DofE on Horseback

Gold DofE on Horseback for Individuals

In partnership with Cantref Riding Centre near Brecon, we offer Gold expeditions on Horseback, a truly memorable and challenging way to complete your DofE Expedition.

Established as a key part of our expedition provision since 2012, these expeditions are highly popular and places fill quickly.

Bookings Now CLOSED for Open Gold Horseback expeditions in Summer 2022 – Contact us about 2023!

Price for 2022 Practice & Assessed £1695.00 per participant

Questions/More Information? We would love to hear from you!
Please get in contact with Alix for a friendly chat or pop us an email with your request.

Practice Option

Monday 11th July
Thurs 14th July 2022     Contact us for2023!

Practice Option

Monday 18th July –
Thurs 21st July 2022    Contact us for 2023!

Assessed Option

Monday 15th August –
Friday 19th August 2022 Contact us for 2023!

Assessed Option

Monday 22nd August –
Friday 26th August 2022 Contact us for 2023!

(Sorry, we do not offer open Bronze for individuals, if you have a group of between 5-7 riders, please contact us with a group enquiry)


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What’s Included

  • Horseback specific DofE training.
  • Practice Expedition
  • Assessed (Qualifying) Expedition
  • Hire of Horses
  • Hire of Specialist Saddlebags
  • Detailed welcome pack including a kit list
  • Group equipment including tents, stoves, fuel and maps.
  • Campsite fees.
  • Supervision, training and assessment by qualified, accredited and DBS checked staff.
  • £10M Public liability Insurance.

What’s Not Included

  • Food
  • Transport to the expedition venue.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Equipment/tack damage deposit (£50.00 per participant).


frequently asked questions

How much experience do I need?
These expeditions are NOT suitable for novice or inexperienced riders.
Participants need excellent riding skills and must be very experienced with general horse care.
Participants MUST also be experienced in riding at walk/trot/canter on open land and used to hacking out on roads.
A rider questionnaire must be completed by each participant.
Are horse riding expeditions easy?

It is not a horsey holiday, however, it is loads of fun, immensely rewarding and very different from other modes of travel.

I don't have a group, can I still join?
Yes! Our ‘Open’ expeditions are offered to individuals and friends to join to make up a group. If you’re an individual, don’t worry that you won’t know anyone else as most of our ‘open’ participants join us as individuals. It is a great way to make more friends and share your love of horses.
Is there a rider weight limit?
For horse welfare, the maximum rider weight permitted is 15st (95kg )
(There is A LOT of getting on/off involved)
What time do the expeditions start?
Practice expeditions start at 1pm on the course start date.

Assessed (qualifying) expeditions start at 3pm on the course start date.