Horse riding holidays

We offer tailor made horse riding holidays for adult riders and children of all abilities

Enjoy a great horse riding holiday in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Bewerley Riding Centre is situated in Pateley Bridge North Yorkshire. Pateley Bridge is a traditional Dales market town situated in the heart of Nidderdale within the Yorkshire Dales park an area of AONB. We are just 15 miles from the beautiful Spa town of Harrogate and 30 minutes drive from Leeds, the M1 and the airport.

walking the cross country jumps


We are surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside. We have easy access to country lanes and open moor land for hacking out either for just a few hours or for full day rides.

Indoor arena - competition

Stable facilities:

Our riding school has both indoor and out door arenas for improving our skills, plus a set of cross country training fences.

Our adult and childrens horse riding holidays:

Welcome to our adults horse riding holidays

We cater riders of all levels and all disciplines. Beginners that want to spend a few days improving their skills intensively, those that are wishing to own their own horse one day, or those that are confident and experienced and just want to crack on!

Hacking out in Yorkshire Our lessons include dressage, jumping, x-country, hacking or overall improvement in your riding such as your seat and the use of correct positions/muscles. Theory sessions and plenty of practical experiences also included in between the riding sessions (with teas and biscuits of course!) For those that LOVE to ride out we can offer a variety of different rides starting from 1 hr building up to half or even a full day ride depending on the weather and the riders’ fitness. All our horses are well mannered school horses, but own horses are also welcome.

Booking and Prices

If you would like to book an activity at Bewerley Riding Centre please send us a booking form or drop us an e-mail. We can offer riding holidays just for the day, two days, three days, and five days. Prices will vary depending on the length of your stay and the amount of riding you wish to do. Please feel free to discuss your requirements for tailor made packages just for you. Downloadable booking form Riding holidays in the yorkshire Dales


Adults will be staying at a local B&B or hotels which are anything from within walking distances to approximately 15 min drive. Below is a list of a few recommended local accommodations. Most accommodations will cater for breakfast and supper, and some will do packed lunch if arranged in advance. We suggest all riders to get in touch with the hosts directly and organize the payment as and when. Those marked with “Stable discount” may be able to give you some discount when you mention the riding stables.

Recommended local accommodation

Yorkshire riding holidays

Things to do in and around Pateley Bridge

For those that want to enjoy some tourism Brimham Rocks,The Coldstones Cut and Stump Cross Caverns are just a few of the many local attractions. Shopping and spa treatment are very big in Harrogate as well as an afternoon tea at the famous Betty’s tearoom.

Getting to the stables

We are about 20 minutes drive from Harrogate, 60 minutes drive from Leeds, and 60 minutes drive from York. Below are some of the estimated taxi fares from various destinations. Pick up can be arranged as well if organized in advance. To view a map of our location see our Contact us page. Location map →

Taxi fares from local transport centres

Welcome to our unaccompanied riding holidays for children and teenagers.

Come and stay for a fun filled week with our beloved horses and ponies and make new friends. Unaccompanied children and teenagers living as part of our family, good home cooking, vegetarian menu available – breakfast, lunch and high tea. Comfortable bunk room accommodation and discreetly supervised at all times in a home from home environment in The Cottage at Bewerley Old Hall. All inclusive £395 plus activities at night.

We live in the beautiful valley of Nidderdale, North Yorkshire – an area of outstanding natural beauty. Riding out is in the valley and over the moors. You are very welcome to come and look around to meet our experienced and friendly team, meet the horses and ponies and see where you will stay for your holiday. You will need to bring with you your personal toiletries, towels are provided. Please leave jewellery at home. Casual clothes for evenings and going out. Swimsuit and beach type towel for when we go to swim. Pocket money may be needed for the tuck shop that is open each evening and for any shopping you might like to do in Pateley Bridge. We can provide some boots and hats if needed but better if you have your own and body protector must be worn in jumping lessons. A minimum of two pairs of jodpurs needed as no washing facilities. We are an approved British Riding School Association member and offer their tests to the holiday children if they are keen to learn in their care lessons. There will also be a show day where they will wash and plait their ponies up. We can also offer Weekends holidays which run from Friday tea time to Sunday before tea. We can accept younger children on weekend breaks from the age 10 years upwards.

