Lion Royal Pony Trekking Centre

Situated in the beautiful Elan Valley, we take different routes through the hills, valleys, rivers and woodlands each day. We take out all levels of riding ability from novice to advanced riders.

All our horses are homebred, broken in and schooled by us. Our herd ranges from a wide variety of horses in every colour, size and shape so we really can always find a horse that suits you.

Horseback really is the best way to enjoy the tranquillity, wildlife and the pure beauty of the countryside. Whether you have ridden before, or like a lot of our clientele, never touched a horse in their lives, our horses and our qualified team cater for all.

This will be our 52nd year in the trekking business and we have been approved and recommended by the BHS since 1972. The business was established in 1966 by the late Mr Elwyn Collard and is now run by his Granddaughter, Miss Alice Collard.

We run on a seasonal basis, our season starts in May and ends in October. However, the start and finishing dates do depend on the weather and ground conditions.

(Age limit is 6 years)


We have held a trekking licence since 1966 & been recommended by the BHS since 1972.

Horse Riding Holidays

Not only do we specialise in Pony Trekking but we also offer riding holidays and short breaks.

We give you the opportunity to tailor make your own riding holidays so you can spend you days in your desired way.

We give you the choice to choose how many days riding, night’s accommodation and days relaxing etc…….

We are lucky enough to have some of the best riding in the country right on our doorstep with some of the most outstanding views you will ever wish to see. This is why we invite old and new riders to join us and create their dream holiday on horseback today.

Western Experience
New to our Centre this year…

We now offer a western, cowboy experience and you don’t have to be John Wayne or one of his gang to have a go! 

Western style riding is more of a relaxed way of riding to the traditional, English way. You sit deeper into the saddle, making you feel more secure. Western saddles were designed for cowboys riding the range, driving and working cattle. The saddles were made as comfortable as possible for the cowboys would spend hours and hours in them.

Western style is a beautiful way to take on the serenity of the Elan Valley, riding across the open hills, valleys, rivers and woodlands.

So take a few hours out and relax into one of our western saddles while one of our beautiful horses takes you on a trek through an absolutely stunning part of the country.


‘Own A Pony’

Our ‘Own A Pony’ sessions offer you a taste of what is it like to own your own horse or pony.

Our sessions are aimed for all ages, old and new riders.

We give you the opportunity to…

Brush – Tack Up – Ride – Bath – Feed!

You will learn new information, facts and knowledge each week about horses and horse-care. Along with making new friends of both the two and four legged kind! All sessions are conducted by BHS qualified, friendly guides that share the same love for horses as you.

So do not be put off by the outdated term ‘Pony Trekking’ as we are so much more! Whether slow or fast, we aim to please and grant your wishes.

For Bookings and Enquiries…

01597 810121


Western Experience Trails

  • 1 Hour - £27
  • Half Day £37
  • 1 Hour - £25

  • Half Day - £36

  • Full Day - £75

  • Private Ride - £66

  • Own a Pony - £25

  • Pony Pobble (Introductory Session) - £15