01929 450 273 info@studlandstables.com
DUE TO RESTRICTIONS IMPOSED BY THE NATIONAL TRUST WE ARE UNABLE TO RIDE ON THE BEACH DURING JULY, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER. THE NEXT SEASON WILL COMMENCE FROM 01/10/21

Beach Ride

The minimum age is 12 years old for this ride.

Minimum Level Required:

“Established and confident in all paces (walk, rising trot and canter). Able to maintain a light seat in canter without hindering your horse. Used to hacking in open spaces on forward going horses and ride regularly”

The aristocratic Bankes family, who once owned Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy near Wimborne, spent summers at their Studland residence, now the Pig on the Beach hotel.

They knew there’s nothing like fresh sea air for invigorating mind and body, and nowhere better than four miles of golden sand for letting your hair down and enjoying the outdoors.

On his death in 1981, Ralph Bankes bequeathed the Bankes estate, including Studland, Corfe Castle and Kingston Lacy, to the National Trust.

As our most popular ride, the beach ride has given so many riders an amazing experience for many years.  With 3 miles of sandy beach along Studland Bay, the beach ride is a spectacular ride with views of Old Harry Rocks, Bournemouth Beach and Sandbanks and Poole Bay.

The group beach ride is for intermediate > experienced riders who must be established and confident at all paces hacking out in open spaces, throughout the ride we will go for a few long stretches of trot and canter, and depending on the quality of sand we may go on for a short gallop.

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You’re not able to book via the website, to book email the yard via the CONTACT page

Riding Enquiry

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What to wear

  • Jodhpurs or full-length trousers/leggings must be worn for your ride
  • Boots with a slight heel should be worn, we can provide boots if needed.
  • Current standard riding hats must also be worn for the duration of your ride, hats are provided if you need to use one
  • For our gentleman riders, it is advisable to wear tight fitting underwear (eg, briefs)

Extra Information

  • If you are coming via Wareham and Corfe Castle please drive with care on the country roads, any road closures can be found here
  • If you are coming via Poole or Bournemouth and plan on using the Sandbanks Ferry please check their website for service updates: here
  • If you require public transport the Purbeck Breezer passes through Studland, click here to find the timetable.