01929 450 273 info@studlandstables.com

About Studland Trekking Centre

We are a friendly stables situated in the picturesque village of Studland on the Dorset coast, 5 minutes from Swanage and 30 mins from Bournemouth via the Sandbanks chain ferry.

With 3 miles of sandy beaches and dunes, clifftop horse rides along National Heritage sites and 3000 acres of forest and heathland, we are lucky enough to offer some of the most stunning riding in the UK. We have rides suited to all abilities, from complete beginner to experienced riders and offer both Group Rides and Private/Semi-Private Rides so that you can make the most of your experience with us

 

Staff

Brady

Brady

Yard Manager and Lead Rider

Brady has been working with horses since a teenager. Although his dream of becoming a jockey didn’t quite come true, he continued to follow his passion in the equine world at further education. He has a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horse Management from Sparsholt College, and following work experience  with us, became part of the team in the summer of 2017.

He is the chatterbox of the yard and provides clients with endless entertainment and a fun ride.

Meet the Horses

Clyde

Clydesdale – 17.2hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Clyde is the largest in our team, but he is also one of the softest! He will happily take you for a gentle stroll around the heathland, but can also give the experienced rider a brilliant experience on one of our 2 hour rides.

Clyde’s maximum carrying capacity is 14 stone

SÉAMUS (shay-mus)

Clydesdale x Cob – 14.3hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Séamus (aka Ronnie Rocket) is a nice versatile chap suited to all different riders, with his steady walk and sublime trot he is truly one of the best for riders still getting to grips with their riding.

Séamus’ maximum carrying capacity is 12 stone

rhubarb

Blagdon Cob – 14.1hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Rhubarb (aka Rhubarb Rolypoly) has been a firm favourite here for a long time now. He thoroughly enjoys every aspect of his job and gives 100% every time he goes out. He is perfect for the intermediate to experienced rider. One ride and you’re guaranteed to fall in love.

Rhubarb’s maximum carrying capacity is 9 stone

percy

Cob – 14hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Percy (aka Sir Percival) is perfect for all levels of rider due to his relaxed attitude. He is just as happy wondering around the heathland as he is cantering along the downs. He is a real head tuner with his beautiful markings.

Percy’s maximum carrying capacity is 9 stone

Smartie

Appaloosa – 15hh – Gelding (1&2hr)

Smartie is the friendliest face on the yard. Always looking for mischief. He is predominantly used as a lead horse, but if you’re given the opportunity to ride him he is a real treat!

Smartie’s maximum carrying capacity is 12 stone

Whiskey

Appaloosa – 14hh – Gelding (1hr only)

Whiskey is the longest serving member of the team having come to us 20 years ago! Taking life a little steadier now he is more than happy wondering around the heathland he knows like the back of his hoof!

Whiskey’s maximum carrying capacity is 9 stone

lady

Appaloosa – 14hh – Mare (1&2hr)

Lady has been a firm favourite for some years now, with her super comfortable paces she is perfect for all riders.

Lady’s maximum carrying capacity is 9 stone

cheyenne

Dartmoor Pony – 11hh – Mare (1hr only)

Cheyenne (known to all of us as Chey) is perfect for kids. With her super soft coat and perfect temperament she is happy to be pampered for hours. 

Chey’s maximum carrying capacity is 6 stone

Maximum Carrying Capacity

Our horses weight limits are set according to the type of terrain ridden on, ability levels of riders and body condition/conformation.

We believe it is important to be diligent when it comes to the welfare of our horses as they are what bring so much joy to our customers, therefore we are strict to our weight limits, and ask that honesty for the sake of our horses is of utmost importance.

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