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Closes to the heart of the Gold Coast, family run horse riding school. We help you be happy and healthy through horse experiences.

Personalised professional business that cares about you having some fun, gaining confidence and developing skills in a safe environment
Horse Care, Handling, Connection, Balance, Advancement.  Even unique day out experiences that is so much more than a trail ride!

* Over 10yrs established operation

* Highly experienced instructors with over 35yrs of knowledge and passion.

* Best horses as acknowledged by reviews.
* Quality facilities- Check out our pics
* Beautiful & peaceful location
* We know what you want- we welcome feedback!

Horse Riding is a very unique experience. Mastering our program at the Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat can provide you a great opportunity to boost your general confidence, develop your skills in coordination, concentration, improve your general wellbeing and provide an exhilarating feeling of freedom! 

**Responsibility and care, Strength & empowerment, Ownership & knowledge for the very basics in everything horses

**Connecting on an emotional level, Concentration,  Confidence development, Challenge & achievement, The perfect way to start your riding journey

**Discover the variety of equine disciplines you can learn, Ride, Relax, Enjoy

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2. Telephone us
        You can telephone us on  07 5667 7468.
        (Please note that our activities often prohibit our availability to answer calls. Please leave a message and we will return your call or for emergencies outside of office hours call 0431357233.)

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        Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat
       'Bella Cascades'
        97 Aylesham Drive
        BONOGIN QLD  4213

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Helpful Information FAQs

●    AGE: We conduct lessons from 3yrs up with a good mix of kids and adults of any age.  Group lessons min age 7yrs. Approx. one third adults attend
●    HORSES: Our horses are great for confidence building and we have a range of horse types and sizes for all levels
●    GROUPS & FIRST TIME RIDERS: we recommend a 1hr assessment to discuss horse safety, horse control and confidence. 
It’s important to have one on one time especially when starting out. Otherwise a pre-arranged group of your own is suitable with a horse connection lesson
If you wish to move into a regular shared lesson please inform your instructor to discuss with you and work out best suited partner, day and time ongoing
●    Existing riders wanting shared lessons needs a match with the best possible partner for maximum learning potential.
●    WHAT DO WE DO IN LESSONS: We are very personalised with small groups of 2-4. 
Our focus is on coaching how to connect with your horse and use proper hand and leg techniques to develop your riding.
Very achievement focused on student progression ensuring constant learning at all times.
Please note that all lessons will include 5min beginning and end of lesson preparation.
Part of the time can be requested to learn horse care handling/grooming/saddle/bridle.    Important if wanting to own a horse one day
Competent regulars can arrive 10min early and stay 10min after to assist the instructor with pre and post ground work.
●    WEATHER: The weather can be very different here at Bonogin in the hinterland compared to other places on the coast.  
We will call you to cancel/reschedule on the day if required otherwise your lesson is still going ahead 
●    Lesson days by appointment
Most midweek afternoon, evening as late as 6pm start. Morning/Day times by availability. All day Sat and fortnightly Sundays
●    PRICING: See our range of products
●    PAYMENT: direct deposit or paypal
●    TRAILS: see our products and send your request from the link on the page as they are held at Guanaba
●    OTHER GREAT PRODUCTS we have include our Giddy Up Kids horse intro program and school holiday days including a learning education GG talks book, womens confidence clinics, horse day out and men's days.  
Our Ride & Relax is also a great option for the ultimate pony and pamper experience
○    Annual Membership for discount rates
○    Equine acupuncture
●    WE SUPPLY THE HORSES or you can bring your own for $20 discount
●    Debbie is available for MOBILE TEACHING and discounts available for multiple people in one location
●    If you every thought of owning a horse our HORSE LEASE is a great option with feeling horse ownership without all the responsibilities and stress.
●    Maximum weight for riders is 90kg
Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat

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