Lakewood Pony Adventure

★★★★★

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Hi...\r
this message is directed @ the Dave guy..and Sam guy..\r
THE ONE..AND THE "ONLY" SUGGESTIONS THAT I CAN GIVE TO THE BOTH OF YOU MEN??...WAS IT???... UMMM..YEAH...\r
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TAKE YOUR CHILDREN SOMEWHERE ELSE. ..SUCH AS. .SOUTH COAST

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Hi...\r
this message is directed @ the Dave guy..and Sam guy..\r
THE ONE..AND THE "ONLY" SUGGESTIONS THAT I CAN GIVE TO THE BOTH OF YOU MEN??...WAS IT???... UMMM..YEAH...\r
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TAKE YOUR CHILDREN SOMEWHERE ELSE. ..SUCH AS. .SOUTH COAST

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just had the most horrifying experience at this place. I took my daughter to see the ponies as we have been going for years and our neighbors told us it was under new management. As we were waiting for our neighbors to come meet up with us at the ponies a little child was on the one trot pony they had and the pony got loose by itself running and jumping all over the area with the little girl on it and she was screaming and falling off to the side of the pony. Only saw one older lady working the whole pony ride lady and it was like she didn't know what to do and parents and public were jumping fences and yelling and the poor child was screaming. Their was no control and it was like they had no idea what to do. I will never take my child to this facility ever again, I don't see this new buisness staying in buisness with ponies that clearly are not trained. This pony rides is not safe!!!!!

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just had the most horrifying experience at this place. I took my daughter to see the ponies as we have been going for years and our neighbors told us it was under new management. As we were waiting for our neighbors to come meet up with us at the ponies a little child was on the one trot pony they had and the pony got loose by itself running and jumping all over the area with the little girl on it and she was screaming and falling off to the side of the pony. Only saw one older lady working the whole pony ride lady and it was like she didn't know what to do and parents and public were jumping fences and yelling and the poor child was screaming. Their was no control and it was like they had no idea what to do. I will never take my child to this facility ever again, I don't see this new buisness staying in buisness with ponies that clearly are not trained. This pony rides is not safe!!!!!

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I just had the most horrifying experience at this place. I took my daughter to see the ponies as we have been going for years and our neighbors told us it was under new management. As we were waiting for our neighbors to come meet up with

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I just had the most horrifying experience at this place. I took my daughter to see the ponies as we have been going for years and our neighbors told us it was under new management. As we were waiting for our neighbors to come meet up with

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I was there the day they opened with my kids . It may not have been up to par for the first day. But my kids had a great time talking to and learning about ponies and things u can do for then. They loved the Petting Zoo the Animals were so

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I was there the day they opened with my kids . It may not have been up to par for the first day. But my kids had a great time talking to and learning about ponies and things u can do for then. They loved the Petting Zoo the Animals were so

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Diana D. I too was there today with my daughter and it has been long time and I too had stopped going due to no trotters, but honestly don't they think maybe they should have waited till the place was in better shape I mean it's kinda an

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Diana D. I too was there today with my daughter and it has been long time and I too had stopped going due to no trotters, but honestly don't they think maybe they should have waited till the place was in better shape I mean it's kinda an

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Dave, I don't know where you were but we just visited the Lakewood Pony Adventure and I couldn't be more thrilled! What a huge improvement from the previous bunch!!! The lady told me they had only just opened last Friday and are still

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Dave, I don't know where you were but we just visited the Lakewood Pony Adventure and I couldn't be more thrilled! What a huge improvement from the previous bunch!!! The lady told me they had only just opened last Friday and are still

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It was my first trip today to this place and I read all the reviews and tried to go to place open minded regardless. Roxann S. your absolutely right, I never saw the old place but this was not what I expected at all. I got to place and a

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It was my first trip today to this place and I read all the reviews and tried to go to place open minded regardless. Roxann S. your absolutely right, I never saw the old place but this was not what I expected at all. I got to place and a

