Cornilo Riding is a riding school with a long tradition. For us, it's not all about winning competitions: we love it when our riders achieve, just as much as getting that shoulder-in in canter as rising to the trot for the first time. We specialise in teaching thorough basic equitation skills, providing you with an excellent foundation on which to progress - wherever that may be; we aim to adapt the 'curriculum' to suit you.
All our staff work as a team and will be happy to tell you more about the riding activities we offer and help you find the horse or pony that's right for you.
We're always happy to welcome new customers who are interested in learning to ride, or to return to riding after time out of the saddle. We can coach you up to BHSAI plus all Pony Club exams, and we are also authorised to examine on-site for all the BHS Progressive Riding Tests.
Marina Aunger has spent all her life with horses. She grew up at The Black Pig in Staple, attending the West Street South Pony Club and gaining her 'A' test. She evented her horses and is qualified to BHS Intermediate Instructor level. Marina was manager of Cornilo Riding for more than 25 years before she became its owner in 2015.
Policies in Practice
We try our best at keeping up to date with current health & safety, risk assessments, safeguarding, biosecurity and policies. Click on the links below if you wish to read them on line, or browse through our paper copies which are on display on the wall in the office.
Thank you to Lisa Morley for donating 6 super show jackets to Cornilo Riding. We are planning to keep them here to lend to our younger riders who wish to go to their first show and cannot invest in expensive kit. If anyone else has any riding wear they no longer need we would be more than happy to add them to our 'show wardrobe'.
Cornilo Riding had a hugely sucessful day as part of the "National Give Horses A Go" initiative. We would like to thank everyone who came along to see us and the many activities we have on offer.
Marina and Robert would like to thank all the helpers who ensured the day ran smoothly and showed how much fun riding is.
Now that spring has arrived we are planning to take regular hacks out over the nearby farmland and bridleways. Riders will be asked to fill in an identity tag for their hatband when out hacking, just in case of emergencies. These will be provided free of charge for you to fill in your details before you hack out.
This autumn we applied for official British Horse Society Training Centre Status, and in November we had our specific training inspection to assess if our training was at the standard required for what we promise to deliver, and that the horses and facilities were suitable. It was great to find out in December that we have been awarded Training Centre Status, and that we have been recognised for the training we provide.
Our application for accreddiation as a British Horse Society Training Centre is underway. We are planning to hold short residential courses, using our good neighbours Sutton Vale Country Club to help us provide accommodation within walking distance of Cornilo Riding.