BRING YOUR HORSE ON HOLIDAY

Not only are dogs welcome at Sir Johns Hill Farm, but there are great facilities for horses too, with stabling and grazing both being available. Stabling and turnout is available year round, but turnout only is available from April to October. There are 9.5 acres of grazing land at the Farm, split between two large fields and seven paddocks, so that you can be assured that your horse can have its own paddock, or just share with its friends.

Bryn and Midnight

The Old Stables cottage has its own stables (one very large stable and two average sized stables) and tack room with store area.   The stables have rubber matting and if horses are stabled, shavings/sawdust beds are provided.  There is a 20m x 40m all-weather floodlit arena with a surface of sand and rubber chippings.  The arena has been marked out for dressage tests and there are also a number of jumps, which can be used either in the arena or in one of the paddocks.

Beach

The riding around Laugharne is enjoyable, but not taxing. There are some pleasant off-road rides where you can have a good long canter, and there are also plenty of quiet country lanes with spectacular views to hack around, there is a quarter of a mile ride on the main road before reaching the quieter rides.  In addition there is the 7 mile stretch of Pendine beach along which to enjoy a very brisk gallop and paddle in the sea. It takes approximately one hour to hack down to the beach from the Farm. Escorted rides can be arranged further afield to places such as Colby, Llawhaden or Llandowror. Guests bringing horses will need to have their own transport available during their stay if they wish to travel further afield.

Patiently waiting

There are opportunities to attend the many local shows or join in the various fun rides organised by the local riding clubs and bridleways associations: www.CarmsRiders.co.uk or www.pembrokeshirebridleways.org.uk.

Guests are requested to bring their own hard feed, but/haylage and sawdust bedding is provided for stabled horses and haylage can also be purchased for horses on grazing livery.

Riding lessons can be arranged with a local BHS registered riding instructor, on your own horse or on one of the horses at the farm.  Horlicks, who is a 15.2hh coloured cob is very much a schoolmaster, has competed up to Medium level and is great for people wanting to ride an experienced dressage horse, but equally is great as a confidence giver for complete beginners. 

Horlicks-Nicky-lesson

Midnight is a 13.3hh Fell mare who is an experienced pony club jumping pony.   We also have a couple of Welsh Section A ponies who children can groom.  Lessons on stable management and grooming can also be provided. 

People who do not bring their own horses can have a lesson on Horlicks or Midnight with our instructor, Nicky, and experienced riders may also have the opportunity to go out for hacks around Laugharne too.  If you would like to have lessons during your stay at the farm, please let us know in plenty of time so that we can make the necessary arrangements.

Learning on Midnight - with a view!
Visiting horses must have an up to date vaccination certificate. They must also have proof of insurance.