When you come on holiday to the North York Moors the opportunities to experience horse riding are boundless.  Your holiday is the perfect time to rekindle childhood memories and dreams or indeed make a childhood memory and experience the delights and excitement of riding out in Yorkshire.

Choose between exhilarating rides through the surf on the Yorkshire heritage beach ~ 500 miles of bridleways criss crossing the North York Moors National Park ~ experience a picnic ride through the beautiful Ryedale valleys.

All abilities of horsemanship can be catered for at numerous riding centres located in our area.  These are our top three. Just 20 minutes from Crag House Farm you will find


Saltburn Riding School 

Set in the Victorian seaside town of Saltburn on Sea, Christopher Hill’s riding school caters for all standards.  When riders are of mixed ability the group will be split in two rides on the beach, a slower ride walk and trot and a faster group for experienced riders will canter.

Friars Hill Stables

Friars Hill Stables is a family run business situated in the picturesque village of Sinnington southern gateway to the North York Moors.  Their two indoor schools allow all year riding.  With qualified staff to BHS SM and approved instructors for the disabled. Hacking or as it is sometimes known, trekking is basically a ride out in our beautiful North York Moors countryside.  Friars Hill offer a one or two hour hack and all are escorted by experienced and qualified staff. Less experienced riders are offered a 30 minute lesson followed by a 30 minute walk around the quiet pretty moorland village.

Helmsley Riding School

The Barker family have run an equestrian business in Helmsley, North Yorkshire for over 150 years ~ 5 generations.  Helmsley riding school is the oldest riding school in the UK.  Hacking out for adults and children in some of the finest countryside in the country.  Ride in the lovely valleys of Rievaulx, Riccaldale, Ashdale and Beckdale and have the privilege to ride in Duncombe Park a local stately home.  Picnic rides are a delight through the summer months, these rides are for adults and children.  11.00am to 4.00 pm approximately with a one hour break for a picnic lunch which they provide.

And for those of you with a nervous disposition Minty is available at all hours for small people and comes free with your holiday at Crag House Farm

Equestrian news from Crag House Farm
 We have a new summer visitor

Smokey has come to join us at Crag House Farm.  He is very friendly and watches with interest over the fence.  Smokey is very partial to carrots and ginger biscuits!

We had great excitement at 5:00 am Saturday 14th May.

Fred our son sent this photograph~George~ another new edition to the family.  He lives just one mile from us in Castleton village with his Mum Renaissance, our daughter in laws retired event horse. We hope George will come on his holidays to Crag House Farm one day!