Fabulous service, highly recommend.
I hate having to sell ponies so taking our lovely pony to Kellie to be sold took all the stress out of it. They were very professional but also took the time to find her the right home while getting her out and about to shows gaining her valuable experience. I wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
Anna and Mayan Northway Young - previous owners of Teigan-Arla Rose.
I would highly recommend buying from them. Such a honest and lovely family run business who really wants to help you find your next best friend. Would definitely turn to them again without a doubt.
Kate Powell - Sales Livery client.
Lovely quality ponies! Would 100% recommend to anyone!
Chota Mcdonnell - Buyer of Waiting For Sam and Molly Malone.
Can 100% recommend staying over at Stal Taylors. We were given an escort to the country estate & upon arrival I was met with a welcome party who kindly unloaded the ponies, cleaned out the lorry and bedded the ponies down for the evening.
We was then whisked off by our chauffeur within minutes (no time to even change) to trampolining followed by a yummy meal.
Our chauffeur then brought us home where we settled into the West Wing for the night in a very comfortable bed!!
Fine selection of horses & ponies and very happy with our recent purchases.
The Gubb Family - Came before a show to stay over.
Bought a fantastic pony from these lovely people. Would 100% recommend! Already winning British Novice and Discovery with her. She is perfect. Exactly as she was described. We can't wait for our future with her.
Helen and Eddie Rush buyers of Solo Savannah.
Thank you girls for sorting us a fab pony!!! Taffy is just as your described and more. The weeks trial was brilliant too - something not many people let you do! We love him! Xxx
Clare Martin - buyer of Taffy.
I cannot recommend Vicky, Abbie and Kellie enough. We first met them when my daughter was ill and we asked Abbie to compete one of our ponies. Abbie successfully competed Millie for us and when we made the difficult decision to sell her she went to Slade Lays Farm. Within 48 hours the girls had found a fabulous home for Millie and we are in touch with the new owners who are delighted with her. As my daughter was soon to be out of juniors we made the decision to move onto horses and this meant that sadly we had to part with our ponies. Living in Cornwall is great in many respects but I knew we would struggle to find the right buyer who would be prepared to travel to us. Therefore we asked Abbie to compete our pony PJ and find the right home for him. Again Abbie jumped him brilliantly and the girls found a fantastic home for him. The Taylor family are easy to talk to, straightforward, fair and honest - also have a great sense of humour! They are very experienced and I cannot fault the care of the horses and ponies at their yard. Vicky keeps you updated with progress and offers sound advice. Both girls are talented riders and will get the best from your horse or pony. We have now bought a lovely horse from them and I would not hesitate to go to them again in the future. Sandy
I am on cloud 9! I cant thank you all enough, I have found my absolute dream horse and much much more! I was a bit nervous about the whole horse buying process but it was very clear how honest and genuine you all are and made me feel very comfortable. You have gone out of your way to help and guide me to make sure I found the correct horse and I am so grateful. Is a pleasure to meet such a friendly and passionate family. I will certainly be recommending you, all the best at HOYS!
Hannah (Teddys new mummy!)
Dear Vicki Kellie and Abbie,
I would like to send you my most sincere thanks for looking after my pony Mountain Prince so well. It was such a hard decision to send him away, but now my only regret is that I did not send him sooner! I need not of worried. The team at Slade Lays Farm treated him as their own, giving him exceptional care. Not only that Kellie was the perfect partner for Prince quickly qualifying for Blue Chip, POYS, and SCOPE. This was down to Kellie's natural talent as a rider and competitor and Vicki's meticulous planning.
I was constantly informed of Competition plans and options for qualifiers and of course results, Vicki was very professional in this respect.
Prince was sold to a wonderful home in Germany. The team dealt with all aspects of the sale and were again so professional in all respects.
Thank you again to all, especially to Kellie.
We found Vicki and her daughters very helpful and professional whilst also being relaxed and informal. We were looking for the next stup up for my daughters, something i thought was going to be very difficult, but was actually a surprisingly straight forward move. We were left to try Dusty in our own time, not being rushed or pressurized. Decisions were made and Vicki delivered him to us the week after. Hes been great, exactly how he was described, took him out to various PC rallies soon after we had him and has settled in well, my daughters really enjoying him. I would recommend Vicki, and would have no hesitation in using her again.
