Horse riding at Studland Bay

Horse riding at Studland, Dorset

Horse riding on Studland Beach or exploring the nearby countryside on horseback is an unforgettable experience.

Riding at Studland Bay

Disclaimer- we are not taking any new permits for horse riding during the national lockdown.

Riders are asked to respect other beach users and the environment – stick to the tide line, no galloping and no riding in the dunes, please. 50 annual permits are available for beach riding, details and application form below.

There's also a network of bridleways across the heathland and chalk ridge, which you can enjoy all year round without a permit. Parking for horse boxes is in the left-hand pay and display car park at Knoll Beach, free for our members.

Studland Stables can also arrange beach rides, as well as other routes in the surrounding countryside.

Explore the countryside on horseback
Horse riding near Studland, Dorset
Explore the countryside on horseback

Get your permit

  • Daily permit £20
  • Adult annual permits £80
  • Child annual permits (under 14 years old) £40
  • A maxium of 50 annual permits are available in total
  • Allow a minimum of three working days for processing
  • Please check tide tables in advance - access can be limited at high tide

2020-21 Studland Bay horse riding permit application form (PDF / 0MB) download