Cantref Riding Centre is the only centre licenced to take Pony Treks up on to the main peaks of the Brecon Beacons. Cantref is a family run horse riding centre which has been established for over 45 years and is approved by the Wales Trekking and Riding Association, The Adventure Activities Licencing Authority, Pony Club and is licenced by Powys County Council.
We are lucky enough to have some of the most beautiful riding countryside to explore in the world. You can enjoy spectacular views of the Brecon Beacons National Park from the unique vantage point in the saddle.
We have rides to suit all ages and riding abilities. Our well schooled horses and ponies come in all shapes and sizes and we have a team of knowledgeable and friendly staff to look after you during your pony trek.
Our Pony Treks range from a Full Day, Half a Day, Hour Ride to 20 Minutes. All rides include a demonstration and basic instruction.
Our Brecon Beacons Explorer Ride and our Welsh Pony Trail Ride take you along country lanes then up into the mountains with breathtaking views of the Welsh Countryside. These rides are available for complete beginners, novice riders and experienced horse riders from the age of 11+. *Please note during the winter these routes take place along country lanes and bridle paths for safety reasons.
If you are looking for a shorter ride or for a family horse ride then our Red Kite Ride is a great options. This is available from the age of 6+. This ride takes you along farm tracks and around fields with beautiful views of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. *Please note this ride is kept to a slower pace making it ideal for beginners.
Our Introduction to Riding is available from the age of 4 and usually takes place in our Outdoor Riding arena. There is an outdoor viewing area for parents next to our riding school and with the back drop of the Brecon Beacons this makes a perfect photo opportunity to remember your ride at Cantref.
Cantref also offers Own a Pony Day's on various dates during local school holidays which make the perfect gift for any pony mad child. During the day they learn how to care for their horse, groom, tack up, ride and play games. Each child receives a photo certificate to remind them of their fun day with the horses and ponies at Cantref.