Penycoed Horse Riding Centre 

01691 830608   

Penycoed Horse Riding Centre

Established over 47 years.
Open 7 days a week we accommodate all abilities from ages 4 years upwards, with experienced and qualified staff to make your lessons or rides out challenging rewarding and safe.

Set on Llynclys nature reserve with miles of bridle ways , and being away from the madding crowd we can take hour rides out without using any public roads.

Whether your a beginner, intermediate or experienced rider we can cater lessons in our Indoor arena and our outdoor arena, rides outs , stable management or riding holiday for you. 

Some of the things we cater for include.

- Lessons (private or group)

- Jumping lessons

- Rides out (fast or slow)

- Pony days, riders stay from morning till 3:30pm handling, grooming, mucking out and riding.

-Education school days out

- Fun and games in the school with prizes

- Show jumping events

- Dressage events

- Pony camps

- Riding Holidays in the Luxury log cabins , with your own horse or on our horses

- Café/bar on site for hot food or to cut the birthday cake.

- Stag and Hen rides.

- Team building.

Anything horsey we do or can work round for you!

COVID UPDATE: we will be reopening on the 29th March 2021, please call the office on 01691 830608 to book between 9am-5pm. the weight limit has now been lowered to 15 stone

COVID UPDATE 5th January 2021

Due to the latest lock down announcement we are currently closed until further notice, we hope to reopen after the February half term but will await confirmation from the government on this. We would like to thank all our customers for their continued support.

Take care everyone and we hope to see you all again soon!

Update 27/11/2020

Wednesday 2nd December we are able to open again !!!

Term time time-table
Open everyday apart from Fridays for lessons and rides out for 6years to 106years (4 and 5 years only rides out)
Tuesday Homeschool morning from 10am till 12.30pm
This include learning horse care and management and includes 1 hour riding session.
Only £28

Saturday we have Pony morning/ day 10am till 12.30 riders from 6 years + brush and tack up horses and ponies before a half hour lesson in the arena followed by a half hour ride round Llynclys nature reserve.
Riders are put into groups (lead rein group, Off lead rein trotting group, Cantering group)
Morning session ends at 12.30
Only £28

12.30am is lunch time in the nose bag cafe with hot food and drinks provided £4 per child or you can provide your child with a pack lunch

1pm pony afternoon starts with children helping with yard duties, Rides out and lessons , 1 hour riding is also included.
3.30pm finish,
Only £28 for session or £48 for all day session.
Tuesday and Thursday RDA group sessions not yet confirmed a start date but we are taking on disabled riders privately everyday.


Penycoed are pleased to announce we are reopening from to welcome clients back from 10am Tuesday 18th May, We will be open every day apart from Friday and Sunday

We are afraid this will be on a limited basis to begin with but we can now take bookings for lessons in a phased and restricted way that conforms with national guidelines, to protect everyone on site.

The following risk assessed approach and criteria will be strictly followed…

  • All customers must pre-book lessons or hacks by phone before arriving. All lessons & hacks must be paid for when booking by card. Future bookings can also be paid on site by card when you attend, preferably contactless.

  • We will only take bookings from clients who are fit and well, please do not come to the centre is you are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 no matter how mild.

  • Presently we can only offer private lessons, private hacks and for members of the same household semi-private lessons and hacks. We can NOT offer group lessons, pony mornings, pony days until it is safe to do so.

  • We can only accept bookings from competent riders who can check their own girths/stirrups and mount independently for their lesson/hack. (parents can assist a child in this as long as they are competent and confident off lead rein.) 

  • For the time being we will NOT be accepting lead rein lessons or children under 6 years of age (this will be reviewed regularly and the page kept updated of any changes.)

  • Staff will wash/disinfect tack before they return horses to their stables at end of each lesson/hack.

  • Should you need to cancel between booking a lesson and the lesson day we will accept cancellations with no fee providing we have a minimum of 24 hours notice.

  • All riders should wear their own hats/clean gloves and must make use of our sanitising facilities upon arrival. Any equipment borrowed is to be left on the benches outside reception after your ride to be disinfected.

  • Only one spectator per lesson will be permitted.

  • Clients are asked not to arrive at the stables more than 10 minutes before their lesson time, and after booking in, to wait at the sign by the yard entrance to be called by the instructor to one of the schools or to the hack mounting area. Your horse will be waiting for you at a tie up point in one of these areas.

  • Whilst in reception as in line with government advice as it is an enclosed space please wear a face covering of some sort. One client is permitted in reception at any one time with markers for queuing outside, there is now a one way system in place at reception which we ask you to follow.

  • Access onto the yard itself is for staff only at this moment in time. Public are not permitted to enter any of the tie up areas or stalls.

  • After your lesson you will be asked to clip your horse to the tie up point and then required to leave the site to reduce numbers at the centre at any one time.

  • All lessons/hacks will be strictly risk assessed and kept within rider’s competence, we will not be offering jump lessons or lunge lessons at this time. To start with, we will not be offering lead rein lessons and when we do, parents will be required to lead, with guidance given.

We hope customers understand that we will be extremely cautious as it is critical to conform to government guidelines, to do our utmost to prevent the spread of Covid -19.

We will do our best to fit everyone in, so please be patient and only call if you fall in the category as stated above. Your payments have been recorded for any prepaid lessons/hacks. 

Thank you for your patience

By booking a lesson you have acknowledged that you have read and accepted these conditions.

(please note that the café and cabin site are closed as per government advice during this time)

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