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Just went by to take my girls to ride the ponies and see the animals and it's under new management and Very unorganized. Had to pay the man directly not like in the office. Animals were nice and was quite more then the last place but it's

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★★★★★

Just went by to take my girls to ride the ponies and see the animals and it's under new management and Very unorganized. Had to pay the man directly not like in the office. Animals were nice and was quite more then the last place but it's

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I saw the center while driving by. I stopped in to check it out. It was very difficult to find the main office. The staff there did nothing to help, and glared at me like they wanted me to go away. When I did find the main office the

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I saw the center while driving by. I stopped in to check it out. It was very difficult to find the main office. The staff there did nothing to help, and glared at me like they wanted me to go away. When I did find the main office the

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My children grew up visiting the Lakewood Pony Adventure and it was a thriving business 15 years ago. I was excited to share the experience with my three little neighbors and took them and their mom over today. I'm sorry to say it was

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My children grew up visiting the Lakewood Pony Adventure and it was a thriving business 15 years ago. I was excited to share the experience with my three little neighbors and took them and their mom over today. I'm sorry to say it was

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For the younger children there is a very nice pony ride and petting zoo area that is well run, clean, with very sweet animals. They even host parties!
My children are too old for the ponies now but there a riding school for older kids and adults. If you haven't seen it lately, you should stop in again! Sandie Mercer, the stable owner and head English trainer, along with Stephanie Feild, dressage trainer, have been making vast improvements.
It is a lovely boarding stable with a large riding school that has many lesson horses and multiple arenas with decent footing. They feed really well and clean the stalls daily. The rates are very competitive. I keep my 2 show horses here because it is the best stable in the area! I call it my home away from home!

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For the younger children there is a very nice pony ride and petting zoo area that is well run, clean, with very sweet animals. They even host parties!
My children are too old for the ponies now but there a riding school for older kids and adults. If you haven't seen it lately, you should stop in again! Sandie Mercer, the stable owner and head English trainer, along with Stephanie Feild, dressage trainer, have been making vast improvements.
It is a lovely boarding stable with a large riding school that has many lesson horses and multiple arenas with decent footing. They feed really well and clean the stalls daily. The rates are very competitive. I keep my 2 show horses here because it is the best stable in the area! I call it my home away from home!

Pros: Sweet animals that are well cared for.

Cons: The pony rides/zoo are only open Wed-Sun.

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Lakewood Equestrian Center is a great place to ride. The facility is one of the larger facilities in this area. It also offers two great riding programs in hunt seat and in dressage. The grounds have improved in the last several years with new footing in several of the arenas, new plantings, new turn outs and new stalls. The people boarding are great as well and also participate in making sure the facility continues to improve. This place has gotten a bad reputation due to the unfortunate experience of a few with conflicts with the management of facility. This is not the norm and does not represent certainly what is happening today. More people should come and check out this oasis within our city!!!

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Lakewood Equestrian Center is a great place to ride. The facility is one of the larger facilities in this area. It also offers two great riding programs in hunt seat and in dressage. The grounds have improved in the last several years with new footing in several of the arenas, new plantings, new turn outs and new stalls. The people boarding are great as well and also participate in making sure the facility continues to improve. This place has gotten a bad reputation due to the unfortunate experience of a few with conflicts with the management of facility. This is not the norm and does not represent certainly what is happening today. More people should come and check out this oasis within our city!!!

Pros: Close to Freeways, lots of space

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this review is about the boarding stable, not the pony rides or petting zoo. Lakewood could be a fine stable--I hear that it was once upon a time. Now it is up to the boarders to do any upgrades at all. The owner simply doesn't care. You'll find boarders picking rocks out of the footing, planting trees, buying new hoses, putting mats in the washrack areas, etc. This is something management should do. Boarders watch out for your horses there, not the manager. The jumping arenas are raked maybe once a week, resulting in horses having to work on hard sand. The hay quality is inconsistent. Shavings are too. You have to be in training--and in a lesson--in order to jump, and there's only one jumping "trainer". Too bad, because the place is large, has a lot of arenas and turnout pens, and could really be a nice facility.

