Testimonials

Here's your chance to offer your views on Laura and LR Eventing.

Comments from Laura's Trainers, Clients, Friends, Associates & Sponsors .... 

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May 2018 - Freelance Groom/Rider at Will Rogers Performance Horses, Germany
 
 
"To whom it may concern
Laura has worked for me with my horse in a freelance capacity and always been reliable honest and very pleasant to be with. She has a very good knowledge of looking after horses in all respects she is a very good rider and is able to school horses . I thoroughly recommend Laura " Anona Young, International Dressage & Event Horses, Brook Farm, Egleston,Oakham
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A reference for Laura Ridlington
I am a lecturer at New College Stamford for students with learning difficulties. Laura has worked with my students at Chater Valley farm over the last 3 years helping the students to train and gain confidence with horses. Laura works with my students very well and imparts knowledge and skills for them in a away they relate to. Laura is patient and ensures learners feel at ease when working with the horses . She also is innovative in her ideas to engage students. 
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Dan Perrin
SWL lecturer NCS                               -   One of Laura's students pictured below working with rescue horse 'Bear'  who has been trained by Laura as a thearpy horse...
 
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" Thank you for all your help and hard work in preparing my horses and yard for the World Class Preformance Team Inspection - who said it was the best yard they have visited. Many thanks!" Emilie Chandler Eventing 2014

"Thank you so much Laura for looking after my horses and yard brilliantly while I've been away. Your a star!" A lovely text from Kelly Aldous Eventing November 2014

I had no idea how much Rodney had come on until I put these pictures together for a comparison ... For anyone who knows either of us you'll know flat work is bottom of our list of favourite things and that we'd avoid it at all costs. Rodney used to be unbalanced and would do anything to avoid working in a contact. I honestly didn't think we would ever make progress but thanks to all the amazing he...lp and support from my fantastic instructor Laura he's a different horse. We still have a long way to go but knowing I have someone who understands Rodney's quirkiness and is willing to keep trying different methods to keep us both motivated has me feeling the most positive I ever have with flatwork. I'd recommend her to anyone ! Laura-Jane Clulow 2014 (pictured below before/after)
 
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"Laura, Thank you so much for an amazing pony camp, Charlotte has had so much fun." Fran, David, Mollie, Charlotte & Frostie too!     

"To Laura, Thank you for making Imogen's first camp so enjoyable!" Julie & Imogen   

Quorn Pony Club Junior Camp 2013.

Me & My ride pose for a pic * Stable Management in the lorry

 

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 "Morning Laura. Thank you - he looks so well and I schooled him on the flat early this morning & he felt really good. Thank you also for feed and supplement was v generous of you." A text from a happy owner

 

"Laura has a wonderful teaching style. Always asks if I have any questions, always checks my learning and understanding. Laura has never made me feel uncomfortable or awkward. Criticism is constructive and always shows me how to correct."  Rachel Barnes 2012

 

"Laura always gives a compliment when teaching to balance out any criticism. The children learn something every week and lessons are always enjoyed" Claire Richett 2012

 

"Laura is pleasant and efficient on the yard. Rides adequately at Novice/Intermediate British Eventing Level, Loves teaching and is a willing person to have around." Ann Marshall - Lawrence David Event Team 2012

 

 

 "Laura was able to come in and help us out when we were very short staffed. With 60 race horses to care for it was great that we could trust her to crack on. Laura carried out all duties competently and efficiently, fitting straight in with our team. Laura was able to help exercise and ride out our horses on the gallops. Laura handled our race horses with competence and professionalism both on the ground and ridden. I would definitely love her to come back and work here again and am happy to recommend her services." Lyndsey & Derek Shaw - Derek Shaw Racing

 

A big Thank You to Laura Ridlington for my lesson with Minty today. He was a good boy in the end haha. HIGHY RECOMMENDED! "Amazing teacher! Always gets me and my horse working to the best of our ability. Also, Laura is a brilliant, sympathetic rider that can communicate and work well with any horse! Highly recommend her - very hard worker!!"  Lauren Essex, Peterborough March 2012

 

"I have known Laura and her family for a fair few years and have seen her progression in many different disciplines in this period of time, and many different horses she has competed from low level upwards.

She is a professional in all spheres quiet and calm mannered on the ground and on horseback giving the animal a lot of confidence and always patient.

