anglesey riding centre

Rides and Hacks

Castle View

In the countryside around the centre we have 5 miles of purpose built, private bridleways. These are exclusively for use by our customers and offer breath-taking views of Caernarfon Castle and Snowdonia.

We have a selection of well-schooled horses and ponies for hacking and riding out. Most of our riding is on our quiet private bridleways alongside the coast.
We offer a variety of rides to cater for all standards. The minimum age is 4 years old and there’s no upper limit!

Lead Rein – Ideal for a first time ride, best for kids under 7.

We start with a ½ hour ride for youngsters and those wishing to experience the thrill of riding for the first time. Riders are led along the tracks by our experienced staff members who guide the pony with a lead rein, a rope attached to the horses bridle.

1hr Trot Taster – Suitable for all, great for beginners and mixed ability groups.

We’re always getting asked by customers if they can “have a little trot” on the beginner rides, so we’ve finally come up with a solution! Begin your ride in our outdoor arena where we will go through the basics and let everyone have a go at trotting, weaving around some cones, and a few other things as time allows. Then we head out for a wander round on the bridleways to take in the scenery and spot some wildlife.

1hr Rides – Suitable for riders with some experience.

Springtime Bridleways If you can already Trot, Canter or Gallop quite comfortably then we offer three 1hr bridleway hacks at your level. The first is walk & trot only and is suitable for riders who can confidently do a rising trot without holding the saddle, but might not be capable of a canter yet. The second is a walk & trot with some gentle canters, we call it a New Tracks Ride. The third is walk, trot & canter with some gallops, known as an Old Tracks Ride. All riders are quickly assessed in our outdoor arena before heading out to ride.

During the winter months our bridleways can be a quite slippery if it’s been raining a lot, so for riders who are canter or above we offer a lovey Road Ride on the quiet country lanes around the centre at a reduced rate.

Longer Rides – Suitable for experienced older kids and adults.

For experienced riders we also offer 1.5 hour fast rides which take in more of the scenery and offer a few more thrills! We’ve also re-introduced the Beach Gallop as part of a longer 2hr hack. Please talk to us about availability and experience level required for this one.

Other Facilities

We have a number of other riding facilities at Anglesey Riding Centre, including a large indoor arena and a large outdoor all weather floodlit arena.

The Indoor Arena is 20m x 40m (70′ x 140′) in size, is fully covered and as well as having good natural lighting is also equipped with flood lights to allow use both during the day and evening. The Indoor Arena also has a viewing gallery for spectators and a kitchen for Mums and Dads to make a cuppa.

The Outdoor Arena is also 20m x 40m in size and is equipped with floodlighting to allow it to be used both during the day and also the evening.