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Welcome to Ellesmere Riding Centre!

Since 1966, our small family-run centre has been offering Spectacular Riding in the Heart of the Brecon Beacons National Park - come and experience it for yourself!

Latest News

2 March 2024 Update  -  WELCOME TO SPRING!!!!

We are now fully open for half-day and full-day trekking and hacking rides for individual riders and small groups.

To book a ride, please contact us via the email address or telephone numbers below.

We are now taking bookings for 2024 for these 2 day and 3 day riding breaks starting from the beginning of April. For early season, We have places available on rides in April and May including 27-29 April and 7-10 May. Please contact us for further availability and dates

For more details and current prices, please check the Hacking page.

We are now pleased to offer 2 day / 2 night short break trail rides to Builth Wells for experienced riders.  Riding along forestry tracks and across open moorland, following the routes of the Welsh drovers, we spend the night in Builth Wells before returning. Further details will be available on the Short Trail Ride page. Dates of currently booked rides are available here. Extra dates can be available but please note these rides need a minimum of two riders to run.

Keeping Covid Safe
All Covid restrictions have now been lifted in Wales, however we do ask that you please act responsibly. Whilst at Ellesmere stables, please make use of the hand sanitisers we have available to protect yourself and others.

Safe TravelsWe're members of the international World Travel & Tourism Council "Safe Travels" scheme, so if you're travelling from afar, you have the confidence to know our rides and accommodation providers meet coronavirus safe visit standards.

Lake2Situated on the edge of Llangorse Lake, which nestles between the ruggedly remote Black Mountains and the grandeur of the Brecon Beacons, Ellesmere Riding Centre is a small and friendly stables with 20 well-schooled quality horses and ponies to choose from.


From our herd of  strong, fit Welsh cobs, and cob and thoroughbred crosses, we offer the ultimate riding experience for everyone through the outstanding scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park - from genteel pony treks for complete novices and families wanting to sightsee on horseback, to exclusive 5-day exploratory long-distance trail riding holidays for accomplished riders.

We are ideally situated less than an hour by road from Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, and with easy links to the M4 motorway and Abergavenny, the gateway to Wales, with its regular train service. For overseas travellers, there are regional airports at Cardiff and Bristol.

e do hope that you will come and join us and take the opportunity to explore and enjoy on horseback our beautiful Welsh countryside for yourselves.

To celebrate our 50 years of offering superb riding for all abilities, we are keeping our prices unchanged from last year - so why not come along and experience riding our wonderful horses for yourself - we would love to see you!

To see what some of our past riders have said about riding with us, why not take a look at a few of our rider reviews from over the last few years.

In the fern

Contact details:

E-mail: walestrails@hotmail.com

Mobile: 0771 110 0419

Telephone (stables): 01874 658252
(Day or evening, long ring, answer phone)

If we cannot answer straightaway, please leave a message with your name and contact number - we will always get back to you as soon as we can.

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Find us at:

Visit Wales

Approved by, and member of:

Wales Trekking and Riding Association

Brecon Beacons Tourism
Brecon Beacons Tourism

rural alliances  

Rural Alliances - Discover Llangorse & Bwlch


** New for 2022! **
Builth Wells 2 day / 2 night Trail Ride Break

Confirmed Mountain, Moorland & Forest Short-break Riding Holiday and Trail Ride Dates for 2024 now available

Licensed by Powys County Council
Last updated 2 April 2024
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50 Years of Superb Riding 1966-2016