Opened in 1984, Wheal Buller Riding School is a family run business which is open every day all the year for hacking lessons and riding holidays. Run by Janet Dallimore and her daughter Karen Trezise. 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.
The Riding School is 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 4 miles of golden sand at Gwithian Beach. Th riding school is well positioned for visiting local attractions, beaches and beauty spots across Cornwall, being just 1 mile from Redruth on the B3297 Road to Helston and just a few minutes from the A30.
The railway and bus station are a mile and a half away and are well served by Inter- City trains and buses also taxis can be arranged from Newquay Airport which is around 30 minutes away. The Riding School is a career training and NVQ Assessment Centre and is fully licensed, insured, British Horse Society and Association of British Riding Schools 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.
Lessons are available in most disciplines of riding, we cater for all abilities from beginner to competition rider. Our enthusiastic team of NVQ, BHS & ABRS qualified instructors run lessons seven days a week and on weekday evenings. Hacking and trekking is available throughout the year on our wide selection of horses and ponies. WE ARE OFSTED REGISTERED AND AN APPROVED SUPPLIER OF OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES FOR DEVON AND CORNWALL COUNTY COUNCILS AND LOCAL SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES. Hacks are mainly off road. We are very lucky to be in a position to ride around World Heritage site of the Mineral Tramways and Carn Brea Castle.
Hacking can be arranged so suit every standard of rider. Evening hacks are available by prior arrangement in the Summer. Discount available for group of 10 or more. Young Riders Club Membership.