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Valleys of South Wales

Pit Pony Sanctuary

Our Location

Forest Uchaf Horse & Pony Centre,Maindy (Maendy) Road, Penycoedcae, Pontypridd,Mid Glamorgan,CF37 1PS

Contact Us

Tel: 01443 480327

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Take time out on your Welsh holiday to visit this working small holding, home to the Fforest Uchaf Horse and Pony Rehabilitation Centre & Pit Pony Sanctuary. The centre provides tender loving care for horses and ponies in need, there are ponies of all shapes and sizes with many coming from a background of misery and mistreatment. Their home on the pastures and unconditional love soon gives them a new lease of life, come and see for yourselves.

Visitors can park their car for free and go for a guided for a quiet walk in the high pastures, with a magnificent panoramic backdrop view over the Taff Valley. On clear days you can even see the Brecon Beacons in the distance.

Meet the ponies, hear their stories and see them enjoying their new life grazing and playing in the sun. Your guide will take you by the ponds and walk you just touching the woodland, a home of rare and diverse wildlife that share the Farm.

Perhaps taking time out to stop by the ponds and watch the life going on under-water, quiet visitors may be treated to seeing the wild Raptors soaring on the thermals that rise from the Valley floor below. For those visitors interested in the Welsh Heritage of Pit Ponies they will explain the relationship between their locality and coal mining.

A trip to the Pit Pony Sanctuary is more than a fun day out, it's a show of support for the good hard work done by this charity.

Sadly due to staff shortages we have no choice but to change our visitor policy to by appointment only Please ring the centre on 01443 480327 / (Roy) 07798 584735 to arrange your visit. You can arrange your visit; weekdays between 10am & 2pm. We are closed on Saturdays. Sunday between 11am & 3pm. A telephone call maybe convenient for a visit anyway. Thank you. The Ponies hope to hear from you & see you soon as do we.

You can show your support now and sponser a pony before you go to meet it here