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Water Farm Dressage Centre
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 41 reviews
 by Jacqui
Review of Livery

My name is Jacqui and I livery my 16.3h TB gelding here on full livery!

I cannot recommend Water Farm enough. The knowledge and experience offered here along with a kind, natural and idyllic setting is the best by far locally.

We have liveried here for a year now and can honestly say it’s been fantastic. Our horse is the most relaxed he’s ever been, nothing is too much trouble where horse welfare is concerned and we are always met with a kind, helpful approach.

The facilities include a large indoor school which is fantastic and safe all year, a second ménage outside which is great for dressage practice and the horses are all relaxed, enjoying life as natural as they can.. just as it should be! The teaching is the best around for classical and a good laugh too.

Our boy was recovering from major KS this time last year and Water Farm have done absolutely everything in their power and knowledge to support him and us humans to pull through a distressing year… on the road to having some fun this year now thankfully… if your horse needs a kind, honest and caring space for recovery.. highly recommended!!

They rarely, if ever, advertise livery!! I think this speaks volumes demonstrating a sound, solid and peaceful yard. I hope we can be here for years to come. Highly recommended and give them a call if you need a space. You never know.

 by Andrea Williams
Me and Dougal

My name is Andrea and my horse is Dougal a 21 year old ex race horse. I came to know Gerda when she put an advert on Facebook for help with the horses.I rang her and we chatted and I told her about my horse who had lost a lot of weight the previous winter and I had struggled to get any weight on him and he was in a bit of a sorry state. Gerda said to bring him to Water Farm which I did. We arrived in August and it’s taken a long time for him to get back to his old self. He is now putting on weight and I am riding him a few times a week with Gerda and Chrysi guidance I’m hoping I can get him back to something like he was and maybe compete in dressage later in the summer.It’s a fantastic yard and I am so glad we eventually found them. Dougal goes out with the herd and has learnt to be a horse again.

 by Debbie Mylod
Amazing yard

We moved to the area just over a year ago and moved our horses to Water Farm. We were a little apprehensive as we had been at our previous yard for 17 years and loved it. We needn't have worried, Water Farm is a super place and we couldn't be happier.
Although the yard has a dressage focus it accomodates all kinds of riders and horses including our older hairy cob. Both our horses settled in very quickly and seem to love their new herd.
Gerda & Chrysi are very friendly & welcoming, their lessons are excellent and their knowledge and advice invaluable. Nothing is too much trouble and our horses are very well looked after.

 by Victoria

From the moment I set foot at Water Farm I knew Delia would love it. It has such a calm and relaxed atmosphere and everyone is so welcoming and friendly. I’ve never met a more supportive group of horse riders/owners. Gerda and Chrysi have been, and continue to be, ever so supportive of myself and Delia. Delia can be a bit quirky but with their combined knowledge and experience this is no problem for them. The yard its self is beautiful with rolling fields as far as the eye can see, it’s no wonder the horses love it so much! Delia and myself have been at Water Farm for nearly a year and it has flown by. The care the horses get is second to none and they want for nothing. I’m sure they much think they’re in heaven. The competitions that are held through the summer months are ever so friendly, I usually get very nervous when competing but the atmosphere was relaxed and I just felt like I was riding with friends but in fancier clothes! I cannot recommend Water Farm enough 

 by Alex

For the last 6 months I’ve been riding at Water Farm with the guidance of Gerda and Chrisy. Having worked for riding schools in the past I have seen quite a few different teaching styles but I cannot fault the attentiveness and friendliness of everybody there. Always available with help and good advice whether riding or on the yard. A great place with well cared for horses. I can not recommend this yard enough

 by Sarah
Fantastic Yard

I started loaning a horse at Water Farm in the spring of 2021. It has been such a wonderful experience between the excellent teaching, beautiful facilities and Water Farm culture; their kind, thoughtful and fun approach is deployed with horses and humans alike.
Gerda and Christine’s teaching styles really complement each other and between the two of them, the horse and I have made significant progress. I travel from London to Water Farm and it’s worth every moment of the journey.

 by Alex Crafford
Excellent Livery Yard

Jensen thinks he has died and gone to horse heaven at Water Farm!! Having moved to the area at the beginning of the year, I was hunting around for livery yards, and was put off by the word 'dressage' at Water Farm, being a returnee to horse riding after children, but I couldn't have been more wrong.
Gerda and Chrysi have done nothing but make Jensen and myself so welcome at Water Farm - no question is too silly, and the expertise, care and good fun that they provide is second to none. They are both always ready to offer advice and give lessons and I have not once been made to feel a complete novice!! Jensen loves his life in the herd (its definitely the fittest he has been in a long while) and I can say with my hand on my heart that I never worry about him as he is looked after so well. I HIGHLY recommend Water Farm - you become part of a big, happy family.

 by Joanne Korosi
Naughty Norbert and Trigger, the fluffy one just shine with Gerda

I first met Gerda Warner at a biomechanics clinic a few years ago but wasn't in a position to have lessons with her until more recently. I have two very different horses, both in character and conformation, and my body is not at its best after several decades of full-on martial arts. But Gerda knows exactly how to help horse and rider, despite our physical obstacles, and is patient, caring, flexible, explains everything beautifully, has a great sense of humour and is very knowledgable in all aspects of horsemanship. I really look forward to our lessons and each time, I come away having learnt something new, made great progress and with lots to work on. I can't recommend her highly enough, whether you want to compete at a high level, or just enjoy your horse. PS - The same is true for Chryssi!

 by Olivia Cook

Can't speak highly enough about this yard. Great horse care, wonderful instructors, kettle is always on, regular clinics and in house shows, friendly, kind and welcoming. I just wish they were closer to Cambridge!

 by Ellie
Excellent facilities.

We are still fairly new to Water Farm, however, myself, my young daughter and new Conemarra have been welcomed in and treated like family at this superb yard.
The facilities are excellent, the surrounding countryside is stunning,
Gerda, Chrysi and their team are very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. The atmosphere is warm and encouraging.
Water Farm caters for all abilities, from young, energetic and enthusiastic to the older more reserved rider. Nothing is ever too much trouble and we are extremely pleased with the coaching and care that is being given to my daughter and her young horse.
I can't rate Water Farm Dressage Centre highly enough.

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