Arrive and settle into your accommodation. You will be staying in a lovely 5 bedroom B&B located in the beautiful coastal seaside village of Swanage, just 3 miles from the stables whilst Poole & Bournemouth are only 10 miles via the Sandbanks Ferry. Tonight, you may like to walk into the village and sample one of the pubs that offers traditional home cooked meals, or a restaurant offering fresh fish.
After a full English breakfast you will be heading to the riding stables which are a short drive away. The stables are located in an area of outstanding beauty on a world heritage coastline which is renowned for its safe sandy beaches. This morning you are able to spend some time getting to know your horse before you head off on the forest ride. You will be walking, trotting and cantering across heath land as you head towards Newton Heath forest. You will be riding through some of the most beautiful lowland heath with a multitude of paths and sandy tracks to explore and not a road in sight to cross! During your ride you will witness stunning views of Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour and Bournemouth and if you are lucky you may even see one of the resident Roe or Sika Deer! After a break, during which you will be able to enjoy lunch at one of the pubs close-by we will be meeting again at the stables.
This afternoon you will be riding on the beach. You will be cantering along miles of sandy beach, up and down the sand dunes and you can even take your horse into the sea and watch the waves lap at your horses hooves. This is a truly spectacular and memorable experience.
After a final hearty breakfast at the B&B, you will be heading to the stables and riding around Old Harry Rocks along National Heritage sites. This is a stunning ride that leaves the picturesque village of Studland and takes you up over the dramatic scenery of the coastal cliffs. This ride has the most spectacular views of the Jurassic coast and the entrance to Poole Harbour.
This afternoon you may like to travel into Bournemouth. In Bournemouth there are plenty of areas to explore. Alternatively, you may prefer to visit Oceanarium, an aquarium containing a wide variety of aquatic species.
During July, August and September no beach riding is permitted at any time of day. During May and June beach riding is permitted during the evening. During the rest of the year beach rides are in the mornings. The stables are closed on a Monday exept for August when its a Sunday.
2 nights B&B plus 3 x 1hr beginner/novice rides (no beach) = £300pp
2 nights B&B plus 3 x 2hr experienced rides (Beach, Old Harry Rocks and Forest) = £430pp
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If you want to ride on the beach in the summer months or you are a beginner, we have more beach riding holiday choices for you. For a full selection of our riding holidays please click here. If you are interested to take your own horse on holiday to Bournemouth Beach please see bed and breakfast for horses.co.uk
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