Springhill Farm is a BHS approved horse riding and pony club center offering lessons, hacking, trekking, and riding holidays for children to adults.

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3 Day Valley Trail Horse Riding Holiday in Wales

July | August | September | October, 2024

Reviews (48)

Jorawar Rathour

from United Kingdom, July 2024

"I'm coming back for sure! "

I had a great stay and felt right at home. Everyone was so kind, and I loved my very first riding experience. Under such great instruction, I gained a lot of confidence, and before I knew it, was trotting comfortably. I met other lovely riders and we all got all so well. My gorgeous horse, Meg was a joy to ride. Appreciated the collection and drop-off to the station. It was an easy journey from London Euston. I also walked to the lovely little village, and the walk back uphill was quite demanding for someone so use to flat terrain.

I felt well looked after and would not hesitate to recommend this experience.

See you guys again soon!

Vanessa Mackenzie-orr

from United Kingdom, July 2024

"Really friendly, efficient, very knowledgeable and helpful "

No ask was too much, all requests were heard and acted on when first heard. A problem was resolved immediately with minimum fuss. Staff were professional and so knowledgeable and gave so many levels to the enjoyment I received when out for a wonderful riding experience. The accommodation was extensive and large very clean and really tried to factor in a maximum level of self satisfaction to each customer without undermining valuable opportunities to get to know each other and forge friendships and ease with one another despite riding abilities

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, July 2024

"Brilliant Holiday"

I had the most wonderful time spending four days riding out through the gorgeous hills and forests of Wales. We did a 1.5 hour ride on day one and every other day was a 4ish hour ride, sometimes longer, with either a picnic lunch or a stop at a pub, and there was never any rush so we were able to take plenty of pictures while out on rides. Lis and her team are very knowledgeable and so pleasant, they are able to make adjustments for riders based on their experience, and everyone is super accommodating. I was matched with the perfect horse (Tegwyn!) and felt extremely welcomed and taken care of. I would also add I arrived by train as I don’t have a car, and Sue and Lis were very helpful and accommodating and had no problem transporting me to/from the station. Thank you Lis and Sue for a wonderful holiday!

Josephine Keogh

from United Kingdom, June 2024

"Brilliant Break!"

Everything. The scenery, instructors, accommodation - all top class. Beautiful well-loved ponies who enjoyed their outings.

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, June 2024

"A peaceful break with excellent hospitality"

I loved how passionate and energetic all the leaders were, and everything felt safe and well contained. I enjoyed being pushed but not being pushed too far. They did a fab job at managing anxieties so as to make it a rewarding experience. Liz and Dawn and Sue made it so guests feel really at home and comfortable, which was lovely. The countryside is gorgeous and peaceful, and the horses are very well tended to. The lesson from Chris was excellent and it was really kind of them to offer that, as it helped me build confidence.

Anonymous

from South Africa, May 2024

"Lovely and welcoming experience"

I had a lovely time and felt very taken care of. There was a lot of flexibility to accommodate different levels of riding experience. It is a beautiful area, well worth the trip from London. The instructors were also lovely and knowledgeable and were very willing to make my stay as comfortable as possible, including fetching me from the train station. The horses were amazing as well. Overal an amazing experience! Would highly recommend!

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, May 2024

"Excellent location, rides, value for money "

This was an excellent location, very laid back riding on sound, sure footed horses who are fit and forward going, without being complicated.

We enjoyed fantastic riding through great scenery and were well looked after by our guides.

We stayed in the bunkhouse which is functional, clean and tidy and with good kitchen facilities for self catering, and one night out for dinner at a local pub, the Swan, also very good.

It was fun, relaxing and enjoyable weekend, thanks to the team at Springhill Farm x

Eliana Ivanova

from United Kingdom, May 2024

"The best experience!"

Everything was absolutely amazing. Me and my sister would like to thank Dawn for the amazing trail rides she led us on.

We came to this holiday only being able to do a slow canter and went home being able to gallop through an open field. It had done so much for our confidence while in the saddle. We will definitely be back again next year.

Adrian Taylor

from United Kingdom, May 2024

"Superb Riding Holiday"

I had such an amazing time. Everything was well organised. All the staff were great, the horses too! I would 100% recommend. Lis was very helpful and took the group on a superb hack. I had a couple of lessons with Chris. She was excellent. Thank you all.

Colette Shulver

from United Kingdom, April 2024

"Peaceful and supportive riding retreat"

The people were extremely kind and welcoming. The horses were kind and wise and enjoyed their work. A beautiful discovery which helped me untangle my mind of spaghetti thoughts into a manageable packet of straighter lines. Thank you all so much. I can’t wait to come back

Kelly Brandon

from United Kingdom, April 2024

"Absolutely fabulous "

The views are amazing 🤩 The staff are warm and friendly. The horses are well cared for and the accommodation has all you need.

