Beach Riding from Studland Stables

Lady with Chloe
Lady making a splash

Bubbles and donuts
Sparkly drink to refresh after a ride


Get engaged at Studland Stables!

Are you planning to propose? We've been honoured to be part of many happy couples' special day here at the yard. We can help make it really special for you. And if your chosen one is a rider, we think this is the way to really blow them away - and score some major brownie points! Call us to let see how we can help you.

Proposing after a beach ride
Double sparkles! Propose after a magical beach ride!



You might have found us thanks to the article in The Guardian, April 2014, where Zoe Williams came and took a private ride with us. Here you can find out how you can have an amazing experience like that yourself, and how we can tailor it to suit you.

Are you looking for that special gift? A unique, once in a lifetime experience? Or maybe you're trying to find a very special place to propose to your loved one? Then a private ride at Studland Stables could be just what you are looking for.

Zoe Williams from the Guardian riding on Bandit at Studland Beach Riding Stables
Zoe Williams on Bandit
Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

Our 3 hour Private Beach Ride experience.

When you arrive you'll be greeted by our friendly staff, who will introduce you to your own ride leader/instructor, who will stay with you for the duration of your visit and make sure you feel comfortable and happy with everything. They will introduce you to your horse. If you like, you can groom and tack your horse with the help of your ride leader; this is a lovely way to bond with, and get to know your horse a little better. If you'd prefer a moment to sit and relax, we'll of course do the grooming and tacking for you.

You will then be given some basic instruction if you are a beginner, or need a little refresher on the heath before venturing further afield, otherwise you'll be taken straight out on your bespoke hack.

Zoe Williams from the Guardian ridingthrough the dunes at Studland Beach Riding Stables
Zoe Williams riding through the dunes
Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian

The hack will be adapted as per your wishes and to suit you and your level of riding experience. It can be on the beach, or the heath, or in our local forest. Your ride leader will adjust the pace to your liking, and we're confident you'll have an amazing time!

The ride and instruction will last approximately 2 to 2.5 hrs.

Once your ride is over and you return to the stables you can again be involved in looking after your horse. Whilst your horse will be very happy with some polos and carrots, you will probably prefer a glass of bubbles (if bubbles aren't your thing, let us know and we'll try to have your favourite drink instead) and cakes/snacks.

This once in a life-time experience is available for all abilities. To make sure you get the most out of it and we can keep you safe, you need to be over 12 years old.

The 3 hour private experience is available from;
£195 - midweek
£250 - weekend and school holidays (some restrictions may apply).