With a wide range of trekking centres across Yorkshire, it's easy to find your feet, and a good horse.
Most riding centres cater for beginners through to experienced riders while some also have facilities for disabled riders, side-saddle and carriage driving. Many run excursions which make the best use of our national parks, coastline paths, riverside trails and unspoilt villages, helping you see the very best of our county.
You can organise a trip yourself or go through a trekking centre. This has the advantage that someone will have ridden all the bridleways before and know which are the best ones to use. They also consider safe crossings of roads, railways and rivers as you work your way across the countryside. They then link this all together with farmhouse B&B's with facilities for horses to make a memorable and stress free journey.
It's always wise to contact the centre first to find out what facilities they have to offer, where the centre is based, what level of rider they cater for and the type of riding offered before you book. Book a days riding and you could be heading across the open moors, along the rugged coastline, through the picturesque dales and villages or having a lesson in a covered arena. The choice is yours!
Boltby Pony Trekking & Trail Riding Centre, Thirsk
Based on a working farm, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, with a range of horses and ponies for beginners as well as experienced riders. Access a wide variety of excellent bridleways, forestry, hills and moorland trails, enjoy year round rides from 30 minute mini-rides for children, to 1 and 2 hour treks to longer trail rides in the summer.
Farsyde Stud and Riding Centre, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby, North Yorkshire
The perfect place for riders of all abilities to enjoy the spectacular coast. Enjoy riding through fields, ancient woods, streams and miles of glorious moorland, with the sea nearly always in sight. Riding on the beach is for experienced riders who can splash in the waves and pools and have the novelty of riding through the narrow streets of Robin Hood's Bay while novice riders can enjoy sedate rides from the farm along the scenic Cinder Track (the former Scarborough to Whitby railway line).
Snainton Riding Centre, Snainton, North Yorkshire
Located between Scarborough and Pickering, Snainton Riding Centre provides a comprehensive and varied range of facilities including riding tuition, stable management and specific pony days for children in the holidays.
Enjoy a riding break on the Mary Towneley Loop where farms offer bed and breakfast for riders and overnight stabling for their horses.