Thanks Clare Connolly.
Hi Vicky my testimonial sorry it's taken a while
We have now owned mountain sweet William for 7 weeks now and he has been a perfect gentleman, just as Vicky said he would be . He's been out and about in lots of different situations and places and hasn't put a hoof wrong ! He's exactly what I was looking for and what Vicky said he was when we went to see him .
We found the experience of buying a pony very accommodating from slade leys farm with the atmosphere friendly but professional. Vicky Abbie Kellie and Sophie were really helpful allowing us time to have a play on our own with William after they had shown us how he can jump etc. I would definitely go back to slade leys farm if and when we want another pony and recommend them to anyone looking for a pony .
Many thanks Vicky,Abbie, Kellie and Sophie
Steph Hitchins and family :) Buyers of Mountain Sweet William.
To Vicki and all the girls;
Thank you very much for being so helpful when we were trying to find a kind safe pony club pony for our 8 year old daughter, we had seen lots and lots of unsuitable ponies before coming to you and were giving up any hope of finding a pony and an honest buyer!. You suggested Rabbit Pie and we haven’t looked back, you were very accommodating and let us try him twice and let us trail him at home and lent us tack. Holly adores him and he has settled in very quickly and really looked after her, we took him to a pony club rally after 3 days and he was the best in the group. He is really part of the family now and I would recommend you to anyone and we will probably be back for a 14hh in a few years!!
Sally Foskett and girls.Buyers of Rabbit Pie.
I’ve been meaning to write for weeks now to let you know how delighted we still are with the pony we bought from you. Having mentioned to you in May/June that we would need a new pony for our daughter in the summer I was impressed to hear from you a few weeks later to say that you had a pony you thought would suit her. We arranged to come and try the pony and you gave us all the time we wanted to try the pony both in the ménage and an open field. The pony was indeed a good match for our daughter, a big step up from her previous pony but genuine and exactly as you described. They went straight into a fabulous week at camp and everyone was impressed with the pony and how quickly the partnership developed. You even kept in touch for the next week to check that we were still happy with the pony. I would have no hesitation in recommending you, especially in your ability to match the right pony with the right child and family. I had been dreading the prospect trying to find a new pony and couldn’t believe how smoothly everything went. Thank you so much. Now we just need a little horse for our teenage son.....
Heidi and Jonathan Smith (and Isabella and Moon) Buyers of Moonshine.
We bought Morgan a month ago and would definitely recommend Slade Lays Farm to anybody. You and the girls were so helpful. Morgan has been a delight, we've been out most weekends (even in my condition lol) even competing in our first ever Blue Chip Qualifier. Thank you once again and would definitely return in the future.
Jessica and Gabby, buyer of Celtic Heaven.
Thankyou to Vicki, Kellie and Abbie for helping me sell my lovely pony Kitty. A lovely new home was found and they dealt with everything which made selling my pony much less stressful for me! I would fully recommend them, they are very professional and a pleasure to know.
We bought Majorette a little while ago and we are so pleased with her, the first pony club hunter trial Leah rode her in they won, and an eventer challenge and doing well at show jumping too. They have just returned from a week at pony camp where Majorette and Leah won the ride trophy.
I would recommend Vicki and the girls, they have some nice ponies and bring them on very well. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another pony from them and they were very helpful, plus sensible prices.
Julie and Leah Dorman
Hi Vicki, Abbie and Kellie,
Just wanted to say thank you so much for selling both our ponies in such a short space of time. As you know we were very nervous at first as this is the first time we have had someone sell for us but the whole experience was so easy and you kept us informed at all times. It was also much easier and less upsetting for my daughter to not keep seeing prospective buyers as the decision to part with them was hard enough. Our priority was that they went to good homes. We were very impressed with how you made sure you matched the right home for our two very different ponies and we are delighted that we can keep in contact with their new owners. I have already recommended you to friends who are selling ponies and I would certainly contact you again either to buy or sell. Thank you again for the excellent service.
Sharon and Sophie, Spirit and Toff
Hi Vicki, Kellie and Abbie.
