Guided rides  

If you’re unsure about route-finding or you'd like to meet new friends, join a guided ride! There's up to 5 or 6 people per group with 1 or 2 ride leaders. We ride in the North York Moors, the Wolds, the Howardian Hills, Vale of York ... and elsewhere.  
The ride fee is £30-£35 depending on whether it includes refreshments or parking.  
Before your first ride you need to complete a Rider Registration Form here, and for each ride we'll send you a Ride Information Sheet with details of how to pay, 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. Ask us for details! 
We normally 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 that day. 
 
 
Guided Rides 
Here's our schedule of rides (updated 21 January 2022). We add more rides as time goes on, so keep checking back! All rides are circular and most start at 10am. Rides in red are fully booked, but let us know if you're interested in case anyone has to drop out.  
We don't run the rides if horrible weather is forecast; in that case we give you a full refund or credit, and we'll do our best to reschedule the ride for a better day. 
Email us here to book or for more information. 
If you haven't ridden with us, please complete a Rider Registration Form here. (Please don't complete this until you are about to book a ride!) 
Ride Grading 
Our guided rides are graded so you can choose the best ones for you and your horse. Unsure what's right for you? Just ask! 
 
Grade 0: Walking only (3-4 miles, easy terrain, suitable for lead-reins). 
Grade 1: 'Walk & Trot' (5-7 miles, easy terrain, slow steady pace, no cantering) 
Grade 2: Steady (8-10 miles, easy terrain, may include 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 be exhausting to a horse living near Selby or in Holderness! 
A Taste of the Rides .... 
Here are videos of some of our rides ... enjoy! 
Horses and riders above the North York Moors Railways
Levisham Ride 
Horses galloping on stubble field
Tabular Hills 
Horses cantering up grassy hill
Western Wolds  
Horses walking in the Wolds
Kiplingcotes & Beyond 
"What a fabulous day to be out with the horses enjoying the beautiful autumn colours around Helmsley. Huge thanks to Bill Tait of Ride Yorkshire for a spectacular day out." Nov 2021 
"We have had a beautiful ride out today with Bill and Amigo! Really enjoyed every minute and we will definitely be looking to book again!! Thanks so much. xx " Riccaldale Ride, Nov 2021 
"Thank you again for a lovely ride today. We were so lucky with the weather and the route adaptation made it very special! Fantastic views!! Thank you also for delicious pumpkin cakes and tea. A welcome break." Castle Howard Ride, Nov 2021 
"Thank you so much for these wonderful pictures and thank you for leading this brilliant ride. We loved every second of today." Sept 2020 
"It is my first year anniversary with Ride Yorkshire next weekend. The best thing I could have done to get me out and about!" Feb 2020 
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!" 
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