Snowdonia Riding Stables
Snowdonia Riding Stables
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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  • Christopher C
    Alton, United Kingdom48 contributions
    Awesome!
    This was my 2nd visit to Snowdonia Riding Stables (1st visit in 2018) and again a highlight on my visit to North Wales. My horse 🐎 was called Charlie, he was pretty laid back and his pace was a yard behind the others which was fine by me 😊. The scenery was brilliant and my guide was friendly and also brilliant. Highly recommended.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Robert B
    Island of Malta, Malta81 contributions
    A horse riding experience
    I and my family together with our friends participated in the 2 hr ride and trot and the experience is recommended. Thus was a first for us and the area is fabulous. The horse was a treasure. Its name was Beauty and the guiders were really friendly and helpful. Unfortunately one of my friends got heart and thanks God nothing serious. The guides helped her and we were referred to a nearby hospital.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 July 2023
  • Melanie C
    Criccieth, United Kingdom268 contributions
    Excellent Riding Experience
    We visited for the first time with friends and their two teenage girls and it was wonderful. We booked the one-hour Trotting Taster. The team were brilliant from start to finish. We were well assessed and allocated suitable horses. We had a brief session at the beginning to assess our abilities and had a little practice at trotting. Then off we went on a trail along the local farm tracks and enjoyed the fabulous scenery in the Snowdonia National Park around us. Carole and Chloe were really lovely and chatted to us throughout plus gave us tips and instructions when required. It felt very safe and professional but at the same time was relaxed and everyone was really friendly. Definitely coming back!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 10 August 2023
  • Esther P
    3 contributions
    Brilliant experience
    We booked a mountain experience for my daughters 16th birthday. The staff were amazing and so helpful. My daughter had an amazing time and said she will remember it for the rest of her life. Thanks for help making her birthday so special xx
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 31 August 2023
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JenRuthAllen
2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
I'm a life-long rider and this barn and experience was great! Always a little nerve-wracking booking something like this a country away, having never seen the barn or horses, or know anything about the staff - but from the first email with Alex, everything was so easy and professional.

They asked all the important questions about riding experience, who would be there, heights/weights, and what kind of day we were hoping to have.
We booked in for the 3-hour trek, which was mostly for my college-aged daughter and myself, but the barn and the guide, Emily, did such a great job of accommodating our mixed riding levels. My husband and our daughter's friend were a little less experienced, so they stuck to walk/trot, and Emily made sure Maddie and I had lots of places to canter :)

Emily was very personable and went over and above to make sure everyone was safe and having a good time. The two guys were right behind her, with Maddie and I at the back of the line, and I could hear Emily giving helpful instruction to the guys about riding position, how to better ask for a trot (Teddy and Tommy were a bit lazy ;)

We had such a good time, and the weather was perfect!! Definitely a highlight of our trip, and we'll be back next time we come to Wales :)