Kasia Jedrysiak

from United Kingdom, March 2024

"3 days horse riding "

I had an amazing time. Spectacular views and scenery. Thank you to all instructors, Liz, Eloise and especially to Carol for her interesting historical stories about Wales.

I must not forget about my hero and teacher Super Ted for looking after me.

See you soon.

Kasia

Michelle Chapman

from United Kingdom, September 2023

"Amazing views and an unforgettable experience"

The scenery was incredible and the whole experience was amazing because the instructors were so accommodating of everyones needs, worries and levels of ability. I went from being rather nervous of every hill to cantering without a care in the world in no time. I will be back.

Elaine Gardiner

from United Kingdom, August 2023

The horses were so well looked after and a pleasure to ride. We are begginers and the instructor Dawn was excellent with us all. The views are spectacular I would highly recommend it for all levels of horse riders a wonderful place.

Katie Tamblin

from United Kingdom, August 2023

"Amazing riding experience "

We loved the scenic countryside walks. We were able to ride at varying speeds across wide terrain. The self-catering accommodation provided a nice home base and a quaint place to unwind after a long day of riding.

Nicola Blair

from United Kingdom, July 2023

"Fantastic getaway "

Views, countryside and horses are all fabulous.

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, July 2023

"Great location, lovely horses and people"

Clean and comfortable accommodation, well equipped. Loved my horse Jack. Everyone was friendly and helpful.

Wish I lived nearer - I'd ride every weekend

Chris Ryu

from United Kingdom, July 2023

"A hidden gem. This place is truly unique"

This place is amazing. The horses are so patient, as are the trainers. We were complete beginners, but left with a love of it and are already planning our next visit. We learned so much! They let us come early to each session to "help" groom and tack up the horses which was a lovely touch. The scenery is second to none. The place is almost entirely off the grid when it comes to phone signal and broadband.

I've rated 5 star for food. It was self-catering, but the kitchen was large and very well stocked. We ate out every day, but plenty to choose from at Oswestry. We took a picnic on the ride for the last day and that was a great thing to do.

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, July 2023

"Fantastic horse riding holiday"

We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The views are breath taking before you even start!

Everyone is so friendly, the horses are clearly well loved and cared for, they are very content.

The instruction is brilliant and riding ability is assessed along with horse compatibility.

The hacking trails (we didn't see all of them) are numerous and absolutely stunning! An excellent place for calm and to find peace from every day stresses.

We were shown and encouraged to tack and unpack our horses, given time to groom them, which we enjoyed as much as the horses did; it is great to be able to give something back when they work so hard (I'm not sure I'd be walking the tracks on my own two legs!)

Accommodation has everything you need, is very clean and our room overlooked fields and mountains.

There are pubs locally, within short drives on picturesque and stereotypical country roads up and down hillsides, serving great food. It really adds to the whole holiday experience of 'getting away from it all.'

Highly recommend, we can't wait to go back!

Maria Foulkes

from United Kingdom, May 2023

"An amazing weekend!"

I absolutely loved my weekend here. As a total beginner, I began with an hours lesson with a lovely lady whose name I can’t remember, sorry, but she gave me confidence and enabled me to begin trotting comfortably. My guides Eloise and Dawn were really encouraging and enabled me to have two wonderful days out riding in the most beautiful countryside on my lovely horse Jainie. I met some great people during my stay and want to say a big thank you to all the staff for making this trip so memorable. I hope to return soon 😊

Séamus Mcdermott

from United Kingdom, May 2023

"Birthday ride"

Springhill Farm offers an amazing riding opportunity for levels of riders. The friendliness and professionalism of the whole team, with the stoic and gentle nature of the horses made our riding adventure a wonderful three days of fun. The weather and countryside was outstanding!

A big shout out to Eloise who gently and professionally looked after us for two days, as well as Lily on the first day.

But most importantly thank you to Socks and Ronnie who were a sheer joy to ride.

Chrissy Petrou

from United Kingdom, May 2023

"Fabulous experience, friendly team"

Friendly team - flexible, personable, felt really welcomed by them all.

Supportive leaders in pushing out of my comfort zone and gaining new riding experience whilst always feeling safe.

Good balance of time with horses and free time, flexible to each clients preferences.

Got a lot out of my two lessons with Chris - she was really clear with a balance of what to keep doing and what to alter and was positive and encouraging throughout.

The accommodation was modern, clean and functional - I stayed in a cottage and found the sharing a nice aspect too as I went on the trip alone so I had some lovely company with the new people I met.

The location was just stunning, beautiful views over the hills and valleys and lovely to go for a walk in the evening sunshine.

I’ll definitely be going back. I can’t recommend Springhill Farm enough.

