The Welsh Prince

4 Days  |  £990pp

Wales ( Best airport: Bristol / Birmingham)

This four day, three night trail ride starts and ends at Freerein HQ on the Welsh/English Border in the Wye Valley. This is an incredible journey covering 70 miles, exploring the heart of Mid-Wales along unmarked tracks and trails through wild, remote hills and valleys, staying overnight at country inns and family run B&B’s along the way. The route is steeped in mystery and historic tales, dating back to the 1st Century.

The Riding

The route on this trail is very varied, with stony tracks, open hills, river crossings, green lanes, and so on. The trails are a mixture of little used bridleways, old council roads and timeworn drovers routes. The mixture of terrain means a varied riding pace each day – there will be lots of trotting to cover the distance and canters wherever the terrain allows.

There will be points where it is necessary to dismount and walk with your horse, such as steep down hill tracks which may be loose underfoot.

Level of Riding and Fitness

You must be happy and confident cantering in open spaces to join this ride. You will be riding around six hours each day, so riders must have a good level of current riding fitness. You must be physically fit enough to enjoy long trots and long days in the saddle on this riding holiday.

Guides and Group Size

All Freerein guides are full time, paid adults who all have an extensive knowledge of our horses, routes and the hills. They are relaxed, friendly & professional.

Strict maximum of 8 guests per group.

The Horses

You will be matched to one of the incredible herd of fit, friendly, forward going trail riding horses and ponies. They are all a mixture of hardy breeds native to the UK and between 14hh – 15.3hh.. They live out all year round, working for 7 months of the year and enjoying a 5 month break over the winter months. They love their job and relish their happy, healthy lifestyle.

Tack and Riding Equipment

Each horse has its own individually fitted English tack, customised and fitted professionally for Freerein. All horses are ridden in simple snaffle bits. Your luggage
Your luggage is transported by us by road. Each rider will be supplied with one of our specially designed saddle bags to carry lunch, drinks, cameras etc whilst out on trail.

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Accommodation and Dining

All individuals are automatically booked a room for single occupancy. Accommodation is at B&Bs and Inns along the route. They are all basic, quirky, characterful, family run establishments that offer a warm welcome to trail riders.

Expect to be fed well on this trip; food is all homemade using locally sourced ingredients where possible. All accommodation places can cater for any dietary requirements.

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Itinerary

The Welsh Prince

4 days / 3 nights / 4 days riding
£990pp

Single occupancy + £90pp
Start 8:30am first day, finish 4:30pm final day

Price Includes
  • All arrangements for the duration of the holiday.
  • Trail riding horse, tack, saddlebags & other equipment for duration of holiday.
  • Backup & use of trail riding advice line as required.
  • Services of guide
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Packed Lunches
  • Evening Meals
Price Excludes
  • All drinks at any bar
  • Transport to and from Freerein HQ
  • Accommodation before and after trail
  • Tips

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