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Berkshire Riding Centre

Berkshire Riding Centre

The Berkshire Riding Centre is a BHS Approved riding school and livery yard near Windsor run by Rosie Lord, well known trainer and instructor of national and international equestrian teams, and her husband Tim. The site has 40 horses in residence at any one time, managed by a team of 12 staff.

The Centre is renowned for its high standards in everything from instruction and schooling to general horse welfare. They believe the appearance of the horses is very important, and everything has to be kept clean. Six years ago the Centre installed a Primus 18kg washer extractor from Armstrong Commercial Laundry Systems to wash all the blankets, rugs, numnahs, bandages and socks, and this machine is still going strong. Until recently they have managed the drying using a hot rail and fresh air, but have now installed a Huebsch tumble dryer, also from Armstrong.
Tim Lord explained that, while many stables send blankets and so on out for cleaning, they feel that having the laundry facility on site is both more economical and more convenient. “We like to be able to wash our things as often as they need it for both appearance and hygiene, and to be able to turn them round quickly and not wait for items to be sent back from an outside supplier. The new dryer is a big asset particularly in the winter and wet weather when it is impossible to dry things outside,” he told us. He went on to comment that he is very pleased with both the equipment and the service he has received from Armstrong.

What our clients say...

  • “Our machines have come from several suppliers – there is a big difference in the standards of support we receive and Armstrong gets 10 out of 10 – their service has been consistently excellent over several years and when you’re as busy as we are, that’s very important.”

    Jacqui Butler

  • “It’s important to get the right equipment for the job, too small and it won’t do it properly, too big and you are wasting money, energy and space. It is also important to deal with a company you trust to supply reliable equipment and give you the support you need. As expected, the installation went smoothly, we have never had the slightest problem and I know Armstrong will deal with it if we do.”

    Colin Farquharson, St Ermin’s Hotel

  • “Our relationship with Armstrong goes back a long way, and they continue to give us excellent service and extremely reliable equipment.”

    Suzy Brandwood, The Elms School

  • “On average the equipment is working 14 hours a day throughout the week.  The new dryers are brilliant, easy to use, efficient and reliable!”

    Wendy Clayton, Chepstow Nursing & Care Home

  • “The machines are kept very busy, work well and have been very reliable.”

    Fr Oliver, Douai Abbey

  • “That’s the thing with Armstrong, if you ask for service you get it – quickly.  We know we can rely on them which is really important as the speed and quality of the laundry is vital to the hotel.”

    James Suter, The Gliffae Country House Hotel

  • “As before I am delighted with the dryers, they are really efficient and reliable and the customers find them very easy to use.”

    Shaid Aziz, Bright Wash Launderette

  • “We’re delighted with the new dryer. We pride ourselves on a very personal level of care here, keeping up with the laundry and it all coming out looking good is an important aspect of this care and this machine has been excellent since it was installed.”

    Marilyn Collins, Oaklands Care Home