TM International School of Horsemanship


T.M. International School of Horsemanship
Established 1982
Sunrising Riding Centre

"This is a caring school, where pupils are well taught and looked after."
Inspector Jane Goldsmith, Fellow of the B.H.S.

Henwood, Near Liskeard
Cornwall. PL14 5BP.
Telephone: (01579) 362895
Fax: (01579) 363646

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CAPT. E.W.R. MOORE, PRINCIPAL International Instructor, Int Stable Mgr.(B.H.S. Regd.)  



Riding Lessons and Hacking out on the Moors For those on holiday in our area, or local residents interested in riding lessons or in riding out on Bodmin Moor, or activities for children.

Riding Holidays (including ENGLISH LANGUAGE LESSONS if required). For instructional residential riding holidays for adults, families and unaccompanied youngsters of 12 years and upwards.

Training for an Equestrian Career

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For Potential Working Pupils (students) who are U.K. citizens, citizens of other E.U. countries, or other parts of the world.

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It's not all Riding!


A Year at Sunrising

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FOR YOUNGSTERS STILL AT SCHOOL but living near enough to come to our Centre for Equestrian training on a day-release basis please telephone Captain Ted Moore.

  • Splashing about in Withybrook pool.
  • The horses refresh themselves at Withybrook pool with the “Cheesewring” rock in the background.
  • Having refreshed themselves, the horses move on. There is a lot of Bodmin Moor to explore!
  • Here is one of our horses, in action over a cross-country jump.
  • This shows a section of the girls’ dormitory which sleeps a total of 10 in 3 sections.
  • When riding on the moors, the views of the surrounding countryside are superb.
  • Our school is on the extreme right of this picture which shows the ideal riding country we have on our doorstep!

The T.M.International School of Horsemanship is situated right in the heart of one of England’s most ancient, magical and unspoilt landscapes. Our rides take us past Bronze Age stone circles, burial cairns and quoits, through copper and tin mine workings from long ago and past prehistoric settlements. The views from Bodmin Moor reach right across Cornwall to Devon, Dartmoor and the sea beyond. This is spectacular riding country, mile upon mile of open moorland to explore and only cattle, sheep, moorland ponies (often with foals at foot), your companions and a guide for company. Buzzards and skylarks and other rare birds are frequent sights. The rides are usually of at least 2 hours duration during the afternoon, unless it is very hot. Then our guests may choose to go to the beach and ride in the cool of the long summer evening instead

During the school holidays the majority of our guests are unaccompanied teenagers to whom we can offer personal attention, as the maximum we can accommodate is 8 females and 3 males. Adults looking for a quiet "get away from it all" holiday may prefer to come during term time or stay nearby. Our premises are fully equiped with smoke detectors, alarms and emergency lighting to the latest Fire Safety Regulations. All equipment (e.g. fire extinguishers etc.) is regularly maintained and smoking is strictly forbidden throughout as, in England, it is now illegal to smoke in buildings to which members of the public have access. Ideal for families who are not all riders, one can stay at a local “B & B” or self-catering cottage and just ride with us when one wishes, paying for ones riding by the hour and for any meals which one may choose to have with us.

There are plenty of fascinating places and attractions to choose from - all within easy reach of our Centre. You can explore the wonderful EDEN PROJECT, which attracted thousands of visitors even before it was officially open! There are also the remains of King Arthur’s Castle at Tintagel to examine and Dozmary Pool, where Excalibur was received by a hand rising from the water, is also nearby. A popular hack will take you past a Bronze Age stone circle. The Monkey Sanctuary for Amazon woolly monkeys is also worth a visit. Carnglaze slate caverns, the Bodmin Steam Railway, canoeing on the sheltered rivers of Looe, the Kart Centre, fishing trips, surfing, scuba diving…. the possibilities are too numerous to mention. It is an ideal location for family holidays when not everybody in the family rides.