Victoria Mutang

from United Kingdom, May 2023

"Amazing experience!"

Myself and my friend Suzy had an absolutely fantastic time! Sue, Lis, Eloise, Chris and the whole team took very great care of us! The horses were well looked after and we genuinely just had the best of time! I’m so looking forward to going back in August/beginning Sept!

I highly recommend this trail to everyone! It was honestly the best experience!

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, May 2023

"3 day trek"

Could not recommend Springhill Farm highly enough! We stayed for three days and trekked in the most beautiful of countryside. The trek leaders (Liz, Kate and Carol) were lovely and ensured that there was variety to our rides! We also changed our plans last minute and were able to book a jumping lesson with Chris which was so fun!

The self catering accommodation is perfectly set up and there are some nice pubs near by that you can go to in the evening.

Sam Goodwin

from United Kingdom, April 2023

"Perfect solo break to fully recharge"

Beautiful location

Liz and Eloise helpful and knowledgeable giving lots of tips and advice

Horses well matched to riders ability and confidence. Rides varied and scenic giving plenty of chances to canter.

The bunk house a warm and cosy retreat following the rides.

Impressed by everything!

Will definitely be returning

Thank you

Amy Howard

from United Kingdom, April 2023

"Amazing holiday with lovely ponies and views to die for!"

Such a friendly atmosphere and amazing hosts!!! Had the most amazing holiday and can’t recommend it enough. Good time in the saddle trekking through some lovely surroundings. They take pride in matching you with your prefect four legged companion for the week, making sure you feel safe but also get the most out of your experience. If you’re a regular rider like myself they try give you something with a bit of flash but none of the horses are silly in any way, allowing you to enjoy the ride. For my friend who doesn’t ride on the regular they made sure she had the perfect pony to give her the confidence to relax and enjoy the ride. They really do look after you the best they can😁

Yvonne Rehling

from United Kingdom, April 2023

"A wonderful holiday "

I had the best time at Springhill Farm. The horses (especially Dillys) were simply wonderful and the instructors were very kind, encouraging and helpful!

The hacks were so much fun and we saw a lot of the beautiful landscape surrounding the farm.

The self-catering wasn‘t a problem as it was very clearly communicated beforehand and I just stopped at a supermarket on my way to the farm to buy food for three days.

I will definitely come back!!

Yuji Sato

from Singapore, November 2022

"Certainly one of the best experiences I ever had!"

Sue kindly gave me a lift to and from the nearest train stations (Gobowen and Chirk) which are accessible from the major cities.

The cottage had almost all kitchen appliances (electric stove, oven, grill, microwave) and cooking utensils. Just don't forget to bring your toiletries (body soap, shampoo, toothbrush and toothpaste)!

The wifi strength was fine for normal use. There were no mobile signal for the operators EE and 3 (or whichever Singtel connects to), but this might change as I think there is a mast being installed.

For the ride, despite my inexperience, the instructors and staff were very patient and kind. In particular, Nat and Alice/Elise/Alicia/Elycia for the many trails and trying to get Ted to canter, Chris for the useful lesson, and Elowen for helping with the tacking up (hope I got the names right...). Retrospectively, I genuinely regret my shyness and I should have made full use of the opportunities to find out more about their life in the farm/countryside, as well as about mushroom and moss.

Love my horse, Ted, with whom I managed to form a bond over the three days (or so I hope)!

It was great going through the different terrains (woods, hills, plains and roads) in various weather (from sunny to rainy and foggy) with beautiful view. I am really fortunate to have experienced the complete set of British weather!

Thank you Sue, Lis, Nat and the rest at Springhill Farm! Genuinely enjoyed my time and hope to return for another holiday in the future!

Ivana Mitrovic

from United Kingdom, October 2022

"Resetting Getaway in Magical Wales "

Amazing long weekend - excellent riding, remote trails, wonderful hosts, great tuition | The horses were outstanding as was the instruction. I learnt a tremendous amount in a very short period of time. The horses and tuition were very well matched to my requirements but with the right amount of "stretch". Thanks for everything!

Chris Towle

from United Kingdom, September 2022

"A lovely weekend away"

The location was amazing with incredible views and scenery. Everyone was friendly, patient and helpful and happy to answer our many questions and to show us the ropes in terms of tacking up the horses and improving our riding skills. It was lovely being introduced to our horses and using the same ones each day to enable us to form a bond with them. My son and I found the riding lesson on the Sunday particularly useful (the instructor was excellent) and enjoyable and we would have happily had another one or two of these to improve our riding and with the opportunity to then put our newfound skills into practice whilst trekking. It was heartwarming to see my son grow in confidence over the course of the weekend and he now wants regular riding lessons as a result!

