Barnwell Equestrian Centre

Friendly family-run business, providing horse riding in Cornwall

Wesley Rd, Cubert, Nr. Newquay, Cornwall, TR8 5HB

Stable Management

Our interactive practical and theory-based equestrian learning is a fantastic way to deepen your understanding of these magnificent animals and how to care for them. Learning about their anatomy, behaviour, and basic health care needs, delving into the theoretical aspects of horse care, including nutrition, training techniques, and common illnesses, can further enhance your knowledge and skills in providing proper care for them. By combining both practical experience and theoretical knowledge, you can become a well-rounded and competent horse person.


At our clinics, we offer tailored training sessions in showjumping, dressage, or showing to help you pinpoint areas for improvement in your riding skills. Whether you're aiming to excel in dressage or show jumping, our experienced instructors are dedicated to assisting you in reaching your goals. See events for all our clinic dates.


Please note that when joining as a rider you will need to book an assessment lesson to start before placing you in a group


At our facility, lessons take place in our spacious 25m x 60m indoor riding arena. You can unwind and enjoy a coffee while observing your child's lesson from the cozy vantage point of our viewing gallery. This setup allows you to witness their progress and skills in a comfortable and relaxing environment.

Group lessons

Ran on a regular basis over Saturdays & Sundays

Group lessons offer a fun and social way to learn the basics of riding, improve your skills, and connect with other riders. starting from £120 for a block of lessons, it's a cost-effective way to get started on your riding journey. Maximum of 8 riders in a group.

Private & Semi-Private Lessons

Perfect for riders wanting to work on specific goals, adults seeking to retake the reins, groups of friends or Special Education Needs (SEN) children needing more concentration & time.

Our private and semi-private lessons offer personalized instruction tailored to the individual needs and goals of the rider. In a private lesson, riders receive one-on-one attention from the instructor, allowing for focused learning and feedback. On the other hand, semi-private lessons involve a small group (2-3) of riders, offering a balance between individualized attention and the opportunity for interaction with peers.

Equine Assisted Therapy

Equine-assisted therapy sessions offer a unique and effective approach to therapy by incorporating interactions with horses. These 1-1 on the ground sessions can include activities such as basic grooming and care for the horse, as well as handling and leading exercises that aim to build confidence and trust. Horses have a special ability to mirror human emotions and provide immediate feedback, making them valuable partners in therapeutic settings. Through these sessions, individuals can develop important life skills, improve self-awareness, and strengthen emotional well-being in a supportive and non-judgmental environment.

Hacks & Treks

Hacks & Treks

30 minute children’s ride £25

1 hour hack £35

Suitable for complete beginners & nervous riders.

1 hour trek £35

Suitable for riders capable of walk, trot & in full control of the horse.

2 hour trek (advanced riders only) £75

Advanced riders only, experienced in walk, trot, canter/gallop & in full control of the horse.

All ride lengths are approximate

Embarking on a hack or trek can be a wonderful way to kickstart your riding journey, whether you are a novice seeking to build confidence in the saddle or an experienced rider craving a relaxing ride. It offers a perfect blend of adventure as you navigate through scenic trails and soak in picturesque views. For those starting out, it can be a great introduction to riding, while seasoned riders can reinforce the skills acquired in lessons. The experience of exploring nature on horseback can be both exhilarating and therapeutic, making it an ideal activity for riders of all levels to enjoy.

Special Occasion Horseback Treks - Price on application

If you're seeking a unique and memorable experience for a special occasion, look no further! Whether it's a romantic picnic, a stunning sunrise or sunset horseback ride, capturing beautiful moments through photos, celebrating a milestone birthday, or popping the question in a picturesque setting, we've got you covered. Our tailored experiences are designed to cater to your specific preferences and are available on a private basis only, ensuring an intimate and exclusive experience. Let us help you create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime.

Full day 10am - 4pm £75

1 Hours Riding

Half Day 10am - 1pm £45

30 Minutes riding

Run on a regular basis during half terms & holidays - see events for upcoming dates

Own A Pony Days

Experience the joy of owning your very own pony with our exciting Own a Pony days! From learning how to catch and lead your ponies, to mastering the art of grooming and tacking up, as well as enjoying riding and stable management sessions, this experience is perfect for anyone who has always dreamed of having a pony of their own. Join us for a day filled with fun, learning, and unforgettable memories with these beautiful creatures.

