Bagnum Equestrian Centre Ltd

Bagnum Equestrian Centre Ltd, Ringwood: Hours, Address, Bagnum Equestrian Centre Ltd Reviews: 5/5

Bagnum Equestrian Centre Ltd

Bagnum Equestrian Centre Ltd
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Equestrian Trails • Lessons & Workshops • Horseback Riding Tours
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8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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We are a friendly, family run Equestrian Centre based in the New Forest, we offer hacking, lessons and walkouts for adults and children from the age of 5 years old. We cater for all abilities, from beginners to the very advanced rider. Our friendly staff will provide you with help and guidance while showing you the fantastic scenery in the wide open forest. Our private and group lessons are held in our new outdoor arena with one of our qualified istructor. We also offer Jump lessons to our more advanced riders in our outdoor jumping paddock. We hold regular competitions as well as holiday pony club camps for children.
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Ruby H
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I booked a one-hour ride for a novice friend and myself using Bagnum's online booking system which was a straightforward process and gave great visibility of their availability which made finding a date we could both do much easier.

We had a fantastic ride, the horses all knew their jobs and looked after their riders well without being robotic (as I have found with riding school horses in the past). The horses all wore fly sheets to help with the Forest's infamous crab flies and all seemed happy and comfortable in well-fitting tack.

I was really impressed at Bagnum's willingness to accommodate both riders and non-riders on their hacks and Eden, who took our ride out, was friendly and helpful and took our group of mixed ability riders out with ease, happily accommodating less experienced riders without making those who wanted to canter miss out.

The hour's hack included a short section of lanes to access the forest and a nice loop around forest tracks, with opportunities to trot and canter along the way. If you are a more experienced rider and want to canter lots or want to see more of the forest then I would definitely recommend a longer ride, but if you are a novice rider or do not ride regularly then the hour is definitely plenty.

I would definitely recommend Bagnum to anyone visiting the Forest who wants to ride in the New Forest as there's no better way to experience it than on a horse. My friend had a great time, having only ridden a handful of times previously, and is already talking about coming back so we hope to see you again soon!
Written August 1, 2022
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Jon L
London, UK1 contribution
Couples
I booked this experience over the phone, not knowing anything about horses or hacks, as a surprise for my GF.

The customer service was great from the start, helping to coach me through what they offer and what may be best. Settled on a 1hr 30min hack and would fully recommend this option for people unsure of what to get!

Arrived at the centre for the recommended 10-15 mins before and was impressed with the Covid implementations in place.

After a quick but informative brief, which even as a complete beginner set me up for a great ride, it was on to our horses and off we went!

Our instructor Cassidy was amazing. Really helpful, super friendly and made us feel completely safe. She made the experience unforgettable.

10/10 experience and will definitely be back sometime soon!
Written August 12, 2020
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Christine M
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Visited Bagnum as we were staying in the New forest. My daughter and I are both regular horse riders and wanted to experience the forest on horseback. Prior to going you are asked what riding experience you have so they can match you to the approrpriate mount. Be honest as this is the best way to enjoy your ride out.
You cannot take bags with you so leave them in the car.
We had the best time, thoroughly recommend this place. Perfectly positioned and run by lovely nice people. You are obviously accompanied on your ride out and they are nice friendly folk which makes it all the more pleasant.
My daughter, aged 10, after having a previous riding accident was a bit nervous and they handled this perfectly so she never felt worried and relaxed to enjoy her ride.
The ponies/horses are lovely, well behaved and well looked after. We will be back each time we come to the New Forest.
Written August 12, 2022
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Vasilija
London, UK1 contribution
I usually only write about good experiences, but here I need to let people know what kind of riding centre this is. Upon our arrival, torrential rain and wind has begun. They said they will still go ahead with our riding (which we booked day earlier) in this horrendous weather conditions, and in case we wont go out, they would still keep the money. Obviously we would get fully soaked within 1 minute, and the ride would be completely spoiled (they don’t provide wet clothes covers). We asked to postpone it for 2 30pm (original slot was 11 30am), telling them we would let them know closer to time if the weather has not changed. At 2pm we called (we are 5 min from the centre) confirming we would be coming as it turned sunny. They said it cannot be done anymore, as they tried calling at 12 30pm (2hrs before the slot, and obviously impossible to know the weather conditions that long in advance otherwise what was the point in postponing it in the first place). We asked would then they take us any other weekend whenever it suits them. They said no, adding that is even out of their good heart they accepted postponing it for the afternoon (ignore the torrential rain and wind).
Good costumer service (rated 4.8) would treat the costumer better, understanding that some people would not want to go out on their first time riding in this terrible conditions - and the least they could do is offer them a real postponement and treat them respectfully. Obviously if you don't care about your costumer's experience, but instead just want to keep their money, you would act like this. Note: we didn't ask for money back, we just wanted to take another chance at it, at better weather conditions, but they were not interested, as they got what they wanted.
Written March 10, 2020
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Many thanks for your review Unfortunately one of the things we cannot guarantee is good weather all the time . We do continue to provide our service in most conditions however when conditions are dangerous to your self or the horse we will offer an alternative arrangement or if this cannot happen due to our customers returning home if they are on holiday/ visiting to the new Forest your money will be refunded . On this particular day we were experiencing on and off rain showers which we do continue to take rides in . Unfortunately one of u you was not appropriately dressed for this kind of weather ... or even really an outdoor horse riding experience.. we did offer to wait 10/15 mins for the rain to clear which we all agreed to do . The rain eased ... didn’t stop but it did ease but u decided you would go and visit your friends earlier than first planned . I offered you an afternoon slot of 2pm ... you both checked your weather apps again and again and wanted later .. I agreed to 2.30 but needed confirmation prior to this time. We made 3 phone calls to your selves leaving voice mails so we could confirm you were coming .. we heard nothing back till 2.19 pm ... which would of been too late for us to get you output on time because you were 12 mins away then fitting hats etc takes time. We further offered you a discount on a next booking and explained that we were ever so sorry but you had left it too late to decide . Can I point out we all ready had a ride out that left at 10.30 am ... it rained ... no complaints We than had a ride at 3.30 ... it rained .. no complaints It’s unfortunately what happens at this time of year outside ! I’m so sorry you feel the need to write a bad review for something you decided not to fulfil for a bit of rain .. and my offer on a discount still stands . Many thanks Bagnum equestrian team
Written March 11, 2020
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KPrideaux
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Had a lovely 2 hour hack here this afternoon riding Joey. Toni who took me out was lovely, always making sure I was OK while we were out and the New Forest is a such a beautiful place to ride. The horses at Bagnum are great, very well looked after and very safe to ride.

