Guided rides 

If you’re unsure about route-finding or to meet new riding friends, join a guided ride - there's up to 5 or 6 people per group. They take place in the North York Moors, the Wolds, the Howardian Hills, Vale of York ... and elsewhere!  
The ride fee is £30 without refreshments, £32 if it includes a drink or other refreshments, either at a pub or cafe or at the parking venue.  
Before your first ride, we'll send you a Rider Registration Form to complete, and for each ride there's a Ride Information Sheet with details of where to park, etc.  
We can do one-off events for a group - such as for hen-parties, birthday celebrations, or a group of friends from a livery yard. Ask us for details! 
 
We run at least one charity funride each year, where you follow a course with waymarks, maps and directions. The routes include sections on private land with access negotiated just for the day. 
We're hoping to run one in the autumn of 2020 (depending on the Covid-19 situation), sponsored by The Tack Shed, Driffield.  
 
Ride Grading 
Our guided rides are graded so you can choose the best ones for you and your horse - see the spreadsheet. Not sure which rides are right for you? Just ask! 
 
Grade 1: 'Walk & Trot' (5-7 miles approx., easy terrain, slow steady pace, no cantering) 
Grade 2: Gentle (8-10 miles approx., easy terrain, often includes hills - will include short steady canters) 
Grade 3: Standard (10-15 miles, mixed terrain, may include steeper hills and rougher sections - will include cantering) 
Grade 4: Challenging (12 or more miles, hilly with some demanding terrain - varied pace) 
 
Remember that the grades are relative: an area that seems flat to a horse used to the North York Moors or the Dales might seem really hilly to a horse living near Selby or in Holderness! 
 
Guided Rides July-Sept 2020 
Rides in red are fully booked - the rest still have 1 or more places (as of 29 June). If you're keen on one that's full, let us know anyway so we can put you on the waiting list.  
"It is my first year anniversary with Ride Yorkshire next weekend - The Rievaulx Ride was the first one I did with Diva and when I met Bill and Mel. The best thing I could have done to get me out and about! Diva and I clocked 350+ miles on organised rides and pleasure rides last year alone - and that's without the casual rides etc." Janet B, Feb 2020 
“Just to say a big thanks for organising Sunday's ride. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and appreciate the hard work which must have gone into the smooth running of a lovely ride.” 
“Thank you for a lovely day out. The horses enjoyed themselves and we enjoyed meeting new like-minded people. Looking forward to the next one!" 
“Thank you for another lovely ride today, well done Janet and her team for an easy to follow and fun route and well-organised day, and thank you to the lady that provided the amazing food it was really appreciated. See you again soon.” 
“Ride Yorkshire, Heart of the Wolds, Huggate. Thank you once again for a well organised, friendly and fabulous ride. Beautiful countryside and returning to a brill lunch. Thank you to the organisers. See you again soon. xxx” 
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