Hallagenna Riding

About us, The Team & Our Horses


Our team & our horses

Hallagenna has been home to horses and horse riding for many years. We’re a family-run business, focussed on making sure all our guests enjoy a truly memorable riding experience – whether you’re enjoying your first pony trek or honing your riding skills on a challenging trail ride.

We’ve taken the time to carefully select our horses and ponies for their suitability for moorland riding and our customers. They are all experienced, well-handled and much loved members of the team.

We have horses and ponies suitable for all different abilties of rider.

Our Team

Hallagenna is our family-run, horse riding business. We’ve been riding on Bodmin Moor for many years – and we still love it! Not only do we get to enjoy one of the most dramatic, unspoilt areas in the country but we also get to sharing this unique experience with our visitors.

Paul – Paul looks after the general smooth running of Hallagenna. Paul has worked with horses for more than thirty years, competing up to Grand Prix Dressage and Advanced Eventing levels during the 80′s and 90′s. His classical training and international experience have seen Paul involved in many different equine areas, including the breeding of competition horses.

Our Instructor – Paul’s daughter has grown up around horses, competing at pony and riding club level since the age of 10. Beginning her training life with 3 years at the Talland School of Equitation in Gloucestershire, Paul’s daughter has spent the past 7 years training and competing at some of the best yards in England. She has evented in the USA and experienced training in Spain, expanding her equine knowledge and experience in various areas of the equine world.

She now manages the Yard at Hallagenna alongside her Team of Riding Escorts and Assistants. They all love sharing the experience of our horses and fantastic moorland riding with our visitors and guests. She aims to achieve an excellent rapport with our guests on riding holidays, as she conveys her knowledge, teaching to build their rider confidence throughout their holiday, especially children. Her other passion lies in competing and she especially enjoys training young horses for competition.


Our Horses & Ponies

We allocate the horses on each ride to suit the ride and the stated ability of each rider. To help ensure the excited riders listen to the very important instructions of our staff, each rider is given the name of the horse or pony they will be riding before entering the mounting area – so make sure you remember the name of your steed! Our horses and ponies have easy to remember names like Katie, Lucy, Freckles, Miranda and Smurf, just to name a few.

We have a number of wonderful horses and ponies, who have been selected to suit the needs of our customers and the terrain of the Moor.

We keep a variety of sizes and types of horse and pony to best suit the needs of our riders and the terrain of Bodmin Moor. They are familiar with moorland wildlife, including cattle, sheep, buzzards and the occasional fox. They will take the changing terrain in their stride, but are equally keen to explore whatever lies ahead.

To find out more about our various rides and horse riding holidays in Cornwall, please call us on 01208 851500 or email us.