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7 Days Adult Private Group Horse Riding Holiday Cornwall, UK (group of 6 - 8)

Cornish Riding Holidays/Wheal Buller Riding School, Buller Hill, Redruth, Cornwall, South West England, England, UK

Exciting Horse Riding Holiday UK

If you are seeking a relaxing fun holiday with horses, then this holiday is perfect for you! It is assured that you will appreciate the warm and friendly atmosphere of Cornwall, UK. In this holiday, the riding courses are tailored to suit each individual and Cornish Riding Holidays / Wheal Buller Riding School will do their utmost to make your holiday time enjoyable. So, why not come along and have a go? Come and enjoy the stunning Cornwall scenery on your horseback!


  • Swim with the horses in Carn Marth
  • Approximate daily riding time: 5 hours
  • Horse riding to Devoran and Gwithian Beach
  • 2-hour hack along the stunning trails of Cornwall
  • Group lessons and training for ABRS tests
  • Pick-up service from Redruth stations
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights’ accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


6 days with instruction
Group size: 6-8 participants
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You will be staying on-site at Cornish Riding Holidays / Wheal Buller Riding School in a four-bedded en-suite room.



This adult horse riding holiday program will include lessons / hacking, cross country, beach riding, and swimming with your horse. You will enjoy riding your horseback for five hours a day. During the holiday, you can also have group lessons in dressage, cross country, show jumping or side saddle indoors or out, ride on the beach, and hack around Carn Brea Castle or on one of the many coasts to coast bridle paths. At no extra cost, you can also train for your Association of British Riding Schools (ABRS) equitation tests.

Should you want more specific training, you can also book private lessons in addition to the group lessons that you will get. You can do the day ride to Devoran which meanders through the Poldice Valley or enjoy a fun ride along the four miles of golden sand on the beautiful Gwithian Beach as well. The next day, you could learn how to swim on your horse on Carn Marth or you could take part in your first competition day. All this can be decided by you when you talk with one of the staff each evening and work out your program for the next day.

The final program will be decided at the end of each day when one of the instructors sits down and discusses it with you. Cornish Riding Holidays / Wheal Buller Riding School will do their best to accommodate your needs but the choice will be yours whether you are a beginner or advanced level. If you have any specific requests, please make a note on your booking form and Cornish Riding Holidays / Wheal Buller Riding School will do the best to accommodate your requirements.

All lessons will be given by friendly, energetic, and 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 Cornish Riding Holidays / Wheal Buller Riding School's cross country course.

Furthermore, during the holiday, you can bring your own horse or ride Cornish Riding Holidays / Wheal Buller Riding School’s horse. They have a large selection of horses and ponies (around 50 breeds) 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. If you wish, you can also help with feeding, grooming, and tacking up of the horses, or if you prefer you can have it all done for you by the staff.

Sample daily schedule

  • 09:00 Prepare your horse for riding
  • 10:00 Learn how to ride a course of show jumps or practical stable management
  • 11:00 Take your horse out and learn how to correctly ride the cross country course.
  • 12:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 Have a go at side saddle or western riding, try lunging a horse, or listen to a lecture to help you pass your ABRS tests if you want to take them
  • 14:00 Two-hour hack along the Mineral Tramways around Carn Brea Castle / King Edward Mine / Carn Marth or along the Tresevean Trail and learn about the Cornish heritage


Cornish Riding Holidays / Wheal Buller Riding School is set within the World Heritage site of the Mineral Tramways and in an area of outstanding natural beauty with panoramic views extending to the sea. It is located in a part of Cornwall where it is just 11 miles from the North to the South coast. There are a lot of stately homes and gardens nearby such as Eden Project, Maritime Museum, St. Micheals Mount, Lands End, Pendennis, St. Mawes and St. Catherines Castles, and Mineral Tramways.

This rural setting, amid quiet fields, and rugged hills provides a relaxing retreat from the pressure of work and daily life. Cornwall is just one and a half miles from the small tin mining town of Redruth. In Redruth, there is an assortment of shops where you should be able to buy all you may need and there is also a selection of country pubs for a quiet drink in the evening in Redruth.

Nearby places

  • North Coast, 4 miles
  • Redruth, 1.5 miles
  • South Coast, 7 miles


You will be served breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Cold meat and vegetarian alternatives are available each day. For breakfast, you can help yourself to a selection of cereals, porridge, rolls, cheese, yogurt, orange juice, fresh fruit, brown or white toast, jams, marmalade, and honey. For lunch, you will savor a fresh homemade soup of the day. There will also be a selection of salads, green, coleslaw, pasta, and rice. There are also fresh rolls and one of the following: quiche, pastries, baked potatoes with fillings, tagliatelle, pizza, chicken pies, giant spring rolls, cheese, and red pepper rolls.

You may also have a packed lunch for the day ride with a selection of scones and cakes. Moreover, from Monday to Friday, you will be served one of the following for dinner: cottage pie, lasagna with chips or boiled potatoes, chicken casserole with rice, spaghetti bolognese, or fish and chips. All meals will be served with two vegetables. For the alternatives, there are omelets, pork chops, beef casserole, or sausage and onions.

In addition, the Sunday roast dinner will include beef or chicken, two vegetables, roast and boiled potatoes, as well as Yorkshire puddings and gravy. For vegetarians, there will be a nut roast, homemade apple crumbles, pie with custard or clotted cream, ice cream, cheese, biscuits, and fresh fruit. There will also be chocolate fudge cake, cheesecake, chocolate roll with chocolate custard, strawberry gateau, and rhubarb crumble and custard.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

During this holiday, you can also book private horse riding lessons in addition to the group lessons that you will get.

What's included

  • 5 hours’ daily horse riding
  • Day ride to Devoran
  • Horse riding to Gwithian Beach
  • Swim with the horses in Carn Marth
  • 2-hour hack along the Mineral Tramways or Tresevean Trail
  • Free training for ABRS equitation tests
  • Complimentary group lessons
  • Assistance of approved instructors
  • Pick-up from Redruth railway or bus station
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 6 nights’ accommodation

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY).

Daily flights are available to and from Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY) from most major cities in the UK as well as Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Düsseldorf, Zürich, and Alicante. Taxis are available from Cornwall Airport Newquay (NQY) to Cornish Riding Holidays / Wheal Buller Riding. Should you want to be picked-up, taxis can be arranged to collect you the airport.

Arrival by bus

Collection from Redruth bus station is free of charge. Busses arrive here from all major British cities.

Arrival by train

Collection from Redruth railway station is free of charge. Trains arrive here from all major British cities.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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This holiday is available all year-round, with the off-season in July and August. Please select an arrival date below.

Minimum group size

This trip requires a minimum of 6 participants

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