Pony Trekking is a combination of riding and seeing the countryside on horseback. The Grange is placed in a valley with direct access to 3 mountain ridges, with lots of different riding routes for all abilities, pockets and timescales! From quiet lane rides, to undulating pathways and exhilarating moorland expanses, all have breath-taking views. Contact The Grange Trekking Centre in Abergavenny to book your next adventure.
FRESH AIR, GOOD COMPANY AND OUTSTANDING VIEWS
On different rides it is possible to see lots of the Black Mountains and magnificent views of the Brecon Beacons, Holy Mountain and the Golden Valley. From one spot you can see as far as the Bristol Channel, which is about 60 miles away, from another viewpoint you can see no less than seven different counties.
Sturdy, responsive, Welsh ponies and cobs are used ranging from 12 to 16hh, which are hardy and surefooted and suitable for either children or adults, experienced or beginners. Like their riders, horses differ in temperament and habits, which make part of the fun lie in getting to know the ponies as well as your fellow riders.
WE WANT YOU TO GET THE BEST FROM RIDING WITH US
In order for you to get the best from your riding with us, we need to be able to match you with your mount in terms of age, size and ability. Therefore we need to talk to you at the time of booking to get these details right. Just as the scale of the experience is unlimited so are the ages.
Children the age of six are welcome as are the agile mature; both find the average trek well within their capabilities. A telephone call with us will help in finding the right horse or pony just for you, and we can also recommend suitable ride duration for your ability. To go trekking, you need not be an experienced rider, both beginner and competent riders are given the utmost help and attention. If you know little of horses at the outset it is inevitable you will know a great deal more at the end of your visit.
You will also receive instruction on handling, grooming and tacking up your horse before you ride out. Many people really enjoy this part of the activity, as it gives you a chance to get to know your horse before setting out.
The Grange Trekking Centre is an Accredited Activity Centre insuring regular inspections of standards for your comfort and safety, for the accommodation and the horses.
WHAT'S ON OFFER AT THE GRANGE TREKKING CENTRE?
HOURLY treks for either the very young (4+) or nervous riders, to gain confidence, or for experienced riders who wish to ride with their own guide.
HALF DAY treks for the nervous or first-time riders (or indeed anyone who is short on time!) which take you on the lower mountain tracks above farmland, through streams, or along quiet country lanes. Half days are about three hours long including instruction etc.
FULL DAY ride is for all who feel happy in the saddle, it takes you higher up the mountains often giving better panoramic views (weather dependant!) and the pace is slightly faster and the terrain a little more demanding. The Day Ride starts at 10:00 a.m. Each rider is individually allocated to their mount, and given instruction and demonstrations on handling, grooming, and tacking up, also for those wishing to take part there is basic instruction on riding, all with our help and knowledge gained in over sixty-five years of experience. The ride goes up into the mountains stopping at a scenic spot for your packed lunch (carried on the horses in a pannier-bag) and returns to the stables at approximately 4:00pm.
EVENING rides during the summer months.
LONG DISTANCE rides are occasionally offered, where we travel to another accommodation to overnight with the horses and travel back the next day. Check with Jessica for the next one scheduled.
Check-out our HORSERIDING SHORT BREAKS with B&B, camping or glamping. Work social groups, stag or hen days and team building days are also very popular. The group leader goes free with every 10 customers
Riding by the hour - £30.00
Day Treks - £75.00
Parties 10+ - £poa
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Half Day Treks - £44.00
Parties 10+ - £poa
10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1.30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Trail riding (per day) - £95.00
REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
Had a wonderful day's trekking. The scenery was stunning, the horses a pleasure to ride and Sarah was an excellent leader. There were many of different abilities and experience on the same trek but Sarah made sure that those of us who wanted to could hang back at various points and have a good canter! Can't recommend this centre highly enough. Professional yet with the personal touch. And they obviously love their horses. Thank you Sarah and Jessica for a fabulous day.
Such an amazing day! Me, my partner and daughter did the half day. I thought it was just gonna be field riding but they took us up the mountains and across streams, was so good and beautiful. Never rode before and was little nervous but soon as we got on the mountain it was so much fun. This will be a regular visit from us.
I bought my Mum a voucher through buyagift.com. I was able to choose from lots of trekking centres all across the country but The Grange stood out to me as the best value for money. There was great communication throughout from Jessica and then we had our trek lead by Ruth who was amazing. We were both a little nervous but Jessica and Ruth did a great job at helping us gain confidence. The horses are so well looked after and very well trained. We were so impressed and are already planning our return trip. Thank you Jessica and Ruth!