Pentre Riding Stables, Craig-y-nos is situated in the lovely Upper Swansea Valley in the heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park, an area specially designated for its outstanding natural beauty. Pentre offers a perfect base from which to enjoy a holiday, overnight stay or short break in this beautiful region.
Pentre has been a Riding Stables and Trekking Centre for many years. We also offer high quality purpose-built Bed and Breakfast accommodation adjoining Pentre farm-house. This is ideal for singles, couples and families wishing to combine a comfortable B&B or self catering break with horse-riding and lots of other outdoor activities.
The Stables are superbly situated, within easy reach of the M4 Motorway, yet right in the centre of the Brecon Beacons National Park, directly opposite Craig-y-Nos Castle, and just down the road from the Dan-yr-Ogof National Showcaves of Wales.
Children's Riding Holidays:- Children's Riding Holidays cost only £60 per day, inclusive of full-board accommodation and riding in the beautiful South Wales countryside. Ring 01639-730639 for more information, or to book a riding holiday.
Pony Trekking:- Every day offers the chance to experience more wonderful views and the fresh clean air of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Getting out into the unspoilt hills is easy, when you take to the saddle. Not only are we well served by bridle paths, but Pentre Riding Stables also has access to mile after mile of "open hill" where you will be guided across less obvious trails.
1 hour trek £20
1.5 hour trek £25
2 hour trek £30
Pentre Riding Stables is British Horse Society approved for 2014 and is also an approved Pony Club Centre. We are members of the Wales Trekking and Riding Association.
Our horses are all fit, well-mannered, surefooted and very capable of negotiating the steep, often rocky terrain, to high level areas from which the views are best. We can cater for all levels of rider, so trekking is an ideal and fun way for the whole family* to enjoy the outdoors.
Our Guides are all experienced trek leaders and will do their best to ensure that you enjoy your outing to the full. Rides are tailored to the riders' abilities and the maximum number of riders we can accommodate in our groups is 20. It is strongly recommended that you split into 2 rides if you have varying levels of ability within your group. Our Trekking Rides include assessment & instruction, and range from 1.5 hrs, ideal for first timers, through to our Special Rides, which are full-day, long rides into the more remote and challenging parts of our area. For further details and prices, please see Prices & Ride Times.
* Please Note: Whilst every possible precaution is taken for your safety and well-being, we would ask you to bear in mind that riding - as with most sports - incurs an element of risk.
Riding Instruction:- Riding Instruction, in all disciplines, and for all ages, is available at Pentre in our 2 well-equipped outdoor schools.
BHS qualified instructors.
Suitable horses supplied for all levels of rider, from novice to expert.
Initial assessment, on first lesson, to determine rider's experience and ability.
Lessons on your own horse, by arrangement.
Specialist tuition for more experienced riders. (We will also be happy to arrange lesson plans & training towards specific goals, e.g. jumping competitions, dressage tests etc).
Click for more details of lesson times and prices, or contact us for further information.
All riders must fill out the Rider Registration Form. You can download this before you come, and fill in the first few sections ready to bring it with you.
RIDES & PRICES: -
Half Hour Group Lesson £12.50 per person
1 Hour Group Lesson £20.00 per person
Private Lessons Price: -
Half Hour one to one lesson £18.00 per person
45 minutes one to one lesson £24.00 per person
Special Offer: Book 10 lessons of your choice and receive 10% discount.
Prices for lessons on own horse are available on application.
Trekking Rides: -
Ride duration, including assessment & instruction Price.
1 hour ride (+30 mins instruction) - £20.00 per person.
1.5 Hour Ride - £25 per person.
2 hours ride (+30 mins instruction - £30.00 per person.
Full Day Ride (4 hours) - £60.00 per person.
Special Ride (all-day) - £75.00 per person.
5% discount applies to groups of six or more.
See below for full details of Day Rides and Special Rides.
A Day-Ride consists of two 2-hour long treks, separated by a return to the stables for lunch. They are an ideal way to spend a day on horseback, covering the local mountain and bridlepaths. These are suitable for the less-experienced rider and can be booked for a minimum of one person. Cost is £60 per person, not including lunch which may be brought with you, or purchased from nearby providers.
Children Riding holidays:-
Holiday from Monday - Friday £275 per person - inclusive of all meals and riding (some pocket money is recommended).
Family riding holidays:-
Mon - Fri - 3 occupants £700 half board for the week. 4 occupants £1000 half board for the week.
Bring your own horse accommodation for horse and owner:-
£75 per night for 2 and 1 horse. £90 per night for 2 and 2 horses Price includes B&B for guests and stable, haylage, bedding and turnout area for horse.
£30 for 2 sessions
Pentre Riding Stables also offer Special Rides, Regular Children's Activities such as Own a Pony Day, Centre Pony Club as well Children's Riding Parties.
Riding activities, using quiet horses, in our all weather outdoor schools, can be provided for disabled guests with some independent mobility. Please contact us for further details.