Some feedback from our happy clients


“Thank you for being the most wonderful teacher I have ever come across.  I wish I had had a riding instructor like you when i was a girl.”

“My daughter had a wonderful 7th Birthday party at Learn with Smartie.  Caroline and her team looked after all the children with great care and with such enthusiasm.  By the end of the party even the most nervous children were happily trotting up and down.  All the party-goers were thrilled with their special rosettes and Millie’s birthday present from Smartie has pride of place in her bedroom.  Thank you Caroline for organising a truly memorable birthday party.”

“Hi Caroline – thankyou so much for the amazing party.  The kids enjoyed it so much they were full of it at school today.  I loved the way it was so structured but didn’t put any pressure on the kids.  That is how we got so many on board I think.  It shouldn’t go without saying that I would only do such a party with you – what those ponies withstood is on a par with the metropolitcan police.  I couldn’t believe it.  And your unflappable and precise production is world class.”

“Caroline, thank you so much for Olivia’s party, it was just wonderful (not to mention being so helpful when we had to cancel the original date!)  Olivia loved everything about it! You were wonderful with all the girls, and so sensitive to their needs, and so generous with your own time too – v much appreciated. The Princess Merida outfit was just fab on Poppy! Olivia really loved the horseshoe gift – v special 🙂 We will definitely be back to see you soon! “

“Thank you Caroline for the vault tricks in Sienna’s lesson on Sunday – we had fun watching equestrian vaulting on You Tube.”

“Caroline thank you for making riding such a magical experience!  Amelie loves her time with you and Poppy!  Thursday was fantastic.  She has not stopped talking about the day learning about horses, looking after them as well as bareback riding.”

“Thank you thank you thank you for a really lovely and very fun party!  We absolutely loved it!!! You must be exhausted!!! We are and we weren’t doing all the running with the horses!!! Lots of love and thank you for Harry’s totally gorgeous horse shoe.  He will treasure that forever!!! He really will, it is beautiful.  Thank you.”

“Thank you so much for the most amazing party today.  Bella and the rest of the girls had the most wonderful time.  I haven’t seen Bella that happy in ages!  It was all so perfectly planned and lovely touches like the rosettes, the laminated sign and the beautiful horseshoe that Bella loves.  The best party ever!  Thank you to you and your helpers for such a fab party.  It was great how all the girls were involved – even when a few girls riding.  Such a unique party.”

“Thank you so much for bringing Smartie to Woody’s party.  It made the day really special.  Lots of the children hadn’t ridden a pony before so that made it even more exciting.  I have seen some friends this morning and they were all raving about Smartie!  The rosettes were beautiful and were a lovely extra touch.  Woody has his on his pin board, it was kind of you to do him a special one.  Thank you again for all your hard work and the time you spent talking to the children.  The mums really noticed what good care and interest you took in them.”


“Caroline thank you so much for today.  You and Liz did a great job and the children, especially Cecilia, absolutely loved it.  Smartie and Poppy are absolutely sweet and so kind.”

“Thank you very very much.  4 very happy girls and 1 very happy mummy.”

“I just wanted to thank you so very much for the fantastiic day the girls all had last Sunday.  it has been the talk of the town and Madeleine had the best day ever!  I will be posting a recommendation on Henley Parents for you this week as I hope that lots of people will come and have an equally fab time with you for their parties.”

“Thank you so much for an absolutely wonderful afternoon yesterday for Amelia’s party.  it was a huge success all round, thank you.  All the children had such fun and even my littlest chap really took to Smartie!  Amelia absolutely loved it and has certainly caught the bug now!”

“Caroline is a wonderful teacher, she is incredibly patient, understanding and knowledgeable.  She taught our 11 year old son Will, to be a happy, confident and competent rider in just four months.  We gave her an almost impossible task of asking her to teach him to ride after booking a riding safari for our family of five, forgetting that our youngest son had never actually had any riding lessons!  From November to March, he had a lesson once a week (weather permitting) on Caroline’s expertly chosen ponies, first in the ring and then hacking out.  He was always happy to go to his lessons which was the first joy and his gleeful shout of ‘yee ha!’ as we started our first canter acorss the Kalahari Desert reassured me that we had been very lucky indeed to have found her.  He had a wonderful time, loved the horses and thanks to Caroline he, and the rest of the family, had the most fabulous experience.  I cannot recommend ‘Learn With Smartie’ highly enough and have already passed their contact details on to friends both young and old, who are keen to learn to ride.”

“Just to say that we are very pleased with Annabel’s progression in just these 3 lessons and that Annabel has taken these pictures into show and tell to help her tell a story at school, she can’t stop talking about Poppy and lovely Jellybean!!”

“You are such a lovely teacher and we are thrilled to have found you.  The children ask every day when the next lesson is.”

“Thank you so much for giving the girls such a great riding lesson!  They thoroughly enjoyed themselves and can’t wait to go back.  We look forward to seeing you again soon, many thanks.”

“Caroline – thank you so much for a great party, especially in the cold!  The kids had a great time and thank you for all the time and effort you put into the day.”

“Just a quick note to thank you very much for your time on Sunday at the fete.  It was so wonderful to see the children riding your lovely pony.”

“Hello Caroline – thank you so much for today. It was really lovely, one of the best Learn with Smartie sessions.”

“Many thanks indeed for everything you did with the Nettlebed fete on Saturday, we really did appreciate it!  I do hope it wasn’t too much hassle for either you or Smartie and that you enjoyed it as much as everyone else seemed to – I heard lots of lovely comments from those that did the pony riding!”

“Just wanted to say how much the girls enjoyed their lesson the other day.  The rosettes are an inspired idea – they have taken pride of place in their bedrooms!”

“Just a little note to say a huge thank you for making Abigail’s 5th birthday party so memorable.  She loved every minute and it will certainly be one she will never forget.  Such a special pace, so keep doing what you’re doing!!”

“I just wanted to send you an enormous thank you.  It is very clear how much effort you went to yesterday and the smiles on the children’s faces are AMAZING.  They clearly LOVED the whole thing.  Thank you so much, we are so lucky to have you and Smartie at Bix Montessori.”

“I have been meaning to email and thank you for the Summer with Smartie sessions (xxxx) attended. He absolutely loved it and was very disappointed (he cried) not to return on the Friday.”

“A MASSIVE thank you for Saturday.  The kids absolutely loved it especially (xxxxxx) and some now even want it as their party!!  Shame about the weather but think we did well as we had sunshine to begin with.  Thanks again for the fabulous party thought it was great with all the games etc.”

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