A typical holiday week:

Our weeks start on Sunday with guests arriving in the afternoon after 3 pm and depart the following Saturday before 12.00noon. We serve delicious home cooked food – cooked or continental breakfast, three course lunch and high tea, and a drink and biscuit before bed. We can accommodate up to six guests aged 12 to 15 years old per week who are discreetly supervised at all times. The horses and ponies are all stabled on the premises. Lots of riding and stable management lessons and if you would like to help on the yard you are more than welcome. The programme is not set in stone and will vary depending on the children and their ability and what they are looking to achieve throughout their stay. A typical week might look like this:

  • Sunday Arrive afternoon after 3 pm. Meet the other guests settle in and have an accompanied walk around the yard to meet the horses and ponies, perhaps choose one you would like to ride. 5.30ish Tea. Then relax and may be go for a walk to see the horses who are turned out/Watch a video. 8.30 light supper and bed – lights out 10pm.
  • Monday: Morning Breakfast 8.30, 10am stable management lesson, 11 am riding lesson, 12.30 lunch, 2pm prepare for lesson or ride out, after riding once you have put your pony away and made him comfy you then have a drink and biscuit and some free time. 5.30 ish Tea and then evening games.
  • Tuesday: Ride after breakfast. Lunch and ride again then a drink and cake. Grooming and care lesson to practice plaiting for the show on the Friday.
  • Wednesday: All day ride with packed lunch.
  • Thursday: Ride in morning, light lunch, then go swimming at the leisure centre and shopping in Pateley Bridge, Fish and chip supper
  • Friday: Prepare your pony for the show in the afternoon – 1.30. Our show begins.
  • Classes
    1. Most improved rider of the week.
    2. Neatest plaits.
    3. Cleanest pony.
    4. Cleanest tack.
    5. Best presented leading their pony.
    6. Best presented pony ridden.
    7. Clear Round . / Gymkhana
    8. The neatest bed throughout the week!

    Prize giving, Ponies put away and groomed, and to finish the day a BBQ in the garden. Sleep well and home in the morning!

Tariffs and bookings

If you would like to book an activity at Bewerley Riding Centre please send us a booking form or drop us an e-mail. Please feel free to call to discuss any details. Weekend holiday – Per child £180.00 fully inclusive Deposit none returnable £50.00 to be paid when booking Weeks Holiday – Per child £395.00 Deposit none returnable £200.00 to be paid when booking Downloadable booking form

  • (All deposits will be returned if the cancellation date can be refilled)
  • All balances must be paid on day of arrival.
  • A disclaimer must be signed for all jumping lessons; every precaution will be taken in all the riding activities.
  • All our staff are First Aid trained and CRB checked and have done a child protection course.
  • This is a non- smoking riding and holiday centre.
Available Children’s Riding Holiday Dates 2015

Easter Riding Holiday: Sun 29th March to Sat 4th April Sun 5th April to Sat 11th April Spring Bank Riding Holiday: Sun 24th May to Sat 30th May Summer Riding holidays: Summer pony camp week – Sun 2nd August to Sat 8th August October half term Riding Holidays: Dates to be confirmed

Prices & Booking enquiries:

To discuss a booking or answer any questions just drop us a email or call on 01423 712249 or MOB: 07900 692250

Contact us:

We offer tailor made horse riding holidays so do get in touch to discuss your requirements. We look forward to hearing from you – Silvia.

Meet the team:


BHS AI    BSc. Equine Science

silvia on katie


Taken over the riding school as Bewerley School of Horsemanship since July 2015. Teaches, schools horses in all three disciplines, break youngsters in.


(BHSAI): Been at Bewerley for nearly ten years, enjoys riding a variety of horses and competing. Started hunting with Silvia for the first time this season and enjoying it thoroughly.

To book a horse riding lesson or arrange a hack please contact us email or
Tel 01423 712249 or Mob: 07900 692250

CANCELLATIONS: Please note that we require 24 hours, notice for any cancellations, otherwise the full lesson/hack price will be charged.