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Escrick Park Rideways, one of the best off road horse riding courses in Yorkshire.

Are you in need of quiet, off road hacking with no traffic worries....we have the answer!  Escrick Park Rideways provides private tracks through park and woodland with great box parking and off loading facilities.

Please note local 10k Run taking part on Sunday 20th August.  Runners will be in the wood between 11.00am and 1.30pm  Riders may wish to avoid this busy time.  600 runners expected.  Sorry for the inconvenience.


Cross Country Horse Riding Course

Set over a 6.5 mile loop, this course provides a good selection of obstacles, which are all optional and with nothing over 1m in height.  This course is also ideal for hacking if you prefer or taken at speed . 

Please see our gallery for some examples of obstacles available.

Extended Horse Riding course

A further 20 miles of extended hacking is available around the Estate on mostly private tracks linking into the cross-country course. Most of this hacking is completely traffic free and involves only two crossings over small unclassified country roads. This route is ideal to increase fitness levels and to test endurance riders, or for those who do not particularly like to jump. Blue arrows on the course map indicate this route and we suggest that the you become familiar with the Cross Country Course before attempting the extended hacking.

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Course Information:
Obstacles all open for use. Fees £20 per rider for the day or £125 for annual.
Obstacle Information:
All open take offs and landings recently maintained but do check before attempting.
Other Information:
Open from dawn to dusk 7 days a week. Do note our contact numbers on the notice board and read full instruction for your visit. Maps available in the map box. Riders who have not paid will be asked to leave the course immediately! CCTV in operation.
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What People Say
Gill Sanders - Queen Margaret's Riding School & Livery Yard
"As the owner of a riding school and livery yard on the Escrick Park Estate I am both delighted and relieved to have such wondeful hacking on my doorstep. My clients, and everyone that I meet while out riding, enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside without the continual worry of traffic and other hazards on the roads. The jumps are a bonus for those who want a little extra excitement and are well designed to be as safe as solid obstacles can be. They are excellent for introducing novice horses or riders to cross country type fences. I would recommend the Escrick Park Rideways to all ages and all kinds of rider - there is something for everyone."
Country Land & Business Association Winners of The Bledisloe Gold Medal
RICS Award for Building Conservation David Bellamy Gold National Training Award
Members of the BH&HPA Visit Britain 5 star Award for exceptional park National Landlords Association