Riding Holiday Reviews from Caeiago Riding Centre
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Caeiago Riding Centre provides probably the best horse riding and trekking holidays in the UK. We have a fantastic reputation for year on year excellence. Many of our customers return time and again.
To experience our horse riding or trekking holidays please . We are always available to discuss your needs. We can provide flexible riding holidays, horse riding weekends, horse riding weeks, or other type of breaks, for single people or parties alike.
Also, we can provide holiday breaks for non horse riding partners and friends. For example there are fantastic mountain bike trails, walking tracks or for those that prefer a quieter experience there is an abundance of wildlife and fauna to be found.
Why not create your dream horse riding and trekking holiday whether its for full weeks, mid-week or weekends? Caeiago Horse Riding, Trekking and Holiday Centre is perfect for that riding holiday. Great prices with fantastic company and scenery. Read our riding holiday reviews and be convinced.
Horse&Riders’ Abi Cannon tried a group guided ride in the Cambrian Mountains
Set in-between Llandovery and Lampeter in Carmarthenshire, mid Wales Cae Iago Is a well established a family run riding centre set in beautiful scenery. Specialising in riding holidays for adult riders ( rather than novices or first timers) you won’t get stuck with beginners.
Before arriving I was asked about my riding level of ability which is a difficult question for most people. I explained I had ridden at low-level affiliated and riding club level. But haven’t actually sat on a horse in a few years. This didn’t seem to be a problem but I was intrigued as to what sort of course I would be given.
On arrival the yard felt really relaxed. Leslie made me feel very welcome in the Victorian farmhouse where I met my fellow riders for the day. Then I met my horse Merlin, a grey Welsh Cob who looked sturdy but not sluggish. Once on-board I felt quite at home, with Leslie checking that everyone’s tack was secure before we set off.
I was riding with fellow guest Rachel who had ridden at Caeiago many times. We set off along the quiet lane from the farm and my fears of being stuck with a ploddy riding school horse were soon allayed – Merlin was a very responsive balanced calm ride. Roddy, our ride leader explained how the staff work to match riders to horses. They tend to under-horse people on day one so they can assess if their riding is as described. Then move them up if needed. A great idea – there’s nothing worse than someone being over-horsed and then being petrified the entire ride.
We trotted a long a few lanes, then set about a climb and we found that all the horses seemed incredibly surefooted. I would never have attempted some of the terrain on my horse at home! As we rose up the side of the mountain the mist lifted to reveal an amazing vista. There was a series of grassy stretches as we made our ascent which allowed us a few cantors. I had been a little apprehensive as it had been a long time since I last went at any sort of speed. But Merlin was balanced and steady and I felt quite safe.
At the very top of our trail the wind was incredibly strong. If I’d been riding any horse I had known before they would have been bum-swinging and general prancing about but the horses all behaved beautifully – even politely stopping for a quick photo opportunity at the summit! The way down looked treacherous. But the surefooted Welsh cobs made light work of the descent, even crossing a ford before returning to the farm house. After an enjoyable four hours we were back at Caeiago HQ , The horses were put away and we enjoyed a well earned cuppa in the farmhouse. It had been an excellent morning that had restored my confidence and given me the writing bug again .
Caeiago offers a full week, mid week and weekend breaks as well as two day trail rides for the more experienced rider. You can start your stay whenever you want and there is plenty to do locally for non-horsey partners. All packages are full board and guests are free to bring their own alcohol or wander down to the local pub. There is plenty of home-cooked food and tea and cakes waiting for you when you return home from a ride. The accommodation is clean and tidy with ensuite shower rooms and comfy beds.
Having never been on a horsey holiday before I can now see the appeal – The riding and the countryside were amazing. The views were beautiful and the horses responsive and well-behaved. To make the most of it I would recommend taking a good pair of gloves a decent waterproof and windproof light weight jacket a small camera and good boots. Then just enjoy!