Hi - this has been an interesting question to research. I'm afraid I
can only give you a partial answer at the moment - the rest (and the
best, hopefully) will come tomorrow.
Okay: let's start with the furthest from you. The best I could find
online was this school:
Ashford Hill Riding School
Woodside, Goose Hill
Berkshire RG19 8AS
Tel: 01635 268587
They offer the kind of livery service you require, but I suspect they
will be much too far away from you. The lady at the end of the phone
was extremely helpful, though, and told me that she was *sure* there
were livery stables closer to Cold Ash, but that she couldn't put her
finger on names and numbers.
So I called the Riverdale tack shop in Thatcham. The man there
apologised for the fact that his wife - who knew all the local
stables, and who had the 'phone book - wasn't in. However, he did know
that this riding school -
Curridge Green Riding School
Orchard End Curridge
Thatcham Berkshire RG18 9EA
Tel: 01635 200694
also do a full livery service. They are also rather far from Cold Ash,
He swears, though, that there is a livery stables in Ashmore Green.
I'm sure this will be the right place for you. I will call back
tomorrow when his wife is in the shop and, hopefully, should be able
to get the details for you.
Meanwhile - Ashmore Green's not too far for you, is it? I think it'll
be the closest we'll get.
Clarification of Answer by
28 Jun 2002 02:21 PDT
The best place to try is Northcroft Farm in Ashmore Green. Their phone
number is 01635 878789. They do a full livery service and are
reportedly very good. The contact to speak to is Eliot Newman.
Otherwise, you could try Ross Chadwick at Elmhurst Farm (also in
Ashmore Green). Their number is 01635 860227. They *may* do full
livery, but my contact wasn't certain.
Another place to try is Maple Ash stables in Snailsmore Common (sp?).
You can reach them on 01635 247094. Again, they may not do full
livery, but are definitely worth a try as there is "very beautiful
riding up there".
Hope this all works out for you. I couldn't possibly post this answer
without plugging my source, the very friendly and patient Riverdale
Equine Centre in Thatcham. Their number is 01635 863199; I hope you
will be able to repay the favour they've done me by using them for
your saddling and tacking needs.