Preseli Pony Trekking
Preseli Pony Trekking
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We are a fully licensed and insured Pony Trekking Centre, situated in the heart of the magical Preseli Hills, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Our escorted pony trekking routes follow ancient tracks across open hills and moorland, amid spectacular scenery, stone circles, wild ponies and birds of prey. Treks can be from 1 hour or up to an all day ride. No experience necessary for the 1hr route and we lead beginners if required. Hill treks require some previous riding experience, and for the more competent rider we offer half day and full day treks. We provide riding hats. We cater for all sizes and abilities from age 3yrs up, with a maximum weight limit of 15st. All Trek leaders are level 3 First Aid trained and carry First Aid kits and mobile phones. To avoid disappointment, please book and pay in advance by telephone or email.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • Sue B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must do experience
    Did a two hour and a three hour ride on the lovely Dozy Rosie 💕 - who isn’t dozy at all - and had an amazing time. Beautiful scenery. So lovely to be up in the hills. Amazing views. Big thank you to Anita and team, so friendly, knowledgeable and made me feel I was in safe and experienced hands 5/5 from me.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 14 April 2023
  • Fiona
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely trek up the Preseli Hills
    Lovely trek up the Preseli hills with Sarah and Anita of Preseli Pony treking. Their well cared for horses and ponies looked after us and knew their job well. Stunning views, Thorough and safety conscious leaders. Highly recommend we’ll definitely be back
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 20 May 2023
  • Daisy F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful experience - keen to go again.
    Five of us took part in the beginner session today and absolutely loved it. We all felt we learnt so much about the psychology of horses and this helped us gain confidence and approach riding in the best possible way. Anita and Charlie were friendly and generous with their time; you can tell they respect and love their animals, and their horses were beautiful, impressive creatures!
    Visited May 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 May 2023
  • Paul M
    Windsor, United Kingdom7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome beginners session
    We did a beginners session while on holiday, none of us having ever ridden before. Awesome experience, plenty of time spent on being shown the basics and safety before heading off for a trek around the fields. Great introduction to riding and we’d definitely come back for another session. Staff and horses were lovely, and a great location.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 1 June 2023
  • JOHN R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Perfect Preselis
    Another wonderful ride for my daughter on the Preselis this week. So impressed how the level of riding changed so seamlessly to match her change in riding ability from one year to the next (almost beginner to much more experienced). Anita and the team look after the horses, riders (and hangers on!) so well. If like us you live in South Wales, or are just down here on holiday, this is a stunning day or half day out.
    Visited May 2023
    Written 3 June 2023
  • Margaret630
    Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom24 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Three hour trek on Preseli hils
    The weather was fabulous, the best part was riding out on to the Preseli hills and seeing the views. I booked a 3 hour trek with my young adult daughter and her friend. We are all competent riders although Ellie and I are a bit rusty. Anita the owner spent some time with us before the ride finding our level of experience and competence and then sorted us out with the right horses. Both she and Sarah her helper came on the hack. You need 2 people to open and close gates. The horses were well cared for and well mannered. We did some road work then looped back on to the fell most of the way back. We didn't see any other walkers or riders on the hill, just wild life.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 9 June 2023
  • Wendy
    Carmarthen, United Kingdom27 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Brilliant Experience
    Absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Friendly and also very efficient, took time to match us to our rides. Horses, tack and ride itself all perfect (and I’ve been to a lot of trekking centres). Recommend wholeheartedly!
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 June 2023
  • Diane C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous first time experience for a 7 and 57 year old
    Anita and her team are fabulous. Professional, thorough and, they clearly love their beautiful horses & ponies. My apprehension merged into complete trust as we were introduced and guided on our maiden adventure with these incredible animals. Deepest, deepest gratitude and respect for creating this precious memory for my daughter and I.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 June 2023
  • Kaye A
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent instruction on lovely horses in a beautiful landscape
    My husband, son (aged six) and I had a wonderful experience with Anita and Charlie at Preseli Pony Trekking. My son and I had a beginner session and Anita was an excellent teacher. My son is a relatively new rider and I’ve done the odd trek but we both learned a lot and felt very safe. Anita thought very carefully about picking the right horse to suit the rider and they were very responsive which meant we could put our new skills to use immediately. My husband, who is more experienced, did a two hour trek with Anita and had a fabulous time taking in the beautiful views from the hills surrounding the farm. We’d highly recommend Preseli Pony Trekking for the whole family, whatever their experience level.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 22 July 2023
  • Rachel Hol
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent pony trekking expey
    Had a wonderful experience learning about horses and going for a Trek around the fields. Very friendly staff and animals. We did the 1 hour tour for beginners as we had no real horse experience and got taught the basics of horse riding. Excellent safety briefing and knowledgeable staff. Perfect activity for the family
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 25 July 2023
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Oct 2023 • Family
My 11 year old niece, and I, had a wonderful experience doing the 2hr novice ride. I hadn’t ridden in years, and my niece had only ridden in a riding school arena, but we felt completely comfortable and confident under Anita and Sarah’s guidance. Safety was absolutely paramount and the horses were obviously loved and well kept. We were given a friendly greeting by Charlie, and then once we had equipment and horses, we were taken along quiet roads and up into the Preseli hills for some stunning views. Anita kept us informed along the route with local history and geography.
It was an absolutely lovely way to spend an afternoon, in friendly company, and I’d highly recommend.
Written 4 November 2023
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Georgia W
Worcester, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Myself and my husband went on a 2 hour hack with Preseli as part of our minimoon. Anita, Charlie and Sarah were all so lovely and welcoming and we had a wonderful trip out into the welsh hills - the views were absolutely breathtaking and Anita filled us in on the local history whilst Sarah took some lovely photos. Not to forget the horses, they all behaved themselves beautifully and were clearly very well cared for. We both came back with big smiles on our faces and will be returning for more hacks in the future!
Written 18 October 2023
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Glenn F
Lincoln, UK51 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
I left the booking of this to my wife as she had ridden before and had a rough idea what looked good and what didn't. I had seena couple of negative views for this place and during the introduction was thinking there may be some truth to them however as a complete beginner I was happy to be told everything including the evolution of horses as I didn't know. The lead instructor who I assume is also the owner was a little curt at times but of this is her business and her horses then I fully understand the need to be firm with customers to ensure they know what is expected of them from a safety aspect. The ride was extremely enjoyable and I thought all the staff were understanding especially with our young children but also very friendly and chatty. I would recommend this to anyone with young children wanting to try trekking for the first time. As for people with more experience I could understand the intro would seem a bit of a waste but then I assume you'd need to book the next level up to maximise your riding experience. Overall I loved it.
Written 31 August 2023
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Haydn G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We both did the 1hr beginners intro ride, myself having never ridden and my partner who had ridden before. We both were introduced to pony trekking and built up our confidence with the reins.

