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Gill Collinson -INFINITY (Rupert/Ceesaw) livery/clinics/lessons

I think the fact I have been a livery at Bogs Hall for over 18yrs says everything about the exemplary care Richard and Ruth provide.

My horses are my family and the care they receive is of paramount importance and I have the utmost confidence in the way the horses are managed and cared for throughout the year.

Ruth  has always been generous with her knowledge and support and as a novice owner I wouldn't have been able to fufil my dreams without it!

Bogs Hall is clean, tidy and an efficiently run yard. The facilities are continuously impoved and the recent renovations which include a hot water wash box and solarium are the latest host of improvements, including a fantastic new surface in the indoor school.

Ruth has been my key trainer throughout these 18yrs and her teaching is focused of the needs of the individual, their goals and the best interest of the horse .These help to back up what is gained from the range of clinics at the yard, which include visiting trainers such as Louise Bell/ Will Joyce/Victoria Maw and  riding club events these clinics help to motivate and improve us all .

BUT.. the best thing about Bogs Hall are the people and the relaxed and supportive atmosphere that Ruth and Richard have created.

Irene Dale -MELVYN  (Shammi/Sarah) livery/lessons

Ruth at Bogs Hall helped me get my riding 'mojo' back after not riding for about 15yrs!!

I have had all my horses on livery there and the tuition, care and faciities are exceptional. The professionalism of Ruth and Richards team means you have total peace of mind that your horse is in the best hands.




Ros ingledew - livery

An exceptional livery yard.

Forget the stereotypes when you come to Bogs Hall! No gossips, no cliques, no favourites, no short cuts, no excuses; they just aren't there.

What you do get is an environment which reflects the Botham's personal standards and attiudes..the utmost professional care for your horse - be they a 3yr old or a veteran, a competition horse or a hack, fantastic facilities, access to quality training all in a sociable and inclusive atmosphere...

what more could one ask for?




Abigail Ingledew - livery, lessons, clinics

I first started training at Bogs Hall 5 years ago on my first pony.

Since then I have progressed to having competition horses and winning Regional affiliated titles and unaffiliated titles.Ruth has a mountain of knowledge snd is able to explain well, she has given me exactley what I needed in my path to being accepted on the Diploma in Sporting Excellence for Dressage.

Ruth and Richard always have time for you and if you have a problem whether horse or life related you can always talk it through - you never feel like  you are a nuisance.

All I can say is I'm very lucky that I have Richard & Ruth beside me and know they will support me for many years to come.




Julie Fawley -SAM - livery , lessons , clinics

Sam and I have been liveries at Bogs Hall for over ten years now and we truly woudnt consider anywhere else.

The yard is immaculate and Ruth and Richard's stable management goes above and beyond expectation. It is a fabulous, friendly yard with fantastic facilites including a mirrored indoor arena with a surface to die for and another outdoor, both floodlit for those of us who are schooling obsessives and are unfortunatley only able to ride in the dark in the winter months.

We are also surrounded by stunning countryside with the most amazing bridleways and quiet roads for riding out, there is always someone to ride with.....if you want to.

To cap it all there are regular clinics, visiting trainers and of course our in house instructors.

We're a sociable bunch and funnily enough there is never a need for an excuse to open a bottle of prosecco!




JO Snowden - LOTTIE - livery

Fantastic yard, friendly personal service, attention to detail.




Fiona Prestwich- RUBY- lessons

Ruby and I have been on a long journey together, Ruth Botham has been with us every step of the way, from unschooled hoodlum to dressage diva, via tears, tantrums and some excellent teaching

that feeling when you first get canter left.....priceless!!

Letita Newhouse _-clinics

I attended BOGS HALL a few years ago to watch a clinic demo as I had seen Tori Peter before at other venues.

the demo was excellent...they were also holding a camp...

I was so disappointed I didnt have my horse with me!!

I have attended camps at BOGS HALL since!

Ruth and Richard run a great yard and everyone is made very welcome.

Their yard staff are so friendly and efficient,on top of that they know how to put on the best party!!

I have made some good friends at this yard...Highly recommend a visit.



Jo Loftus -DOUG - clinics & livery

Ruth has an exceptional eye for detail with regard to your horse, if anything changes she will spot it.

This is more than bed and breakfast for your horse...

Ruth and the team genuinely look after your horse as if it was their own.




Karen Oakland - BLUE- livery & lessons

I was very apprehensive moving my horse from  having him at home, to a livery yard when I moved to Yorkshire....I need not have worried.

From the moment we both arrived at Bogs Hall we were made welcome by everyone on this friendly and supportive yard.

Nothing is too much trouble and the horse's welfare is given the highest priority.

Having tuition from an instructor who knows my horse well, as she schools him when work commitments mean I carn't,  is really beneficial and has certainly improved my riding!!

Jennifer Little - BANKSI (Spaz/Maverick) livery

On moving to Yorkshire with my horse who I had always had on DIY, we found ourselves at Bogs Hall.

Quickly all  my concearns over someone alse looking after my horse disapeared and were replaced with the confidence in the care and attention provided at Bogs Hall.

TWELVE YEARS LATER and three horses later and I'm still delighted to be part of the scene that combines excellent facilities and care with what has become a hub for close friends.




Vicky.........-SHADOW-holiday/schooling livery & lessons/ cinics

Can highly recommend Bogs Hall!!

I have had my horse there on holiday/schooling livery numerous times and she is cared for as if she is one of there own, which is great as you have no worries while you are away so you can relax!

Lessons with Ruth really give you confidence and help you get the best out of your horse.

The annual camps are one of the highlights of my year, meeting like minded friendly people and learning so much...amazing people, amazing place!



Lorraine Daykin -TOBI  livery & lessons

I cannot thank Ruth and Richard ( the owners) enough for all the support and expert help they have given me.

I arrived at Bogs Hall with a young gelding that I had been having difficulties with.

My confidence was in tatters and I was begining to to feel like I would never achieve a calm, balanced and willing partnership with my horse.

Within six months of Ruth working with us the story was very different.

My young gelding had arrived with minimal training and steadily started to grow into a more solid and confident horse. As a rider my skills and confidence increased and at last we have a communication and connection between us, our partnership has begun!!

It was such an amazing feeling after all the ups and downs we had been through.

Last summer we even competed in a few dressage tests, achieving very respectable marks, something which I was begining to feel we would never do.

Ruth's experience as a trainer and fortunately good sense of humour has been without doubt instrumental in making our journey so far a much happier one.

Training a young horse takes as long as it takes but it's so much more enjoyable when you have developed a trusting partnership with your horse and trainer!




Katie smith - clinics

"The best clinic ever" Ruth and Richard are evry welcoming and can't do enough for you ( even pull you out of ditches)

The liveries and yard staff make you feel as though you have been part of the yard for years.

A fantastic weekend socially and a great learning platform with the instructors and like minded people sharing the enjoyment of our 4 legged friends.

Look forward to seeing my Bogs Hall family again.

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