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Stunning Pembrokeshire Pony Rides overlooking Cardigan Bay

Recommended in the Country Living Guide to Rural Wales
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The end of our lane is located between the village of Dinas Cross and the town of Newport on the A487 just North of Fishguard, Pembrokeshire. Please click here for further directions and map.



We are happy to arrange a trek to suit your requirements whether you are an experienced or novice rider. All our treks are entirely off road and on the uniquely beautiful Newport Mountain overlooking Newport Bay. Come for an hour or two, or even longer. In the summer we can organise treks further afield to hidden country pubs. 



We offer riding lessons for all abilities in our sand school from age 4. Short pony rides out of the arena are available for children to get them out and enjoying the welsh countryside. Enthusiastic children will find a warm welcome on pony days when they can immerse themselves in the life of the stables and really get to know the horses and ponies. 


Saddle Club

We started in 2012 a Saturday saddle club for local children, it is very popular and great for those horse mad kiddies! I realised there is need for children to not only learn to ride whilst they are here but to learn how to groom, tack up and care for a pony. Therefore the saddle club was introduced, children gain awards, certificates and prizes as they progress with each task.



We have our own stud which started in 2005 after purchasing our coloured stallion Darco V11 from Holland. My aim is to breed quality all rounders with good temperaments. Darco is available for natural covering in hand. Darco is a 16h dutchwarmblood tobiano stallion, he was born in 2002 and he has a fantastic temperament and beautiful floating paces which he passes on to his offspring.


Services and Facilities

At Havard Stables we have a range of facilites including internal stabling, tie up area, wash box, outdoor manage, showjumps, round pen, off road hacking with use of bridleways and mountain, parking, customer walk in shower room with toilet and a secure tackroom. We offer Full or part livery to suit your requirements, a breaking in and schooling service as well as our very own stud. We also have Ponies/Horses for Sale.

Visitor Comments

“A really enjoyable experience…brilliant, with great people thank you very much.”
Dillon family | Somerset

“So much fun, enjoyed it, can’t wait to try this again!”
Janet and Derrick | Shropshire

“Great, loved it, recommend it to anyone!”
Mr Mike Singer

“Wonderful yard, wonderful people, wonderful horses!”
Mrs Ann Evans | New quay

“Picturesque hillsides, quiet bridleways, open countryside, fresh Welsh country air, friendly riding horses. If you love any of these the you’ll love a day at Havard Stables. Hannah Havard opened her family home as a riding establishment…and has gained a wealth of experience in developing the skills of both the capable rider and enthusiastic novice. You’ll find staff are caring and friendly, in and out of the saddle! The school offers riding instruction/trekking.

Hannah’s aim is to get people out enjoying the Welsh countryside but with the added advantage of being on the back of a horse.

Just outside the quaint village of Dinas Cross in beautiful Pembrokeshire, Havard Stables is perfectly sited to offer all types of horse riding. Lessons are available in the enclosed sand school or escorted treks into the hills, where you can enjoy beautiful uninterrupted views. The horses are all well trained with happy expressions; they are safe, well-mannered and enjoyable to ride on hacks or in the schooling arena. Pony rides are available for small children minimum age being 4 years they last for half an hour. Longer rides are offered for older children and adults. Also pony days are a great day for children to learn and have fun around ponies…”

Extract from Country Living Book | The Country Living Guide to Rural Wales 4th Edition