First off, I would like to say a big thank you to Chris for lending me Brandy and Rocky. Together you have both taught me more about horse care and how to handle them in a safe and lovable environment. I am now much more confident with my riding. Getting me over my fears going up and down hills as well getting me into my first canter on both Rocky and Brandy. I have never ridden along the beach or the road until now, it felt amazing. Heartfelt thank you to Chris (Instructor) and the Fenech family.
I work long hours and don't get a lot of time off so decided to go back horse riding after 30 years. BEST DECISION I EVA MADE!!! BEST INSTRUCTOR ALIVE!!! Thankyou Chris for your time you put into every one of us and your amazing care and kindness you have for us and the love you have for your horses. You are amazing and we are lucky you moved here. Stuck with us!!.
Hayley's first lesson with Chris Fenech, I recommend anyone that wants to learn horsemanship to take their kids to Chris at Upper Orara, I've been around a long time and don't think I've come across anyone with the knowledge and skills like Chris has, Hayley and I learnt so much in one session, he has a great safe set up for kids and his horses are well educated for learners.
He is amazing, he works so well with the kids.
The amazing trust Breanna learnt today was so beautiful. I am so proud of her. Words will never be enough to thank you Chris Fenech for the life lessons we learnt today, feeling proud.
Amanda Gill Williams
My friend Elle Gardner and I really enjoy learning from Chris Fenech! Thank you so much!
We are so lucky. Learning some very cool stuff. I have complete respect.
Awesome day today riding on the beach.
A fabulous experience! Chris is a great instructor. As beginners we always felt that we were safe & in very capable hands and it is very obvious that the welfare of his beautiful horses is also of utmost importance! The scenery was stunning. We highly recommend this experience & we will definitely be back
Amazing experience! Chris was very nice, easy going and helpful! He always made sure we were safe at all times and his horses welfare was a priority as well, Healthy,happy horses that are so well trained, beautiful horse ride through the rainforest and river! Full of laughs and great conversations! My partner was a beginner and had never been on a horse before and he was confident and relaxed enough to jump off a horse into the water, trot and ride steep terrain and through deep water! Could not fault this place!
Hands down THE most amazing experience I've ever had on horseback. Chris is such an amazing rider and teacher and has so much knowledge and support to offer you, plus the best vibes, such an amazing experience in such a beautiful place. Chris you're a gorgeous person inside and out!
The mountain ride was one of the most personally challenging things I’ve done. I’m an absolute beginner, and once in the saddle I was terrified! Chris’s ability to meet me where I was, his patience, clear instruction and sense of humour instilled absolute trust in him and his horses. Chris had me on a lead line going up and down the beautiful mountain trails, enabling me to participate and enjoy the ride despite my fear. With his guidance and support, I eventually rode independently through a river, stood up on my horse’s back to jump into the water and rode home along a road! Absolutely THE BEST EXPERIENCE EVER. And he captured it all on camera, for myself, my 16yr old daughter and my life-long best friend to remember it ❤️ Cannot thank you enough Chris! It’s pure magic, what you and your horses do.
What a wonderful experience. The owners and staff certainly made myself and Staff so very safe and comfortable. What a great day for a positive incentive day for my staff at Coffs Harbour PackAway. Can only highly recommend you all get off you backsides and have a go. It was just WOW.
I was really nervous about my first time on a horse . But Chris put me totally at ease and was really calming , attentive and I never once felt nervous once I was on the horse. A brilliant experience . Totally recommend you try it . So....I came back for more. Riding on the beach was fabulous. Only my second time ever on a horse . Chris once again put me at my ease and instructed me all the way . I was even trotting on my horse this time . Highly recommend.
We have traveled from Sydney on two occasions so the kids could have lessons with and learn from Chris.
He is not only a horse whisperer but a child whisperer too.
An excellent coach providing quality service with interesting and fun rides.
I haven’t been riding for the last couple of years out of some setbacks on my own horse and out of fear so today was my first ride in ages and I was really nervous. The second I got there I felt super safe and trusted Chris and his beautiful family of horses they are all so well educated and safe. Chris has so much knowledge to share a really connected horseman who really explains how to connect with his horses properly, the river experience is so special being able to be with the horses in the water, definitely not something to miss I will definitely be back! Thank you again Chris.