Festival of the Horse – Sledmere House, Sunday 11th September 10am to 5pm

Sledmere House By Courtesy of Sir Tatton Sykes Bt

Celebrating everything about horses

For all horse lovers Sledmere House is the place to be on Sunday 11th September. Sledmere House are to host the first Festival of the Horse event.  This is an exciting new event being held in support of Riding for the Disabled.

The event will celebrate everything about horses including riding and carriage driving.

Sledmere House has a long and established relationship with all aspects of horses which are a part of its history. The stables have been opened to the public by project manager Martin Watts.

The Middleton East Pony Club will be holding team and individual show jumping throughout the day.  The North East Retraining of Racehorses will perform their musical drill. The ex racehorses will also be involved in a parade. The driving horses will take part in a novice driving skills competition and the heavy horses will demonstrate farming operations.

Other things to look out for – saddle fitters, farrier, instinctive horse training, dressage, breed parade, Prince Phillip mounted games, Highmoor bloodhounds and Q & A with equine vets.

Elf Mill Carriages will provide carriage rides for the children. Mum and Dad can browse the trade stands including  Ride Yorkshire, Equitrec, Quadar Dressage and the museum for The Wagoners Special Reserve.

Parking is free of charge and refreshments will be available.

Enjoy demonstrations, displays and informative talks about all disciplines of riding, showing, driving, keeping and working horses.

  • Middleton East Pony club
  • Retraining of Racehorses Parade
  • Dressage Demonstration
  • Heavy Horses
  • Pony Club Games
  • The Horses Farming Year
  • Driving Skill Test
  • Highmoor Bloodhounds
  • Musical Ride – Victoria Smart
  • Breed Parade
  • RDA Demonstartion
  • Trade Stands and more …..


For more information or to book a trade stand please contact  :


Telephone 01377 236637


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