thanks Vicky, Chris, Jayne & George

19th June 2015

Hello All

Just wanted to say a huge thanks again for our ride in the park on 25th April. The brilliant John and his horse Rosie took us out with a few others on a fun, exhilarating ride. We’ve ridden with you before in winter and used the sand tracks to our advantage and this was our first time using the fields and other areas of the park and it is just absolutely amazing to be able to canter around so much of the park. My legs didn’t know how to deal with it afterwards! I felt so safe and relaxed with Robin again she is the best horse I’ve ever had the pleasure of riding on a hack and kept any nerves at bay that I normally have on hacks, and Penny for giving my friend Jade a wonderful ride as well. Thank you to all of you at Wayside, Penny & Robin and of course John for taking us out. We hope to join you again soon!

Sam Reynolds

2nd May 2015

A big thank you today to Janine for a wonderful hack in the park, it was the best ride I have had. A good variety of walking and cantering in beautiful surroundings and added to that, Janine's local knowledge, brilliant.
I have already mentioned to all my riding pals to give you guys a try.
I certainly will be coming back fairly soon.

Thanks again

Terry Neame

27th April 2015

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Hi, i'd just like to say, me and my sister had a fantastic ride on the 23/2/2014, i rode midnight who was absolutely amazing, and my sister rode Rosie bee (possibly) We both had a great time, I was considering buying midnight after just one ride! I can't remember the name of our guides but they were so friendly and kind, couldn't resist taking a picture or two with midnight.

Thanks for the great ride, we'll be coming again!
Zoe
26th April 2015

I just wanted to say thank you so much for today's hack. After having a fall back in September it's taken me a while to get back in the saddle, but the lovely staff looked after me and I had a lovely, sunny, ride! Will defiantly be coming back!!!

Louise Poulter

16th April 2015

We Just had one of the best rides ever on FANTASTIC horses Rosie &
Gemini , what a joy to ride a responsive well behaved gentle horse !! Such a pleasure , our guide Janine was really informative and chatty , which helped our pre ride nerves ! X Wendy & Clare x

13th April 2015

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What a fabulous way to spend an afternoon,we have just had a two hour hack around windsor great park, stunning scenery, lovely horses Nutty&Tiny, fantastic guide, I cannot wait to do it all again . I would highly recommend anyone to do this. Thankyou so Much Nikki and Wayside stables.

12th April 2015

Just wanted to pop over an email to give some feedback on a ride I took part in on Saturday.

I joined the Riding Club London with two other colleagues on a two hour hack on Saturday led by Alison. Alison was brilliant and clearly cares very much for all of the horses there. I rode Bertie who was absolutely lovely to ride, extremely comfortable, responsive and ready to really go when required! Although it wasn’t sunny we did manage to mainly avoid the rain and the views more than made up for it – it is a perfect place to ride with all-weather tracks and gorgeous scenery. My colleagues and I are already planning on booking again in the summer to enjoy a (hopefully) sunny ride. I would highly recommend this ride to anyone who loves hacking out or anyone who is thinking about it.

Kind regards,

Sophie

30th March 2015

I will be leaving a review on Trip Advisor as well, but thought I would send through an email as well.
"I had the most amazing hack ever on Saturday! I was riding Juliet and she was stunning. I felt so privileged to ride her - she was well behaved with a cheeky streak in her that gave the ride that extra edge. And the views were breath-taking. I fully enjoyed the corporate event arranged for us by the Riding Club London and so impressed with the horses that Wayside provided. The guides were friendly and knew just what to do to make the ride unforgettable. I will definitely be back...and I will be bringing some friends:)"
I posted a query via your website regarding another booking, as well as getting some info about the jumping lessons you offer at Wayside. Hope that has also gone through to the right person and that I'll be getting loads of info so I can come and ride Juliet again!
Have a great day,
Jessica
28th March 2015
Wayside , thanks for a great couple of hours. I cycle around the Great Park a couple of times a week but this was a completely different way of seeing it. Completely bonded with Flossie what a great horse. Please thank you're staff for their assistance and guidance. Hope to see you again.
Regards, Mike Forey, Ascot.

25th March 2015

Great day out thanks to Wayside Stables, perfect day for it. Let's see if we can walk in the morning!

