BLUE Peter's newest presenter visited North Yorkshire in an attempt to conquer her fear of horse riding.

New face Zoe Salmon, above, went to York Racecourse for a crash-course in riding, with her efforts being recorded for a forthcoming episode of the children's television show.

Expert help was at hand in the form of the Northern Racing College, which provided the instruction and the horses.

Instructor Alyson Deniel, from Malton, helped guide the presenter through the basics while leading rider Kevin Darley was on hand to provide a few tips. Viewers can find out how Zoe got on when the show is aired on BBC 1 on Friday, February 18.

Published: ?24/01/2005