Approved Riding Centre

Stonetrail Riding Centre
Street Farm
Kirkby Stephen
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


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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Create your own Riding Break 

Create your own riding holiday, with your own choice of accommodation, and book as much riding as you wish. We offer a choice of 5 properties which overlook the stables and paddocks.

Mid Week Riding Breaks

  • Arrive Monday or Tuesday
  • Stay 3 or 4 nights in a cottage of your choice
  • Book riding on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday - 2 hour ride,  Half day ride, or Full day picnic ride.  
  • See prices below.

Dates available:

Monday 27th May, Monday 8th July, Monday 23rd July, Monday 6th August, Monday 12th August

Choose your Cottage

Our cottages are next to the stables and overlook the paddocks, meaning there is plenty of opportunity to be hands-on and care for your horse.  Please click here for more details about each cottage 

Property Rental Prices  Sleeps      4 nights        3 nights
Stoneyard, Stoneheights or Stone End ( one bedroom )  £395 £325
The Coach House ( 3 bedrooms )        8 £795 £695
The Farmhouse ( 5 bedroom )                       14 £995 £795


Horse Riding

On this holiday you can book as much horse rdiing as you wish, although we advise you book as early as possible as places are limited. Each ride will be a different circular route starting and finishing at the stables. Our routes include beautiful tracks through the Howgill Fells, the Mallerstang Valley, Crosby Garrett Fell, Ash Fell and the wide-open green tracks of Kirkby Stephen common. The area is very quiet, we can often ride all day and hardly meet anyone, a perfect place to unwind and admire the spectacular scenery. Our routes use the old green lanes and tracks across the fellside and historic bridleways, that used to connect thriving hamlets high up on the fellside, which now stand derelict and forgotten. Roadwork on our routes is minimal and when included involves quiet, mostly unfenced lanes with little or no traffic.   

We have been offering fell rides since 2008 and are proud of our reputation for offering a high quality, fun and safe experience. Our rides are designed to suit intermediate to experienced riders who are happy cantering in open spaces. Our horses are forward going yet easy to ride and they have excellent brakes. They have been carefully chosen for their calmness and willingness to happily explore the tracks and trails and enjoy a good canter when asked. When not being ridden, our horses live happily together as a herd, enjoying 40 acreas of grazing and first class horse care.

After your ride you can enjoy a dip in the spa pool or relax in the garden and there is plenty to see and do locally. There is an excellent selection of places to eat nearby.

Horse Riding Prices

Please note we have up to 6 places available on each ride. The prices below are discounted for guests who are booking accommodation with their horse riding. 

Price per person 2 hours    Half Day        Full Day       
Available Tuesday - Friday          £50 £70 £95


How to Book

If you wish to speak to us in person about this holiday please call Alison or email / call us with your choice of property, arrival date and the number of riding sessions you wish to book. We will need to know the number of riders, their height and weight and the age of any rider who is under 18. 

The amount of deposit to secure a booking is 25% of your combined accommodation and riding cost. The final balance is due 6 weeks before arrival.  

Please note our maximum weight limit is 13 stone. The minimum riding standard is an ability to canter.