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  Pam Vickars
Sunday, September 3, 2017
We have been getting our hay from Riverbend ever since we moved back to Vancouver Island three and a half years ago, having had their Orchard Grass recommended by a local vet specialist.  

Our horses like both their first and second cut orchard grass and have also enjoyed some timothy.  

Yvonne and John's service has been excellent, and the humour is great, too! :-)
  Pat Turner
Sunday, May 14, 2017
We are so lucky to have people like the DeKleynes to provide us with Quality hay when we need it.
Not to mention give a hand when we are in need.
THANKS  Yvonne and John
  Deborah MacDonald
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Thank you for the Amazing Hay!!
My Guinea pig purrs when I put it in his cage!!!
  Melody Francoeur
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
I would like to Thank Yvonne and John for the information on what hay to feed to my horse who has a sugar problem .
I'm very happy  with the compressed bales of low sugar  Timothy hay . Nice Green and no dust and really easy to store .
And for the  Big bales of Alfalfa / Orchard grass/Timothy  mix Hay , Really nice hay  I'm very impressed .
Thank you for the Delivery to Port Alberni John

Enjoy doing business again
  Sharon Pickthorne
Friday, July 8, 2016
Having a laminitic horse/IR is not easy and trying to balance the feed is just another part of the difficult care. 

Thanks to Yvonne's diligence about having the hay tested - this job was way easier. thank you -
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Doug & Tracy

We are very happy with the compact timothy hay that we recently bought.  The bales are really easy to handle and store in the hay room.  Our horses just love the hay and there is no waste at all. 

My older mare, Lilly is able to chew it really well as it is a really nice fine hay.  Our other mare, Sasha always nickers when we take the hay out to her. 

Also, Yvonne was very helpful with offering feeding suggestions, etc.  We were so happy to have such friendly service and the kitty cats were so cute and glad to see us. 

We will certainly be back for more hay. It is worth the drive from Coombs.

***Please note**** 
The compacted bales are from Washington, a superior product". 
Yours truly Yvonne Dekleyne - Riverbend Hay
  Alice MacGillivray
Friday, April 8, 2016
I am so impressed by the quality of hay sold by Riverbend.  Although they may not have a complete selection all the time, they always seem to have hay suitable for my easy-keeper Fjord.  As others have said, the service couldn't be better: professional with a warm, family kitchen kind of feel.  I live on an island with local hay, but buying at Riverbend is well worth the extra effort for my horse.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
From the first call to Yvonne and John to receiving the finest quality hay I have ever seen, dealing with Riverbend has been an exceptional experience. 

Living on Salt Spring Island, finding and bringing in the right hay for Lucy, diagnosed with PSSM, and Libby a quintessential easy keeper, has been a challenge.

Yvonne and John were so helpful with taking the time to discuss options, lending their expertise and scheduling a pick up. 

It's such a relief to know that Lucy and Libby have a hay that fully supports their health and we have a trusted supplier in Riverbend Hay.

  Mel Francoeur
Saturday, February 20, 2016
I would like to thank John and Yvonne for the wonderful service and for such good hay .
You have changed our life by selling us those 850lb bales of hay.
Your tractor puts them on the trailer our tractor takes them off and puts it in the barn , we didn't even break a sweat. 
You have made two people very happy.
Thanks again
  Amanda Vella
Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Riverbend hay is great for my fussy little herd of dairy goats, they LOVE it.
Yvonne and John are great to deal with. 
  Trish Hyatt
Saturday, March 14, 2015
I have been buying both grass and alfalfa hay in both large and small bales and have never been disappointed. The horses think it's just wonderful and clean up every last bit.  John and Yvonne are a pleasure to deal with and I would recommend them and their products to any of my clients.  Trish Hyatt.

  Brandee simmons
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
I have been using Riverbend to supply me hay for many years.
They always deliver beautiful hay, always when I need it. And if there's been any problem with a bad bale they are more than willing to replace it with no problems. Excellent service :)
  Jacque Duncn
Monday, February 2, 2015
I have known John and Yvonne for many, many years.  I have been purchasing different types and cuts from John since 2000 and/or longer.  It always is a pleasure to go for hay and have my entertainment provided with Service and Needs.  The information that John has given me over the years made it possible for Us to grow Local Hay for Our Herd.  They have taught me how to supplement Alfalfa and Orchard Grasses with the local.  The information that they have given to me and others has helped to keep Our horses safe and healthy along with the other fur ball guys, cows and sheep.  We are truely blessed to be able to have someone that is able to do the Science and to help meet the needs for these critters. 

