Stonetrail Riding Centre
Tel: 015396 23444
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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. Additional nights B&B can be arranged before or after your holiday.
Please click here to view photos of this route route or here to view a clip of one of the many lovely canters on this ride. Our horses love a good canter, they go forward nicely at whatever pace we set, they do not race and are easy to stop
For the majority of rides, your Ride Leader will be Alison, the owner of Stonetrail who founded Stonetrail in 2007 and has years of experience riding and leading trail riding holidays. Assisting Alison will be a team of equally experienced and mature helpers who are there to make sure you have a fun, safe and wonderful riding experience. Click here to read more about Alison and our riding holidays.
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.
Accommodation is at the Fat Lamb Inn, a lovely 16th century tradtional coaching inn which always guarantees a warm welcome, comfortable rooms and excellent food. The evenings are relaxed and social with everyone enjoying time to reflect of the days's adventures. Luggage is transported by daily by our support vehicle.
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.
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.
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. Routes are carefully explored and ridden in advance, rides are fully vehicle supported, accommodation is visited and Alison speaks personally to every rider at the time of booking to make sure they have chosen the right holiday for their level of ability
Arrive at Stonetrail, meet your horse, fellow riders and Ride Leaders.
Groom and tack up your horse and pack saddle bags
Set off for Crosby Garrett exploring the old green lanes & bridleways through Ravenstonedale
Tie up your horse and enjoy a picnic lunch with spectacular views across the Eden Valley
Arrive at Crosby Garrett. Untack, groom and feed horses. Turnout horses for the night
Short transfer to your B&B ( provided by us )
Meet for dinner at 7pm ( table and transport if required arranged by us )
Meet for breakfast
Short transfer back to your B&B
Arrive at horses, groom, tack up and pack saddle bags.
Set off for the return journey back to Stonetrail, enjoying more canters through the Smardale valley.
Stop for a picnic beside a pretty beck near Ravenstonedale before a final exhilerating canter on Ash fell
Arrive back at the stables. untack, wash off, groom, feed & turnout the horses.
Enjoy a well earned sit down and tea and cakes before our final farewells.
£315 per person
Price includes 2 days guided riding, 1 night B&B in a shared room, picnic lunches, tea and cakes after each ride, luggage transfer and pick-up / return from Kirkby Stephen station.
Single rooms are available at an additional rate of £20 per night. Additional nights accommodation is available before or after your holiday.
Please click here to view the date of this holiday in 2017
If you wish to request a booking form and / or reserve a place on any of our holiday please email Alison here. This will provisionally reserve a place for you on the ride. If you wish to confirm your booking, please return the booking form either by email or post with your deposit ( £100 per per person ) within 7 days. Details of how to pay will be listed on the booking form.
If you have not ridden with us before the best way to proceed is to call Alison or email. We always make contact with every new customer before they book to make sure the holiday is what they expect and right for their ability. Please email here or give us a call on 015396-23444.