A look at horse riding in Yorkshire’s stunning landscapes and equestrian facilities across Northern England.
The picturesque County of Yorkshire is among the largest in England and is divided into four parts – North, South, East and West Yorkshire.
North Yorkshire stretches across Northern England from its spectacular coastline in the East, across Moors and fertile valleys to the Dales in the West, and attracts millions of tourists who flock to see its traditional market towns, beautiful countryside and historic sites.
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Yorkshire’s horse riding heritage is rich and varied with traditions ranging from the breeding of champion show jumpers to ancient hunts and equestrian competitors, like the Whitakers, who are respected worldwide.
The city of York, is famed for its historic Roman Walls and its charming medieval streets which are home to the famous York Minster Cathedral.
York Minster is a superb example of medieval architecture dating back to the Roman Era and boasts one of the finest collections of stained glass in existence.
The Yorkshire Dales is an area of outstanding beauty, with a large part designated one of England’s protected national parks.
Yorkshire’s equestrian facilities are superb and there really is no better place to have a canter than Riding in Yorkshire
Riding in Yorkshire
Whether you want to ride alongside the Heritage Coastline, through one of the three National Parks or along the bridle paths and routes setup especially for horse riders.
The Pennine Bridleway National Trail provides a fresh challenge for horse riders as it threads its way through the Pennine hills, it combines historic packhorse routes with specially created paths.
The Settle Loop is the first section of the Pennine Bridleway to be opened in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The 16km (10 mile) loop takes in stunning limestone scenery including views of the important Malham Tarn.
The route starts in Settle and climbs out into the Yorkshire Dales, traversing the wonderful limestone upland, before descending back towards Settle.
The Trail incorporates open grassy stretches, limestone outcrops, grass / gravel paths and quiet winding lanes.
The Mary Towneley Loop is a 47 mile circular trail which forms part of the Pennine Bridleway and is suitable for all types of horse riders.
Other Yorkshire attractions include Bolton Castle, a magnificent medieval fortress built in 1399 by Richard le Scrope.
The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, a preserved steam railway running 18 miles through the picturesque Yorkshire Moors; Brodsworth Hall; and much much more.
Yorkshire’s equestrian heritage is rich and varied with traditions ranging from the breeding of champion show jumpers to ancient hunts and equestrian competitors revered throughout the World.
Jumping For Fun
The unofficial site for point-to-point horse racing, maintained by enthusiasts for enthusiasts.
From point-to-point fixture dates and course details, to jockey bookings and meeting cancellations, Jumping For Fun is a real help to those interested in the grass-roots side of jump racing.
Riding Clothes for Larger Ladies. The UKs only fully coordinated collection of fashionable riding wear, dedicated to the larger lady rider.
Our fabulous collection rider clothing includes Show Jackets, Show Shirts, Breeches and Gaiters to take you into any ridden discipline in style.
Doncaster Bloodstock Sales Ltd (DBS)
Registered Thoroughbred Auction House, selling over 3,500 Racehorses a year. We run ten sales a year from the new state-of-the-art Sales Complex in Doncaster and one further Sale at another location.
The British Harness Racing Club
Races are supervised by a number of Stewards who are responsible for the running of all events. A growing and very popular sport. Contact – The British Harness Racing Club Burlington Crescent Goole East Yorkshire DN14 5EG Telephone: 01405 766877
Yorkshire Riding Centre
At the YRC we offer a wide range of courses, holidays and riding instruction for every level of rider. Including Short Courses & Holidays and Livery stables. We also hold Special Shows and Equestrian Events
North East Driving Club
A group of driving enthusiasts near Aldby Park near York. The North East Driving Club organise one day events to encourage and improve standards; without incurring the expenses of travelling long distances and without the need to provide overnight facilities for owners or horses.
The Miniature Horse Club of Great Britain
Established in 2002 we are one of the largest Miniature Horse Clubs or Societies in Europe and we are the only club in the UK to be sanctioned by the American Miniature Horse Association (AMHA).
East Yorkshire Riding Club
East Yorkshire Riding Club was formed over 40 years ago in 1965 following the set up of the British Riding Club movement by the British Horse Society in 1953. Regular flatwork and show jumping training sessions are held throughout the year at Willerby Hill Competition Yard.
Little Nells Tack Shop – Mirfield
New and Second Hand Quality Equestrian Goods. We provide Home Parties, get together with a group of friends and have a great night in, talking about horses and buying horsey goodies
Harewood Combined Training Group
An adult only Riding Club affiliated to British Riding Clubs and founded in 1975. The name ‘Combined Training’ came from a competition involving both a dressage test and a round of show-jumping. We have a wide spread of interests covering dressage, showjumping and cross-country riding
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