So, as long as John and Yvonne don't retire on Us, we will always be good to go.  :-)
  Jazzi and Rebecca
Friday, January 30, 2015
I am very pleased to be able to return the kindness that Yvonne at Riverbend Hay Sales has shown myself and others through this customer feedback portion of her web page.  Thank you Yvonne!
We are so happy to have your company as a resource for low sugar hay.  My mum and I each have a horse with chronic laminitis issues. Your honesty, caring and support does not go unnoticed.  You are the queen of hay!
  Brenda Cormack
Thursday, January 29, 2015
As a new customer, I couldn't be happier with the quality of the product and outstanding service. Having a good chat and laugh with Yvonne and John is a bonus.
  Fonda Munro
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
We have been customers for many years and are very pleased with our relationship with Riverbend. Their ability to source excellent quality horse hay has allowed us to provide our horses with superior nutrition which we feel is very important for their health and performance. Friendly customer service ensures our continued support of Riverbend Hay Sales.
  Glacier Alpacas and Goldens
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
We travel from Cobble Hill to Riverbend Hay to acquire our hay for our alpacas and goats.  For anyone that may have alpacas or knows anything about alpacas they can be very spoiled and or finnicky about the hay that they will eat.  They will not eat any stubble etc that may be in their hay.  The orchard hay we acquire from Riverbend is of superior quality and needless to say our animals love it it as we do.  Our only problem is trying to set up barricades around our hay barns or storage area to keep the alpacas out from "getting free snacks".   They definitely know the "good stuff" when we return from Riverbend.   A bonus as well is the manner in which we are met at the hay sheds by both Yvonne and John.  What an awesome couple to deal's always a pleasure to see them and to have a great chat...Thanks Yvonne and John
Penny and Linton ROBINSON
Glacier Alpacas and Goldens
Cobble Hill, B.C

  Chris Potvin
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
I have been going to Riverbend Hay Sales in Cassidy, BC now for several years.  Yvonne and John provide a superior product at a reasonable price.  I have had some health issues with my gelding and Yvonne has always taken the time to go over her hay tests to ensure that he gets the right hay for his needs.  Everytime I go get more hay or Island Horse Supplements, I am greeted by their two fabulous cats Tom and Jerry and after a couple of well deserved pets, Yvonne is there to help me with my horse needs.  I cannot imagine what I would have to go through to get good quality hay if Yvonne and John were not my supplier.  I support local hard working folks and that is what you can expect when you go to Riverbend Hay Sales.  Thank you on behalf of Vinnie and all the other horses that you provide supplies to on Vancouver Island.  You are the best!!
  Kerris and Rose
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
John and Yvonne are a pleasure to deal with. They have gone above and beyond in providing us with many years of exceptional, caring service. We have had many ups and down with one of our horses who struggled with laminits. Yvonne is such a wealth of knowledge and she always was there for us in finding the perfect fit for our boy. Thank you! This is the only place we go for our hay needs.
  Rosie and Kerris
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
I used to buy cheap hay but found my horses wasted most of it picking through and I would go through bales very quickly, ever since I found Riverbend Hay, not only do they have wonderful quality, my horses do not waste a crumb. On top of it, I found a great new friends as Yvonne and John are super nice honest kind people. I am so happy I never have to worry about stocking up hay, they are always open year round.
  Valerie Bresnahan
Monday, January 19, 2015
John and Yvonne, thank you so much for providing such a great service for us and our four legged friends. Your hay is always the best quality and that is appreciated by my mares/girls/beotches for sure! We have to watch our waistlines so the orchard grass low sugar hay is the favourite. The girls love it! I'm mixing it in with their local hay for some extra flavour and mileage :)

  Susan Jones
Monday, January 19, 2015
Love going to the farm to buy hay from John and Yvonne! Not only do I get great quality hay from fun local farm people, I also get to meet new people to ride with. Thanks for being so awsome.
  Sandy Mohr
Monday, January 19, 2015
I highly recommend Riverbend hay sales as they have excellent customer services and are always willing to help me out, and go the extra mile when I need hay.
And to top it off, they also sell 14 % Island Supplement, this is a huge bonus for me as I do not have to travel to Parksville or Duncan.
Thank Yvonne and John, for the best hay and services! (Scooby will vouch for me, that boy loves your hay!)

  Barb StCyr
Monday, January 19, 2015
We have been Yvonne and John's customers for a very long time. They supply us with consistent availability, with an excellent quality of hay.  Great delivery from tractor loads to their small trucks to pick up deliveries, we've had them all!   Thank you for all your knowledge and the awesome sense of humour while  doing business. 
  Rosemary Bachinski
Monday, January 19, 2015
I've been buying my hay from River Bend Hay for about 3 years. The hay quality is always fantastic, I've never been disappointed. I'm happy with the service that John and Yvonne provide. Thank-you very much!!
  Laura Meyers
Saturday, March 29, 2014
I highly recommend Riverbend Hay sales as I've been thrilled with every single bale of hay I've purchased from Riverbend Hay Sales. John and Yvonne are also great to deal with. 
  Kim Walter
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
I have been purchasing hay from John and Yvonne for years.  I have recently purchased the 1000 lb bales of Alfalfa/Grass and my horses think they have died and gone to heaven!  It is beautiful!  Whether it is pick up or delivery, I have always received fantastic service.  I will definitely be buying hay from Riverbend for many years to come!  Happy Trails.
  Susan Butkiewicz
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I have been buying hay at River Bend Hay for about 5 years.
The quality of the hay has never disappointed.
I have never had a bad bale.
As a women on my own I appreciate the outstanding service.
John and Yvonne are always aroundand load the hay for me.
Their week-end service is great with my hectic work schedule.
Thanks to John and Yvonne I never have to worry about my hay supply!!!!
  Theresa Linder
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
I'm very lucky to have Riverbend Hay Sales as my local hay supplier. The hay is always beautiful and my horses love it!  Yvonne and John are always helpful and I leave smiling.  You can't beat that!  Thank you John and Yvonne!
  Wendy Walker
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Riverbend Hay sales have been supplying our barn for 3 years now... I'm very happy with the quality and service ...
Thank you .... John and Yvonne....