Anne Marie Karlsson

from United Kingdom, September 2022

"Firm but supportive"

I felt all the teachers were trying to strike a good balance between giving needed instruction and correction on the one hand and support and encouragement on the other. They genuinely seemed to care that you were both learning and enjoying yourself.

Rola Khalil

from United Arab Emirates, August 2022

"Worth the travel all the way from Abu Dhabi to Wales "

The entire experience was amazing,I felt very comfortable with them and they make me feel very welcomed. Their horses very well looked after , well trained and calm.

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, August 2022

"3 day horse riding experience "

My party enjoyed having a few lessons in the school and enjoyed the views and riding on the hills I enjoyed the views and going on the hacks

Katinka Mitchell

from United Kingdom, August 2022

"A taste of paradise"

We absolutely loved every minute of our trail horse riding holiday. The instructors and staff we have met (Dawn, Florentina, Fred, Nat and Katy) were all fabulous; they were very professional, patient and kind and they were always ready to help us out. Dawn has shown us some picturesque landscapes and trails that we could have only dreamed of. The horses were well matched to our personalities :-). Our riding skills have improved massively in the few days we have spent there. The accommodation was clean and suitable for the holiday with good quality bunk beds. The provide food was delicious and fresh. We are definitely coming back.

Jodie Toporowski

from United Kingdom, June 2022

"Amazing!!"

Everything! The horses were excellent and the views stunning! The instructors knew the area well and provided some interesting facts in relation to the local area.

Sue provided a lovely lunch too!

Marina Giessler

from United Kingdom, June 2022

"Some much needed horse & me time "

I always loved horse riding but never really found the moment & the right opportunity to dedicate some time to it. This was the perfect getaway for me! I really enjoyed every moment of it.

Its the perfect combination of nature, lessons, relaxation and of course access to horses. They have around 60 horses on the farm and they are all so well looked after and so well behaved.

The instructors are brilliant and super friendly. They make you feel welcome immediately and you can tell that they really understand what they are taking about. They know each of their horses by heart and they together with their horses, make you feel comfortable every step of the way.

You also get the chance to really double down on your horse riding skills ( independently of your level), which feels a lot like progress.

After horse riding, you have enough time to chill out onsite, go for walks or just read your book...

I came from London by train and they kindly offered to pick me up and drop me back at the nearest train station.

I really enjoyed my getaway and will definitely be back for more!

Anonymous

from United Kingdom, May 2022

"Great getaway"

A wonderful family run farm in the middle of gorgeous countryside with self catered accommodation. The hacks were beautiful and well run and I learned a lot during the lessons. The horses are well trained and obviously very well taken care of. Thank you for the hospitality!

Kelly Brandon

from United Kingdom, October 2021

"Amazing holiday "

Quite family run farm. Kitchen was well stocked when we arrived. Staff where lovely and accommodating. Kids got to help with grooming and tacking up which is a good lesson for them. Staff answered all questions. Farm provided riding PPE. Beautiful hacks around surrounding areas and we where lucky enough to have a lesson provided during our stay.

Jean Anson

from United Kingdom, October 2021

"Wonderful experience"

We enjoyed the horses and the riding experience even though the weather could have been better on the full days riding. The scenery and location was beautiful, the accommodation lovely and warm and the people warm and friendly.

Kayleigh Moore

from United Kingdom, June 2021

"Fantastic first riding holiday"

There was such a lovely, relaxed atmosphere at the yard - everyone was so friendly, and I just wish I could remember everyone's names!

My horse-mad eight year old would have slept with the horses if allowed, and the staff were very patient but firm with her. She took part in grooming, tacking and cleaning when it was safe and appropriate. The rides themselves were very enjoyable, with gorgeous scenery and pleasant routes.

The horses themselves were clearly happy and healthy, and had a nice range of temperaments for difference levels of confidence and experience. My daughter cried genuine tears when we had to leave, and is still talking about Barbara the gentle Irish Cob.

We're already planning to go back, and will be regular visitors.

Alison Grove

from United Kingdom, June 2021

"Our ride leads Ellie and Dawn. "

The whole weekend pony trekking experience was fabulous.

The instructors listened to us and gave us suitable ponies for the rides, even changing them as we grew more confident . They really looked after us during the rides. We felt safe and comfortable .We cant wait to return to Springhill farm

Kirsten Brecht

from United Kingdom, September 2019

"The instructor was Steve who did well and made us laugh"

The owners are amazing, the cottage was so cosy and the food provided was more than enough. We had such a great time and will be back!

Michael Garcia

from United Kingdom, August 2019

"A huge thanks to Steven. Elle, Chloe and Jade for advice. "

Great experience all round. Passionate and professional staff. Superb location and wonderful horses. Xxxxx

Jonas Boren

from United Kingdom, June 2018

Amazing rides