Horse lovers are invited to enjoy a leisurely day in the North York Moors National Park when Ride Yorkshire’s Pleasure Ride returns next month.
Riders will follow an off-road course - starting at Bonfield Ghyll farm, Bransdale, on Sunday, June 15 - which takes in bridleways and other tracks which are normally off-limits to the public.
Janet Cochrane, director of Ride Yorkshire, said: “We approach the landowners to ask if we can use part of their land for the event, and we find that in the vast majority of cases they are more than happy to let us ride along their tracks once a year or so when they know it’s for charitable purposes.”
This year’s fundraiser will split proceeds between Ride Yorkshire, which provides riding activities people young and old with additional needs, and for Old Malton-based charity, Ryedale Special Families. Help will be on hand from David and Trudi Sanderson, of Bonfield Ghyll Farm, who will host the event and provide the food, while stewards and marshals from Ryedale Special Families and Helmsley and District Rotary Club will be there to help the less confident riders and man any gates, so no one needs to dismount to open them.
Anyone interested in taking part should visit www.rideyorkshire.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 07583 451825
Pictured: Rob Davies, of Ryedale Special Families, mounted on his trusty steed with help from Snainton Riding Centre staff Rachael Maw and Louise Vickers.