5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 9 March 2014
"Horse riding on the beach"
My daughter and granddaughters had a wonderful experience yesterday in beautiful sunshine riding on studland beach. Amazing my daughter who has been riding for 40 years said it was one of the best horse rides of her life. Staff were very friendly, experienced and pleasant. Horses in good condition. Would thoroughly recommend. Jacqui col.
5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 15 February 2014
"Experience of a lifetime!"
I bought my wife Lisa a beach ride for her Christmas present as she has recently taken up horse riding again & it's something she has always wanted to do. From the moment I booked this I had a feeling it was going to be something very special & it certainly was. Stuart, the staff, the horses, the yard, the location were all perfect. In fact I'm struggling the find a stong enough superlative to say how good it was. We went at a time when the country was being battered by floods, but the weather didn't detract from the enjoyment. I also have a great affinity for horses, but very little riding experience & I had a hack on the heath aboard a fatastic bay mare called Megan. In short, if you are thinking of visiting this place do it, It's Fantastic!! Visited February 2014
5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 13 January 2014
"Exhillarating and wonderful beach ride"
Three friends and I went for a lovely beach ride with Studland Stables mid January. The weather wasn't great, in fact we got soaked with the rain showers, but that didn't matter one bit!! Right from the moment of booking our ride the care and thoughtfulness was evident from this yard. They took great care to find out as much as possible about our riding ability and that resulted in our being given horses that suited our individual needs perfectly. Jazz, our escort, was fantastic. She kept the ride safe and controlled, yet fun and exhilarating. She was very attentive and showed interest in us all. We cantered through the mini lakes that the tide had left on the beach and she took plenty of photos on our phones for us so that we could remember this incredible day. We recommend you visit Studland Stables!! Visited January 2014
5 of 5 stars - Reviewed 29 December 2013
"A ride to remember!"
If you are planning a beach ride you need to have the right horse, the right location and knowledgable friendly guides. Studland Stables delivered on all of these. I had a private ride which means whether a beginner, intermediate or advanced rider you can enjoy a 2 hour session at your own pace with one of the stable guides accompanying you. A very memorable and exhilarating ride. Would highly recommend.Visited December 2013
My first beach ride – amazing! Shalloon was a dream, great views and a great leader. All the horses are lovely. Highly recommended.
Georgie and Dee
I just wanted to say the BIGGEST thank you for great beach ride on Friday 4th Feb. As you know my boyfriend wanted to book the ride for my 40th but I was a tad apprehensive as I haven't ridden for a while, but with a midweek private ride booked and reassurance that I could go at my own pace I was so excited about it as it is something I have always wanted to do - just the space, freedom and being by the sea.
I certainly wasn't disappointed and smiled like a kid in a sweet shop all the way round, the instructor I went out with was fantastic, she made me feel so comfortable and there was no pressure to take things at a pace I wasn't happy with. I needn't have worried as after the first canter I was addicted and my confidence came flooding back!! Flash was brilliant to ride and he was obviously enjoying himself too. So thank you again for an exhilarating and memorable ride, - a 40th birthday I won't forget. (and that wasn't because of the aching legs!!). I will definitely be back and will recommend you to friends and family. Many thanks again.
Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my beach ride on Tuesday 28th December. My horse was very lovely and went in the sea. I will definitely be booking again, probably a March ride. In the meantime I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year.
Thank you so much for all your help with organising Sunday's beach ride - everyone thoroughly enjoyed it – the leader was fantastic. We all loved our horses and also enjoyed the opportunity to untack and put them in their stables at the end. It was so much better than the beach ride I'd experienced elsehwere earlier in the year. I would have no hesitation in recommending Studland to friends (and have already started to do so) and we will definitely be back to experience some of your other rides - maybe when it's a bit warmer though!!
Please give our thanks to all your team for a most enjoyable morning.
Dear Studland Team,
My friends and I came for a beach ride on Saturday 30th of October. I just wanted to write and say thank you, we had the most fantastic time. We really appreciated that you waited for our friend who was late and the atmosphere on the yard was great. I have always been a nervous rider, but can't resist getting back in the saddle even though it scares me, and I was excited but anxious about doing a beach ride. All the staff were friendly and welcoming and my horse, Lady was an absolute gem. I also felt a little as if I got two horses for the price of one as was asked to swap to Zoro during the ride. I was reluctant at first to give up Lady as she was such a nice ride but I wanted my friend to enjoy herself, so duly swapped. What a nice surprise; Zoro was adorable! He was so well behaved and puffed along the beach very happily. Both horses gave me a huge shot in the arm of confidence as well as a great riding experience which is invaluable. I am already planning a return trip with my boyfriend! Many thanks and best wishes to all.
Thankyou so much for a fantastic days riding on Saturday. It was a belated treat for my 40th birthday and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Amazing weather made the scenery look even more beautiful.
