The following testimonials have been provided by some of our recent guests:
"My son, best friend and I had a trail ride with Jamie yesterday and I wanted to take a moment to share how WONDERFUL I think The Riding Center is. From the time I talked to Roger (the owner) to the ride, I was treated like family. The folks are GREAT, the horses are wonderful with great personalities and well trained. My son had the time of his life (he is a total beginner) and even \"trotted\" for the first time. He was so proud! Jamie was so kind to the group and a wonderful trainer/instructor. The Riding Center REALLY cares about it\'s clients and horses and this shows in everything they do. Thank you TRC! I am so impressed I am signing up for the ladies riding club. If you are an experienced rider or a beginner, are looking for lessons, trail rides or whatever, check out The Riding Center. They are really, really wonderful and will make you feel part of their family, and more importantly, whether beginner or expert, you will learn something new and have fun!
Jackie from Belleville IL"
"This was the first time my two kids (age 8 and 10) had ever been on a horse and wow was it a day we would never forget. From the very first call to set up our appointment, the staff at the Riding Center have gone above and beyond for us. When we got there Casey and Roger already had our horses ready to go. They were so friendly, patient, and accommodating. After a few quick words of instructions we were off on a trail ride. What can I say about the trail other than \"Amazing.\" Babbling brooks, changing leaves, corn field, and even a herd of relaxing cattle...All together were the perfect setting(s)for our ride. When it was all over Casey showed the kids how to tie up the horses and then showed them how to take off their gear. We didn\'t feel rushed along and Casey even said we could stay as long as we wanted, allowing my wife to take many many pictures before and after the ride. The true testament came afterwards when my kids couldn\'t stop talking about the trail ride with Friendly and Buttons. My son summed it up best this morning when he looked at me and said, 'Dad... that was a perfect day.'"
"I was thrilled to discover that The Riding Center not only breeds Arabian horses (my favorite breed), but they also specialize in endurance riding! Rodger Davis gave me and my boyfriend, Rick, a warm welcome before sending us out with a very knowledgeable and experienced guide. The horses were very well-behaved and cared for and the trails were a pleasure to ride. I highly recommend The Riding Center for any horse lover, from novice to seasoned rider. Now I have something else to look forward to when I visit the St. Louis area: The Riding Center!
"Dear Ms. Davis:
Thank you very much for hosting our trail riding event during the Fall 2006 PHOENIX RALLY conference. The participants told me how much they thoroughly enjoyed themselves, and they praised you and your staff for making it such a memorable occasion. The field activities that we organize for the conference are designed to give the attendees a chance to get to know each other better in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. You and your staff certainly provided that through your hospitality.I greatly appreciate the time and effort you all dedicated to help us make the conference a resounding success. Hopefully, I will get the chance to ride with you all again very soon!
DUNCAN J. McNABB
Commander, Air Mobility Command
Scott Air Force Base, Illinois"
"I just want to say thank you so much for letting my daughter have her 6th birthday party at your ranch. She had so much fun riding your horses that I plan to have her start taking lessons there. It was a great time for all the kids and I hope we can do it again next year. Keeping my fingers crossed for better weather next time.
"Our granddaughter's pony ride was awesome! Faith (almost 3 yrs. old) rode like a pro! The two girls that led Smokey were so sweet and friendly. My son and daughter-in-law were very impressed with your place and said that it was worth the drive over from Eureka, MO, where they live. Faith continues to talk about "Smokey" every day and will see to it that she will come back again soon.
"Hello, I wanted to tell you that I recently went a trail ride at your stable and it was the most enjoyable trail ride that I have had in a long time. Even though the horses were very sweet and gentle they still had a lot of personality and willingness to do exactly what you wanted them to do. I want to thank you for providing this service. I also wanted you to know that the young lady who lead the trail (Chelsey) was very sweet and personable. I had a wonderful chat with her the entire ride.
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