Palos Hills Riding Stables

★★★★☆
Boarding, Training, Horseback Riding Lessons and Summer Camps!
  • 10051 S Kean Ave

    Palos Hills, IL 60465

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  • 708-598-7718

About Palos Hills Riding Stables

Hours
Mon-Fri 7am-10pm ; Sat 7am-7pm ; Sun 7am-7pm ; Open 7 Days

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I was looking to get back into Saddleseat riding after four or so years of trying different disciplines. After some searching online, I found Palos Hills Riding Stables, asked some of my contacts from my previous Saddleseat barn about this stable's reputation, and after positive response from them, I set up a lesson. \n\nI couldn't be happier with my decision to ride at PHRS. I was initially put off by the negative reviews found here, but I am happy to say that they are 100% false. I am sorry that those reviewers seem to have had such a negative experience, but I can say with complete confidence that the staff is courteous, the trainers are competent, and the horses are well-cared for. \n\nThe schooling horses are absolute saints, especially now that it is summer time, and there is a camp going on with many, many beginner, youth riders. These horses put up with having their mouths yanked on (or no contact whatsoever) and inexperienced riders bouncing around on their backs. The horses do not suffer any long-term, adverse affects from this, and are constantly monitored for health issues during this very busy time. The camp volunteers (mostly teenagers) are very good about keeping horses and children safe and happy, and the counselors are competent.\n\nLessons are a bit pricey, especially if you are going for private lessons. However, PHRS often has deals going on where you can get lessons in a bundle, both private and group lessons. Leasing and boarding can also be expensive, but I have found it to be roughly on par with boarding/leasing in the Chicago area. Some places are cheaper, some are more expensive, but you get what you pay for at PHRS. \n\nProspective riders/boarders - do not be put off by the negative reviews! Come out and see for yourself what PHRS is all about. I firmly believe you will be pleased with what you experience.

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★★★★★

I was looking to get back into Saddleseat riding after four or so years of trying different disciplines. After some searching online, I found Palos Hills Riding Stables, asked some of my contacts from my previous Saddleseat barn about this stable's reputation, and after positive response from them, I set up a lesson. \n\nI couldn't be happier with my decision to ride at PHRS. I was initially put off by the negative reviews found here, but I am happy to say that they are 100% false. I am sorry that those reviewers seem to have had such a negative experience, but I can say with complete confidence that the staff is courteous, the trainers are competent, and the horses are well-cared for. \n\nThe schooling horses are absolute saints, especially now that it is summer time, and there is a camp going on with many, many beginner, youth riders. These horses put up with having their mouths yanked on (or no contact whatsoever) and inexperienced riders bouncing around on their backs. The horses do not suffer any long-term, adverse affects from this, and are constantly monitored for health issues during this very busy time. The camp volunteers (mostly teenagers) are very good about keeping horses and children safe and happy, and the counselors are competent.\n\nLessons are a bit pricey, especially if you are going for private lessons. However, PHRS often has deals going on where you can get lessons in a bundle, both private and group lessons. Leasing and boarding can also be expensive, but I have found it to be roughly on par with boarding/leasing in the Chicago area. Some places are cheaper, some are more expensive, but you get what you pay for at PHRS. \n\nProspective riders/boarders - do not be put off by the negative reviews! Come out and see for yourself what PHRS is all about. I firmly believe you will be pleased with what you experience.

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I came from another barn that did take great care of my horse BUT, it is the little things that make the difference that Martha offers that make me SO happy at Palos. My horse Emma has never been so happy and calm (for a mare) as she is here. My husband and I have met great people who are now our friends, and have never felt more at home. With Martha, if you want to show, you show, if you just want to trail ride, thats what you do. But a goal or two sure doesn't hurt!!! Thanks Martha, Emily, Patty, Annie, and Fernando for all you do.

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★★★★★

I came from another barn that did take great care of my horse BUT, it is the little things that make the difference that Martha offers that make me SO happy at Palos. My horse Emma has never been so happy and calm (for a mare) as she is here. My husband and I have met great people who are now our friends, and have never felt more at home. With Martha, if you want to show, you show, if you just want to trail ride, thats what you do. But a goal or two sure doesn't hurt!!! Thanks Martha, Emily, Patty, Annie, and Fernando for all you do.

