Polmartin Riding Equestrian Site

Polmartin Riding Equestrian Site, Liskeard: Hours, Address, Polmartin Riding Equestrian Site Reviews: 5/5

Polmartin Riding Equestrian Site

Polmartin Riding Equestrian Site
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Polmartin Riding is a BHS Approved Riding School and Training Centre in Cornwall. We offer fantastic riding experiences for abilities - from complete beginners to expert riders. Riding lessons and trekking is available all year round and we have fabulous horses and ponies to suit all sizes so the whole family (min age 5 years) can enjoy a ride out together. All of the riding out is along our own scenic tracks and trails offering stunning views of the Cornish countryside and all completely traffic free.
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Rosasurfgirl
2 contributions
Nice ponies but made me doubt everything I knew about riding.
Jul 2021 • Family
They had lovely ponies and the stable girls were really nice but I'm quite an experianced rider and the lesson made me doubt all I knew about horses
Written July 23, 2021
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Liz
Bournemouth, UK30 contributions
The best hack I've been on
Apr 2021 • Solo
Just got back from a hack with Jane. I've been riding on and off for over 30 years and I can honestly say this was the best hack I've been on. Jane is an amazing teacher and she spent the first 10 minutes with me in an indoor arena assessing my skills and correcting me. So many stables don't really bother doing this when going on a hack but to me her instructions served as a much needed reminder how to do things right! She's so experienced, I wish I'd been thought how to ride by her. The hack itself was through gorgeous countryside, my horse Khan a lovely responsive ride and the conversation with Jane just flowed. I'd love to come back again and really can't recommend Polmartin riding stables enough.
Written April 21, 2021
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lister_natalie82
Hertford, UK170 contributions
A lovely ride
Sep 2020
Really enjoyed the ride, really nice people, very patient. Really good horses and a great experience
Written September 28, 2020
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Coral N
Crawley Down, UK4 contributions
A privilege to ride this beautiful horse
Sep 2020 • Solo
I've just got back from a wonderful ride at this very special place. The memory of being able to ride a beautiful pure Arab is one I will always remember. Lovely friendly staff and stunning horses. Thank you very very much
Written September 24, 2020
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Laura
2 contributions
Wonderful fun
Sep 2020 • Friends
Had a great time. Jane took the time to let us get to know the horses and they really looked after the beginner. Really nice to have a little play in the school before going for a hack.
Written September 17, 2020
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Jebo94
Callington, UK10 contributions
A home from home
Aug 2020 • Solo
I learnt to ride here with fabulous instruction from lead instructor Jane. She teaches the basics of riding in the school, before often taking you out on the miles of vehicle free trails. The majority of horses here are breed by Jane, and the love and pride she has in her horses is obvious. And with reason - they are all beautifully bred and high achieving! However, she has an equally beautiful selection of cobs and schooling ponies to gove you confidence and teach you the basic skills needed.
Without Jane, and the rest of the the polmartin crew I wouldnt be where I am today - being considered for a national level team.
When I return to Cornwall I always return to Jane as I know she will make me feel like I am returning to an old friend, and my second home. And I know she will help me iron out any bad habbits I have formed, whilst giving me confidence and a fab time.
Written August 14, 2020
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Krista T
2 contributions
Private class
Jul 2020 • Couples
My partner and I booked a private riding lesson in July and were taught by Jane.
I made a mistake in the booking thinking I was way above my riding skills as I was taught to ride by my cousins who owned horses and rode every day but did not compete so I obviously didn’t know anything about ‘correct’ technique. Due to the overestimate of my skills I was given their fanciest horse and I think Jane was quite upset about this as she made it clear that she hates it when people say they’re better at riding than they are and that the horse I was given was a pure bred Arab and had competed nationally. During the one hour lesson she went through the basics of riding with us which was great and it gave us an opportunity to learn how to ride ‘properly’. My partner was helped by an assistant (whose name unfortunately I cannot remember) who did not let go of the reigns so my partner did not really get a chance to try riding for himself unfortunately. Jane gave me a lot of attention and corrected my technique which was very helpful but it would have been great if she had shown us how she rides first rather than at the end.
I will have to say that even though she gave us good tips on riding, her way of communicating was rude, including strongly questioning whether I do any exercise when I work out 5 days a week. She is clearly very knowledgeable and proud of her profession which is great, however since the class my happy association with horseback riding has been replaced with anxiety.
I wouldn’t not recommend the classes, but I would say to definitely not overestimate your skills when booking and to prepare for a very direct teaching style.
Written August 3, 2020
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Loopyloulou1983
1 contribution
1st every riding lesson age 38
Dec 2019 • Solo
I booked my first riding lesson having looked at the clear and well appointed website. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. Amy my instructor was warm and friendly and put me at ease. She explained clearly and patiently throughout the hour. Her assistant Lola was kind with a warm smile. The hour went so quickly, Before I knew it I was riding Orbit, walking with trotting and learning the importance of good breathing with control. I was so delighted I booked a second lesson. Thank you to everyone for making my first lesson so enjoyable 💖 especially Orbit 🐎
Written December 7, 2019
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pumpkinqueen2018
4 contributions
Finally - a riding school that teaches you to ride!
Sep 2019
My friends and I like to treat ourselves when on holiday to a session of horse riding to really get into the local countryside. More often than not, this means sitting on a horse that is trained to ignore what you try to tell it to do and to follow the horse in front instead. That's OK, but after doing this a few times you want start learning how to handle a horse properly and that is what Jane and her fantastic team provide. She could see I was nervous though and without making a big deal of it happily led my horse around their stunningly beautiful valley while buzzards flew over us. We will definitely be going back there whenever we venture to Cornwall. It was great value for money as well as being educational and enjoyable. Highly recommended for beginners and old hands alike.
Written September 24, 2019
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Linzi K
Arbroath, UK1 contribution
5 star Riding School !!!
Jul 2019
We were on a family holiday to St Austell and my daughter was desperate to ride. After finding Polmartin we booked a private lesson and never looked back.
My daughter had lost confidence and forgotten the fundamental basics but thank you to Jane and her amazing staff she gave it all back plus more.
We went back a few days later so my daughter could go for the day she had an absolute blast and even got to jump two courses, over a height she had never tackled before.
I thank Jane and her wonderful staff so much, my daughter is now loving riding at home again, I trusted Jane completely and we will be booking back in if we are back in the area again.
Written September 9, 2019
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