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Horse Power: Galloping on the Beach? Pony Trekking?

What better way to enjoy the stunning scenery here in West Wales than by horse or pony? Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion have a wealth of picturesque lanes, ancient bridleways and woodland, and of course long stretches of sandy beaches which are perfect for exploring from horseback.

Take advantage of having the majestic Preseli Hills right on our doorstep, and head out for a relaxing day enjoying the wonderful wildlife from the best vantage point. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced rider, there is something for you. Some of the stables offer rides for small children, and even hen or stag parties.

Six Riding Stables

1. Preseli Pony Trekking - Ashvale Holiday & Riding Stables, Pantyrhug, Mynachlog-ddu, Clynderwen, Pembrokeshire, SA66 7SE

Escorted riding routes are offered over the tracks and moorland of the magical Preseli Hills, from an hour to a half or whole day. You can do the one hour route with no riding experience and they lead beginners if needed. There are plenty of choices for medium level to experienced riders, taking in some of the most spectacular sights and scenery in the area, including their Golden Road Picnic ride, Tafarn Sinc Pub ride, Stone Circle ride, and Foel Dyrch ride. If you have small children, there's even a Tiny Tots Trail ride.

2. Crosswell Riding Stables - Iet Wen, Velindre, Crymych, SA41 2XF

This stable is based in the heart of the Pembrokeshire National Park and offers a range of treks, from half an hour to a full day or even two or three days, on a variety of routes in the Preseli Hills and the Gwaun valley. Wanting a longer session to keep the children entertained for the day? Look no further - they offer an Own A Pony day, which includes sand school lessons, stable management, a treasure hunt, quiz, a gymkhana - and rosettes for everyone at the end of the day. For adults, how about a Pub Ride, trekking through woodland and lanes to a local pub.

3. Havard Stables - Newport, SA42 0ST

This RDA accessible riding centre makes riding fun and available for all abilities. They offer trekking on quiet lanes and in the mountains, lessons in their outdoor arena, Pony Club, Saddle Club, Pony Days, and children's clubs. The horses are all well trained, safe, well mannered, and enjoyable to ride.

4. Marros Riding Centre - Marros Farm, Marros, Pendine, SA33 4PN

A family-owned centre, set in 140 acres including their own off-road private woodland. They have 34 horses for all standards of rider, and an indoor and outdoor school for those starting out or looking to improve. If cantering over the sand and surf would be a dream come true for you, then book their Beach ride; walk and trot along the byways and farm tracks leading to Morfa Bychan Beach, then gallop along the seven mile Pendine Sands.

5. Llanwnda Stables - Penrhiw Fach, Llanwnda, Goodwick, SA64 0HS

Tuition and rides offered in the Pembrokeshire National Park, half and whole day treks for all abilities.

6. Penty Parc Stables - Penty Parc Mill, Clarbeston Road, Haverfordwest, SA63 4QP

Suitable for riders of all abilities, this stable has well schooled horses and qualified instructors. This is a great choice if you're looking for jumping, cross country, or hacking.


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