Freerein Riding Holidays

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Real horse riding holidays in Wales, UK. Explore the Radnor Hills and Cambrian Mountains of wild Wales on horseback. For experienced riders only.
Member since: 03 Dec 2019

How the minimum criteria of the responsible travel standard was met...

Economic responsibility

All administration and tours take place in Mid Wales. All staff live in the area and are employed locally where possible.
Everything needed to run the tours is purchased locally where possible. Accommodation, food & grazing is purchased directly from local suppliers. All suppliers are small family run operations including farmers, inns, hotels, farmhouses, guests houses & B&B’s.

Environmental responsibility

The office is now paperless as far as possible. PDF info of trails now available with full details and live booking on our website. All paper, plastic, metal and food waste is recycled. Horse manure is used in local gardens to grow vegetables. Single use plastic is banned on all Freerein Riding Holidays. Customers bring their own refillable water bottles or can purchase these on arrival. All lunches are supplied in reusable containers.
Customers carry all their rubbish with them.

Where ever possible Freerein seeks to protect and enhance the local environment. Regularly campaigning to protect the beautiful and nationally important hills and mountains of Mid Wales from wind turbine industrialisation.

We are obsessive and passionate about horse welfare. Our herd management system aims to provide the best possible life for the animals in our care and is industry leading;
All horses live outside all of the time, they are never stabled or put in tiny pens.
All horses live as part of a herd all of the time.
All horses have a 5 month ‘holiday’ where they do not work and are turned out on large areas of land living as a herd.
Their diet consists of local sourced grass, hay and hard feed only.
Horses are wormed and loused minimally and regularly.]Tack is minimal, new and comfortable – it’s professionally fitted to each horse individually. All horses ridden in snaffle bits only.

Social responsibility

All customers come to the area and come into contact with lots of local people. Our customers contribute to the local inns keeping this important part of local society alive. The owners grew up in this area and wish to positively impact it in every way. Simply by booking with Freerein customers preserve the local culture by contributing towards it.