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Meeting: Talgarth
Airport:   London       Train station:   Abergavenny
Transfer: Chepstow bus station and Abergavenny Railway station   

Pick-up/drop-off can be organized for an extra fee (to be paid locally) from Chepstow bus station, Abergavenny Railway station or London Heathrow.

Tack: Endurance saddles with saddle bags
Horses: Welsh Cobs
Pace: 5-7 hours moderate with canters, some steep trails
| Walk | Trot | Canter |
Level: Riding Level (Click for legend) (3.5 to 4 out of 5)    Good Intermediate+
Age: Min 13
Weight: Max 180
Riders: Min 4 riders Max 12 riders
Riding helmets are mandatory for this ride.

Riding Experience
This trail is suitable for good intermediate riders and above. You should be confident and competent at all gaits, over uneven ground, on forward-going horses. We cross from the Black Mountains to the Irish sea, over several mountain ranges, covering great distances, mostly off-road, and riders must be fit, have good stamina.

Riding Terrain & Pace
The route passes through four mountain ranges (The Black Mountains, Mynydd Epynt, the Elan Valley and over Plynlimon) before a final gallop on the beach near Aberystwyth. The route uses mostly forgotten bridle-ways, some open moorland crossings and several trails over private land. There is plenty of opportunity for fast canters and gallops, and even the chance to jump logs and ditches - all optional of course! The program includes 5 riding days and we usually cover between 15 and 20 miles a day (5-7 hours).

There is a herd of about 30 Welsh cobs and crosses, the majority of which have been bred here on the farm. Horses are selected for temperament and character. Size ranges from 14 to 16 hands. We breed and break our own replacement stock, and every year several youngsters join the riding stock. The horses are very reliable, friendly and sure-footed, guaranteed to give you an excellent ride. Compact, intelligent and strong, they are ideally suited to the hills and mountains of the area.
Guests are invited to take part in catching, grooming, and tacking up the horses, and are encouraged to develop a relationship with their horse.

Paul practically grew up on a horse, was leading rides from an early age. He guides the majority of the rides throughout the summer on his darling, Blondie. His unique knowledge of the local area, routes, ground condition and weather patterns enable him to choose the best way to go each day.
We also have a small team of other guides, all of whom have been trained up personally by Paul, and are briefed thoroughly by him each morning before they set out with their group.

Passport and Visa Requirements: Passports Passport valid for at least three months beyond length of stay required by all nationals referred to in the chart except: 1. EU nationals holding a valid national ID card. Note: EU . more
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Trans Wales Trail
Tour Code: IT-WATT
7 days / 6 nights ~$1,955.00
Dates : May-Oct

Trip Rating :
Difficulty : Riding Level
Riding Level Explained
Beginner A rider who has limited experience, is unable to post the trot and does not canter.
Novice A rider who is capable of mounting and dismounting unassisted, capable of applying basic aids, comfortable and in control at the walk, moderate length posting trots, and short canters.
Intermediate A rider who has a firm seat, is confident and in control at all paces (including posting trots, two point canters and gallops), but does not ride regularly.
D Strong Intermediate
Strong Intermediate An intermediate rider who is currently riding regularly and is comfortable in the saddle for at least 6 hours per day.
All of the above, plus an independent seat, soft hands, and capable of handlinga spirited horse in open country.
Lodging: Standard
Lodging Level Explained
= Facilities in lodges, estancias, haciendas, resorts, etc.
Basic lodging - some with shared bathroom facilities, usually no AC or room service.
Regular standard room - usually with private bath.
 Accommodations with superior comforts.
 = Trips with nights in tent camps. Sometimes the first and last night are in hotels.
Basic tent camping - everyone helps out with camp chores.
Regular standard with some camp amenities and camp cook.
Camping facilities with superior comforts like camp shower, bathroom facility..
 = Trips that combine nights in hotels and camping.
Basic accommodation and basic camping facilities can be expected.
Regular standard with some nicer amenities.
Only assigned to hotel and camping facilities with superior comforts.

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Tack: Endurance saddles with saddle bags
Horses: Welsh Cobs
Pace: 5-7 hours moderate with canters, som...
Walk, Trot, Canter,
Airport: London
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