June 15: Pleasure ride in Bransdale, north of Helmsley in the North York Moors National Park. Choose from 9, 10 and 13 mile options through moorland, woodland and pasture, and including tracks accessible by kind permission of the Pockley Estate. Entry fee: £21 including lunch and other refreshments.
June 29: Guided ride in the Howardian Hills, led by Janet Cochrane. 12 miles, maximum of 6 people. Entry fee: £30 including refreshments at the Cresswell Arms.
July 13: Guided ride from Hawnby, in the North York Moors National Park, led by Bill Tait. 15 miles, maximum of 6 people. Entry fee: £30 including refreshments.
Entry forms for all these rides from [email protected]
Our guided rides are proving extremely popular! We’ve already done 5 this year, and the next one – Hole of Horcum on June 22 – is fully booked.
Other Pleasure Rides in Yorkshire
We’re always delighted to promote funrides by other groups. They’re a great way to get out with friends – or meet new ones – and they raise money for good causes. You can find details of all of the ones listed below in the RidingDiary events panel at www.rideyorkshire.org.
1 June – Mount up for Manorlands (near Skipton)
1 June – RDA ride at Sledmere (Yorkshire Wolds)
14 June – Stockeld Park RDA (Bramham Park)
22 June – Brimham RC ride (near Harrogate)
28 June – Farnley Tyas (West Yorkshire)
In between funrides, why not download one of our free route-maps and head off to explore? The routes have all been carefully checked and we advise where you can park safely and – in many cases – get refreshments. There are rides in the East Riding, North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and Howardian Hills – so you should find something within easy driving distance of where you live – or you can choose to stay locally with your horse and radiate out from there. Go to http://www.rideyorkshire.org, click on the ‘Day rides’ tab and choose from the many options!
Any old tack?
If you’ve any saddles or other tack lying around that needs a good home, Burton Constable Hall (in East Yorkshire) would love it. They are doing up their stable block as it would have been in the 19th century and want lots of tack to furnish their beautiful tack-room – the older the better! Either get in touch with them direct at [email protected] (address your email to Dave Nassau), or let us know and we’ll put you in touch.
Riding for All
Kathy Maclean, owner of Cottage Farm Stables in York, has been teaching a group of about 7 riders from the ArcLight Centre for the Homeless for over 6 months now, thanks to Ride Yorkshire. She says they’re all “making great progress”. We’re also sponsoring 6 teenagers from the South Leeds Academy, in Beeston, who are heading over to Kilnsey Trekking Centre in the Dales at the end of May for a groom and tack-up session and a ride out across the fields – the follow-up to a series of lessons they had at the Middleton Park Equestrian Centre earlier in the school year.