Cantref Riding Centre is a family run Pony Trekking Centre established for over 45 years in the picturesque Brecon Beacons National Park just 3 miles from Brecon, half an hour from Merthyr Tydfil and Builth Wells and approximately an hours drive from Newport, Swansea, Cardiff and Hereford. We are easily accessible from the South Wales valleys.
As well as offering 20 minute, hour, half day and day pony treks and horse riding lessons Cantref also has an on-site children's Farm Park with Cafe and Gift Shop. This gives you a chance to relax and enjoy some home-cooked food or homemade cakes after your ride and buy a souvenir to remind you of your memorable day out in the Brecon Beacons. For families looking to combine their horse ride with a day out in the farm park we have live shows every half an hour such as bottle feeding, meet the dinosaur, meet the unicorn, tractor rides etc and loads of indoor and outdoor play. This is also a great option if not all your group want to go out on the horse ride. * Please note the Farm Park is only open seasonally, please check opening times page. Cantref also offers VIP experiences for groups of up to 6 people for an hour. These are available year round but must be pre-booked and are subject to availability. Experiences include Goat Walking, Pamper a Pony, Small Animal Encounters and Be a Keeper. On certain days we also offer Own a Pony Days for children age 6+.
For those looking to extend their stay Cantref also offers camping for tents in their 5 star camp-site or 3 newly refurbished holiday cottages with wood fired hot tubs which sleep 8, 6 and 4 people. We also have 2 camping pods with wood fired hot tubs and during the summer we have yurts available. At Cantref we can also offer riding breaks.