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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Preparing for your Ride with Stonetrail 

Directions & Parking

Stonetrail is based at Street Farm on the A683 midway between Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen. We are approx 2 miles from the village of Ravenstonedale and half a mile south of the Fat Lamb Inn. Using your Sat Nav with our post code will get you within half a mile of the stables but it will then direct you to a neighbouring farm down a single track no through road ! The best thing to do is use your Sat Nav but also follow our instructions here on our website. 

On arrival please park your car in the parking area on the left outside the farm.  Go through the gate in the parking area and make your way to the stables and you will find us. Bring your hat, boots, spare clothes and lunch with you. Car keys can be left in our office.  

Registration of adult riders  

All riders are required to complete a Riders Registration Form before their ride. We will email you a form to complete at the time of your booking.  

 

Registration of children   

All children must be accompanied by an adult onto the premises. The adult is required to complete our registration process before leaving the child / children in our care. 

 

Payment

We welcome payment by cash or cheque.


Full Day Picnic Rides - lunch 

Lunch is not included in the price of our full day rides. Please bring a packed lunch & drink with you. Saddle bags are provided to carry your lunch.

 

Facilities and refreshments

There are WC & changing facilities. After your ride we hope you will stay and join us for tea and biscuits. 

 

Riding Helmets

Your riding hat should  be s manufactured to one of the following standards: 

PAS 015

ASTM F1163

SNELL E2001.

Hats which bear EN1384 or BSEN1384 along with one of the above standards remain valid. For example, BSEN1384 & PAS015 (1998 or 2011) along with the Kitemark, would be acceptable, but not BSEN1384 on its own.

What to Wear

Appropriate riding footwear is essential and should be either long boots or short boots with chaps. Please dress according to the weather conditions remembering that it may be cooler than you expect out on the fells. If unsure, bring spare clothes and on your arrival we can discuss the weather conditions and help you decide. Its always better to be warmer than colder ! A waterproof coat, trousers and warm layers are essential in cool conditions. The wearing of gloves is optional but its good practice to always carry a pair. Saddle bags are provided by us. Bum bags or ruc sacs are not permitted.  Hi viz  tabards are provided. 

What to carry on your Ride

For rides lasting up to half a day we ask that you carry as little as possible. On full day rides your horse will be fitted with a saddle bag to carry your lunch and a drink ( if we plan to picnic ) and spare layers of clothes. Ruc sacs are not permitted. Mobile phones should be switched off but can be used for photos when we stop for a break.

 

The Ride Leader and Ride Escort

The Ride Leader will be in charge of your ride and will normally be assisted by a Ride Escort. All our Ride staff are very experienced at leading rides and are there to make sure you have a fun, relaxed and safe riding experience. We are all very friendly and will provide as much help as you wish during your ride.