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Just back from a 3 day stay with friends and our 3 horses.

We have truly discovered a gem here; fantastic b&b for horses and riders!! The hospitality is second to none with friendly and professional staff who clearly love their jobs and love horses. My mare can be a little stressy when away from home but was immediately at home in the warm atmosphere - they know when they are around good people!


Being able to spend 3 whole days with Denise was a real treat; an extremely talented trainer who has an amazing ability to tailor her training to the individual needs of each horse and rider. I can't recommend Denise and this equestrian facility highly enough. Planning our next trip.... :-)

Marie Hanlon, Notts

As a professional show jumping rider, I find Denise's eye for detail , especially regarding my biomechanics really gives me the edge when producing the horses to be the best they can be.

Steph Platts, Derbyshire

If you want to give your dressage training a boost this is the place to go.

Denise and her team are really professional and look after both you and your horse to a very high standard. The biomechanics training combined with learning theory helps you get the most out of your sessions.

I particularly enjoy the dismounted classes which help with applying theory to practice.

An excellent training centre with a focus making clients feel valued.

Carol Green, West Mids

I have had riding lessons at The Dressage Secret for a couple of years now and can't stop coming back for more!

I cannot fault the school horses who all have saintly patience, remarkable dressage skills and the ability to provide confidence to all levels of riders. Every lesson offers me the opportunity to learn something new and I am always excitedly anticipating my return to do it all over again.

Denise and Nikki are to be commended on their compassionate coaching skills, impressive knowledge and pure love they have for their horses.

I highly recommend their instructive and affordable lessons for riders of all ages and experiences.

Zowie Waring, Staffordshire

If you want to step change your training up several gears go to the amazing and talented coach Denise O'Reilly at the lovely new location of TDS at Church Farm, Tong.

I had two lessons with Denise this week and am delighted by the improvement in my young dressage horse who grew in confidence and performance in just two sessions.

Denise has a real talent for finding the key piece to work on to improve, challenging both me and my horse but giving us both total confidence that we can achieve it - and we invariably do! The new centre at Church Farm is relaxed and professional set in gorgeous Shropshire countryside with excellent hacking (to be sampled another time) and really easy access from M54. The outdoor school has a superb new surface to ride on and I'm sure the indoor will be equally good once Covid allows lessons in there!

We've come away with confidence, homework to focus on and full of excitement about future training and competitions - I'm looking forward to more lessons as well as clinics and training camps this summer!

An enormous thank you to Denise and her friendly team at TDS

George Walker, Worcestershire

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for yesterday. It was a great day. It was a big success for me. It's boosted my confidence massively, I've had quite a few downs to say the least. I feel like yesterday has helped me turn that corner. Everyone was so friendly and helpful and everything was so organised and smooth. Massive thankyou!

Helen Pitt

My 8 year old daughter started at TDS in March this year on Secret. She always had a leader before joining TDS but that changed quickly and she was cantering on her 4th lesson. She is now jumping on Secret.

My older daughter, 15 started jumping lessons in October on Jet and is doing really well.

Even my husband and myself have started riding after 20 years out of the saddle.

The instructors are brilliant and the horses are fabulous, my favourite is Jet (looks after me).

I would definitely recommend this riding school

Jo Maltby, Staffordshire

Some comments on our shows:

We had a lovely time. It is such a peaceful, low stress, friendly but professional venue. Thank you for having us! (Victoria Batham)

Lovely, relaxed but smoothly run competition with fabulous weather, thanks for organising! (Jenny Millman)


Literally cannot recommend Denise and her team enough.

Denise your knowledge and brilliant fun way of teaching has been instrumental in my confidence returning.

Gorgeous happy ponios who are a pleasure to learn on.

Boots and Florence being my absolute favourites. Intermediate level and schooled to perfection. A joy to learn on. 

Emily Wraight 

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