Situating in almost 40 acres of tranquil countryside, Huddleston Quarry, the base of Yorkshire EC, produced world-renowned magnesium limestone, supplying stone for York Minster as far back as 1434. The quarry provided stone for the building of York Minster after 1385. During the 15th century, the quarry also provided building material for the royal house at Sheen, Surrey, Westminster Abbey, Eton College and King's College, Cambridge, and much of the surrounding local areas.
Our Quarry's steep history, along with the blood, sweat, tears and love given by the Quarry's people of the centuries, we believe is what creates the happiest and peaceful feel at the property. Something which we believe the horses thrive upon.
The owners of Yorkshire EC have loved and nurtured the centre, turning the property from a run down livery yard and riding school into the busy place it is today, with the sole goal of recreating the place where you are free to escape from the modern world and make memories with our horses.
With purpose built stabling for up to 33 horses, the facilities to offer a high level of care, along with turnout allowing for social herds and individual needs.
Day to day Gemma, our Managing Director keeps the centre running from providing the horses’ with 24/7 care to the maintenance of our facilities and the event organisation. Keeping everything running smoothly on event days she is supported by a truly great bunch of people, often liveries, who love opening up the centre to our visitors and competitions. Our volunteers really do give so much more than just their time to ensure that they do everything possible to give you a great experience.
Gemma is our Managing Director, and covers every aspect of operations from yard duties, coaching to building new facilities
When Cathie isn't giving her pony, Star plenty of cuddles she is ready to keep
you refreshed on event days
Karen is always feeding the five thousand from our Cafe on Event Days. Behind the scenes she is a huge support to the yard, and to her daughter Gemma.
Ellie is a regular at Y.E.C and has become part of the yard's family, helping care for the Full Liveries and Gemma's horses. She is part of our Arena Party on event days
Steph is often found enjoying Y.E.C life with her horse Parker and manages our Warm Up with her German efficiency
Ruby is a big part of life at Y.E.C from helping care for the Full Liveries and Gemma's horses. She is part of our Arena Party on event days
Sarah being a dab hand with multitasking and paperwork, regularly assumes the Check-In role on event days.
Becca is one of our junior liveries and is often found spending time with her awesome pony. She regularly makes up our Arena Party on event days too.
JOIN THE CREW
We regularly welcome new members to the team on a volunteer basis; sometimes, we have people wanting to gain experience on a yard or learning how running an equestrian event works, perhaps writing and scoring for a judge at one of our competitions.
So, if you are a friendly, hard-working team player who would like to meet, train and work alongside like-minded folk, drop us an email or text, and we will be in touch!