About Us

Cornwall Riding Academy – An Award Winning Riding School

Horse riding in Cornwall

Established in 1984 The Cornwall Riding Academy is a family run business open all the year around for lessons, hacking and fully inclusive riding courses. Association of British Riding School, Ofsted and Club Mark Approved, We cater for all ages and abilities, groups or individuals you can come for a one off ride around Carn Brea, a lesson or hack or work towards a professional qualification. Having around 50 horses and ponies from quiet weight carrying cobs to competition horses there is one to suit everyone. All our friendly, helpful staff are qualified, First Aid trained and CRB checked.

We take beginners who want to go sedately trekking and enjoy the stunning Cornwall scenery and riders who are capable of faster more exciting hacking. Why not come along and have a go? You could start with a riding lesson indoors or go out along the World Heritage Site of the Mineral Tramways.
▪ We are members of the Association of British Riding Schools, Ofsted, Club Marked and Quality Tourism Approved.
▪ In November 2012 we won Silver in the Cornwall Tourism Awards for Best Tourism Activity, Sport and Experience.
▪ We were a finalist in the South West Tourism Excellence Awards
▪ We came second in the Sunday Times ’50 Best Weekends’
▪ This Spring we were awarded Five Star Rating for our Food Hygiene by Cornwall County Council
▪ We are the only commercially run Riding School to achieve this in Devon and Cornwall

The Cornwall Riding Academy opened in 1984, and is a family run business which is open every day of the year for hacking, lessons and riding holidays run by Janet Dallimore. it is set in the heart of the Cornish countryside with riding from coast to coast along the Mineral Tramways World Heritage Site and around Carn Brea Castle.

We are fortunate to be surrounded by beautiful open countryside threaded with bridleways and tracks ready to be explored on horse back. Hacking takes in a variety of terrain to suit every standard of rider. If you simply enjoy your riding then there are long woodland Canters, steep hills to scramble up and streams to splash through, or ride on four miles of golden sand at Gwithian Beach.
The Riding School is a career training and NVQ Assessment Centre and is fully licensed, insured, and a member of the Association of British Riding Schools, Ofsted and Club Mark Approved.

All lessons are given by friendly energetic approved instructors who are delighted to teach anyone from total beginners to competition riders. Teaching is carried out in the full size, purpose built indoor and International size outdoor arena. There is a full course of jumps for those who wish to improve their show jumping and for the more confident there are more challenging obstacles and combinations in the open fields which make up our cross country course.

We have a large selection of horses and ponies, around 50, both native and European, that are schooled to a high standard. Many have been competition horses winning in many different spheres, even competing and winning with the British Team abroad.

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