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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 November 2021  -  WE ARE OPEN OVER WINTER

We are pleased to announce that we are remaining open over winter for half-day and full-day Trekking and Hacking rides for individual riders and small groups.

Our weight limit for all rides is 14.5 stone (92kg).

To book a ride, please contact us via the email address or telephone numbers below. We have plenty of spaces available.

Please remember there are still some Welsh Government coronovirus restrictions in place and you will need to wear a mask in the office and during hat fitting.

We are now taking bookings for Moorland and Forest riding breaks starting from early-May 2022. The currently advertised 2021 prices are guaranteed for 2022 bookings until Christmas 2021 so do consider booking early!
Please Note: Most bank holidays in 2022 are already fully booked for moorland and forest breaks.
Go to the Hacking page for more details and current prices.

Unfortunately, due to the logistical complexitities and limited accommodation arising from the Coronavirus pandemic, we have decided we will not be able to offer our popular 2 - 5 day exploratory Trail Rides during 2022.

Keeping Covid Safe
Whilst at Ellesmere stables, please maintain social distancing and make use of the hand sanitisers we have available to protect yourself and others. We also have face masks and nitrile gloves available on request.

GoodtoGo2021For 2021, to ensure social distancing and so protect riders and staff, we ask that you arrive about 45 minutes before the ride is due to depart.  This will help to make sure that we continue to be "Good to Go"!

Safe TravelsWe've also joined 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.

Opening Times:
Open for small groups Winter 2021-22
Fully open April to end October every year


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


Trail Ride prices for 
2021 now available!

** New for 2021! **
Mountain, Moorland and Forest  hacking centre-based short breaks

Week-long Dates and Confirmed Short-break Trail Ride Dates
for Summer - Autumn 2021 available soon

Licensed by Powys County Council
Last updated 2 April 2021
© Ellesmere Riding Centre 2004-2021
50 Years of Superb Riding 1966-2016