The stables are now open for visitors. They have been in constant use since 1780 when they were first built and they have been part of the famous racing tradition at Sledmere.
Thousands of thoroughbred horses have been bred at Sledmere over the last 200 years, among the most famous are Spearmint, Mumtaz Muhal, Straitlace, Scottish Union and Lily Agnes. Sledmere has been described historically as the most important stud in Yorkshire.
The whole ground floor of the historic stable block is open for visitors to explore. There are displays on the stud, racing, Sledmere House, the foaling box, tack rooms as well as a family activity room and of course the horses.
The stables are working stables and have some of the types of horses that would have been used on Sledmere Estate in the past including a thoroughbred racehorse, driving cob and small family pony.