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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Preparing for your Ride with Stonetrail 

Directions & Parking

Please follow the directions on our website which explain that you should ignore your Sat Nav in the last half a mile as it will take you to the wrong property ! On arrival please park your car in the parking area on the left outside the farm. Please follow the signs directing you to the riding centre. 


Registration of adult riders  

All riders are required to complete a Riders Registration Form before their ride. 


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. 



We welcome payment by cash or cheque.


Facilities and refreshments

There are WC & changing facilities in our reception room. After your ride we hope you will stay and join us for tea and biscuits. Please bring your own snacks for after you ride if you wish.


Riding Helmets

The EU Commission has announced that the European equestrian riding helmet standard BS EN 1384 is to be withdrawn from the Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) at its next publication. As a result, from January 2016, the British Horse Society will not  permit riding hats made solely to (BS)EN1384 standard for use in BHS Approved Centres from.  We recommend you check your riding hat is manufactured to one of the following standards which are still valid: 

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.

Hi Vis

All riders are required to wear a hi-vis whilst riding. Although we spend much of our time riding off road there is some roadwork invilved and the wearing of hi vis on the fells also serves to warn off road farm vehicles of our presence. Tabards are provided if required.

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. 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.   

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.