Fundamentals of horse care & riding through Ready Set Trot check out the video:

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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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Children are introduced to the fundamentals of horse care around the stables (grooming, handling, saddle & bridle) & a touch of the very basics in riding balance. A fantastic low cost, slow paced start to your horse experience.

*This is not a riding class as there is so much to learn with safety & confidence before riding
Also a great option for a birthday party with your own private session that can include just a fun pony ride experience (up to 8 kids) CLICK HERE to check availability and make a booking
Our Giddy Up groups for 3-16yrs. One hour sessions available Sat 11.15am
After the first session:
  • Essential is to wear a pair of boots (some available at centre)
What you can expect to achieve over 6 sessions:



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Where to after Giddy Up Kids?
  • Ask about our shared riding development lesson 45min for only $10 more paid month in advance $35pp per lesson ($40pp pay on day) - Great value for families & friends
  • Work through our self paced Ready Set Trot program for 6+yrs and progress through your development ribbon program. Achieve your certificate in a day at our school holiday horse play days or ask about our Sunday coaching and assessment days
  • Check out this short video all about the program - just click here

Available as part of elected school sport participation over 7 weeks. Request a copy of our learning program for your school!  

Set the grounding for an active lifestyle with physical & mental health, voice & body language development, confidence and learning with success.  Coordination, muscle development and balance. 
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Ch7 Features Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat

Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat was showcased on Channel 7 "Great South East" and "Weekender" programs.
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