Approved Riding Centre

Stonetrail Riding Centre
Street Farm
Ravenstonedale
Kirkby Stephen
Cumbria
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

Leader

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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New Season starts April 1st 2017 - please  click here to check dates of rides and availability

Book a Ride with Stonetrail Riding Centre 

Stonetrail is perfectly situated with direct access onto the fell with a great choice of routes lasting from an hour to a full day. We offer steady confidence building rides for riders looking to improve their cantering skills as well as faster more challenging rides for experienced riders. We ride in small groups, usually with two members of staff because we know from experience this ensures a quality riding experience. Most of the riders are led by Alison, the owner of Stonetrail, or an equally experienced Ride Leader. Please click here to read more about Alison and the rest of the Stonetrail team.

Please note that due to the type of terrain and size of our horses, our rides are not suitable for absolute beginners, children under the age of 10. Our maximum weight limit is 13stone.      

Fabulous Riding Routes

The countryside surrounding Stonetrail is a horse riders dream with beautiful bridleways in all directions taking us through hidden valleys and along the tops of the fells. Our routes include the tracks and trails around the beautiful Howgill Fells, the Mallerstang Valley, Crosby Garrett Fell, Ash Fell and the wide open green tracks of Kirkby Stephen common. We love to wander along and enjoy the stunning scenery and every ride has plenty of opportunities for some great canters. Our full day picnic rides are a real adventure where we ride to one of our favorite picnic spots, tie up our horses and enjoy our lunch in the great outdoors with like-minded souls, a perfect way to escape from the modern world for a few hours.  

Our Horses

We have a fabulous team of native feathered cobs who are extremley friendly and easy to ride. They are fit and ideal for the type of terrain we ride and whilst they are all responsive and eager to canter they will all stop when asked. All our horses are used exclusively by us for hacking and trail riding and they have become wonderful companions and friends and we cherish all of them. They receive the best standard of care and enjoy acres of grazing when they are not being ridden, living happily as a herd, in as natural conditions as possible. Some of our horses have been home bred and others have been bought as youngsters and brought on by us. You can read more about our horses on the 'Our Horses' page. At the end of each ride you are welcome to help untack and groom your horse.    

Our Ride Photos page or our Facebook page is a great place to see the type of terrain and scenery we ride through and also to see our horses in action.    

Rides & Prices

90 mins £40  
2 Hour Ride £50   
Half Day ( 3 hours )  £70
Full Day Picnic Ride ( 10am - 3pm )      £95  Please bring your own packed lunch            
Ride & Spa Session £8 Enjoy a dip in our indoor spa room after your ride    

The above prices include hat hire ( if required ) and tea and biscuits at the end of your ride. We offer a group booking discount of 10% for 4 or more riders on a full day ride. Our horses are equipped with saddle bags on full day rides to carry your packed lunch. 

How to Book

Advance booking is essential. Please email or telephone with details of your height, weight and how long you wish to ride for. You can also check our Ride Availability page which details what type of ride or event we have planned each day. If you do not see the ride or date you wish to book, it is still worth contacting us as we can sometimes make amendments to the schedule.

Please note that due to the type of terrain and size of our horses, our rides are not suitable for absolute beginners, children under the age of 10. Our maximum weight limit is 13 stone.   

What to Wear & Preparation

Please click here for more information about what to wear and how to prepare for your ride.