Seeing Shalloons face over the stable door as I arrived brought back so many happy memories from many years ago, he was always my favourite so I was so pleased to see him looking so well.
You made my weekend complete by letting me take him to the beach. It was so good to find old age hasn't changed him one bit, if he'd been given the chance I'm sure we'd have broken speed records. Please keep me up to date on how he's doing.
All you staff were a pleasure to ride with and we look forward to riding with you very soon.
I just wanted to write a quick line to thank you so very much for a wonderful beach ride on the morning of Saturday 30th October. The horses were lovely, and Cadi was an excellent guide. I will be recommending you to all my friends and will be back for another ride in January. Best wishes and many thanks to you all.
Very relaxing novice walk. Scenery was amazing, well worth the drive down. Everyone very nice and relaxed. Thank you.
Julia and Jonathon
Thanks to Stuart, Helen and all the staff for a friendly, professional approach. The horses are fab and the riding country and variety lovely. Had a superb weekend – a great way to spend a birthday weekend and will be back for more!
Sarah and Andrea
We have had an absolutely fabulous 2 days of riding. The horses are fantastic – we loved all the different rides and the stunning scenery. The you so much Stuart, Helen and staff for making our riding experience and amazing one! See you again!!
Caroline, Paul and Josie
This weekend ranks as an all-time favourite riding holiday. Your horses are magnificent and the riding country is second to none. Wish we had brought a horse-box to take some of your horses home with us! Thank you to Stuart, Helen and your fantastic staff.
Jo, Kate, Hilly and Maria
Fabulous time, lovely horses, great weather! We will be back. Thank you.
Alison and Graeme
Fantastic time, lovely horses and super people.
The most amazing time, fab horses and lovely people. Looking forward to the next time.
I had a wonderful 3 rides on Topaz and Thomas. I can’t wait to come back and try the beach ride. Hopefully the next time it won’t be as wet, bit I shall not let that stop me!
Wonderful horses, beautiful scenery and lovely friendly staff. Will definitely be back! Thank you.
Fantastic rides – and champagne after the beach! Thank you all so much for making me so welcome. Great to see horses obviously so well card for and content 10/10 – see you again soon.
Thanks for a brilliant ride on the 14 July. I thought nothing would compare with the Beach rides but the ride across to the Old Harry Rocks was superb and the scenario fantastic. Tom was his usual wonderful self and was a joy to ride!
Lovely, friendly staff and horses – perfect for semi-retired mum and teenage daughter! Horses are amazing, hacks are beautiful. Wish I could live here!
Lorraine and Hannah
Rempstone Farm Ride:
A fantastic ride and a lovely lunch. Tom really looked after me, thanks.
5* Thank you so much.
Great ride, lovely scenery and canters and a superb lunch.
Helen, Catherine and Susan
Absolutely wonderful experience. The horses are so well behaved and mature. Clare, our lead rider was so knowledgeable, experienced and a real confidence giver. We will definitely be back. Thank you so much.
Jade and Jacqui
A Fantastic couple of days, wonderful horses, great people with great attitude.
Robyn and Rosemary
Lovely horses, beautiful scenic rides and team all lovely.
Superb horses, friendly staff and beautiful rides.
Had an absolutely amazing time on my rides, really enjoyed the horses. Clare has been an absolutely amazing lead rider, very friendly, chatty and kind. Very much looking forward to coming down again asap. Thanks again, amazing riding, friendly atmosphere and gorgeous horses.
Three exceptional rides and lovely horses. Am missing Cale already. Thank you!
Great beach ride, nothing better than this! Thank you.
Thanks for making our special moment so great. I am sure we will be back!
Jan and Jim
Had a fantastic Beach ride, rain, sun, wind and hail! We all really enjoyed ourselves. Fab horses – will be back.
Fantastic ride, wonderful service. Thanks very much. Will be back!
Simon and Lara
Fab horses, fab weather, fab location, fab weekend – Thank you.
Utterly fabulous! Great horses, wonderful courteous and friendly staff. Loved the beach canters. We are hooked and will be back
The time of my life.
Jo and Amanda
Really fabulous ride and a lovely pony (Ellie). The scenery was just lovely, making for a perfect ride. Will be back!
Another brilliant weekend riding on the beach. Lady and Merlot loved them both. I’ll be back!
What a fantastic ride. Absolutely perfect.. Thank you.
James and Caroline
Super ride, thanks! Horses in lovely condition, brilliantly supervised ride and altogether a joy to come to such a well run, friendly yard.
Alison and Richard
Great rides and super horses. Thank you all so much
Margaret and Keith
Thank you so much for a wonderful few days. All the staff were helpful and friendly and the atmosphere on the yard was great. All the horses were lovely with great personalities. We hope to be back to ride Whiskey and Tom on the beach again soon.
