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Equine Therapy

Equine Assisted Learning is a relational & experiential form of mental & emotional health support, and can be a powerful addition to room-based therapy, where clients learn in relationship with practitioner and horses. Rather than only "talking about", clients actively participate in their unique support sessions by doing and exploring. Clients are offered safe experiences with our horses in the natural surrounds of Sugar Beach Ranch for the purpose of social-emotional and relationship skills building, building connection with self and others, and personal development.

Topics that can be explored may include: 


  • Growing Self-Esteem & Building Confidence;

  • Developing Healthy Relationships, including Couple & Family Relationships; 

  • Grief & Loss;

  • Trauma & Depression;

  • Healthy Emotional Expression & Regulation; 

  • Exploring (Un-)Helpful Behavioural Patterns;

  • Experimenting with Blocks/Obstacles/Motivations; 

  • Enhancing Communication Skills; 

  • Working around Personal Boundaries; etc. 


Beach horse riding at Sugar Beach Ranch

Retreats With Your Horse

Your stay at Sugar Beach Ranch with your own horse is a truly unique experience as we open our gates to give you access to our stunning bush and beach rides. 

What to expect .....
The nightly fee is for 2 people and includes the following:

*Quaint private self contained accommodation.
*Paddock agistment for your horse
*Use of our 15m heated swimming pool, cabana and bbq

*Super fun beach and bush riding 

*Equine massage available on request

The Bungalows can sleep up to 4. Click the button below to find out prices and availability. 

Exercising horses on the beach at Sugar Beach Ranch

Our Horses

The Murphy Family are passionate about breeding the highest quality polo and performance horses and are proud of our heritage and performance record. It is from this passion that Surfing Cowboys Polo and Racing was built by the family.

From selling our horses to the queens men and playing for Australia we are proud of our horsemanship.

The Murphy Family have been polo players, breeders and horse enthusiasts for over 35 years.

Our passion for creating the highest quality performance horses is unmatched.

With over 30 horses we are seriously dedicated to breeding, training and developing high quality performance horses for all disciplines - Polo, Racing, Breeding, Horsemanship...


We aim to provide you with pony club horses with Ferrari engines.... 

Beach polo at Sugar Beach Ranch


Sugar Beach Ranch is the perfect place to run an equine clinic. With ample paddocks, room to park floats, 2 round yards and beach access there are plenty of opportunities for a wide range of equine clinics. 

If you would like to book Sugar Beach Ranch for your next equine clinic, email for more information. 

Horses in the stables at Sugar Beach Ranch


Unique full board agistment opportunity with direct beach access, extensive bush trails and great facilities.

  • One hard feed per day (owner to supply feed)

  • Rugging morning and afternoon

  • Paddocks 

  • Riding area

  • Farrier attends on a 5 weekly basis

  • Enclosed wooden round yard with viewing podium

  • Grass round yard

  • Tie up rails

  • Beach riding

  • Bush trails

  • $165 per week  

Stables available at an additional cost.

Contact to enquire

Training in the round yard at Sugar Beach Ranch

Round Yard Hire

Our fully enclosed round yard is filled with quality deep sand to encourage your horse to develop power and impulsion. With two viewing platforms that can hold up to 10 people each,  the round yard can be used for training purposes or equine clinics.

We also have a grass round yard situated next to it. Both are available for hire.

Click here to contact us for more information. 

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