PS: found out later that the owner of our Airbnb in Conway used to be a riding instructor at this stable - the horse world is always a small one, even half-way across the globe :)
Written 9 September 2023
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Esther P
3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We booked a mountain experience for my daughters 16th birthday. The staff were amazing and so helpful. My daughter had an amazing time and said she will remember it for the rest of her life. Thanks for help making her birthday so special xx
Written 31 August 2023
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Leonie Williams
London, UK1 contribution
Aug 2023 • Friends
I booked an hour beginners ride with 4 friends. We rode Charlie, Gweon, Beauty, Peaches and Indie, 3 were complete beginners and had never been close to a horse before. The horses were super and knew their jobs very well. The staff were very helpful and welcoming
Will definitely be back!
Written 10 August 2023
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Racehorsesuperhorse
caernarfon5 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
Had an amazing experience, the staff where super friendly and attentive there was a mix of abilitys thats where all catered for,
The horses where all in great condition and are well trained.
Fantastic views. Highly recommend this riding stables, thank you so much we will be back next year
Written 10 August 2023
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Melanie C
Criccieth, UK268 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
We visited for the first time with friends and their two teenage girls and it was wonderful.
We booked the one-hour Trotting Taster.
The team were brilliant from start to finish. We were well assessed and allocated suitable horses. We had a brief session at the beginning to assess our abilities and had a little practice at trotting. Then off we went on a trail along the local farm tracks and enjoyed the fabulous scenery in the Snowdonia National Park around us. Carole and Chloe were really lovely and chatted to us throughout plus gave us tips and instructions when required. It felt very safe and professional but at the same time was relaxed and everyone was really friendly.
Definitely coming back!
Written 10 August 2023
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Sandra Farrugia
13 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
Unfortunately I had a terrible experience as I feel that the service offered is not for beginners. We booked a ride were we specified that we were beginners. The ride started with a trial in the near by field, so far so good. However later the instructors took us to other places with the horses. We rode though rocky passages and there were times were we had to ride though bushy thin passages and the instructor was all the time inciting the horse to trot which I felt it was a bit too much for beginner . A a certain point the horse I was riding pressed me to a nearby wall and I had a terrible fall. At first the instructor told me not to move however after a couple of seconds she told me to sit down. The place were we were was unreachable by a car/ambulance. I had to walk for quite a bit to reach the car which came to take me back to where our car was parked. After a week I am still suffering from backpain. Things could have been much worse. Definitely safety is not a priority at this riding horse!
Written 4 August 2023
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Dear Sandra Farrugia We are of course disappointed to read your review and wish you a speedy recovery. Each year we welcome some 18,000 riders of all abilities to the riding stables and pride ourselves on our exemplary standards and track records of health and safety. We are independently audited by the British Horse Society and fully comply with all BHS and HSE guidance where safety is concerned. All our rides begin with a full induction in a supervised environment before allowing any riders to leave the yard with their trained guides. We offer a variety of rides for all levels, the ride you booked is our 2-hour viewpoint ride as stated in the description this is aimed at those that feel capable of going further and a little faster than for instance our introductory ride which is for those that feel less confident or maybe nervous around horses. Our horses are all trained to follow basic instruction from their rider and it is unfortunate that the horse was directed too close to the wall. I am pleased that the team were able to offer you first aid and took the decision not to charge you for your ride. I am also delighted that the remaining 5 guests within your party enjoyed their full rides and the experience, and it was lovely they commented they would return in the future.
Written 11 August 2023
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Robert B
Island of Malta, Malta81 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
I and my family together with our friends participated in the 2 hr ride and trot and the experience is recommended. Thus was a first for us and the area is fabulous. The horse was a treasure. Its name was Beauty and the guiders were really friendly and helpful.

Unfortunately one of my friends got heart and thanks God nothing serious. The guides helped her and we were referred to a nearby hospital.
Written 31 July 2023
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Beatrix S
10 contributions
Jul 2023
Great mountain ride!

My niece (17 years old) and I really enjoyed the 2,5 hour long mountain ride that we planned for our 4 day trip to Wales.

We're both experienced riders but it was great that our guide was patient as my niece got a bit nervous about cantering during her very first holiday mountain ride. We just took it one step at a time and she got more confident with each trot so there were no issues by the time we got to the canter part. I also appreciated that she was given a super lovely and forward-going horse to make things even easier. We could tell that they really cared about making sure that my niece had a nice experience.

From the very first contact, it was really easy to book the ride and even though we were concerned about the potential cancellation due to bad weather, it was great that we were given all the information about what happens in those cases. On the day we managed to complete the ride even though it was raining. There is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing... we didn't mind the rain, had waterproof layers ready and it was still a really great experience and we both really enjoyed it.

Thank you very much for such a memorable experience!
Beatrix
Written 16 July 2023
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NorthStar41539190101
1 contribution
Apr 2023 • Solo
Me and my sister in law have been on a half day mountain ride this morning, it was absolutely amazing! Wonderful guide, stunning views and beautiful horses. Would highly recommend!
Written 13 April 2023
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Christopher C
Alton, UK48 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
This was my 2nd visit to Snowdonia Riding Stables (1st visit in 2018) and again a highlight on my visit to North Wales. My horse 🐎 was called Charlie, he was pretty laid back and his pace was a yard behind the others which was fine by me 😊. The scenery was brilliant and my guide was friendly and also brilliant. Highly recommended.
Written 1 April 2023
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