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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Crosby Garrett Weekend Trail Ride 

A 2 day weekend trail ride with one overnight stop suitable for experienced adult riders 

About this Ride

Crosby Garrett is tucked away deep in the Eden Valley in the new extended part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This is a 2 day ride with one overnight stop following a different route each day. This route has lots of varied terrain and excellent canters along lovely old green lanes and tracks on Crosby Garrett common. This ride is an ideal choice for experienced riders are who confident at cantering in open countryside and able to ride for up to 5 hours a day. All our riding holidays include time for you to help groom, tack up and care for your horse with help if necessary from our friendly guides. This holidays starts on a Saturday morning at 9am and finishes on Sunday afternoon around 4pm.  

Our Horses

Stonetrail currently has a team of 18 horses who are forward going, well mannered and easy to ride. Many of of horses have been home bred or trained from being youngsters and they have earned a fantastic reputation for being easy to ride, sensible and fun. We have a mixture of Welsh, Irish and Dales horses who are forward going and renowned for their calm temperaments, willing natures and sure footedness. Our horses love their job and are perfect companions for trail riding. Please click here to view photos of our horses. 

Your Riding Ability

This ride is suitable for experienced adult riders who are confident at cantering in open spaces and fit enough to ride for up to 5 hours a day. On open fell we ride in a relaxed order, not nose to tail and riders must be confident at riding at all speeds on undulating terrain.  There is no requirement to have any horse care skills, our holidays are a perfect opportunity to learn how to groom and tack up and we are always on hand to show you the ropes ! Our maximum weight limit is 13 stone. 

Clothing and Equipment

Riders should be equipped with their own riding hat, approved to current standards, and riding boots. Saddle bags and hi vis are provided by us.     

Organisation and Back Up

Alison and Colin and the Stonetrail team have gained an excellent reputation for putting first the comfort and safety of their riders and horses and providing a well organised ride.  Moving a group of horse and riders successfully over several days on distances of up to 80 miles whilst maintaining a high standard of care requires careful planning and experience. Our many years of expeditions across Cumbria and the Yorkshire Dales have given us a firm foundation of knowledge, we leave nothing to chance and focus on the small details because we know this makes a difference to your experience. 

Price 

£375 per person

Price includes 2 days guided riding, 1 night B&B in a shared room, picnic lunches, tea and cakes after each ride.

2019 Dates

Saturday 28th June 2019 

How to Book

As always, we are available to chat in person and answer any specific questions you may have about our holidays. 

To make a booking please email us with the name and date of the holiday you wish to book and, if you have not ridden with us before, your height, weight and some brief details about your riding experience. We will then email a booking form and reserve a place for you for up to 7 days. 

To secure the booking all you need to do is return the booking form with  a non refundable deposit of £150.  Payment can be made either by bank transfer or by cheque ( see payment details below ). The final balance is due no later than six weeks before the start of your holiday. A full confirmation will be sent with arrival and accommodation details once your deposit has been paid.  

We hope to see you in 2019.