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Pony Trekking by Lion Royal Hotel

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Pony trekking

Thank you so much to Alice and her amazing horses for taking my step daughter and her best friend... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark T
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Half day pony trekking

Absolutely brilliant, my 2 daughter's age 9 and myself had a wonderful morning. We were totally... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Clare G
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Pony Trekking in the beautiful Elan Valley watershed we cater for all abilities from novices to experienced riders and the centre is open daily from May to September We offer both Half day sessions and a full day ride also Trail riding days for more...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
West Street, Rhayader LD6 5AB, Wales
+44 1597 810121
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thank you so much to Alice and her amazing horses for taking my step daughter and her best friend on a half day trek. They left nervous as are very novice riders and returned relaxed and able riders. I'd recommend this experience to anyone visiting...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant, my 2 daughter's age 9 and myself had a wonderful morning. We were totally confident in Alice's ability to take us all out safely. She built my daughters confidence up and took us on a beautiful route through the countryside and even across...More

Thank Clare G
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile

This should absolutely be number 1 thing to do in Rhayader! Alice quickly fitted us with hats and boots before taking us out for the ‘Western Experience’ which was really great as I’ve never ridden in a western saddle before. The scenery on our route...More

2  Thank williamsa123
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

If I could give this more stars I would, it was the most magical experience ever. We are a family of two adults and two children, with little to no riding experience. Alice and two other members of staff took us on the most magical...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 30 May 2018

Amazing scenery, competent and friendly guide. Our nine-year-olds already asked when we could do it again!

1  Thank aisttes
Janecollard, Manager at Pony Trekking by Lion Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

We hope to see you again next year and the children have enjoyed their first horse riding experience with us Thankyou Regards Jane C

Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

This pony trekking is okay if you have never done it before but for a competent rider it is very boring to be stuck in a line just following the horse in front is very tedious I don't know why they ask you your ability...More

2  Thank eric1234_11
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Such a brilliant 2 hour trek. Taken out by Alice who was such a lovely competent guide. Went with my Mum and three children. Such lovely calm ponies. Can't wait to go back. Thank you x

1  Thank sazzabrooke
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I always look forward to trekking here & once again had a wonderful ride on safe, sure-footed ponies with very friendly, helpful & experienced trek leaders Kate & Alice. Our ride took us up a mountain track right up to what always seems like the...More

2  Thank GeorgieClke
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I came trekking today with 8 friends and c we had a fabulous ride with fantastic scenary! Horses to suit all abilities and kind and friendly staff!!

2  Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The best trek I have done. Went in Thursday 15th. Staff wonderful, horses well looked after and responsive , best views. Kate made you feel like you were a local which is special and the girls are a credit to the team. Well worth it....More

1  Thank General Manager A
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Sophie D
28 July 2018|
Response from williamsa123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes! So long as you let Alice know you are experienced she will most definitely factor this into the ride!
8 November 2015|
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Response from Janecollard | Property representative |
Dear Amanda The pony trekking is now closed for the winter months Re opening in May 2016 as the ponies are having a well earned rest out of the winter weather. I hope you enjoy you stay in Rhayader and come and ride with us... More