Cornish Riding Holidays offers Horse Riding and hacking for all ages and abilities (from 4 years old)
We specialise in novice and nervous riders with lead rein hacks available along the Mineral Tramways for individuals, families and groups. We also provide more exciting rides for experienced riders, with beach riding by arrangement.
We are a family run business which has been established since 1984, and have a large selection of well schooled horses and ponies. Our teaching is to a high standard with seven qualified, sympathetic instructors to give you horse riding lessons in basic riding to advanced level in dressage, show jumping, cross country and side saddle, on well schooled horses and ponies.
All ages, (from 4 years old) abilities and weights are catered for.
We have both a purpose built indoor school for use in bad weather, and an international size outdoor arena along with a progressive series of cross country jumps.
Our premises are situated on the World Heritage Site of the Mineral Tramways which is perfect for hacking and trekking.
Why not have a go at one of our specialty activities.
Children’s “Own a Pony” Day
From 8.30 till 4.30 these fun packed days are run throughout the school holidays (see the Holiday Programme on the Children’s Holiday page, for details of what activities we are doing each day) As we are Ofsted Approved, Child Care vouchers can be used towards the £70 cost of these days.
Beach Riding at Gwithian
A chance for the big kids to find out what they have been missing out on – three miles of traffic-free golden sands! Meet at Wheal Buller to load the horses. We will need a volunteer car driver as the horse box only seats three. Join up again at Gwithian to unload and ride. We will be spending about two hours on the beach. If you plan on splashing through the waves then leave the posh boots at home! A chance to have some fun, but if you wear the horse out at the far end of the beach you get to carry it back.
The cost is £70 a head and includes hire of horse and horse transport. Places are limited so watch out for the posters announcing departure times.
Swimming with The Horses
An afternoon hack to Carn Marth Lake for a swim with the horses (we never swim in the sea as it is far too dangerous). Bring a small rucksack, or similar, to carry a towel and spare shoes (trainers or short boots to wear in the water). A swimming costume, shorts and t-shirt or wetsuit are suitable to wear in the water. Saddles off, (provided) life-jackets on, mount up and into the water. Depart 2pm from Wheal Buller. The cost is £45 for the afternoon.
Day Ride to Devoran
A great chance to hack out towards the south coast for a contrast in scenery. Start at 11am – aiming to return for 4.30pm. Head South over the hills and through the trees and lanes to Devoran. The banks of the Carnon River are a great chance for some serious canters. A picnic lunch and then wind through the valleys and over the hills homeward.
The ride is approximately 25 miles (possibly a little more) and is suitable for intermediate and experienced riders. The price of £70 does not include lunch.