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3 Day Course in Riding for Film & TV

24th - 26th April 2017

Many actors claim to be able to ride, yet some have never even sat on a horse!

Whether you have been riding for years or are just starting out, this is the course for you!

This course has been tailored to suit the needs of actors in the film & television sector. This is not a course for stunt riders.

For beginners, we will give you a solid foundation to build on for future work and training. For those with experience, it will help you reassess your skills, develop new ones and put you to the test!


Everyone will get the opportunity to develop their knowledge of working with horses, mounted and dismounted, to find out ways of faking it and how to remain safe on set.

A taster of what we will cover:

  • Mounting, dismounting

  • Riding (inside/outside/hacks)

  • Stopping on a mark and staying there!

  • Tacking

  • Riding in pairs/formation riding

  • Basic sword play

  • Working around obstacles

  • Riding with props e.g. swords, helmets

  • Faking it

  • And lots more!


The course head instructor is Jane Jebweb. Jane has ten years of experience in the film industry and has trained many actors to look great on a horse in front of the camera.  The horses that will be ridden as part of this course all have all been in films or TV shows.




Non Resident -  (excluding accommodation & meals)-

                   Early Bird*- £175, Full- £200

Resident -  (including 3 nights’ accommodation & 3 meals a day provided on course days)-

                      Early Bird*-£300, Full- £350

 (*expires 31st March 2017)


To Book

Call: 01503 220 428 or email:

Accommodation & Food

There is a selection of basic accommodation available at Polmartin. Please ask when booking or drop us an email for more info. Please note this is likely to be mixed.

If you opt for a resident place please mention any special dietary requirements at the time of booking. We will also be sending out a registration form closer to the time of the course.




Polmartin is situated outside of the town of Bodmin. There is no easy access to public transport. The closest train station is Bodmin Parkway. Taxis are available from the station.


This course is held at the picturesque Polmartin Riding Stables, Bodmin, Cornwall. The stables have both an inside and outside school as well as 6 miles of track to hacks etc.

Please note the stable is in a rural location and as such there are no shops within walking distance.



This course is a joint course between Swashbuckling Cornwall Ltd & Polmartin Riding School Ltd.

We suggest all participants should have their own personal insurance.

There are limited spaces on this course so please book early to avoid disappointment.


Feel free to ask questions, either drop us an email or call the stable.




Swashbuckling Cornwall T&Cs

1. Refunds are not offered on places.

2. We reserve the right to alter course times, course content and to cancel classes due to any unavoidable and /or unforeseen circumstances.

3. We reserve the right to refuse admission or tuition.

4. Over 18s only.

5. By booking a place on this event, you accept the terms and conditions of the company and release it from blame for any injury during the workshop and take part in all activities at your own risk.

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