Ogmore Farm Riding Centre

Price guide: Expensive

Ogmore By Sea, Bridgend , Nr Cardiff, CF32 0PG

Price guide: Expensive

Ogmore beach trek
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By Dave Jenkins, your Cardiff expert

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expert-rated things to do in Cardiff
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Value for money:
Recommended for:
Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Singles, Sporty types, Stag / hen parties, Escaping the crowds, Great views / scenery, Nature / wildlife

Expert review of Ogmore Farm Riding Centre

A unique sea trek just outside of Cardiff.

I’m not the most confident horse rider, but several experienced riders I know believe this to be one of the best in the country. Ogmore Farm is a long established stable that caters for all abilities, shapes and sizes. A family run affair, they guarantee an exhilarating, relaxing and sociable trek.

With a broad mixture of steed, from steady and reliable to a more challenging ride, you will find the right four legged friend to enjoy a couple of hours with. Once aboard, the ride will leave the farm, cross the river by Ogmore Castle and meander along the estuary.

As the estuary meets the sea, you peep over the sand dunes for your first glimpses of the wonderful wide open beach. Here the ride divides; more able riders head to the sea and the water break. A long and steady canter rewards with some horseplay in the sea before climbing up what is believed to be one of the largest sand dunes in Europe. The trek then leads deep into some woods before you arrive back at the farm... And you do all of this without once crossing a road or meeting any other traffic.

Price advice: 

The two hour treks are £35. The final trek of the day at 3pm is one hour and will cost you £25.

Expert tips: 
Check traffic bulletins before you leave Cardiff; the roads to Bridgend can often be very busy.
It’s also wise to check the tide, too. Low tide makes for a much more vigorous run.
Turn up 15 minutes before to sign your insurance form and find a hat that fits.

More information on Ogmore Farm Riding Centre:

Price guide:
Beach, Lake / river / canal, Natural wonder
Ogmore By Sea, Bridgend , Nr Cardiff, CF32 0PG
+44 1656 880856
Months open:
All year round
Opening times:
There are three rides every day: 10.30am, 1pm and 3pm

Have you been to Ogmore Farm Riding Centre? Would you recommended it?

Community comments (1)

Really good fun and well worth the money