Horse Riding in South Wales
South Wales is built for horse riding. Have a happy holiday pony trek, choosing from one of the four closest stables to your self catering cottage.
There’s the Cimla Equestrian Centre, which has 45 horses all ready to tackle the hills and mountain sides of the lush Afan Argoed Country Park, (also an internationally acclaimed mountain bikers paradise) and just around the corner from the birthplace of Wales most romantic and notorious exports, Liz Taylors two-time husband Richard Burton.
If youre over the age of four, like horses and the seaside, then Parc le breos is the perfect fit. The picturesque Victorian hunting lodge surrounded by woodland offers horseback adventures for all ages and abilities, and does moorland, woodland, water marshes and more sensationally, includes rides along the crest of the Gower pensinsula looking out to sea. Have a pony pit stop at one of the pretty Gower village pubs. Do some beach spotting from the saddle and earmark some to visit later in this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This family run business has over 35 years experience and provides experienced staff and ponies. There is also an adopt a pony day for younger tourists, who can¦
Enjoy an exciting canter in the Brecon Beacons National Park when you visit Pentre Riding Stables. Explore the countryside near Craig y Nos Castle, once home to the worlds highest paid opera star. (Adelina Patti revolutionised the building by introducing electric lightbulbs!) Pentre is also close to Dan yr Ogof showcaves, definitely worth a visit post-pony trek.
Beach rides are the carrot Clyne Farm Riding Centre use to tempt experienced horse riders. Galloping over Caswell Bay or Swansea Bay is an unforgettable experience, and sunrise and sunset trips can also be arranged, subject to season. Most rides take place in the Clyne Valley Country Park or over Clyne Common, although the more proficient riders can venture across the Gower.
They also have Adopt a Pony sessions, where for a half or whole day can be spent with your own pony, learning grooming feeding and tacking up before riding off to the Gower plains. Also, attractive for families with young children, they offer a ¼ hours led pony ride, a good introduction to horse riding.
tales of horseback adventure to your friends back by the fireside where you can ease any saddle sores on your comfortable fireside sofas back in your accommodation