Situated in the beautiful Elan Valley ("Lakeland of Wales") in the Cambrian Mountains, just a few minutes away from the market town of Rhayader in Powys. We provide horse riding holidays & pony trekking for people of all ages & levels of riding experience.

We ride throughout the season, taking a different route each day in the hills, valleys & woodlands surrounding the rivers Elan & Wye, rarely using any metalled road.

Nearly all our horses & ponies are home bred, broken in & schooled for trekking.


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

Pony Trekking & Horse Riding season

The Pony Trekking & Horse Riding season runs approximately from May to October with no riding during the Winter months.

Please note that the start & end dates of the season depend entirely on the weather and ground conditions.

We look forward to your enquiries.

Bring your own horse

If you wish to bring your own horse or horses, we have stabling for up to 6 with a ¾ acre paddock at the back of the hotel & a secure courtyard.



Pony trekking & horse riding holidays
including accommodation are available for
people of all ages & levels of riding experience.

  • Pony Pobble: from £15 p.p.
  • (introducing young children to ponies)
  • One hour: from £25 p.p.
  • Half day trek: from £36 p.p.
  • Full day trek: from £76 p.p.
  • Private trek (2hr): from £65 p.p.
  • Special day ride: please ask.
  • The special day ride is for experienced riders only. The length & pace is greater, covering more difficult & exciting terrain.


Groom - Tack up - Ride - Bath - Feed

  • Saturday AM or PM
  • Wednesday evening

Limited places. Please ring for more info.

from £25 p.p.


For people of all ages

  • Tuesday, 2 hour session
  • Courses available

Limited places. Please ring for more info.

from £25 p.p.


We now have a separate Facebook page for pony trekking. Over the coming months you will see more pictures of our wonderful horses & we'll post info about all the adventures they get up to!