For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Jeremiah 29:11

WITH is a Registered Charity
Registered office: Coed Y Llyn Farm, Treflys, Porthmadog, LL49 9YL 

Registered Charity Number: 1147117

Noah's Ark Centre

Treflys, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9YL

Many buildings are named after an important person but our Gwynedd centre is named after a very important pony. Noah was one of the first and most loved ponies at WITH and, when we lost him in summer 2017, we decided to create something lasting in his memory.  At the time, we were becoming increasingly desperate for an indoor space where we could run sessions in the worst of North Wales' weather. We literally needed a place 'for to get out of the rain'! Back then, Noah's Ark was a derelict and dilapidated range of barns that had not been in consistent use for decades. 

With the help of our volunteers and grants from Tesco, the Co Op and Screwfix, we began its transformation into a small community equestrian centre, small being the operative word. Our team dug decades of cow muck out of the barn and installed an arena surface, we fixed gutters, we painted walls, we put up fences and we dug drainage ditches.

Noah's Ark is a place made by the community for the benefit of the community. It is completely wheelchair accessible and we are working hard to make it accessible for people with any disability. It also unique in that it is staffed primarily by miniature ponies! 

The facilities there now include:

  • An indoor arena 

  • Round pen

  • Parking area 

  • Waiting room 

  • Office

  • Staff room

  • Stables 

  • Forest school area.