The Black Mountains in the Brecon Beacons are well established as one of the most popular riding areas in Wales. The varied and rugged scenery, open commons and sheltered forest bridle paths are familiar to riders from all over Great Britain and Europe. Like much of Central Wales, they are ideal riding country. Old drovers tracks and paths lead along the steep sided valleys, whilst commons and flat topped ridges provide for those who enjoy the occasional canter or gallop.
Tregoyd Mountain Riding Centre has been providing riding holidays for many years, and offers a range of quality ponies, cobs and 16hh plus hunter types, guaranteed to suit the needs of all ages and abilities. Riders are escorted by experienced instructor guides whose knowledge of the area ensures a varied and enjoyable ride. We also offer special packages for guests wishing to bring their own horses. With comfortable half-board ensuite accommodation available here at the main farm, with the option of turnout or stabling for your horse, there is no better way to explore the mountains and bridlepaths of this beautiful part of Wales.
Comfortable 3*** ensuite accommodation is available here at the main farm for those wishing to stay with us for as little as one night, or to take advantage of our special weekend and mid-week break packages. We also cater for those wishing to bring their own horses on holiday.
Have fun as you learn to ride
The mounts are carefully chosen for their reliable temperament and good manners, and those new to riding will find that a good sensible mount, expert advice and tuition both in the school and out on the rides, means by the end of the holiday they will be confident, knowledgeable riders. The mounts and the riding escorts/instructors are very experienced and visitors require no previous experience to enjoy riding in this beautiful part of Wales.
Riders are asked to assemble at 9.30am for Day and Half Day morning rides, and 1.30pm for afternoon rides. Riders should wear suitable clothing such as anoraks, sweater, jodphurs or jeans (preferably loose fitting), riding boots, wellingtons or strong shoes. Riding hats are available at no extra cost. Lessons are available for both adults and children in our new all-weather school.
Cadarn Bunkhouse is situated in foothills of the Black Mountains near Hay-on-Wye and is close to the Brecon Beacons. Originally a small Welsh hill farm, Cadarn is in a secluded setting almost at the end of a no-through road - but only a ten minute walk to a friendly local pub. Direct access out onto the mountains makes this an ideal base for walking and riding groups.
The bunkhouse sleeps up to 55 in seven bunk rooms, split into two separate blocks making it suitable for small or large groups. There is a male and female shower/toilet block shared between both units. In addition there is a bungalow with four twin bedded rooms with their own shower/toilet facilities for those seeking more privacy.
It has a large kitchen which is equipped to cater for groups of all sizes, and a spacious dining room with TV and payphone. A washing machine and tumble dryer are available at a small charge, and there is a separate drying room. Accommodation can be arranged on either a self-catering, bed & breakfast or half-board basis.