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Great experience and excellent value

Mohammed from Australia wrote on 14 October 2017

John from Australia wrote on 15 June 2019

Great for young kids

Professional and lots of fun

Great for all ages. Very experienced & welcoming staff. Great times to be had. Must do.

Great experience

My family had a great time, the staff were fun and energetic and she was awesome with the kids. It is our most memorable activity we have done while on our holiday at the Gold Coast.


Renee from Australia wrote on 28 September 2018
A wonderful experience to share with me children. The horses and beautiful the location is superb and Debbie was a great teacher. Highly recommended

Kie from Australia wrote on 25 October 2019

We all enjoyed our horse learning adventure. I highly recommend this activity for first timer’s. Kids loved it thank you.

My 7yr old had a lesson with Emma who was fantastic with her.

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She responded well to Emma’s guidance and encouragement and hence she progressed brilliantly in 1hr. Our daughter is very keen to continue and will return for more lessons for sure. I have no hesitation recommending them to anyone!

So fun for newbies!

Aleena from Australia wrote on 04 April
I went with my mum and we had so many laughs! Neither of us had been on a horse before, but they made us feel so comfortable and boosted our confidence a lot! Definitely rounding up my friends to go on this with them

Had an awesome time

Yellow Pages
the horse riding was great and as a first time rider an outstanding experience with friendly helpful staff. The Day Spa….. OMG…. one word can describe it….. Bliss. Would highly recommend to anyone

What better way to spend a day connecting with your horse and learning to ride.

Trip Advisor
Very professional, great horses to ride and great staff. Lessons include how to care for your horse which are great. One of the best stables I have ever ridden at!

it was a beautiful experience to spend quality time with such beautiful beings,

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they had me in aur at all times, thank you

Your riding school is the nicest one i have been to,

the horses are kept in great condition and the staff are all friendly. is a great place

Jón Geir Sigurbjörnsson

Beautiful location, great people and wonderful horses:)2011

Friendly and informative staff. Very helpful for a beginner.

Enjoyable experience would recommend and look forward to doing it again

Hi we enjoyed ourselves greatly.

Louise was lovely – very helpful, knowledgable and friendly. Karen and David 9 January 2013

The best experience I’ve ever had! Received this as a Christmas present

and no word of a lie, was the best present any lady could ever get! 10/10, would recommend to anyone and everyone.

I love Bonogin

and I’m very glad that I found this riding school.

I love your horses and especially Max.

Emma is such a great teacher and i felt very safe with her and my horse. I cant wait to come back Thank you for being a great school xx Lee.R

Bonogin valley horse retreat is a very hygenic place,

the lessons that they give are grate, enjoyable and unlike some place u actually learn something i recommend bonogin valley horse retreat to every one i know. If u have a phobia with horses this is the place to go or if u are just learning or even advanced

My son had never ridden a horse at all and thoroughly enjoyed it

and wants to go back. The horse was well behaved and all the staff were pleasant and friendly. After hearing my son rave about it I would definately recommend.

The horses are amazing beautiful and healthy

the staff are unique and beautiful, the atmosphere is awesome. Bonogin valley horse retreat is my home away from home! Always a good time when I go there! Good laughs with amazing people! Alouise.G

I was lucky enough to be recommended to this fantastic riding school

I had my first lesson yesterday and I’m hooked! I can not wait for my next lesson and also the full day sessions! I can not recommend enough!! Tanya

Amazing place, my kids had the best time

Horses are beautiful, responsive and obviously well cared for. Debbie is an excellent instructor. We’ve been to other riding schools on the coast but this is the place to go…..highly recommend for kids and adults alike Michelle

Had my daughter’s birthday party here-Debbie is FANTASTIC

A born teacher and LOVES her horses. My daughter and her friends had a ball! Highly recommend! Megsy

Friendly staff, beautiful horses, great value!! Highly recommend!!

Thanks for an awesome day. Sage

Thank you Yvette for organising a fabulous day at the horse camp

Your experience and love for horses showed through and was a great example to show the young people how to care for horses. The property was lovely, very well kept and horses were extremely well suited for young riders. Sheree

Lovely experience!