Thank you for showing us Jigsaw. We were able to try him over a decent set of jumps by very friendly people. We were even asked if we were happy with him after a couple of days! He went out and won on his whp debut, jumping a fab round. Thank you and we will definitely buy from you again.
The Sidaway Family, buyers of Noble Jigsaw.
Hi Vicki, Abbie & Kellie.
I would like to thank you for all your efforts in selling our pony. Great service, very fair rates and excellent riders. I would recommend Slade Lays Farm to anyone selling or buying.
Once again many thanks.
A & E owners of celtic tigger
Dear Abbie, Kellie and not forgetting mum.
Just want to say thank you for helping us out with Misty our very talented 4 year old who needed starting out in showjumping. Abbie jumped Misty up through to newcomers and gaining all double clears discovery! Misty is not the easiest of mares but it was always a pleasure to watch her jump. Georgia is now happily jumping her round british novice and discovery, and we are now finding her much easier to load. Thank you for an all round excellent service from 2 lovely professional girls, and there chauffeur (mum) a real dedicated team whom i'd be more than happy to send anything else to.
Love Deborah Cox, and Georgia.
I just wanted to thank you for the great job you did for us in Bristol. Buzz the little chestnut arrived safely and settled straight into his surroundings and made new friends straight away.
From the first phone call to you, buying Buzz was made so easy. It was lovely to deal with such a friendly, efficient and professional person. Thank you for sorting out all the tack, rugs, transport and negotiations. You made the process run so smoothly and took all the stress out for us. You have made 2 little girls extremely happy for which I am very grateful.
Wishing you all the very best and many thanks
Dear Vicki, Kellie and Abbie,
Thank you so much for making the purchase of our next pony so enjoyable. It is usually quite stressful but you made it enjoyable.
We are thrilled to bits with Kitty and Rosie is enjoying competing her too. She is everything you said and you were all very helpful and very laid back. Sophie and Millie were also extremely helpful in helping us make the decision by offering lots of advice!
Your facilities are great for trying out new ponies and nothing is too much trouble. We will definitely recommend you to our friends.
Love Elaine and Rosie-Buyer of Nutwood Smallprint.
Hi Vicki, Abbie, Kellie and Sophie
Just wanted to say thank you so much for selling us such a lovely pony. She is the sweetest little mare, Izzy absolutely loves her to bits. I'm sure they are going to have many years of fun together and when she's sadly outgrown you can be sure we'll be returning to Slade lays farm for the next perfect pony!
Natasha and Izzy, owners of Heslington Unique
After hearing from a friend that a pony we knew was being sold through Slade Lays Farm, I made contact with them and had our first contact with Vicki. We arranged totally at our convenience to go and see Indie and go and trial her. Vicki couldn't have been more helpful with arranging the visit and then when we arrived made us feel very relaxed with no pressure at all. She let us try her both in the field and the ménage at our request. Vicki was very honest about all the questions we asked her and at no time were we at any pressure to make any decision. We have just returned home from collecting Indie after having decided to buy her and we would like to thank Vicki very much for helping us come to a decision and buying the pony through her of the previous owner. I would highly recommend her if your looking for any type of pony. Thanks Vicki.
From Liberty and Julia Jackson! The new owners of Indiana Jones II
Vicki and Abbie.
Hi, I just wanted so say how pleased I am with Claude! He’s everything you said he would be, he’s the friendliest pony in the world & so easy to do. He’s the first horse I’ve brought with my own money, so I wanted to make sure I got the right one. The whole experience of buying him as so hassle free. I could only try him after work, but Vicki & Abbie said that was ok & I rocked up at 7pm. Abbie rode him on the flat& over the jumps, then it was my go, Vicki & Abbie were quite happy to leave us to it, so I get on with everything at my own pace, it also showed how much they trusted Claude, which could only be a good sign. I left it there only because I was trying a few more over the next few days, but I was pretty sure Claude would be the one & it wasn’t long before I back on the phone ready to buy him. He was very honestly described and priced and I can’t wait to get him out and about, I’m sure I’m going to have loads of fun on him!!! I would recommend Slade Lays Farm to anyone.
Flea - Owner of Kisemmee Chatterbox.
Hi Vicki and Team.