Lucy Allsebrook 22nd March 2015

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Thank you so much for today! Best day ever! What a gorgeous day for it! Even though I'm a beginner I felt super comfortable and very grateful for being looked after by your team! Give Chloe a big hug from me, I wanted to take her home!

Heather Jane Boruvka 20th March 2015

Thank you for a wonderful afternoon on Buzz in the sunshine!

Laura Bowie-McDermott 20th March 2015

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Well I came back !! Really enjoyed our hack around the Park this morning on the beautiful Bertie .... My friend Kathy was on Midnight . We both enjoyed the ride very much , we were a bit apprehensive as hadn't ridden for a while , I had been a year ago with you and Kathy a bit before that . We were definately put at ease and matched to fantastic horses and enjoyed a lovely ride out with Janine and having lots of lovely canters taking in the Beauty of Windsor Great Park .... The staff and horses are all really professional and friendly .... We will definately be back ... Thankyou x
Samantha and Kathy 17th March 2015

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Couldn't resist a selfie with Penny .. Xxx

Hannah Myers March 7th 2015

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Nick and Flossie the tall ones .. Xxx

Hannah Myers March 7th 2015

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My husband brought me a 2 hour trek as a gift, best gift i have ever had!

The park was great and it was a full 2 hours, some places include set up in the time but Wayside gave me the full 2hours which was great. I have ridden before but a long time ago so i was paired with Robin, she was beautiful to ride and a gorgeous horse.

Janine was my guide and she was fantastic, so friendly and patient and we had a great chat and she was very knowledgeable on the local area and the park. Thank you so much Janine it was great to share the trek with you.

Everyone at the stables was very friendly and i can not wait to come back again.

Thanks again and this really is a great present and well worth the money.

Stephanie Kearney. March 3rd 2015

I rode out at Wayside yesterday and wanted to send you my feedback for your website I have also attached a pic too...
It was the most amazing day thanks to Wayside stables. Riding over Windsor Park was incredible!
My horse Rosie B was lovely and our guide Steve was such a lovely man, thanks Steve!
This was a very unique riding experience for me as I had the opportunity to have long, lovely canters whilst taking in the beautiful
scenery. I was really impressed with the yard, horses and warm welcome. I would have no hesitation in recommending Wayside to people and
I can't wait to go back with my friends. Many thanks to all and thanks to Penny for giving me a lift back to the station.
See you all again soon
Kim Ozozturk 26th February 2015

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I have just returned from a 2 hour park hack, escorted by Jen. My friend and I are absolutely buzzing and having ridden for over 30 years, can honestly say it was one of the best rides I've had. Jen was absolutely lovely and although we'd only just met her, made us feel like we were just riding out with another friend. The horses, Penny and Bertie were superstars - honest but forward going. The scenery and size of the park is mindblowing, and the miles of sand tracks meant there was much scope for lots of very long canters. A thoroughly enjoyable ride. Please pass on our personal thanks to Jen. We look forward to returning again soon.

Clare Jenson

January 18th 2015

What a way to get your confidence back! Very professional and safety conscience. Thank you Judy and the lovely Berty!

Connie Jones Dec 2014

Hello,
Just had to thank you so much for the most wonderful ride out in the park today. My daughter and I had a fab time and thought Celine our guide , our horses - Jasper and Pip were just absolutely amazing and perfect, the pace was set perfectly with plenty of chances to canter and lots of opportunities to see the breathtaking scenery as well as the deer and stags. Absolutely the best thing I have done on horseback ever and that's from a regular rider with my own thoroughbred. We were very impressed with all of the horses in your yard and all of your friendly and accommodating staff and will defiantly be back regularly , and seeing as that involves us coming up from Devon so you can see just how impressed we were !! Thank you all once again

Carol & Yasmine Dennis 21st August 2014

I just want to say how much I enjoyed the ride in Windsor Great Park on 26/04/14 on Hero. Hero is such a lovely horse who made the ride very enjoyable also thank you to the lead rider who made the ride fun and relaxed.

