Horse Riding and Pony Trekking - horse riding brecon beacons
A quiet ride on a quiet pony or horse. You will ride at your own comfort level, but there is a chance to branch off and trot or canter in appropriate places.
For small groups of more experienced riders who want to move faster, with more opportunities to canter. Hacking is for people who ride regularly and are confident on a horse.
Horse-riders are allowed to use the many bridleways that traverse the Park. These are marked with blue arrow waymark signs. See Rights of Way waymark codes.
There are over 15 trekking and riding centres to choose from, catering for trail riding and trekking holidays as well as full-day or half-day rides. Experienced and knowledgable guides can take you through varied terrain from steep rugged slopes to gentle, wooded valleys, crossing cool mountain streams on the way. You can even learn how to drive with a horse & carriage!
You can have confidence that centres approved by the British Horse Society will provide sound instruction and that their horses and facilities are properly looked after.
For details of riding centres and stables get a copy of the Brecon Beacons National Park Welcome.
A guided trek is the perfect way to enjoy the Brecon Beacons.
The horse takes the strain and makes the perfect viewing platform to admire the area's
stunning beauty and fantastic wildlife.
There is a wide range of stables and riding centres across the Park, each offering a unique variety of treks, hacks and trails - not to mention carriage driving and courses.
As a result there is something for literally everyone, from absolute beginner to total master and from small child to mature veteran.
Gilfach Equitation, Gilfach, Sennybridge, Brecon LD3 8TY : Tel 01874 636818
Gilfach Equitation offer a wide range of Classical Riding Courses & Leisure Holidays.
Benefit from expert, empathetic, tuition on a small team of well mannered, well-schooled and contented horses. Relax and enjoy wonderful rides out on forward going horses over fantastic countryside.
Be re-assured of yours and your mount's health, safety and well-being at our BHS Approved, well-organised & professional equestrian centre.
Be special! - we only cater for your group (of up to four people) at any one time
Truly delightful character accommodation on-site (self-catering)
Contact Gilfach Equitation
Trevelog Farm Pony Trekking - 01873 890216
Offers full range of riding across the Black Mountains, with short introductions for total beginners, to treks for all standards, up to full-blown hacks for more experienced riders
Cantref Riding Centre - 01874 665223
Caters for riders of all abilities, with a wide variety of routes lasting from one hour to four days on native Welsh cobs and ponies. The farm also has an adventure barn for children, with a café and bunkhouse accommodation.
Ellesmere Riding Centre - 01874 658252
Provides trekking for novices, hacking for more experienced riders and long-distance guided rides for those wanting a challenge.
FreeRein Riding Holidays - 01497 821356
Geared to independent riders who want to take advantage of over 600 miles of paths, with accommodation at over 30 farms and inns. Less experienced riders can have short courses to get them riding independently and there are guided rides if needed.
Golden Castle Riding Stables - 01873 812649
Specialises in long distance rides where riders stay in pubs. It also provides a course on competitive riding and an introduction to carriage driving.
Grange Farm, Capel y Ffin - 01873 890215
Takes riders of all abilities on treks across the highest parts of the Black Mountains. Because of the rugged terrain, rides focus on scenery and wildlife rather than speed. The farm is also a good base for walkers.
Llangors Riding and Rope Centre - 01874 658272
Specialises principally in novices, but can also provide guided hacks for more experienced riders.
Llanthony Riding and Trekking- 01873 890359
Offers guided rides to suit all abilities, from quiet rides for beginners to more challenging hacks for experienced riders. Half-days or full days – all in the Black Mountains surrounding Llanthony Priory.
Trans Wales Trails - 01874 711398
Offers long distance rides from weekend breaks to a 110-mile ride across Wales which passes through four mountain ranges and ends with a gallop on the beach.
Tregoyd Mountain Riders/Cadarn Trail Riding
Specialises in long distance rides and offers B&B for riders who wish to bring their own horses. It offers either guided rides or help planning routes for the more independently-minded.
Wern Riding Centre - 01873 810899
Southern edge of the park, caters generally for the less experienced rider with a range of instruction and basic treks.
Heart of Wales Riding School, Penybont, Llandrindod Wells, Powys. LD1 5TB. 01597851884 firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart of Wales Riding School
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