Just thought we had to say a big thank you to you and the girls for all your efforts in selling a pony for us , we find it hard to sell any of our animals and you certainly took away the pain ,stress and sometimes hassle that comes with finding the next home for a pony ,wendy was sadly outgrown and had to be sold for our daughter to move on, this was all done seamlessly by the slade lays team ,we must add the pony was showcased beautifully and the video captured her skills perfectly ,in all a superb service . thank you
Robert Woodward- Flying Colours.
Hi Vicki, Abbie and Kellie.
I just wanted to thank you for the pony we have recently purchased from you. She is everything we wanted her to be – and more importantly everything you said she would be! You and your girls are totally professional and never at any stage do you push or hard sell – your honesty is incredibly refreshing – if anything it was the opposite and you made sure that the partnership of both pony and rider was compatible. When we took Billie home we were all snowed in and could not get out of the stable let alone work her - you insisted that we took sufficient time to be totally happy with her - which we are.
I would recommend you without hesitation to anyone purchasing horses and ponies from you and we will definitely come back to you when we are ready for the next pony to join Mollie & Billie.
Donna + Mollie, Surrey. Buyer of Stainsby Style.
I got in contact with Vicki to help me sell our pony, Magners, and I have to say, it was definitely the right decision! A sale to a lovely home was settled within a week, and everything was easy and hassle free for me! I can thoughly recommend the service she and Abbie and Kellie offer.
Many thanks again!
Sarah Evans - owner of Magners.
I wasn't even looking for another eventing pony for my daughter but when a friend told me that Vicki had a really nice type for sale, I couldn't resist going along to have a look!! Normally, I'd have steered completely clear of that situation but at least with the team at Slade Lays you know there won't be any of "the big sell". I've known Vicki for a number of years and have always found her to be so honest and straight forward to deal with. Perhaps, most importantly, she sells some lovely ponies.
The facilities for trying a pony are excellent and you always receive a warm, friendly welcome from everyone. After seeing the pony being ridden we were then left to do our own thing with him - as little or as much as we wanted to do, no time pressure and with nobody looking over our shoulder. At the same time, had we wanted some help, I know Abbie and Kellie would have been only too happy to assist. Both of the girls are extremely kind and encouraging with younger children or anyone less experienced than themselves. We also hacked the pony out on his own, although one of the girls would happily have tacked up something to accompany him had we wanted. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
Vicki has a wonderfully balanced opinion of any pony she sells. She'll tell you the good points and the bad points if there are any, leaving you to then make an informed decision. Any questions you have that she can't answer, she'll do her best to get you the information you require.
I'm delighted with our "unplanned" purchase - he's everything it said "on the box" and we can't wait for the start of the 2013 eventing season. In short, I would highly recommend Slade Lays Farm - Vicki and the girls are professional, honest, totally accommodating and a pleasure to deal with.
Hannah Mustow (Wappenham, Towcester) buyer of Quantum Gold.
I first contacted Vikki about another pony she had for sale, following a discussion between Vikki and a friend of mine about the two ponies for sale I went to try out Dude. It was quite a big step up for my daughter from a pony club 12.2 to a top jumping 138 pony. I found both Vikki and Abbie Very helpful offering advice and were very honest about the pony explaining he preferred to travel in the middle section of the box. We have taken our time but Hannah has progressed from jumping 65cm classes to jumping 1.05 in just 6 months. Dude is a fab pony and has given my daughter so much confidence. We have seen Abbie and Kellie at shows and they have always been happy to offer advice and support, I have also kept in touch through face book with Abbie as Dude was her pony
I will definitely be in contact when looking for any future Ponies.
Thanks Vikki, Abbie and Kellie for a fantastic pony.
Jayne and Hannah Walker - buyer of Ashes Cool Dude
We were lucky enough to visit Vikki and Sophie in October when we came to see Lady Rose.
My 7 year old daughter was looking for a schoolmaster to help her gain confidence and above all we needed a safe reliable little 12.2hh.
We have been delighted with Rosie, she is just what we wanted .... but thought we would never find!
In the short time we have had her my daughter has come off lead rein and is cantering across open fields with mummy running behind, unable to keep up.Rosie will take everything in her stride but is keen enough to always do her best. What a star!