Thanks Victoria 28/4/14

Hi

Just wanted to say a big thank you for a fantastic ride yesterday. My daughter and I loved it and found the whole experience very relaxing especially as the people escorting us put us at our ease straight away. They both were so warm and friendly and even though we are beginners they encouraged us to trot and gave useful horse riding tips as well as interesting facts about the area.

I will be rebooking at sometime in the near future and recommending the ride to friends, family and clients within my business.

Many Thanks again

Alison Martin 7th April 2014

Just returned from a fantastic 2 hour hack on Hero!!! Great surroundings, great horses, great company! What more could you want? I haven't stopped smiling yet!!!
Sarahx 1/4/14

I had a great time on the hack on the 27th march the horse Penny was relay nice and looked after me though I am still sore I will return. Big thanks to David and the lady whos name I did not get for a great day.

Lindy Rae 31/3/14

Lindy Rae 31/3/14

Please pass on my thanks to David (sorry did not know the name of the lady who was out with us) had a great day out in Windsor Park on 27th March 2014.

They were great to go out with and made me feel relaxed (and free) I will be coming again.

Great riding surroundings

Thanks again

Hedley 28/3/2014

I went on the 10am Windsor Park ride today and it was fantastic! I was riding Rosie Bee? With Gordon as our lead, he was fantastic. A very exciting ride and would I would do it again in a heartbeat! Thank you very much for the experience!

Claire 24/3/14

Had a great two hour hack today with Steve! After stating that my friend and I were riders, we were thrilled to be placed on horses (Colleen and Mavis) that suited our ability and gave us the fun we were after. There were plenty of canters in various gears, as well as walks to admire the great scenery of the park. There was only one other in our group too of the same ability which was perfect. We both thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and wanted to do it all over again (after a pimms down the pub of course!) Thankyou Wayside! We will definitely be coming back soon !

Laura Braye 22/3/2014

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Massive Thankyou to Judy for taking me and my husband Barry on an amazing 2 hr hack around Windsor Great Park today , she was lovely ! Very helpful and made our ride really enjoyable and fun, we will definately be back !

Samantha Stroud 9th Feb 2014

I am in heaven! So happy my friend ivan took me along to windsor great park for a fabulous ride this week. Having ridden in lots of different countries and places, i must say this hack was one of the best i ever had. Thank you Nutty for an exhilarating ride, I am in heaven! I will be back soon and am so happy to have found you!

Babs Lehner-Platts Jan/25/2014

Thankyou so much for the most delightful start of our short break in the Windsor area.My husband and I along with our 5 year old daughter absolutely enjoyed riding with you.Although both adults were novice to the world of riding,the instructors made us feel so much at ease and we enjoyed it so much,that we are already looking into doing something like this again over the summer.Our daughter is absolutely thrilled that we got to ride as a family and a big thanks to Leanne(I hope I got the name right) for riding alongside and trotting with her.The horses were wonderful and we felt very safe on them.
We will definitely have you on our books next time we plan a holiday down south.
Thankyou once again.

Subhan,Dagny and Liza Ann Christudas

Durham,England. 1/11/2013

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Thank you for a fantastic ride in the park on Saturday the 12 October. "Tiny and Nutty" were absolutely super and as both a beginner and intermediate rider, we had a great day full of trotting and cantering.
A very friendly, relaxed and fun instructor made it a memorable experience. We´ll be back!
Johan & Sora

Hi. Myself and my wife had a ride out this afternoon with Steve, in Windsor Great Park. Wow, what an experience. We have ridden at several of stables in the area, and had a riding holiday in America, but today's ride topped the lot. Beautiful horses, gorgeous countryside, and an excellent instructor.

Thanks Wayside.