I had a 1 hour lesson and learned some new things which were very helpful. I will be getting some more for sure. Debbie is a very nice lady, very welcoming and experienced. The horse I rode Asha had a veautiful nature and was lovely to ride

Highly recommend taking your little ones for a Giddy Up class

My two nieces enjoyed this and has asked me to take them back to Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat in their next visit to Gold Coast. Total fun day with close interaction under the expert eye of Debbie. Aishath

Awesome barn! Great teacher!

I learned so much about natural horsemanship, best horses, riding through a jungle with kangaroos and koalas!!! there’s a breakfast ride, 3 hours one way, nice breaky, splash a bit around with the horses at the nearby river, and have a relaxing ride back! such great value! Tripadvisor 9/8/12

I recently took my grandson for a one hour private lesson

which compared to the same lesson at an interstate riding school, was excellent value for money. Debbie and her staff were very welcoming and professional. Debbie provided my grandson with specific instruction, not just on riding, but the all important relationship between horse and rider. He loved it so much he is looking forward to further lessons. Thanks Debbie and the wonderful team for a fabulous experience. Leigh

Seniors Social Outing Day

Volunteering Gold Coast
Dear Debbie, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH for an outstanding Senior Social Outing day. The Seniors totally loved visiting your wonderful retreat. And I heard that some yummy goodies were brought along to share. How wonderful. You are exceptional. They said it was very educational and such a different outing and loved the horses, your talk and the surroundings. I can’t tell you how much we appreciate you allowing our Seniors to come to your property. If possible, we would like to visit again next year in a few month’s time if that’s possible. Once again thank you so very much for having us along. It was fantastic and very memorable. With kindest regards Wendy Talbot Community Transport Programs Assistant Transport Services Volunteering Gold Coast

My six and eight year old grandchildren attended the Horse Play Day

During the holidays. The Riding School is in a beautiful location. We were greeted by friendly staff who introduced us around, giving individual instruction before heading off. It was equally impressive with their dilligence to both the safety of the riders as well as the horses, giving a strong sense of security. The horses were well grooomed and obviously looked after. The ride began with basic commands – adding confidence in the saddle. The horses were beautifully behaved and responsible. Jack and Abbey enjoyed it immensely and are looking forward to their next visit

Excellent, instruction from beginning to the end of our lesson.

I have been riding for 40 years including competing and eventing. My partner Wayne came with me he has ridden twice 30 years ago, he loved it and wants to go again. He learnt to lead a horse, mount and dismount, walk using the correct leg aides and seating position and rise to the trot today and has a new found confidence around horses. The horses are in fabulous condition and the riding gear is of a high standard. I loved having a lesson in conjunction with Wayne it worked really well. Chris our instructor is terrific. I am very impressed with Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat.

Justin from Australia wrote on 25 June 2017

We booked the giddy up intro. classes for our kids at half price and all I can say is that we would have happily paid 3 to 4 times more for the experience. The staff were really great with the kids and made the experience thoroughly enjoyable. The program itself is definitely great value as the kids get to learn about the horses, how to behave around them, they get to brush their hair, walk them and finally go for decent ride with them as well. Highly recommended!

I have been riding at Bonogin Valley for over a year now & love it!

Such a beautiful place and the staff are lovely I have learnt so much. I have recently bought a horse myself and he’s adjisted with Deb he’s been so well looked after and deb has been great with advice and very patient with a panicky owner. I would highly recommend Bonogin Valley to anyone from the very beginner to the advanced. Just love it. Jennie

I have been having lessons here every week for well over a year.

I am very happy with both the instructors and the horses.The staff are very friendly and helpful and the horses seem content and well looked after. I have learnt a lot and some of my friends also ride here and they love it too. Adam.M

My daughter has been involved with Bonogin Valley Horse Retreat

for over 5 years learning all she can regarding maintenance, horsemanship and developing her skills as a horse rider. Deb and her team consistently show consideration for the education and safety of my daughter. All instructors are highly competent in all aspects of horsemanship. Could not recommend a better team! Adam.S

It was a fantastic mum and daughter day

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and we both had a great time on the horses. Lovely place & friendly staff! Highly recommended!

We do really appreciate all you do for our daughter.

Feeling so special in any environment is such a gift for young girls and does so much for their self image and esteem as they grow older, so we consider our daughter very lucky to have found such solid special people to be around. See you soon. Cheers Nicole 21 March 2012.