Sunday 17 May 2015

Schleich Horse Riding Arena Review

I've always loved horses, I took riding lessons as a child and I'd love my own children to follow in my footsteps and learn to ride. There is a riding school in our local park and my youngest always takes an interest when the horses come trotting past, I don't think it will be long before she is asking if she can start lessons. In the meantime she was delighted to be sent the Horse Riding Arena from the Schleich World of Nature range to play with and review.

What's in the Box?

The box contains:

Arena roof (comes flat packed)

Perimeter fencing (10 pieces)



2 x Jumps

Accessories (including; saddle, bridle, blanket, hay bale and carrot)

Imaginative Play

After setting up which didn't take long at all, Elizabeth couldn't wait to start playing. She loves making the rider and horse go over the jumps again and again and even got excited and started jumping them over the fences! After a while of working hard the horse had a well deserved rest and a much on some carrots while Elizabeth dismounted the rider and covered the horse with it's blanket.

It was really sweet to watch her play, she was chatting along all the time and  noticed she had named the horse Rosie!

Considering there is no interactive stimulus to this set and it all relies on imaginative play  was impressed with how long it held Elizabeth's attention, at almost four ad a half this is the first time I have seen her spend so long playing with toys like this without her brother's input.

Value for Money

We've had a variety of Schleich toys and always found them to be of great quality with fantastic attention to details and this set was no exception.

The Schleich Horse Riding Arena has an RRP of £24.99 and is sold at Amazon and other toy shops. Prices fluctuate so you may get a better deal if you shop around. I'd say that you get a lot of play value for this price and the pieces are all excellent quality and seem hard wearing and durable.  I especially love how easy it is to dismantle and pop it away in the box then get it out again to play another day.

Just for fun, here's a picture of me as a toddler with one of the first horses I rode...

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  1. Aww! What a cute little set....I would have loved this as a girl. I had my own ponies.

  2. sally johnstonFriday, June 05, 2015

    Lovely toy, great for the imagination x

  3. looks like a nice toy


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