The Hay Triangle

The Hay Triangle is a spectacular and challenging three-day fully-serviced and guided trail ride, which takes riders on a triangular route out along the ‘Golden Horseshoe’ of the Black Mountains, up the magical Llanthony Valley, and then on to the fascinating ‘book town’ of Hay-on-Wye.  Guests arrive here Tuesday morning, and leave on Thursday afternoon, spending 2 nights away in local inns en-route. Covering longer distances each day than our local trail rides, this ride will suit riders looking for a challenge, offering plenty of fast-paced riding along mountain ridges and down through the valleys, fantastic scenery, and the chance to explore a little further afield.

Your luggage is transported by our trusty land-rover to your next stop each night, while the horses spend the night in a field nearby.

The trail ride starts with registration at The Blaenau, on Tuesday morning, and finishes after a well-deserved cup of tea and biscuits on Thursday afternoon. We can recommend some great local B&Bs if you wish to stay the night before or after the trail ride, and sometimes there may also be space at The Blaenau to stay. You may also wish to extend your stay into the weekend. This trail can also be run over a weekend or any dates for a group of between 4 to 8 riders. We are always flexible, so please just let us know your requirements.

Suitable for intermediate and experienced riders. Approximately 4-5 hours in the saddle each day.

£600 for 3 days, fully inclusive of all meals, accommodation and three days vehicle-supported trail riding.

The Hay Loop

Experience the beautiful Black Mountains with a two- day fully-serviced and guided trail ride to Hay. Riders meet at Blaenau at 10am and set off up through country lanes to the vast open commons of the Black Mountains, where you are likely to find yourself cantering alongside wild ponies and sheep. Arrive in Hay where your luggage has been delivered, and stay overnight at a friendly B&B or small inn, before returning back to Blaenau on a different route.

Suitable for intermediate and experienced riders. Approximately 4 hours in the saddle each day

£420 for 2 days, fully inclusive of all meals except dinner on Saturday night, accommodation and two days vehicle-supported and guided trail riding. We can also run this trail ride for any 2 days to suit for groups of 4.

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To join us for a day ride, weekend or longer stay, please use the form to get in touch.

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!