Horse Riding Near Whitby or Rosedale Abbey

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There are loads of opportunities for horse riding or pony-trekking during your holiday break in Whitby or on the North York Moors at Rosedale.  

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There are Lots of Opportunities for Horse-Riding on the North York Moors.

We’ve put together a list of our favourite local places for horse riding which you might like to check-out before you arrive.

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Boltby Pony Trekking & Trail Riding Centre is based on a working farm in the village of Boltby.

Boltby is right on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, and riders are fortunate to be able to access a wide variety of excellent bridleways, forestry, hills and moorland trails; affording stunning scenery and fantastic riding.

There are a range of horses and ponies and the centre caters for beginners as well as experienced riders. The rides range from 30-minute introductory rides for children, to one- and two-hour treks.

Rides are available all year round, and in the summer they run longer trail rides. For further details and bookings, telephone 01845 537 392.


Bilsdale Riding Centre provides horse riding with splendid views, clean air, wildlife in abundance; and all within an area surrounded by a large network of bridlepaths and green lanes.

There are a large number of horses and ponies to suit all standards of riding experience from the forward going to the bombproof variety.

Bilsdale is located close to the lovely old town of Helmsley and right past Rievaulx Abbey; so you could do some shopping or sight-seeing on the way. Telephone 01439 798 225 to make a booking or find out further details.





















Rosa and Ella riding at Bilsdale, December 2012.

Friars Hill, Sinnington

Friars Hill Stables is a family run business that combines professionalism with a relaxed friendly atmosphere.

Located in Sinnington on the edge of the North York Moors.

The stables have a wide range of well behaved horses and ponies to ride for all ages and standards.

For further information and to book a ride, contact Alison Brown at Friars Hill Stables by telephoning 01751 432758.

Helmsley Riding School

The Barker family have run an equestrian business in Helmsley for over a hundred and fifty years. In fact, the Stables is the oldest riding school in the UK.

They teach mainly children, to ride in the very pleasant surrounding area.

The hacking-out rides for adults and children are said to be some of the best in the country. Riding is available in the lovely valleys of Rievaulx, Riccaldale, Ashdale, Beckdale and also at Duncombe Park.

The stables keeps a wide range of horses and ponies to suit all standard of riders. The hacks are usually one or two hours. Day picnic rides are arranged in the summer months. Telephone 01439 770 355 to make a booking.

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