I enlisted Laura’s help to hack my show cob few times a week over winter months as due to illness i could not do this for myself and he can be quiet spooky.

Shiloh immediately took a liking to Laura and the way she rides she gave him so much confidence out hacking and by summer i had a nearly bombproof horse back.

She also competed Shiloh in unaffiliated working hunter classes for me with great results start of season 3rd and 4th placing’s in a very strong class, she rode him beautifully, calm as always and helping him along they had two super double clears.

She also put him through his paces at home jumping 3ft 8 and under which helped his confidence in this sphere majorly.

Laura has a professional attitude towards work and always puts the horses needs first i would defiantly enlist her help with any of my problems should they arise and to back any of my younger horses.

Good luck Laura x" Jade Goodson (2012)

 

 

 '' Laura was the first instructor we had at Bulby, we had only been riding for 6 weeks previously at a different riding school, So we hadn't had allot of experience; we had only walked and trotted. Laura put us on appropriate ponies and we walked trotted and even cantered on our first  1/2hr  assessment. Laura paid a particular attention to our riding positions - in particular our legs and hands and the improvement was great in just one lesson! and our confidence grew a lot over the next few weeks, Laura does constructive criticism in a nice way without making you feel stupid or upset Laura explains things very well and always gives you some guidelines to improve on next lesson. I would highly recommend her teaching, she makes lessons fun and interesting and brings something different each time. Good Luck Laura''     From Shannan and Chelsey aged 13. 

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Laura is a great teacher, with lots of patience. She was able to spot my weakness and work on them to improve my riding, whilst keeping the lessons fun and at times proving that I could achieve things that sometimes seemed impossible. Claire Honeywood, Bourne 2012 teachingemmagary

 

"My girls have been previously been riding for 8 months but hadn't seemed to be progressing much - After one lesson with Laura they had learnt more than in the last 8 months! Since then my girls have learnt to canter, arena movements and are now starting to jump! I'm so proud of their improvement and they love their lessons with Laura" Mrs Lawson, Bourne August 2011

 

"Laura is a lovely instructor who helped me a lot whilst she taught me at Bulby. I had only 10 weeks experience before I moved to Bulby and Laura helped me a great deal, she especially helped me on my riding position; mainly my legs and heels. She makes lessons so fun and gives you something to look forward to when you have a lesson. She taught me how to jump, canter etc and crammed so much into my first 1/2 lesson , which even in that time I learnt so much about my position, and just general riding; like trot and canter. Laura always gives constructive criticism which helps you and she always explains how to improve rather than just telling you what you have done wrong, which helped my confidence grow and she always has faith in you. I would defiantly recommend Laura as an Instructor because you learn so much in such a short amount of time, Good Luck Laura I hope everything goes well, We all miss you at Bulby!" Zarha aged 14

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An email sent into to Bulby Hall EC where Laura worked as Yard Manager/Instructor - "Hello, I'm looking to start riding again after nine years. Ideally to share a lesson with my friend ***** ****** who has recommended Bulby and Laura as an Instructor. "

 

Upon leaving Laura received a posh pair of Roecki Riding gloves & a Thank You Card wishing her well with her teaching career from Tim & Bernadette at Woodcroft Stud

 

Written in a Thank you card to Laura upon her leaving Bulby Hall EC "Good Luck with your new job! As the card says 'Thank you' for all your help so far with the riding lessons. I'll hopefully be a better rider should we meet again!" Best Wishes J Rigby

 

"Laura is a very dedicated young horsewoman who has been great at promoting our company and providing our team here with brilliant action packed horsey days out. We are now looking at continuing our Sponsorship with her." From The MD of AA Computer LTD, Peterborough October 2008

 

"Thank you for teaching us this year. We all had a great time and learnt lots too! We really hope to see you next year :-) Love from Ride 1 Emily, Georgie, Anna, Hannah (& Ellie), Natasha (& Crysta), Breeshey (& Cluedo)" Isle of Man Pony Club 2007

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"It takes ten years learning how to sit on a horse without getting in his way. It takes another ten years learning how to influence the horse and then a further ten years learning how to influence him without getting in his way!"
Classical Dressage.co.uk (ok, so it's not a testimonial but well worth noting! :-))