Horse riding holidays in Yorkshire

Horse riding

Adult and children’s horse riding holidays

Bewerley Riding Centre horse riding holidays cater for adult and children’s riding holidays. We are located in Pateley Bridge North Yorkshire, a traditional Dales market town in the heart of Nidderdale within the Yorkshire Dales park an area of outstanding natural beauty. We are just 15 miles from the beautiful Spa town of Harrogate and 30 minutes drive from Leeds, the M1 and the airport.

Planning your adult’s horse riding holidays

We cater for 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 & country rides

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. With easy access to country lanes and open moorland hacking out can either be for just a few hours or for full-day rides.

Riding lessons

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


Pateley Bridge offers lots of choice with great local B&B or hotel accommodation, either within walking distance or an easy 15 min drive. Below is a list of a few recommended local accommodation. Most accommodation will cater for breakfast and supper, and some will do packed lunch if arranged in advance. We suggest all riders get in touch with the hosts directly and organise payment with them. Those marked with “Stable Discount” may be able to give you some discount when you mention the riding stables.

Bewerley Hall Farm – 2,3 min walk from the stables (Stable Discount) Bewerley, Harrogate, HG3 5JA 01423 711636

Lyndale Guest House – 5 min drive (Stable Discount) King Street, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5AT

Foxfield B&B – 5 min drive (Stable Discount) Ripon Road, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5NJ

The Willow – 5 min drive Park Road, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5JS

Roslyn House – 5 min drive 9 King Street, Pateley Bridge, HG3 5AT

Harefield Hall Hotel – 8 min drive (Stable Discount) Pateley Bridge Harrogate HG3 5QE 01423 715840

The Wellington Inn – 10 min drive Pateley Bridge Harrogate HG3 5QE 01423 715840

Sportsmans Arms – 15min drive Wath In Nidderdale Pateley Bridge, North Yorkshire HG3 5PP 01423 711306


Discreetly supervised at all times in a home from home environment we offer comfortable bunk room accommodation in The Cottage at Bewerley Old Hall which is adjacent to our riding stables.

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 organised in advance. To view a map of our location see our Contact Us page.  Location map Railway stations – Estimated cost Harrogate £27 Leeds £45 York £54 International Airports – Estimated cost Manchester £144 Leeds Bradford £55

Things to do in and around Pateley Bridge

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.

For those that want to enjoy local 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.

If you would like to book an adult’s horse riding holiday at Bewerley Riding Centre please send us a booking form or drop us an e-mail using our contact form.

We can offer horse 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 to create your tailor-made package. Either call us or use our online contact form or download and send us a booking form.

Adult Horse Riding Holiday Booking Form  (Microsoft word doc)

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Children’s residential horse riding holidays

We offer horse riding camps in the spring, summer and autumn holidays. 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.

All inclusive weeks riding holiday £450.00

*Per child £450.00 Deposit none returnable £100.00 to be paid when booking.

A typical horse riding holiday week

Childrens horse riding holiday

Our weeks start on Sunday with guests arriving in the afternoon after 3 pm and depart the following Friday before 17:00.

We serve delicious home-cooked tea, cooked or continental breakfast, lunch, and a drink and biscuit before bed. We can accommodate up to 4-5 guests aged 11 to 13 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.


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.


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.


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.


All long ride out with packed lunch. (weather dependant also depending on riders ablity)


Ride in morning, light lunch, then go swimming at the leisure centre and shopping in Pateley Bridge,


Prepare your pony for the show in the afternoon – 1.30. Our show begins.

Judging classes:

  1. The 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, say bye to all your friends and ponies and see you next time!

Your accomodation

During their stay, children will be staying at a self-catering cottage at a nearby B&B called Bewerley Hall Farm. It is a very friendly family run B&B that is only 3 minutes walk from our yard.

What you’ll need to bring

You will need to bring with you your personal toiletries and towels. Please leave jewelry at home. Casual clothes for evenings and going out. Swimsuit and beach type towel for when we go swimming. Pocket money may be needed 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 jodhpurs needed as we have no washing facilities.

Planning & booking your horse riding holidays

If you would like to book an activity at Bewerley Riding Centre please send us a booking form or fill out the form on the bottom of this page. Please feel free to call to discuss any details. Either call us or use our online contact form or download and send us a booking form.

Weeks riding Holiday – Per child £450.00 Deposit none returnable £100.00 to be paid when booking

Children’s riding Holiday Booking Form (Microsoft word doc)

Children's Horse Riding Holidays 2019 dates

Easter Riding Holiday: 14th April to 19th April

Summer Riding holidays:

July Children’s Riding camp:
28th July– 2nd August

August Children’s Riding camp:
4th – 9th August
11th – 16th August
18th – 23rd August

October half term Riding Holidays: Dates to be confirmed

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