Papillon Riding Stables

Papillon Riding Stables, Sydney: Address, Phone Number, Papillon Riding Stables Reviews: 3.5/5

Papillon Riding Stables
3.5
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Papillon Riding Stables, located at the Centennial Parklands Equestrian Centre in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, is a unique centre where horse lovers indulge themselves in all aspects of horse care, training and horse riding. From being able to board your own horse to learning to ride with experienced international instructors or go for a scenic ride in the Centennial Park. Lessons start from 85AUD. Park rides in Centennial Park start from 65AUD.
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kvmac
Park City, UT84 contributions
Disappointing school holiday camp
Jan. 2020 • Family
The School holiday camp for my 9 year old was very disappointing. She attended 3 days ($650). In total she had -2 lessons on the same completely stubborn old horse, one ‘games session’ on the last day and 3 ‘walk by lead rope’ rides around the park. So riding tuition is very, very minimal. The other component of grooming/ horse anatomy was useful. I think this is best for little kids learning to ride. Not great for kids 8 up with experience. My daughter only had a few her age, mostly little kids which took the majority of the attention.
This could be the case at many camps, but most concerning was the attitude of the staff- disengaged, no personal connection at all and rude. One assistant was lovely but the others really sour. My daughter has been to all sorts of camps (she loves them)and I’ve never heard a bad word . She felt the girls teaching were quite simply disinterested and pretty unkind. Completely out of character for her but I certainly got the same vibe!!
Written 15 January 2020
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Alex F
Sydney, Australia9 contributions
Poor experience
Nov. 2019 • Solo
I was given a father's day gift from my son for a 1hr lesson...they booked me in and asked for my weight (92kg) they said nothing,...day before my scheduled lesson , they cancelled lesson saying that I was too heavy for their horses ( 90kg limit-nothing on website to advise of this) .

since then , about 4 weeks , have left 3-4 message ( never return call)...called and spoke to their staff 5 times to try to get refund but keep getting fobbed off saying "no refund..just give voucher to someone else" and told manager would call..never called and I had to keep calling..

finally ( via text - told they wold send me a refund???..I insisted on a bank transfer) and they only deposited $100 not $130 that was originally paid and still have not heard from them again...

Extremely poor business experience, no follow up or apology...writing it off as a bad experience.
Written 8 November 2019
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jeanallep
Sunshine Coast, Australia6 contributions
Great activity in sydney
Jan. 2017 • Friends
We had a fantastic ride. The horses are well looked after and the ride around centennial park amazing. Will be doing this again next trip
Written 20 January 2017
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MagdaBali
Katowice5 contributions
Regular rider
Dec. 2015 • Solo
I started riding at Papillon in Nov 2015 and I'm there at least once a week. I love the place, it's my second home in Sydney:)! The owner is a very warm person and horses have golden hearts. I enjoy the most riding in Centennial Park, with cockatoos flying around, flying foxes hanging from trees, black swans, beautiful lakes and view of Sydney CBD in a distance. It's a MUST DO in Sydney!
Written 22 November 2016
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