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★★☆☆☆

this review is about the boarding stable, not the pony rides or petting zoo. Lakewood could be a fine stable--I hear that it was once upon a time. Now it is up to the boarders to do any upgrades at all. The owner simply doesn't care. You'll find boarders picking rocks out of the footing, planting trees, buying new hoses, putting mats in the washrack areas, etc. This is something management should do. Boarders watch out for your horses there, not the manager. The jumping arenas are raked maybe once a week, resulting in horses having to work on hard sand. The hay quality is inconsistent. Shavings are too. You have to be in training--and in a lesson--in order to jump, and there's only one jumping "trainer". Too bad, because the place is large, has a lot of arenas and turnout pens, and could really be a nice facility.

Pros: lots of space, freeway close, barn workers are nice

Cons: management doesn't care

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It was a wonderful experience to go take my niece here. The ponies are docile and friendly and she LOVED the experience. Not to mention it's a great thing to do that is easy on the pocketbook. Pony rides ... I forget how much... but I think they're like $5 to ride a pony the goes around and around a pole in a pretty carousel-type setup. The petting zoo was great too, at only $1 for admission to it. You can buy pellets to feed the goats and sheep for like $1.50 I think. It's definitely not an all day activity as the pony ride is short and how much petting zoo can a person take? But it's enchanting to a little one to get to ride a pony and spend time with the other animals. The only negative is that the workers are so RUDE. But I put up with it for the experience that a place like this gives children.

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It was a wonderful experience to go take my niece here. The ponies are docile and friendly and she LOVED the experience. Not to mention it's a great thing to do that is easy on the pocketbook. Pony rides ... I forget how much... but I think they're like $5 to ride a pony the goes around and around a pole in a pretty carousel-type setup. The petting zoo was great too, at only $1 for admission to it. You can buy pellets to feed the goats and sheep for like $1.50 I think. It's definitely not an all day activity as the pony ride is short and how much petting zoo can a person take? But it's enchanting to a little one to get to ride a pony and spend time with the other animals. The only negative is that the workers are so RUDE. But I put up with it for the experience that a place like this gives children.

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This place I would recommend to all of the people in the world! They are so good with my daughter and all of their horses. They have great service in all ways the only thing is they have NOTHING wrong with their facility. they are wonderful!

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This place I would recommend to all of the people in the world! They are so good with my daughter and all of their horses. They have great service in all ways the only thing is they have NOTHING wrong with their facility. they are wonderful!

Pros: Horses, and Service

Cons: Bathrooms

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Lakewwood Equestrian Center has gone downhill for a number of different reasons. many of the riding areas have unsafe footing and poor or no lighting. There is little or no arena maintenance. The feed is mediocre. The costs are astronomical compared to the level of service. There is a dressage trainer and hunter jumper trainer(relative to owner). You are not allowed to do any sort of schooling over ground poles or anything unless you are in training with the hunter jumper trainer. The woman Chris who owns the place is rude to her customers and is unprofessional. The center could be so much more and provide a higher quality service to the shrinking equestrian community yet it continues in mediocrity.

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★★★☆☆

Lakewwood Equestrian Center has gone downhill for a number of different reasons. many of the riding areas have unsafe footing and poor or no lighting. There is little or no arena maintenance. The feed is mediocre. The costs are astronomical compared to the level of service. There is a dressage trainer and hunter jumper trainer(relative to owner). You are not allowed to do any sort of schooling over ground poles or anything unless you are in training with the hunter jumper trainer. The woman Chris who owns the place is rude to her customers and is unprofessional. The center could be so much more and provide a higher quality service to the shrinking equestrian community yet it continues in mediocrity.

Pros: close to freeway, pony rides for kids, lots of space

Cons: grumpy owner, place needs upkeep

 

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