We were then able to do the 2hr novice trek in the Preseli Hills later that week, which was incredible and a good level of challenge for both of us without feeling overwhelmed.

All the ride leaders were exceptional and gave plenty of instruction and advice on riding, it felt just right in terms of learning curves.

Would highly recommend to others who are beginners or have some experience to do a similar 1hr intro followed by the 2hr trek another day.
Written 29 August 2023
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Eric C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
My wife booked a 3 hour trek up onto the beautiful Preseli Hills. Anita and Charlie were fantastically welcoming and their horses were clearly well cared for. The area is absolutely stunning and Jo thorougly enjoyed the trip. As a complete bonus Charlie even helped to fix my bike, which saved our holiday! Many thanks to you both and hope to see you again on our next visit.
Written 26 August 2023
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chriselliott4
Boston Spa, UK7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
We booked a 2 hour trek. It was brilliant throughout. Great communications from email enquiry right through to the day of the trek. Very knowledgable, friendly, welcoming & experienced people. Great horses & well cared for. 2 hour ride had stunning scenery. Can’t recommend enough. Will definitely be booking again with Charlie, Anita & Sarah when we return to Wales.
Written 17 August 2023
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Tenderenda
Durham, UK15 contributions
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Aug 2023 • Family
Two members of my family, an adult and a child, signed up for a one-hour ride at this centre. Neither of them is an experienced rider and as a result were not eligible for more than a trot round the field on a lead rein - fine, if a bit limited.

Unfortunately the (female) riding instructor - presumably the owner - chose to be aggressive and rude throughout the registration and (30-minute) preparation talk, to the extent that the adult in my party felt completely humiliated in front of their child. Most of the aggression was down to safety preparations that could have been handled much less heavily and without rudeness.

This was absolutely not the lovely holiday riding experience we'd hoped for: the unpleasant atmosphere created by the owner (felt by everyone on the ride) was totally unnecessary and soured the day for my family members.

There's simply no need to act like this, no matter how safety-conscious you need to be. I'd give this place a wide berth.
Written 15 August 2023
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I am sorry but we have no record of your booking or experience? I suspect that you have confused our Centre with another riding stables and posted to the wrong business.
Written 19 August 2023
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Danielle W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
My girlfriend booked the 2 hour mountain trek for my birthday. The whole experience was breathtaking and informative. We learnt so much and had such a lovely time! Anita, Charlie and Sarah were so patient and kind with us! Once in a life time experience.
Written 12 August 2023
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Finnuala O
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A horse lovers delight! We went to this stables twice, once with my little cousin who is a very beginner rider, and the second time I went on a ride myself as an experienced rider. Both experiences were incredible. My little cousin came away loving horses, and very happy.
He learnt so much in such a short time, which made him feel so much more confident around horses and yards. I also had an amazing time on a 3 hour hack, trekking across the purple hills and lush fields, enjoying the views and chatting. The horses are happy and brilliantly behaved. And the staff are so lovely, I could not thank them (and gorgeous Blue) for the perfect end to our wales holiday. Can't wait to visit again!
Written 11 August 2023
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Helen J
Carmarthen, UK1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Booked a 2 hour hack, for our 10 year old, she went out on the hack as a party of six along with Anita ( the owner) made sure that she had a horse that was suitable, ensured that she was confident before in handling the horse before departing on her ride. Anita the owner and Sarah, both were very professional. Will definately book another session.
Written 7 August 2023
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