What better way is there to take in the fabulous views of the Lake Disrrict than to go Horse Riding?
Whether it be Pony Treking, Accompanied Private Rides, Riding Breaks or you just need to get a start by having a few lessons, this is the perfect place to start.
We have a couple of nearby equine centres, who have horses and ponies to suit all ages and abilities.
Sockbridge Pony Treking Centre
With over 50 years experience, this family Treking Centre is open seven days a week, and all through the seasons. They have a range of ponies such as the smaller Welsh Mountain Ponies, right through to the ranks to the Thoroughbreds, but all of them are extremely reliable.
They have 1 hour and 2 hour treks, also half hour treks for younger children.
Telephone: 01768 863468
Mobile: 07868 996287
Rookin House Activity Centre
Established for over 20 years, Rookin House has over 35 well mannered and willing horses to suit all types of riders, fom complete beginers to the more experienced.
Their horses and ponies range from the steady 13.2hh Native Breeds to the more forward going 16.0hh warm bloods.
The rides cover farmland, forrestry, bridle ways and country lanes. Routes are subject to ground conditions, but all offer glorious views of the surrounding fells.
Accompanied "Private Rides" are available for individuals as well as groups - subject to an aditional charge, ideal for riders who want a faster pace, or the more nervous rider who preders individualo attention.
Group or private riding lessons are available in Show Jumping and Flat Work - all ages and abilities (from 6 yrs) welcome.
Rookin House Activity Centre also offer:
Quad Bike Treks and Challenges
Go Kart Rally Cross
Stalwart Army Truck Driving
Argo Cat & Offroad Experience
Dakar 4x4 Driving with a Difference
Group Activities - Reverse Steer, Blindfold Driving, Power Turn and Video Navigation
Clay Pigeon Shooting
Air Rifle Shooting
Rainbow Trout Fishing
Group Activities include - Wet n' Wild, Assault Course, Zip Wire and Paint Balling
Telephone: 01768 483561
Please be aware that unfortunately we do not allow pets into the main building of
However you are more than welcome to bring them along when you are staying in our Lodges
"Roadbase 2017" After hatching a plan to Motorcycle the length and breadth of the country raising money for "The Air Abulance" Dave Ascough and Daren Cox rested their weary bodies with us here at Stafford House on Sunday 17th September 2017.
(Please note that it isn't Dave & Darren on the above picture, but Dave's wife Sam on the left, and myself on the right!
This amazing grey Racehorse was trained in Greystoke by Nicky Richards, and won 17 of his 32 races. An annual presentation held at the Jocky Club Rooms in Newmarket on 7th December 2016, awarded him the prestigious title of RoR "Retraining of Racehorses" "Horse of The Year"