Thank you so much Vikki and Sophie for helping us find such a lovely pony - buyer of Lady Rose.
I would just like to say how happy we are with Jack. He is a very good
boy and we are going to have lots of fun with him. He is very much
adored.I would like to thank Vicki and Kellie especially for being so
very helpful , before and after we bought Jack. They sorted out tack
for him, and were happy to answer my endless long stream of questions and phone calls! I will definitely keep in touch- many thanks for Jack he is a lovely pony, and for all your help.
Jack and Lil had a great time at their first show and got their first
double clear for springboard! Both Jack and Lil looked very pleased !
Emmy, Lil and Jack. xx - buyer of Mr Jack Sparrow.
Hi Vicki, Abbie and Kellie
I would like to say thank you for finding the perfect pony for my daughter 'Daisy'. I found Vicki and her daughter's to be honest and extremely helpful throughout the purchase and after sales. It was lovely to find such a professionally run yard. I will definitely be returning to purchase a 138 in the future!
Kerry, Daisy and Fred (The pony)
Hi, Vicki, Abbie and Kellie.
May i take this opportunity to thank you all for selling my son's horse Heat Wave IV. I work full time and we dont have the wonderful facilities that you have to show off the horses and ponies. You found our horse a lovely new home in very short time and took all the stress from me. I would certainly use your services again, and recommend you 110% to anyone looking to buy or sell a pony. Secondly a very big thank you to Abbie for jumping Cadulle, and Kellie for jumping Amber Minor for us during the last 6months, while my son Ellis has been unable to ride, you have given us hours of enjoyment, you are all a fabulous team!
Please keep up the good work.
Dawn, Craig, and Ellis. xx
Vicky and the team at Sladelays Farm did a fantastic job in selling our pony. As a busy mother with no suitable facilities for showing a pony, it was a great relief to discover Sladelays Farm. They were friendly and thoroughly professional throughout and found a home for our pony in a short period of time. We were very grateful for Vicky's help and would recommend her whether you are buying or selling. Sarah Franklin.
A big thank you to Vicki, Abbie and Kellie for making it an easy going, pleasurable experience when we went to view Kevin Krystal.
Not knowing what to expect from a professional dealing yard, both myself and my son was made to feel warmly welcome. We tried the pony in facilities second to none, and it was lovely to be able to put the pony through its paces without being pressurised. We loved the pony so much, we bought it on the spot!!
Thanks again Vicki and the girls.
Your doing a grand job!
Michelle and Grant Wainwright, Notts. - buyer of Kevin Krystal.
I just wanted to say what a fantastic job you and the girls have done on Pepper. Tegan jumped him down a grid today, with a 1M oxer out the back and he was really super! He is not leaning on Tegan anymore and is jumping fab! Once again a huge thank you!
P.S his girth size has shrunk 10" !!
Lisa and Tegan Rowland's. Owner of Chilli Pepper, sent on schooling livery.
Thanks once again Vicki, Kellie and Abbie for finding us such a lovely pony as Dovecote Delight (Lucy). We are over the moon with her. Mia has already qualified Graham Heath, and 1st in the Scope Debut for the HPI, Lucy has also given Mia a taste of her 1st Hoys Qualifier at Weston Lawns. She is a lovely pony to own and would certainly recommend you and your girls to any one looking to buy a pony.
Thanks again Julie Gill. buyer of Dovecote Delight.
I would like to say thank you for finding Emerald Jak In The Box, our 138cm bay gelding.We are absolutely delighted with him and wanted to let you know that he has qualified for The 2012 Royal International Horse show at Hickstead in the winter 138cm final.This was Kristys only attempt at the qualifier and the pair ended up 5th in the class at South View Equestrian centre in Cheshire.I would definatly recommend Vicki, Abbie and Kellie to buy ponies from.
Thanks again, Chris and Kristy. Buyer of Emerald Jak in the box.
Would just like to say thankyou to yourself, Kellie and Abbie for finding our pony a new home. I found your sales livery to be a brilliant service with excellent communication at all times and a very fast result. Completely hassle free for me, with the pony being worked and competed during the short period you had him. I will certainly be using your services again and have already recommended you to friends. Thanks again Julie Gill - Owner of Tullywood Supreme.
