Catch up on all the latest updates and information about Middleham Open Day.


Open yards

Find out more about the yards opening their gates to visitors this year.


All day activities

There’s lots going on! Plan your unique day out at Middleham Open Day.


The busy racing centre of Middleham has been home to racehorses in training for more than 200 years. The town’s racing industry continues to thrive with 400 plus winners having been trained there each year for the past 38 years. There are currently 15 training yards located in and around the town.

There are lots of places to eat and drink, as well as a great selection of places to stay for an extended visit, read our guide for more details.

As the organisers of the event, Racing Welfare will be the main beneficiary charity of the Middleham Open Day.

Racing Welfare is a registered charity supporting the workforce of British horseracing. The charity offers professional guidance and practical help to the stud, stable and racecourse staff whose dedication is vital for the well-being of racing. Its work aims to help people, from recruitment to retirement, to thrive in day to day life and through a range of life’s challenges. You can find out more about Racing Welfare here.

The open day itself is accessible and there are several yards that are flat and wheelchair-friendly. There are some yards that the ground isn’t as level or safe however the majority of those in the town of Middleham should be safe. There is disabled parking at Middleham Key Centre (Park Lane, Middleham, DL8 4RA) which is right in the heart of the town.

We recommend visiting yards such as Charlie Johnston (Kingsley and Warwick House), Neil Mechie and Micky Hammond as they should be the most accessible and flat.

There will be a number of trade stands that will be joining us at this years Middleham Open Day


ARC Middleham Open Day gives a unique chance to see behind-the-scenes at Middleham’s racing stables.

After a morning meetings horses, trainers and stable staff there will be a range of activities taking place on the Low Moor.

ARC Middleham Open Day is run by Racing Welfare and raises funds to support racing staff in the area.