Approved Riding Centre

Stonetrail Riding Centre
Street Farm
Kirkby Stephen
CA17 4LL

Tel: 07775 642400
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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


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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Latest News and Ride Photos    


March 18th 2015

Here is our new advert complete with new logo for this years riding holidays.

The horse selected to star in our logo is Garth, a 14.2 Welsh Cob who was one of the original six horses Alison started with back in 2007. He is now enjoying a pampered life with Suzanne, who fell in love with him on one of our riding holidays.  

The photo is taken on Wharton common near Kirkby Stephen with Wild Boar fell in the background. 

This advert has been prepared for the next edition of the BHS magazine.




March 18th 2015

Half day ride through the Howgill fells. Photo taken on the bridleway between Murthwaite and Adamthwaite near Ravenstonedale.  



Spencer (L), Ebony ( R )


Feb 28th 2015

Fun in the arena today for Charlie and Josh riding Tom (left)  and Sam (right).

Well done to Josh for winning today's Pony Club Games !    


Tom ( R) and Sam ( L )


Feb 286h 2015

Our new barn is taking shape.  

Alison riding Ebony on "The Clouds" ride Feb 2015

Alison & Ebony 

February 21st 2015

Alison riding Ebony on "The Clouds" ride on a lovely sunny day. 

 Ride on the Clouds February 15

 Feb 21st 2015

A break in the weather meant we could enjoy a lovely ride today on Fell End Clouds. 


New Barn  for Stonetrail

January 2015

Its all go at Stonetrail this winter as we prepare the groundwork for our new barn. Work is due to be completed mid March ready for the new season. 


Happy New Year to all our customers 

It may be the middle of winter but we are busy getting our horses fit again for some early Spring rides

Alison with Posh in sunshine and snow !  


Home Visit by the Dentist

November 2014

A routine visit by the dentist is always an interesting day ! Most of our horses love the attention. Treatment provided by our vets, Frame & Swift from Penrith.    


Eden Valley Trail Ride

Sept 2014

Another fun week of beautiful trails in the Eden Valley

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Kate's Ride to Ash Fell

Sept 12th 2014

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Antony, our youngest recruit is doing well

3rd September 14

Here is a lovely photo of Antony, our latest rising star. Just 4 years old and recently backed by us. He is incredibly willing and sweet natured and despite his size has quite a long stride and plenty of speed ! He adores being around people and is a stunner with masses of feather and a flowing flaxen mane and tail. We are sure he is going to be a popular choice.

Thanks to Lesley Daglish for a great photo. 




Lesleys Birthday Weekend

Aug 2014

What more can you ask for on your birthday than a weekend on horseback !

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Bev's Birthday Ride

Aug 2014

A  gentle "back in the saddle" ride for Bev and Rebecca riding Jack and Nora. 

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Helens Birthday Ride

Another sunny and warm day for a ride over Ash Fell & around Ravenstonedale 

August 20th 2014


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Sat 9th Aug 14

A 2 hour ride on Ash Fell, a "back in the saddle" ride for Nicky and a first time ride on the fells for Brian.

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Ravenstonedale Ride

Aug 8th 2014

Half day ride around Ravenstonedale this afternoon, a sudden downpour prompted a stop at the pub !   

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Trail Riding Break 4th & 5th August 2014

Gina, Sarah and Shona on Mckenzie, Spencer and Nora. Two days of fun and happy times strolling around the fells.

Happy Birthday Gina ! Mckenzie is missing you x  

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Sedbegh International Summer School 

July 2014

Throughout July we welcomed students from across Europe who were studying at Sedbergh International Summer School. They enjoyed trekking out onto the beautiful bridleways near Sedbergh.

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Hidden Valley Trail Ride

4 Day Trail Ride July 21st - 25th 2014

Our trail rides are a great way to go on a journey stopping at a different place each night. This trail ride took us to Sedbergh, Dent , Garsdale and back home to Kirkby Stephen.  

Photo - Cooling off in the river Dee between Sedbergh and Dent on one of the hottest days of the year. To see the album of this ride click here   


 August 2014

A one hour easy trek for a Hen party staying at Stonetrail. We follow a lovely bridleway straight from our gate with fabulous views across the valley. 



Full Day Ride through the Mallerstang Valley

July 27th 2014

Lovely full day pub ride stopping at the Nateby Inn with Hilary, Katie, Emma, Jenny & Michelle riding Ebony, Spencer, Tasha, Harry & McKenzie.

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Alison with Archie and Maisy

June 14

Alison enjoying time in the feild with Archie & Maisy - our homebred Welsh Cobs 

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Crosby Garret Weekend Trail Ride 

April 25th 2014




Pennine Bridleway Opening Ceremony

June 2012

Alison with Martin Clunes at the official opening of the Pennine Bridleway. Alison was invited to accompany Martin Clunes, in his role as president of the Briitish Horse Society to cut the ribboon in recognition of her involvement with the promotion of the Bridleway.

Pictured is "Gemma" who Martin rode at the ceronmony