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

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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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Guided Trail Riding Horse Camp 

Bring your own horse and enjoy superb trail riding with the company of an experienced guide  

3 nights / 4 days £345 per horse & rider

If you are looking to take your horse on holiday with great hacking with the support of an experienced guide then you will love our Trail Riding Horse Camps. It’s a great way to meet new friends  and spend some quality time with your horse in a relaxed and non-competitive setting. On our camp you will enjoy 2 full day picnic rides and 2 half day rides exploring the beautiful bridleways around Kirkby Stephen with the help of an experienced guide. You can also take part in some fun activties to help build trust and confidence with your horse. After your ride each day you can relax in the spa and look forward to an evening in the local inn with your fellow riders. Its horsey heaven here at Stonetrail and we aim to make sure you have a wonderful time and make lasting friendships. We welcome owners who are booking on their own as well as groups. During your holiday you will be sharing one of our lovely farmhouses with your fellow camp riders which overlook the yard and paddocks. We have a choice of single or twin rooms. 

We keep the number of horse and riders on each camp limited to 5 plus a guide. Your guide each day will be either Alison Muir or an equally experienced guide. Alison is a qualified BHS Ride Leader and has been guiding horse and riders across Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales for the last 12 year. We have an excellent choice of routes which begin at our gate and lead directly onto the bridle paths. The routes are a varied mixture of grass, stone paths and quiet lanes. This is fell country so please expect some hills. The area is very quiet and we can often ride all day and meet hardly anyone. 

Why Choose a Street Farm Horse Camp

Over the last 10 years we have been welcoming riders with their own horses to Street Farm to enjoy the marvellous choice of safe hacking routes, lovely accommodation and purpose built livery facilities for horses on holiday. We run a small and friendly yard which is well organised ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable holiday with us. Our horse camps are ideal for horse owners who would like the sociability of joining a group of riders and want to enjoy some great hacking with the benefit of a guide. The guided rides each day are around 2 - 2.5 hours in duration ridden at mostly at walk with occasional trotting and steady canters.  The camp is activities in the afternoon are very relaxed and  fun designed to encourage trust and confidence between you and your horse.  

Your horse must be aged 5 and over and be known to be calm and sensible when riding with horses they do not know. Due to the type of terrain our camps are more suited to horses who are used to riding in wide open spaces, up and down hills, through steams & farmyards. When riding on the open common we encounter flocks of sheep and fell ponies who graze freely on the fells, most of these conditions are what you would encounter on a pleasure ride. As guides, we will take charge of the route and the speed. We have a very good understanding of the terrain including safe places where we can enjoy safe canters. Whilst roadwork is kept to a minimum using quiet lanes your horse must be safe on the road. Riders are required to wear hi viz. Stallions are not permitted. You will also need to provide us with a copy of your third party liability insurance, if you do not have insurance we suggest you contact the British Horse Society who offer an excellent package of membership which includes liability insurance for you and your horse. Please click here for more details. Please contact Alison if you would like to chat more about our camps and suitability for you and your horse. 

Camp Plan

Monday

Arrive at Street Farm from midday. Settle your horse into the yard and meet your fellow camp riders and your guide for the week. Tack up and enjoy a one hour relaxed trek at about 2pm. The bridleway starts at our gate and follows a lovely path onto the hillside behind the farm with stunning views. After the ride there will be a good cup of tea and chance to get to know your fellow camp riders. Early evening you can visit the spa room before a visit to our local inn called The Fat Lamb.

Tuesday

Meet in the yard at 9am, groom, tack up & pack our saddle bags ( provided by us ) for a full day picnic ridel Today we will be riding a beautiful route following a bridleway through the Howgill Fells and Ravenstonedale Village. After our ride you can visit the spa room before a visit to a local Inn of your choice or you can choose to stay in and cater for yourself. 

Wednesday

Meet in the yard at 9am, groom and tack up ready to set off for a 2 hour trail ride at about 10am. Today we will ride on the fellside behind the farm where we can enjoy spectacular views, a few canters and hopefully meet the herd of fell ponies with the new born foals. In the afternoon you can pamper your horse and choose to take part in a fun in hand show. Early evening you can visit the Spa room and tonight we will visit the Kings Head in Ravenstonedale for dinner.  

Thursday

Meet in the yard at 9am, groom and tack up ready to set off for another full day picnic ride. Today our routes takes us to the Mallerstang Valley where we can enjoy riding across the common, along the River Eden following the historic Lady Anne Way. The camp finishes at 4pm on Thursday afternoon. Extra nights accommodation is available if you wish to extend your stay.    

Livery Yard

Our livery facilities have been designed to provide horses on holiday with a warm welcome and a safe environment. Access for trailers and boxes is easy with a wide unfenced drive and plenty of parking. We will meet you on arrival and focus on your horses first making sure they are safely unloaded and turned out in their paddock or stables as you wish.  Individual turnout is available if required in small post and rail paddocks which have mains fed water troughs. The paddocks are next to the stables and in view of the cottages. Each horse will be allocated its own stable which is fitted with rubber mats. You can choose to leave your horse out 24 hours or you can bring them in at night, the choice is yours. We ask that you clean your paddock before leaving, wheel barrows and tools provided. Shaving bedding and hay is available at an extra charge if required. We have a secure tack room, drying room and a horse shower with hot water.   

Please click here to photos of our livery yard

Your Accommodation

Our properties have been beautifully converted from a range of stone barns and overlook the stables and paddocks. There is a choice of twin, double or single rooms. We provide tea, coffee, milk and cake throughout your stay.   

After your ride each day there is time to enjoy a dip in our indoor jacuzzi ( don’t forget your swimsuit ! Towels are provided. Please visit our accommodation website staystreetfarm.com to view more details and photos of our accommodation. 

Horse Camps 2019 Prices

The cost of our horse camp is £345 per person

Our price includes:

  • 3 nights self catering accommodation in our luxury farmhouse.  
  • DIY stable & grazing for your horse. 
  • A guided ride on 4 days
  • An organised afternoon activity on two afternoon activities
  • Use of the outdoor arena
  • Use the Spa Room  throughout your stay. Towel and fluufy robe provided. 
  • Milk, tea, coffee throughout your stay. 

Additional Charges:

  • Single rooms are available at an additional supplement of £20 per night.
  • Bedding available at an additional charge of £10 per shavings bag.
  • Hay is available at an additional charge of £10 per horse or you are welcome to bring you own hay.

2019 Horse Camp Dates

  • Monday 20th May 2019
  • Monday 10th June 2019
  • Monday  15th July 2019
  • Monday 29th July 2019 
  • Monday 2nd Sept 2019

How to Book

Please get in touch if you would like to chat in person about our Horse camps. If you wish to make a booking please contact us by email or phone and we will email you a booking form. The amount of deposit required to secure a place is £100 per person. The final balance is due 6 weeks before arrival.