Join us any time throughout the year for an unforgettable day spent with and on our beautiful Welsh Sec D horses. The day includes lunch at a pub/ cafe/ picnic, around three and a half to four hours fantastic local riding, and finishes with tea and cake back at the farm.
Join one of our friendly and relaxed groups, or pay extra for a private guide.
Suitable for riders competent and confident at canter, and under 14 stone in weight.
10am- 5pm (with approx 3.5 – 4 hrs in saddle total)
Day ride: £80 per person
Half day: £45 per person plus private guide fee below
Private guide: £70 extra one-off fee
The fun begins at 10am, when together we catch our horses, groom and tack up – don’t worry if you’ve never done this before, we will show you how! Riders enjoy taking part in these activities as they get to develop a relationship with their horse before actually getting on. An added bonus is that it’s also a good warm-up for you, meaning you’ll be more relaxed when up in the saddle.
By mid-morning we are out on the trail. You can expect relaxed riding through woods, country lanes, old drover tracks and bridle-paths, with long canters and gallops across the nearby open commons of Pengenfford and Talgarth. If the weather is on our side, we can get high up into the mountains where you will earn some fantastic views, although the scenery is great from low-down too! Some of the trails can be twisty, turny, up and down, bumpy and stony, but our Welsh cobs are built for the terrain, and are incredibly sure-footed – you’ll be amazed at what they can handle!
After around an hour and a half riding, we reach our lunch stop – usually a pub, sometimes a cafe or even a picnic if the weather is nice. We tie up our horses, loosen girths and remove bridles, and horses and riders alike take a break over lunch. Lunch is usually sandwiches and chips, or something similarly simple. Lunch is included in the price but riders will need to bring some change for drinks during lunch. Drinking water is always available.
Back in the saddle around 2pm, we enjoy another couple of hours riding in the afternoon, before turning for home and reaching the yard at 4pm. Riders help untack, groom and feed their horses at the end of the day, and wipe over tack, before relaxing over a well earned cup of tea and slice of cake up at the farmhouse with the group, finishing the day at around 5pm.
Total riding time is between three and four hours, which is usually plenty for most people. The ride is designed to be relaxed but adventurous, with a certain pace to it, rather than a ‘trek’ where horses ride nose to tail. Our aim is that you’ll feel like you are out riding with a group of friends, in control of your own horse.
Sometimes we take the opportunity to jump small ditches and logs, but these are always optional! Please don’t worry, you won’t be forced out of your comfort zone – unless of course you welcome a bit of a challenge!
What do I need to bring?
Please come wearing jodhpurs, boots and bring your hat and body protector if you wish to wear one. We also have a selection of old but serviceable jodhpurs and hats for you to borrow if need be. We ride in all weather, so it never hurts to bring a long coat or rain-coat along.
Bring some change for a drink at the pub.
We have saddle bags if you wish to bring a small bottle of water or camera, but please note all possessions are taken on the ride at your own risk, and we will cannot backtrack to pick up dropped phones etc!
Can I come for less than a full day?
Yes, on one of our private rides – we can take you for a half day (approx 2 hours in the saddle), at £45 per person, plus a one-off extra fee of £70 for the private guide.
Do you take children?
We can take competent children from age 12, but they must have the stamina for the hours in the saddle and for the adult conversation! For family groups, it may be better to consider a private ride.
How do I book?
Use the form below, or call us on 01874 711500.
Please fill in all relevant details and we will then get in touch asap to confirm things with you and send you payment details. We are a small, family-run business so it may take a few days to get back to you. A deposit secures your place, with the balance due a month before your holiday.
Alternatively, please call Paul or Emily on 01874 711500 anytime. Please do leave a message if we’re not there as we are often out riding or on the yard, and we’ll get back to you asap.
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