Knaresborough     North Yorkshire
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Little Pasture Trekking Centre is ideally situated for local scenic rides: whether you are looking for an hour long hack or a six-hour day ride with picnic, we are more than willing to cater for any requests. Regular rides are held each Saturday and Sunday, leaving from the yard at 10am and lasting around two hours. Since each ride is a unique experience, prices and availability varies and you should feel free to get in touch with your enquiries - the following examples are good guidelines.

A typical short hack would be approximately two hours long and cover a distance of about eight miles led by our experienced ride leader. The local terrain around Knaresborough is relatively easy-going with as little road work as possible involved. However, rides of this nature can be tailored to suit the individual rider, with opportunities available for trotting, cantering and galloping.

Day rides can be taken locally, and tend to run from about 10.00am until 4.00pm. Within this time, we would aim to cover around twenty miles. We usually head north-west into the countryside, with previous rides taking us over to Fountains Abbey, Markington, and Brimham Rocks. Day rides based from the stables are all led by an experienced member of staff. Since these rides include a lunch break, you can feel free to bring your own food or a picnic can be arranged for a minimal fee.

Alternatively day rides can also be organised further afield, with Roy transporting the horses in the 'Little-Pasture-Mobile'. We are open to ideas as to where you would like to go, but our regular locations include Shaw Mills, Fewston Reservoir and Stainburn Forest. Since transportation of horses has to be considered when arranging rides such as these, they do tend to work out shorter than the local rides (typically around four hours), but the experience is excellent! Customers should be aware that these excursions favour the more experienced rider.

Before coming on a day ride or hack with Little Pasture Trekking Centre please ensure you have read, understood and agree to our Terms & Conditions