Neil Aldridge 18th September 2013

Hi, thanks for a wonderful pony day.
Best day of the summer for us!
Love Mia, Millie and Phoebe
PS. We especially liked all the cuddles xxx

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Hello,Had a wonderful 2hr ride in the great park today the other people on the ride were so lovely and helpful for someone who hasn't ridden for 10 years and used to ride ponies was a fabulous confidence builder and the horse I rode Robyn was so easy and fun.Thanks again will be back :)Nicole 23/7/2013

Dear Elaine,
Thank you for the wonderful hack I had this week. Wayside is the most amazing place to ride: wonderful horses, great escorts and beautiful location!
I will come back again from Am.sterdam just to ride with Wayside
Isabelle Dutrenit, Amsterdam, Netherlands 7th July 2013

Dear Elaine,

I have just enjoyed a fabulous two hour ride in the wonderful Windsor Great Park and would like to thank Wayside Stables for such an amazing experience, I loved it. I've been longing to get back in the saddle again and this was a perfect re-introduction. Buzz was just a super star. I will definitely be booking again! We were even treated to a parade by the queen's carriages :-)
Thanks again
Cate Hooper 21/6/2013

Hi Elaine,

I just wanted to say I had an amazing time on Sunday on the Great Windsor Park ride on Sunday.

The ride leaders were amazing! Relaxed, chatty, in control, and made the whole experience so much better.
Windsor Park has beautiful scenery, with views that never seem to end. The 2 hour ride showed us most of the park, in perhaps the best way possible!

I had an awesome time, and I look forward to going again!
Cheers,
Nicholas - 10th June 2013

Wayside is an exceptional place to ride. I've been riding there for about 3 years or so, and it's been a constant delight - the kind of place that should come free on the NHS for anyone who has lost their joie de vivre. The horses are enthusiastic in lessons, generous to relative novices like me, and exceptionally gifted (riding Polly for instance gave rise to fantasies of participating in the grand national, even when only going over cross poles). The hacking is the best I've come across in England, even outside London, with lots of long canters, the opportunity to ride relatively independently (i.e. not all in a line), and fantastic scenery. The staff are superlative match-makers in finding a horse to suit the rider's temperament and experience. For anyone who rides, this is an absolute treat.
Caroline Pelletier 28th May 2013

Hi, My friends and I have super lessons with Jeremy, including jumping. Horses are fabulous. We also go to Windsor Great Park for hacking and again it really is a wonderful two hours of riding, the park is beautiful and the horses just lovely. I used to go down to the New Forest to ride and it was lovely in the old days but now for the convenience and quality horses Wayside is the place to be. Thanks.
Victoria Spira 27th May 2013

Had a fantastic ride in the park this morning. Lovely horses, lovely views and lovely people. Thank you!
Alison Penny 27/5/2013

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed my ride through the park today, fab company fab horses and awesome location. Thank you all xxx
Nicola Whiteland 4th May 2013

My friend and I completed your 2 hour Great Windsor Park ride on Saturday, and I have to say, it was the most fantastic experience I think we have ever had. You were careful to understand our riding abilities before the hack, but it was so refreshing to ride such lovely horse, (not at all like the usual riding school plodders you can end up with), they were all beautifully turned out, and well schooled. It was also great to hear that you only allow your horses to carry our one hack or lesson a day.

The ride itself was amazing, the instructor was attentive and caring, the horses were well suited to everyone, and you ensured everyone was at the same riding ability.....and the views in the park were breathtaking.

I would like to thank you for making it such a fantastic afternoon, I could not recommend your stables and the whole experience enough, we will be back!!!!

Kind regards

Jessica Jones & Wendy Cherry

-- Best Regards

Simon Stoddart - 29/4/2013

To everyone at Wayside Stables

We just wanted to say how much we enjoyed our riding experience with you, special thanks to Julie who gave us a great lesson and also to Dave and Steve who were our escorts in Windsor Great Park!
Rob really enjoyed riding Polo who can him a lot of confidence and I loved Annie. We wish we lived a little closer to be able to ride more often but we will return!

Many thanks
Jayne and Rob
25/10/12

"I was introduced to Wayside by a friend about 2 years ago. I had lost all of my confidence after a fall and she persuaded me to join her on Windsor Great Park Ride. The ride was amazing and helped improve my confidence a lot, I moved on to have some flat and jumping lessons , and thanks to the staff and horses at Wayside I have also done some cross country and clear round shows.

I now loan a wonderful horse at Wayside and would recommend it to people at all levels who want quality instruction and horses."

Heidi Callaghan

08/05/12

"A good and friendly place, I always enjoy either my lessons or park hacks. Thank you :)"

Helen Hickman

"A lovely riding school for children to learn. Mia has learnt so much and loves being there"

Jennifer Price

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