Not sure about route-finding and 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 ... and elsewhere.
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.
Looking for something special for a hen-party or birthday? We can do one-off events for a group of friends, at a distance and pace and location to suit you! Just ask us for details.
Here's our schedule of upcoming rides (updated 5 June 2023). We add more as time goes on, so keep checking back! All rides are circular, most start at 10am (unless otherwise stated), and the entry fee is usually £30 - a little more if parking or refreshments are included. Rides in red are fully booked, but let us know if you're interested in case anyone has to drop out - it often happens.
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 always try to reschedule the ride.
Email us here to book or for more information.
NB your place on the ride is only confirmed once you have paid the entry fee.
Our 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 (7-10 miles, easy terrain, may include hills - includes short steady canters)
Grade 3: Standard (10-15 miles, mixed terrain, may include steeper hills and rougher sections - includes cantering)
Grade 4: Challenging (11 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!
"Thank you so much for the ride today, fantastic beautiful ride. I thoroughly enjoyed it and it did us both the world of good!" (Red Kite, Feb 2023)
"It was fantastic! Thank you all so much! Never had access to such an amazing group before." (Riccaldale, Nov 2022)
"A big thanks to Bill for the ride today! Had a absolutely brilliant time!"
"Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed today. My pony enjoyed it a lot too 🙂. Bill was such a welcoming friendly host and it was a lovely ride. I am going to get going booking on some more!" (July 2022)
"I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful ride at Myton-on-Swale yesterday. We had a fabulous time!
First time for my pony and you helped make it a lovely experience for him." (Myton-on-Swale ride, May 2022)
"I really enjoyed my outing with Bill around Rievaulx and will be booking on another guided ride soon. You are doing a great job!" (Feb 2022)
"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." (Riccaldale, 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, 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