I go to Bagnum stables every weekend and all the staff there are friendly and welcoming and they go above and beyond to make sure you have a nice time with them. Nothing is too much trouble, the yard is always tidy, hacks and lessons are run so efficiently and on time, and everyone is given help to get on their horses and get you sorted ready to ride. It's run amazingly well by Anna and Rhi.

My 12 year old daughter has lessons every weekend at Bagnum. The teaching is brilliant and the instructors are so accommodating, laugh and joke with the girls to put them at ease and show them so much praise and encouragement on their lessons. My daughter, a beginner, also hacks out in the school holidays and is quite happy to go out alone with the staff due to how lovely they all are at Bagnum.

I have ridden at many other stables in my time and none have been as great as this one. I cannot recommend Bagnum Equestrian enough. Such a good team of staff, lovely horses, beautiful hacks over the New Forest and great lessons - what more could you ask for.
Written March 31, 2022
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Jade C
Padiham, UK5 contributions
Couples
Absolutely lovely 2 hour hack out on the forest. I am an experienced rider and my partner is a beginner. The horses we rode were lovely, they knew the job and were incredibly obedient but by no means dobbins or unhappy. They were perky and seemed to enjoy their time hacking as much as we did. Our ride leader was excellent, she looked after my partner and helped him master riding trot, encouraging and giving him tips whilst still maintaining interaction with the rest of the ride. She told us lots of things about the forest and gave us information about each of our horses and was clear she loves the job and the horses. The yard was excellently maintained and run within the covid restrictions, with all staff maintaining safe distances, practices and procedures.
Thoroughly recommended for a wonderful day out.
Bob and Zorro are the best ;) (oh and Archie the dog is cute too!)
Written September 19, 2020
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Maddy P
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Family
My 4 year daughter enjoyed her first riding experience today (June 2021). Everyone was very welcoming and made her feel very safe and secure. Her horse was wonderful, well behaved and our lead lady made my daughter feel comfortable and confident throughout the ride. I'd recommend the stables to everyone.
Written June 15, 2021
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Nicola W
Gloucestershire, UK37 contributions
My 10 year old daughter went for an hour and a half hack. The yard seems very well organised and everyone friendly and the horses in great condition.

I'd done my research before booking as several places only offered walks in the forest without the chance of cantering which, to be honest, wouldn't have interested my daughter.

My daughter rode Red lead by a lovely girl named Eden who couldn't have been more encouraging to my daughter who has only had lessons so far as her stables don't offer hacks.

The highlight was a lengthy canter and there were only 3 of them in their group.

We live in Gloucester but otherwise we would be there every weekend!

Thank you Bagnum (especially Eden!), we will be back soon :-)
Written August 7, 2022
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Holly Sharp
1 contribution
Solo
My parents booked me a 1.5 hour hack for my birthday. All the staff were so friendly and helpful, especially as it was just me riding with a few people I’d never met and I’d never been there before. Our leader Eden made me feel very welcome and was checking up on us every now and again to make sure we were still all happy. I was on the lovely Tilly, she was very well behaved and looked after me the whole time. It was nice that as a group we were all around the same experience and so we had a few canters as well which was lovely. Definitely recommend to anyone who’s thinking of booking, I will definitely be going again!
Written July 31, 2022
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sadie
4 contributions
Friends
My sister in law and I received a voucher for a hack for Christmas we booked in for yesterday and had the best Time! On arrival everyone was friendly they explained everything and helped you get sorted on the horses. I rode Zorro who is by the far the best horse I've ridden he was lovely and made me feel at ease. The horses look happy and so well cared for. It was a beautiful hack across the forest and the staff were lovely. Rachel in particular who took time to talk to both of us as If she were our friend. By far the best hacking experience I've had! Thank you❤️
Written May 22, 2022
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