Cardiff Riding School

Cardiff Riding School

Set in 35 acres of park land in the centre of Cardiff, we provide a total riding experience for all abilities, lessons, pony club, riding for the disabled and so much more.


  • Indoor and Outdoor schools
  • Seated viewing gallery in indoor school
  • Stabling for 47 horses
  • Basis cross-country course
  • Full course of show jumps
  • Outdoor riding options
  • Toilets and disabled toilet with a shower
  • Large car park ( the over flow car park can be muddy please wear appropriate footwear.
  • Staff on site 24hrs

What’s on offer

  • to All aspects of horse riding and horse care is catered for whether you are a beginner or experienced rider.
  • All our teaching staff hold British Horse Society Coaching qualifications
  • We are an approved centre for the Riding Club and Pony Club.
  • We are an approved Riding for the Disabled Association centre.
  • We offer prebooked ‘Pony Rides’ on the weekend between 10am and 12.30pm for 3 to 13 year olds, for £7. Perfect for first timers and getting little ones into riding. They are roughly 15 minute walks on the lead rein, which are outdoors in all weathers (so dress accordingly).
  • Ring us to enquiry about our Birthday parties and Livery options.
  • We have a weight limit of 14 stone or 89kg. (Dressed to ride)
  • Lessons and rides can be booked over the phone and must be paid for in person before you ride.


  • Lessons can be booking over the phone . Payment must be in person before you ride.
  • We accept card payments only
  • We have a 48hr cancellation period. Less than 48hrs notice of cancellation are non-refundable.
  • Pre-paid vouchers are available (perfect for presents!).

Pony rides

Saturday and Sunday between 10am and 12.30pm

£7 Children between 3years and 13years old

All rides can be booked over the phone. Payment must be in person before the ride.

Rides are always outside so please dress for the weather.

Private lessons

£30 for 30 minutes and £42 for 60 minutes.

Every day except Monday

Random availability please ring for information.

Children’s birthday parties

At Cardiff Riding School we can offer your children a lovely Pony party experience.

Parties can be booked for a Saturday or Sunday for children aged 6+. They run from 12.30pm to 3.00pm.  (We advise arriving early to allow time to fit hats and boots.)

Our Pony parties are priced at £230 for 10 children. All parties are supervised by our trained staff. No riding experience is necessary.

The Pony Party experience starts with meeting our lovely ponies and helping to get them ready to ride. Each group of children ride for half hour .  The children will also take part in pony related activities to complete the party experience. Please cater for yourselves as we do not hold a food licence

Our special party stable will be available for you to have food. This must be provided by the family as we do not have a food licence.

The birthday child will receive a framed photo of their favourite pony.

Please ask the children to wear stretchy trousers and clothing suitable for the weather. Footwear has to be a boot or shoe with a flat sole and small heel. No zips on the inside.

For more information and to book your party, please telephone 029 2038 3908 to speak to our receptionist.

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 Lesson information

  • Clients should arrive 20 minutes prior to lesson time and report to the reception. (Allowing for heavy traffic at peak times as late arrivals may not be catered for and no refunds would be given)
  • Only riding hats that are of the current BHS safety standard can be worn. You can hire these from our reception. We will ask you to wear a mask for hat fitting due.
  • Correct foot wear must be worn, which is a smooth sole and a small heel. No buckles or zips on the inside of the footwear. We have some boots you can borrow but cannot promise we will have your size.
  • Lessons can be booked over the phone but must be paid for in person before you ride.
  • Staff are always available to lend a hand.
  • You are advised not to wear soft or open shoes on our yard at any time.
Pony club in action

Lesson Grades

How to find us

Pontcanna Fields
Fields Park Road

029 2038 3908 or check in on Cardiff riding school Facebook page.

Visiting us

We are closed on Mondays.

Tuesday – Friday: 9am to 8pm
Saturday – Sunday: 9am – 4:30pm

Private lessons are normally daytime on week days with some opportunities on weekends.

Group lessons are mostly week day evenings and weekend day times.

Horses at Cardiff Riding School
Cardiff Riding School horses - available for Horse Riding training
Horses at Cardiff Riding School

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