If you’re not sure about route-finding or you’d like to meet new riding buddies, come and join one of our escorted rides, with just 5 or 6 people per group (often fewer). The rides take place in the North York Moors, the Yorkshire Wolds, the Howardian Hills, Vale of York ... and elsewhere!
The ride fee is £30, which normally includes a drink at a pub or cafe or at the start venue.
See our homepage for dates and details of events. 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.
Our next charity ride is on Sunday 10 May 2020 at Burton Constable. It's to raise funds for Bridges Hull, a small charity working in Bransholme, and rosettes are sponsored by The Tack Shed, Driffield.
Our guided rides are graded so that you can choose the best ones for you and your horse. If you're not sure which rides are right for you, please 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 might seem hilly to a horse living in Holderness.
"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”