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Look no further for the greater Chicagoland areas finest riding instruction and horse training. Martha Thompson Hoyt and her wonderful staff offer nothing but the best in training and instruction. Whether you want to win at the top shows in the nation or simply just enjoy the stables surrounding miles and miles of trails. Palos Hills Riding Stables is sure to take you there.

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★★★★★

Look no further for the greater Chicagoland areas finest riding instruction and horse training. Martha Thompson Hoyt and her wonderful staff offer nothing but the best in training and instruction. Whether you want to win at the top shows in the nation or simply just enjoy the stables surrounding miles and miles of trails. Palos Hills Riding Stables is sure to take you there.

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A wonderful family atmosphere exists at this facility where all levels of riders could learn the art of horseback riding. The staff is very knowledgable and courteous and goes out of their way to make sure that all have a great time. You are at home here whether you are involved in the lesson program, own a show horse, or just have a pleasure horse to enjoy the trails. They also feature in-house shows, clinics and other fun activities throughout the year to keep everyone interested and on their toes.:)

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★★★★★

A wonderful family atmosphere exists at this facility where all levels of riders could learn the art of horseback riding. The staff is very knowledgable and courteous and goes out of their way to make sure that all have a great time. You are at home here whether you are involved in the lesson program, own a show horse, or just have a pleasure horse to enjoy the trails. They also feature in-house shows, clinics and other fun activities throughout the year to keep everyone interested and on their toes.:)

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This stable has over 50 years of experience in instructing Chicago-area horselovers. Located directly across the street from miles of forest preserve trails, it has an indoor riding area with a comfortable viewing lounge and a large outdoor ring. The riding program includes all disciplines as well as a top-notch show team. Four 'school shows' are held during the year to give riders an opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have learned. Summer and holiday camps are available and well-filled. All in all, a perfect place for someone who has always wanted to learn to ride or for the person who already has!

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★★★★★

This stable has over 50 years of experience in instructing Chicago-area horselovers. Located directly across the street from miles of forest preserve trails, it has an indoor riding area with a comfortable viewing lounge and a large outdoor ring. The riding program includes all disciplines as well as a top-notch show team. Four 'school shows' are held during the year to give riders an opportunity to demonstrate the skills they have learned. Summer and holiday camps are available and well-filled. All in all, a perfect place for someone who has always wanted to learn to ride or for the person who already has!

Pros: Very experienced instructors, wonderful horses, convenient

Cons: None I can think of

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I went here for a while and it was horrible. the horses were very high strung for beginner riders, the instructors would yell at 10 yearr olds and younger for crying. the stupid instructors would leave me with a horse that would try to kick me while they read a magazine and used there phone and also talked with with there friends when she was suppose to be teachin me how to ride and there has been about 15 accidents in 6 months and two involvin broken bones and that is just th beginer class. they would also fill a 20 foot by 45 foot arena with 12 riders on horseback with horses that wuld kick and bolt away from eachothr

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★☆☆☆☆

I went here for a while and it was horrible. the horses were very high strung for beginner riders, the instructors would yell at 10 yearr olds and younger for crying. the stupid instructors would leave me with a horse that would try to kick me while they read a magazine and used there phone and also talked with with there friends when she was suppose to be teachin me how to ride and there has been about 15 accidents in 6 months and two involvin broken bones and that is just th beginer class. they would also fill a 20 foot by 45 foot arena with 12 riders on horseback with horses that wuld kick and bolt away from eachothr

Pros: none there is nothing good about this stable

Cons: terrible place for beginners

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I've been to other barns in the area and having many years of professional animal care experience under my belt I can say that this is one of the best barns I've been to. Sure it's small but all of the horses are very well cared for. Beginner classes are just like beginner classes every where else but if you really want to learn talk to your instructors and they'll make sure you get on the right track. With school shows and outside shows there is something here for everyone. It's also important to note that this barn specializes in saddle seat riding but offers hunt seat as well.

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★★★★★

I've been to other barns in the area and having many years of professional animal care experience under my belt I can say that this is one of the best barns I've been to. Sure it's small but all of the horses are very well cared for. Beginner classes are just like beginner classes every where else but if you really want to learn talk to your instructors and they'll make sure you get on the right track. With school shows and outside shows there is something here for everyone. It's also important to note that this barn specializes in saddle seat riding but offers hunt seat as well.

Pros: well cared for animals, good instructors, horses for all abilities, many opportunities!

Cons: small indoor arena, beginner classes can be very crowded.

 

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