A popular and flexible 2 – 8 day horse riding holiday based here at The Blaenau, riding out each day into the surrounding Black Mountains.

This is the ultimate all-inclusive horse riding holiday, with everything taken care of, so that you can simply turn up, sit back and relax in the knowledge that we’ll look after you. Staying right here in our beautiful traditional 400-year-old Welsh Longhouse, you’ll adventure out each day on an exciting trail ride, stopping at a local pub or cafe en-route for lunch. We make sure you have plenty of energy for all the riding, with home-cooked breakfasts and sociable dinners, based on locally-sourced food.

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This holiday is suitable for all levels of rider, as we have lots of flexibility to change routes and horses during the week. Our local trails will put you and your horse through your paces over the most varied of terrains. Mountain and moorland tracks, valleys and pasture land; we will take you through some of the most beautiful parts of the Welsh countryside.

Our home-bred nimble Welsh cobs are ideally suited to the rough and hilly ground.

As well as improving their outdoor riding, throughout the week guests really have the chance to get hands on with the horses, and by the end of the week we guarantee you’ll be sad to say goodbye to your own friendly Welsh cob (warning: it has been known for guests to take their horses home!)

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Each day we ride different trails – usually between 8 and 15 miles a day, stopping for lunch at village inns or remote picnic sites high up in the Black Mountains.

“It really is a riding holiday centred around your relaxation and enjoyment”

We return to the Blaenau each night for a well-earned dinner and a comfortable bed.

You will ride up and down steep slopes, cross lofty summits, wade through rocky rivers, pass through dense woods and see the best of wilderness Wales.

Our cobs have fast acceleration, perfect handling and automatic survival instinct! Running on grass and water, they’re more environmentally friendly than any machine!

At the end of the week, you will be a more relaxed, confident and knowledgeable rider, and hopefully be ready and keen to try one of our longer and more challenging trails next time.

Non-riding partners are also welcome at half-price, and can enjoy the fantastic walking or biking right from the door, and can even meet the riding group at the pub for lunch for a more sociable experience!

Some guests also choose to take a day or half-day off from riding, and visit one of the local towns (Hay-on-Wye is always popular for bookshop browsing!) – so it really is a riding holiday centred around your relaxation and enjoyment.

The cost for a week includes six nights accommodation, all meals except for one night where you’ll eat out at a local pub, and five full days trail riding. Drinks at the pub during lunch are not included. During Black Mountain Explorer weeks, we also offer shorter breaks, so please don’t hesitate to enquire.

For more information about our Family Specials during Half Term weeks please enquire.

Please note that on Tuesday evenings we take a night off cooking, and ask the group to eat out at the local pub – there is an excellent one just at the end of the road for starters, or you may wish to explore further afield. Wherever you choose, we’ll help with booking and transport where necessary.
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Please do have a look at our Facebook page where we upload plenty of pictures from each trail that we complete as the season goes on – they will give you a real idea of what our holidays are like! Just click on the little green F down the side of this page!

Please use the form to get in touch regarding our horse riding holidays, weekends or short breaks.

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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We offer a range of longer horse riding holidays across Wales, for riders of varying abilities, including our flagship ride, the Trans Wales Trail.

The trail riding here in the Brecon Beacons and beyond is absolutely world class, so why not take a few days or longer, and treat yourself to a horse riding holiday to remember, without the hassle of flying overseas. All of our holidays are fully inclusive of day-long rides each day, all accommodation and all meals – we take care of everything so you really can kick back and kick on!

Black Mountain Horse Riding Trail

Black Mountains Explorer

2-6 days of local trail riding exploring the remote and beautiful Black Mountains, returning to The Blaenau each evening. Suitable for all levels of rider. Stay for a week or just a few days.

* From £360 for a  fully-inclusive 2 day break.

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National Park Trail Holiday

5 days of exciting, challenging riding in the Black Mountains – 2 days of local trails followed by a fully-supported guided 3 day trail ride known as the ‘Hay Triangle’.  These trails are more challenging, and ideal for the intermediate rider.

* From £1200 per week.

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Hay Triangle / Hay Loop

Up the stakes with our two or three day fully-supported and guided trail rides through the beautiful Black Mountains, offering endless open canters and gallops, and stunning views. Epic trail rides for the time-limited!

* from £420 for 2 days.

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Trans Wales Trail Holiday – the TWT

A truly world-class trail riding holiday – join us for the ultimate riding experience, crossing almost the length and breadth of Wales from the Black Mountains to the Irish sea, using little-used tracks across some of the most beautiful and undiscovered country in Britain.

* From £1400 per week.

We like to pride ourselves on standing out from the crowd.

Riders often leave here telling us they’ve never experienced riding like it on any other horse riding holiday.

If your experience of trekking up until now has been to get your horse in line and stay there nose-to-tail, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how different our approach is. Our horses are forward-going, well schooled and sociable.

At Transwales Horseback Trails, riders are encouraged to build a relationship with their horse, and we’ll help you catch, groom and tack up at the beginning of the day.

Our horses are beautiful, fine, fit Welsh cobs who will surprise you with their sureness of foot and superb balance. Compact, intelligent and strong, they are ideally suited to the hills and mountains that surround us. The terrain is varied and includes open moor-land, thick forests, picturesque country lanes and narrow mountain ridges.

During your holiday here, there is plenty of opportunity for fast canters and gallops, and even the chance to jump logs and ditches – all optional of course!