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.
Here's our schedule of rides (updated 26 Sept 2022). We add more as time goes on, so keep checking back! All rides are circular, most start at 10am, and the entry fee is usually £30 - a little more if parking or refreshments are included. The Hacking Clinics are £40. Any 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 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.
Rides coming up are:
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 (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 (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!
"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. We look forward to joining another ride in the future."
"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." 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