I would just like to let you know that Toffee is doing so well, Dolly and him have just bonded, she had a pole at Badgeworth the other night but that was the first time jumping Winters 128cm. Also my other daughter Tia since she stayed the week with you has really excelled, your girls did a fab job tutoring her, and she came back a much better rider, really strong in her self and confident, riding like a true pro! Your girls are so kind but firm and i think Tia learned so much from staying with you. She still talks about the hot chocolate and marshmallows served at night. Also, my lorry that i bought from Chris is running like a trooper. Love it, he saved the day for Scope! We hope to see you again very soon, wish Abbie luck working in Belgium, I bet she is having a fab time
Love Jo, Dolly and Tia Drayson. Buyer of Springcroft Calliph.
Lucinda and I would like to thank the Team at Sladelays Farm Equestrian in recently selling my lovely 138 pony Indianna Jones III.
Lucinda and Sam Roche owner of Indianna Jones III.
Would just like to thank yourself, Abbie and Kellie for all your help and support. Joe Joe is doing absolutely brilliant, totally over the moon with him. Would definately recommend you to anyone who is looking for their ideal pony. Thanks again for all your help
Tracy, Millie and of course Joe Joe x
"We arrived early for an 8am appointment to find the pony we wanted to see ready for us. After seeing the pony ridden [by Kellie] we were given the pony to try. After making sure everything was okay we were given plenty of time to ride and do different things. To help our decision we were given another pony to try out. The facilities were good and everything was professional and yet relaxed. After the visit there was a follow up to establish our interest but no pressure to decide quickly. A well run, knowledgeable yard benefiting from the two girls who seem to bring out the best in the ponies they ride". A very big Thank you to Abbie, Kellie and Vicki.
Helen, and Sebastian Bishop who bought Indianna Jones III
"We couldn’t be more delighted with Tremenyn Flyaway, our 138 jumping pony. He was just what we needed, which was the unusual mix of a quality competition pony, who was at the same time a lovable confidence giver and easy to do in every way. He was also sold to us at a realistic price considering his credentials and from our point of view offered much better value than most of the ponies we had looked at." Bernadette and Katie.
We recently bought our pony from the Taylor family and would have no hesitation in recommending them. We found them to be totally honest and helpful throughout our contact. We were made fully aware of the ponys good points and also made aware of the little quirks etc, and given good advice too. We are delighted with our pony and
having loads of fun and success. Thanks again.
Senga. Buyer of LLettcrudi Cardi Bach,Scotland.
Hello. I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for all your help in the difficult parting of Stripey and myself. All the Sladelays Farm team were very kind and considerate in helping me find Stripey a fab new home. With minimum cost to myself and very fast results. I would highly recommend the sales livery package. Here's wishing you a fantastic 2012 and I will definitely be in touch when I need a new friend. Many thanks Liz x
We have used Vicki, Abbie, and Kellie to find ponies for our daughters, and have found them to be thoroughly helpful, professional, and very easy to deal with. We have had a few really nice ponies from them for our girls, and will definitely continue to use them whenever we need new ponies. We would recommend them to anyone wanting to find that right pony for their children. Thanks Sladelays Farm team.
Kate and Jodie.
I cannot express how helpful and patient Vicki, and her girls were in trying to find the right pony for my seven year old daughter. We tried a number of ponies over the course of a few weeks and finally found Miss Right! I will definately be asking them to source us our next pony when the time comes.
Hi Sladelays Farm Equestrian I am just dropping you a line to let you know that Polly is fine, thank you so much Vicki, Abbie Kellie and not forgetting Sophie, for all your help.Mia is now popping around a set of fences, there is no stopping her.
I would highly recommend the Slade Lays Farm team for all your pony needs.
Many thanks Deirdre, Mia and Polly.
Hi Vicki, we bought Angel off you at the begining of October. I was very impressed on how helpful you all was. Your girls showed her off very well. She was just how you described her! My daughter was able to hack her round the village, go in the cross country field, as well as in the school. I would totally recomend Sladelays Farm Equestrian to anyone. A very nice family to deal with. Thanks again.
Helen, Gemma and Angel. x