Jenny and Sam
Thank you to Hillswick and congratulations on a perfect yard and the condition of your horses.
Superb riding, lovely horses and really helpful staff. Many thanks for an excellent few days – and the beach!
Fantastic few days, Helpful and friendly staff and excellent horses. Would love to come back.
Thanks so much for a fantastic weekend. Beautiful weather, views and my first beach gallop! My bum hurts but what a great weekend. Thanks to Smartie, Sam, Oakey and Two socks. Hope to see you again.
Gillian and Michelle
A much needed break – made perfect by your beautiful horses and friendly staff. It is wonderful to come to a stables and be trusted to ride good horses. After previously owning a horse and having ridden for all my life it can be hard to return to a ‘riding school experience’ – but clearly the unique selling point of this yard has to be that it tries hard to go against the grain of that ‘Stereotypic’ riding holiday experience and provides its customers with something truly special. Thank you so much for allowing us to just relax, switch off and have the time of our lives! We will be back.
Beautiful horses and beautiful rides. I can’t believe there’s any better beach riding in England. Thank you very much for a fantastic couple of days.
Fantastic ride! Oakey was brilliant, very relaxing and peaceful. Tom was cool.
Stef and Will
Just a note to ‘Thank You’ and your staff for yesterdays day ride. I really enjoyed it even though the weather was horrible!
Megan was lovely to ride - she is such a sweet mare and has very comfortable paces.
Studland Stables is a very nice yard indeed and I would very much like to do a beach ride with you soon.
Absolutely amazing 4 hours riding in a day! 2 hrs of beautiful beach and 2hrs of hills and countryside. Fab team and such a warm welcome. Thank you, I will be back.
Fantastic range of horses. For some reason the sun always shines in Studland!
(Please note* The sun often shines in Studland but not always! Stuart and Helen – owners of Studland Stables)
Amazing day. Thanks for the experience, hospitality and of course the horses.
I took a lovely ride with your stables on Tuesday through the cliffs and absolutely loved every minute of it.
Just a quick email to say thank you for our riding weekend, my first British beach riding experience and it was great. I'm sure I'll be back in 2009, for more beach rides and praying for good weather for Harry's Rock.
I took a gamble on the weather and booked a ride with you on Sunday. Fantastic - good plan. Fabulous horse (buy Two Socks an apple from me!), lovely guide (buy her a drink!), amazing route, stunning views. One of the best hacks of my life. Proper awesome. Thanks to all.
I just wanted to say thank you for an amazing ride around old harry rocks. It was the best ride of my life! The whole week was fantastic on the Isle of Purbeck. I hope to visit again one day.
Thanks for a great and unforgettable beach ride. You made one of my wishes come true. The girls that took us out were fab such a laugh and made me feel at home. Thanks again and will be back next year with more of us to ride on beach and have the time of our lives.
Absolutely gorgeous – again! Lovely horses, great stables and really friendly staff. Will definitely be back.
I went on the beach ride last Thursday with your stables. This was the second time I’d done this and I just wanted to say that again how much I enjoyed it. I rode Flash and he was lovely.
Amazing riding over 3 days with wonderful horses. We really enjoyed our time and are sad to be going home. Will definitely return on a regular basis! Thank you it was great.
Sarah & Jackie
Wonderful! Lovely horses, lovely people, lovely location. This has been fantastic. Thank you!
Karen and Steph
Died and gone to heaven! Wonderful staff and horses, loved every day.
Gill, Annie and Sue
It was my birthday treat, a beach ride. A fab time. Hillswick was very well and a real joy to ride. Thanks to all for a wonderful ride.
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you to all at Studland Stables, we had a beach ride with you this morning and it was fantastic. We all had a wonderful time, it was totally exhilarating and we can't wait to come back again.
We will spread the word of what wonderful rides you offer amongst our 'horsey' friends.
We will be in touch!
Vicki, Becky, Alison, Harriet & Katherine.
Fantastic rides on ever-wonderful horses, especially Hilly and Sam. We always have a great time and hope this will continue for many years to come.
Janet and Jill
Just a short email to say how much my friends and I all enjoyed yesterdays beach ride. Good scenery, good horses and even good weather in the end!
We are already making plans for a return visit in the spring.
'Just wanted to say a big thank you for giving my mother and I such a wonderful birthday treat. It really is a once in a lifetime experience riding through the surf and cantering along the beach- just superb!'
Excellent beach ride, highly recommended.
A great way to spend your birthday. Basically we all had a fab time and will be back soon, for the lovely horses and hospitality.
Fantastic beach ride! A lovely way to celebrate my friends birthday. Smartie is great, really forward going and so willing. Thank you Studland Stables it was amazing.
Brilliant, great fun! Excellent ride on Shalloon. He was very forward going and the beach a pleasure.