"Susy has been teaching my teenage daughter and her mare several months now and the progress has been amazing! They have built up an excellent rapport which has been instrumental in molding, refining and developing techniques and the partnership is going from strength to strength. Every lesson positive and well planned with clear goals, and we always go home feeling glad we contacted Susy for lessons. Very highly recommended." - Catherine
"At a time when it is increasingly difficult to find professional and skilled individuals, I wanted to highly recommend an equestrian professional called Susy Stark (Butler). Susy has worked through BHS exam training with me and has been worth every penny. If anyone is after a capable, knowledgeable, proven and professional person for your equestrian needs then Susy is for the lady for you." - Rachel
"Flexible and patient in her approach, Susy has not only taught me brilliantly but has also effectively schooled the horses I ride. The detail and thought that goes into her daily blog is clearly evident in her approach to my lessons. She has an excellent understanding of the way different horses think and what makes them tick. Highly recommended. Susy has also been tutoring me 1-1 for my BHS 1 and 2 exams in Care and Management, and has proven equally knowledgeable and patient in this element of my training. I tell her the topic I need covered, she arrives with any extra required equipment, and gives as much time as is needed to ensure information is fully demonstrated and absorbed! A fab tailor-made alternative to the expensive and less personalised courses available." - Kate
"Susy has helped give me back my confidence in the saddle. Taking me back to basics, working on my position and communication aids. I can now go in the arena without worrying." - Juliette
"I am not a confident rider and my mare can be very difficult at times but Susy gave me confidence not to give up and 'get off' and towards the end of our half hour lesson my mare and I were producing some really nice work and I really enjoyed my lesson. Susy is patient, understanding and fun." - Jessie
"Susy has taught Fran since she started learning to ride. She has helped Fran so much - with her first share pony, and now with her second Boris she has been fantastic, it is hard to believe he is the same pony. He had a difficult reputation at the farm, and the first ride was quite an experience !! but now he is such a star - an absolute joy, thanks in a massive way to Susy`s guidance . Couldn't have done it without her." - Sue
"Susy has really helped my riding to improve, both on the flat and over jumps. She has given me the confidence in my riding to achieve things I wouldn't have expected, like leg yield and shoulder in.
Susy will always push you to do your best, so you can see what you can do. She's easy to talk to and if you have any questions she'll answer and explain it in lots of detail.
I have had many instructors over the years and Susy has been the best." - Lucy
"Thank you Susy for all your help over the last fourteen months. From the first cross country clinic in an arena, through to cross country training over fences on a wide open course. Teaching two teenagers of different levels, with very different horses, can be a challenge but your patience, persistence and putting up with situations where things went wrong, has given them confidence in themselves, their horses and realised their own ability which has improved so much in that time. You have been incredibly patient when things have changed, like an extra child and pony in the lesson, a lame horse at the last minute cancelling a lesson, and adapting times for lessons during holidays, half terms or inset days. I look forward to the next phase of our journey with horses, and with your help to continue with the progress and confidence that is so precious. I am thrilled that both of my teenagers came home with 1st and 2nd rosettes from show jumping this year! A mention also of how grateful I am for the help with GCSE riding which I submitted and it was a well earned full marks! Thank you!" - Victoria
"Susy is one of the best instructors I've had so far; she will always challenge you to push yourself in lessons but will ...never push you too far. She is very friendly and welcoming, making her very easy to talk to about anything. Concerns and problems are listened to and taken into account and Susy will always make sure that her clients are fully comfortable and safe. I cannot recommend Susy enough! Her knowledge and ability to teach are outstanding and she will always proactively challenge and educate both horse and rider within her lessons." - Becky
"Tosca and I have learned so much from Susy, and she has never gone so well. I also really enjoy and look forward to my lessons." - Eunice
"Susy has been teaching my eight year old daughter for the last eighteen months and my four year old son for the last six months. My daughter loves to ride but lacks confidence and is at times very nervous. However, Susy has been very patient and supportive with her and she is now able to canter on her own and even jump little crosses. Both children adore her, which I think says it all!" - Ali
"Susy is a patient and caring instructor who is both calm and encouraging when trying to reach any goals. She is particularly great with a nervous rider, taking time to explain things thoroughly without being judgemental. Susy is always happy to answer any questions I have, even when they are completely irrelevant to what we are doing at the time and takes the extra time to give you any help or advice you might be looking for. I love my lessons with Susy on both flat work and the occasional jumping; she has even helped me build the confidence to jump the highest I ever have. I especially love the regular hacks that Susy escorts for myself and my friend where she always calms me down and eases my nerves whatever happens." - Sam
"Just wanted to say thanks for a brilliant lesson, never had Rio moving so nicely!" - Beth
"Thanks for giving me the confidence and ability to go it alone Susy. My riding has improved massively since having lessons with you and there`s no way I would have even considered owning a horse without the support you`ve given me." - Alison
If you would like to submit your own testimonial then please email Susy directly; all testimonials are greatly appreciated.