Our “Own a Pony" days can be versatile and tailored to suit the unique abilities and knowledge levels of each group participating. The structure and activities of such events can be adjusted based on the group's familiarity with horse care practices, ensuring that everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.

Please pack a packed lunch/snack & drink and wet weather clothing for your child.

A typical day includes

  • 10am - 11am Catching, leading & Learn & groom session.
  • 11am - 12pm - Riding out or in the school.
  • 12pm - 1pm - Horse care knowledge - Saddles/Bridles/Horse colours/Markings & breeds
  • 1pm - 1:30pm - Lunch
  • 1:30pm - 3:30pm - Riding/Hands on activity - handling skills & pony games/plaiting & bathing
  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm - Rugging/bedding or turnout & feeding your pony

Birthday Parties

Min 6 children - Max 8 children - £45pp

2 hours in total.

30m Grooming & tacking up demo.

30m Learn to lead OR plaiting party.

1 hr Group lesson & gymkhana game.

Including party rosette & use of gallery for birthday tea.

Groups of 9-20 £30pp

2 hours in total.

30m Grooming & tacking up demo

30m Have a go grooming

1 hour Pony rides

Including party rosette & use of gallery for birthday tea.

All activity times are approximate. Activities may be adjusted depending on group size/capability.

Private bookings only.

Pony parties

Our pony parties provide a unique experience for children who are passionate about ponies or even those who are new to horse riding. Whether your child is a pony enthusiast or a novice, our parties offer a fun and memorable way to interact with these gentle animals. From pony rides to grooming sessions, our parties can cater to all levels of experience, ensuring a delightful and exciting time for everyone involved. Join us for a pony-filled celebration that will create lasting memories for your little ones!

Unicorn Tea Parties

These run on a private basis and during half terms & holidays - see events for upcoming dates

Private booking min. 5 children or look out for selected dates.

£60pp 2 hours in total.

30m Pony painting session & dress up

30m Pony rides & handling

30m Tea party with the unicorns

30m Party games/crafts

Including party rosette

Unicorn visits - Price on application

Storm & Silver the unicorn, two majestic and enchanting creatures, are now available for visits to your venue of choice. Imagine the excitement and wonder they would bring to any event or special occasion. Whether it's a birthday party, a corporate event, or a fairytale-themed gathering, having Storm or Silver in attendance is sure to create magical memories for all who encounter them. Don't miss this opportunity to add a touch of fantasy and whimsy to your next gathering with these beautiful unicorns.

Events & Arena Hire

Clinics, competitions, summer camps & more!

Keep an eye on our schedule & Facebook page to see all our upcoming events

Additionally for our regular riders, we provide opportunities for show days, gymkhanas, competitions such as show jumping & dressage during half-terms and holidays.

If you're looking for a more immersive experience, our summer camps offer 3-day sessions packed with fun activities, lessons, hacking, and opportunities to advance your riding abilities while trying out new things and having a great time.

Arena Hire

Please contact us for any arena hire bookings, please make sure you read our yard & arena hire rules when making a booking

How To Book

Contact us

  • Give us a call on 01637 830448 & leave a voicemail
  • Text 07807694046 with your enquiry
  • Drop us a message on our Facebook business page - here

Please note we are a small business and it is not always possible for us to answer the phone, so leaving a message with your enquiry is the best way to get hold of us. During peak times please allow up to 24-48 hrs for us to get back to you, last minute bookings are possible at times but may incur an additional fee.

All bookings are prebooked, they must be secured with payment from 24 hours of the booking being made. Any bookings not paid for within 24 hours will automatically be cancelled. Read our full terms & conditions.

Terms & Conditions

When making a booking you have agreed to read, understand & abide by our Booking, cancellation & extreme weather policy, rider code of conduct & yard rules at all times. All bookings require payment to secure & 48 hrs cancellation notice. We do not offer refunds but may be able to transfer your booking instead. A rider registration form will need to be filled in & signed prior to riding.

See our full terms & conditions - here

Gift Vouchers

Our gift vouchers offer the perfect solution for those times when you're unsure of what to give as a present or which activity to book. They are versatile and can be used for any activities, lessons, or ride outs within a period of up to 6 months. This flexibility allows the recipient to choose an experience that suits their preferences and schedule, making it a thoughtful and practical gift option for any occasion.