Approved Riding Centre

Stonetrail Riding Centre
Street Farm
Ravenstonedale
Kirkby Stephen
Cumbria
CA17 4LL

Tel: 015396 23444
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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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Street Farm Trail Riding Horse Camps

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

4 nights midweek break £395 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. Each morning there is a guided 2 hour trail ride and a fun based horsey activity in the afternoon focusing on improving trust and confidence between you and your horse. You will be sharing one of our lovely farmhouses with your fellow camp riders which overlook the yard and paddocks. The evenings are informal with everyone heading off to the local pub for dinner.

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 and tack up ready to set off for a  2 hour trail ride at about 10am. This morning we will be riding a beautiful route following a bridleway through the Howgill Fells and Ravenstonedale Village. In the afternoon you can choose to take part in a mini trec / groundwork exercise. Early evening 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 a 2 hour trail ride at about 10am. 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.  This afternoon and evening is free time for you to choose to relax or visit the local area.

Friday 

On your final morning the check out time from your accommodation is 10am and 12 noon from the yard. There is no guided ride on Friday but you are welcome to enjoy a self-guided hack out before you depart if you wish. 

Our 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

This holiday includes 4 nights accommodation on a self -catering basis sharing one of our lovely farmhouses with your fellow riders.  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. After your ride each day there is time to enjoy a dip in our indoor jacuzzi ( don’t forget your swimsuit ! Towels are provided and your accommodation will include tea, coffee & milk throughout your stay. 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 £395 per person

Our price includes:

  • 4 nights accommodation in a twin room with towels and fluffy robe
  • 4 nights DIY stable & grazing for your horse with individual turnout if required
  • A guided ride on 4 days
  • An organised afternoon activity on two afternoon activities
  • Use the Spa Room  throughout your stay.
  • 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 24th June 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 £200 per person. The final balance is due 6 weeks before arrival.