This is an optional extra. All lessons are in English, so our overseas guests will automatically improve their knowledge of the language. However, should you wish, special tuition can be arranged, usually for an hour each day, Monday to Friday. The proprietors are fluent in Scandinavian languages and have a limited knowledge of French and German.

We have about 2 dozen horses and ponies, part breds, cobs etc. They are of exceptional quality and variety of temperament to suit all levels of riding experience. Capable riders can enjoy long rides out on the moor on fit forward-going mounts. Less experienced riders can gain confidence on the lunge. At all times we try to ensure that riders of similar standard ride together. Our guests have a daily lesson of approximately one hour to ensure continual progress throughout their stay.

We are a B.H.S. Approved Training Centre and also a satellite training centre for Cornwall’s Duchy College. We train students for equestrian careers and are particularly proud of our high pass rate. We offer tuition in flat work, show and cross-country jumping in our all-weather manege and cross-country jumps. Our lessons are always targeted at individual needs, whether you are looking for a private lunge lesson to eradicate a particular fault or brush up on your general skills with a series of lessons. Group lessons seldom include more than 6 pupils of a similar standard, often only 3 or 4.

Riding helmets to an approved standard (e.g. BS EN1384, PAS 015, ASTM F1163 or SNELL E2001) MUST be worn at all times when mounted. They are available on loan if yours is felt to provide inadequate protection. Guests must have suitable footwear, either jodhpur boots with half-chaps or riding boots, worn with jodhpurs or breeches as appropriate. We cannot guarantee sunshine every day, so please bring waterproofs. Bedclothes are provided but guests are requested to bring their own towels, dressing gown, and (very important) slippers or "house" shoes as boots are removed at the entrance door. Guests are not permitted to go around with bare feet or stockings for hygenic and safety reasons.

We offer comfortable farmhouse accommodation for visitors within a friendly and welcoming family atmosphere. Meals are home prepared using fresh Cornish produce and the main meal is in the evening, (the menu is “table d’hote” but there are vegetarian dishes available). A glass of wine for adults is included. Self-catering units in tastefully converted Henwood Barns are available nearby - click here for details. All the comforts and conveniences are available for riders to relax after a long day in the saddle. We are a truly international centre, with guests from all over the world including America, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Spain and Switzerland, so learning about life in other countries is a popular evening pastime!


The following prices include in-house accommodation, full board, at least one hour's first class qualified instruction and riding out for an average of 2-3 hours each day, as well as full use of the facilities. Our bookings are normally from Sunday to Saturday. Our weekly rate also applies to part-weeks during June, July and August.

per week per day
In dormitory accommodation.
Youngsters staying with parents nearby, but coming on a daily basis for riding etc inc. buffet lunch.



We have only one guest bedroom "in house" (and it's well away from the dormitory). It contains 3 single beds, a wash-basin and colour T.V. The bath / shower room and toilet are next door and are for the exclusive use of the proprietors and the occupants of the guest bedroom. It is available on a full board basis, (including a glass of wine with the evening meal) for adult riders, parents with young children or male youngsters (the dormitory being only for girls.) For children under 9 sharing this room with a parent, 10% may be deducted from the "YOUNGSTERS" prices shown above.


HIGH SEASON (May to September)
LOW SEASON (All other times of the year)
Single Room supplement (for those who wish to be alone in the room) (This does not apply during low season)

INDIVIDUAL ENGLISH LESSONS (with a qualified teacher) One week course (One hour each day Monday - Friday) 85.

TRANSPORT CHARGES (payable on or before arrival)
Collection from LISKEARD (railway or 'bus stop) 10 per head each way
Collection from PLYMOUTH (airport or ferry) or NEWQUAY Airport 35 per head each way

Guests who wish to bring their own horses / ponies are welcome to do so. Weekly stabling (including feeding) charges are: Ponies 85 Horses 100. We can also accommodate your touring caravan.