Approved Riding Centre

Stonetrail Riding Centre
Street Farm
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4LL

Tel: 015396 23444
Email: Get In Touch

North West Regional Development Agency

This project is being delivered through the Northwest Development Agency, with Defra as the managing authority


This project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areasThis project is part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas

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Book a Ride with Stonetrail  

Horse riding with Stonetrail offers you the chance to experience the wonderful bridleways and scenery around Kirkby Stephen on one of our forward going, friendly and well mannered horses. Each ride is unique and planned entirely to suit your level of experience to suit riders who may seek a steady confidence boosting ride to riders who wish a faster more challenging pace. Our aim to is offer you an experience as close to you coming to ride your own horse with the support of a professional guide and the company of riders who have been carefully chosen to have a compatable level of experience.

All rides are guided, where possible, by the owner of Stonetrail, Alison Muir, who over the last 14 years has carefully guided hundreds of riders across the Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales, supported by a fabulous team of helpers who join the rides as escorts and work tirelessly to take care of our wonderful horses.   

Availability and booking 

Our Ride Availability page  shows rides which are already booked to go ahead and the number of places available. We can arrange rides on other dates, just get in touch by email or phone with details of each riders height, weight and age if under 18 and we will try to arrange a mutually convenient date.   

Choosing which ride is best suited to your ability   

The number of places on each ride is limited to 4 because we know this makes for a more quality experience. Details of your experience will be discussed at the time of booking to ensure we match you with riders of a similar ability. If you are new to Stonetrail and unsure about what type of ride to book please telephone Alison on 07775642400. 

Our rides are not suited to beginners. If you have less experience at canter you should look to book either a one hour or 90 min ride.You are very welcome to book on a one to one basis which is ideal if you have less experience or have not ridden for a while and would like some instructional and help to improve your confidence. If you wish to book a ride from 2 hours to a full day you should be experienced at cantering in open spaces. 

Younger riders are welcome providing they are experienced and will be accompanied by an adult rider. Our smallest horse is 13.2. We have no upper age limit !   Our maximum weight limit is 12.5 stone. 

Our Routes

We have a wonderful choice of routes lasting from 1 hour to a full day. From our gate we have direct access onto the open fell  with an extensive choice of  routes with plenty of opportunities for some great canters. Our routes follow bridleways across the fells, through hidden dales and quiet village lanes around Ravenstonedale.         

Ride Prices 2021 

2 hours £75

Half day £95

Full day £150   

There is an additional charge of £15 per hour for one to one private bookings. 

Full payment is taken on arrival. No charges made if you cancel due to covid related reasons.  

Stonetrail Riders Club 

We have a number of customers who ride with on on a regular basis and have been doing so for a number of years. Regular riders benefit from advance bookings emails, discounted prices and the opportunity to arrive early to groom and tack up their horse ( with covid secure measures in place ).     

Covid Secure measures - Advice for Customers

Until advised otherwise, we will contine with our Covid secure measures to keep everyone safe and we ask for your full co-operation during your visit:

  • Please do not turn up if you feel unwell or are having to self-isolate. There will be no charge for cancellations for Covid related reasons.    
  • On arrival please park your car in the parking area. Please remain outside the gate until asked to enter and remember to maintain the required social distance from other riders.   
  • WC facilities and hand sanitiser are available. A member of staff will direct you. 
  • Please bring your own drinks and snacks for after your ride. Saddle bags will be fitted to your horse to carry water bottles.  
  • All our tack and equipment is well maintained and disinfected after each use.