Of all the ways to experience the beautiful places
of Cornwall, seeing it on horseback must be one of the most relaxing.
Explore the countryside and the beaches of Cornwall with a form of transport
which is ideally suited to the beauty and tranquility of this wonderful
Make your way into areas not often seen by other people, where you and
your horse, can be at peace with your surroundings.
Cornwall has many Riding Schools who cater to all ages and levels of riding
ability. Whether you're an experienced rider confident to explore
on your own or a novice wanting to join a group to make your first journey
on horseback, Cornwall can provide you with the riding school to meet
Many of the Riding Schools offer riding holidays with accommodation on
or with local hoteliers so you can spend your holiday on horseback
or learning to ride..
So, whatever you need: riding instruction for individuals and groups;
hacking; pony trekking; beach and coastal riding; moorland rides;
pub rides; stables; Cornwall's riding schools will have the solution for you.
Anything from one hour treks to two weeks of riding tuition.
Riding Schools are located throughout Cornwall from the Land's End in
the Far West across the wide expanse of Bodmin Moor to the Tamar River
in the North and East.
Public bridleways provide one means of access into the Cornish countryside
with miles of public rights of way designated for use by horseriders.
Most bridleways will be signposted or marked with a blue arrow.
Additionally, it is possible to access other areas of the Cornish countryside
where the right has been established by local custom and consent.
These include: numerous large areas of open country such as moorland
and coastal areas; some forests and woods, particularly those in the ownership
of the Forestry Commission; most beaches; country parks and picnic areas;
tow paths beside rivers; some private trackways; some National Trust owned
land; and some common land.
Each riding school will have details of rider access in their area.
to 19 May
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Polo on the Beach
The seventh year of Polo On The Beach. For the first time the event will take place over a weekend and will be packed full of events, entertainment and music all taking part on the beach, the highlight being an exhibition polo match on Sunday 19th May between two teams of top international players.
On the Saturday there will be a horse race on the beach with a bit of a twist, incorporating the Extreme Academy and kites! And as evening draws in we will host a music event alongside our beach BBQ and bar.
Sunday will focus around the polo. We are hoping for another horsey spectacle, something you don’t usually see on a beach, followed by two polo matches in the afternoon which will be free to attend.
Watergate Bay, near Newquay, Cornwall Tel: 01637 860543. more info...
For further information:
Association of British Riding Schools, Queens Chambers, 38-40 Queen
Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4BH
Tel: +44 (0)1736 369440 Fax: +44 (0)1736 351390 Email:
The British Horse Society Stoneleigh Deer Park, Kenilworth,
Tel: +44 (0)8701 202244 Fax: +44 (0)1926 707800
British Equestrian Federation, National Agricultural Centre, Stoneleigh
Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2RH
Tel: +44 (0)2476 698871 Fax: +44 (0)2476 696484 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bridleways & Quiet Lanes Bridleways.co.uk provides an internet based
database of national routes suitable for horse riders. These routes take
advantage of bridleways and quite lanes throughout the UK and are accessible
to the entire equine community.
Use the + scale on the left of the map to zoom in on an area. Click on a marker to see the name of the location and click the box to go to the information about that place. To zoom out click - on the scale. (Google Map integrated by www.choughmountain.eu)