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Riding through the vinyards of Bordeaux
from $2,299
Summary:

A trip for wine-lovers! Fast riding through rolling hills covered with vineyards, visits to medieval castles and extensive wine tasting.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 18 Sept; 9, 30 Oct.
  • 2022: 30 Apr; 21 May; 2 (FULL), 15 (FULL) Oct; 5 Nov.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6hrs
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport (BOD) at 18.30
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at a walk trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: 2021/22: From Bordeaux Airport, €20pp return
Summary:
Situated in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border this ride offers a chance to see a beautiful, mountainous area redolent of history and enjoy rural France and the hospitality and food of its inhabitants.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: All year round, on request for minimum of 2 riders.
  • Trip Length: 4 days/3 nights/3 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 3 - 6 hours in the saddle
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or town
  • Riding Ability Required: From walk and trot onwards; experienced riders separated. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent
  • Usual Group Size: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2021: €40 per person return payable on-site. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station.
Horses drinking at a village fountain en route
from $1,329
Summary:
Explore the Pyrenean Mountains, a beautiful area redolent of history and a superb ride in the rugged countryside near the Spanish border, guided or unguided with comfortable lodgings and excellent dinners.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021 Guided Trails: 9 May; 6 Jun; 4 Jul; 8 Aug; 19 Sept. Other dates available on request for minimum of 4 riders.
  • 2021 Unguided Trails: weekly dates to suit, any start day for minimum of 2 people.
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: Approximately 4- 6 hours in the saddle daily
  • Meeting point: Carcassonne Airport (CCF) or Town
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be riding fit and able to walk, trot and canter. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a parent. Please see 'Notes' below for unguided riding requirements.
  • Usual Group Size: Guided: 2-8
    Unguided: 2-6
  • Transfer: 2021: €40 return per person payable locally. Transfer time approximately one hour from the airport, town or train station
Summary:

A beautiful 19th century French chateau with excellent food in a traditional area. Modern comforts are blended seamlessly with antique furniture and original art making for a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere.

Glorious views from all the windows over rolling countryside or the schooling arenas and all weather gallop. The horse riding caters for all abilities and ages in rolling French countryside.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Open 7 days a week from 15 February to 31 December; closed on Sundays and Mondays from November to February
  • 2021: Low season: 15 February - 30 April; 1 October - 31 December
  • 2021: Mid season: 1 May - 30 June; 1-30 September
  • 2021: High season: 1 July - 31 August
  • Discounted early Booking prices are available for bookings made 60 days or more in advance, please enquire
  • Trip Length: Per night, minimum stay of 3 nights
  • Approximate riding time per day: 2hrs per full day - more can be booked on site
  • Meeting point: Taxi transfer from Moulins sur Allier train station which is 2hr 20min fast train from Gare du Lyon, Paris.
  • Riding Ability Required: From beginner, faster riding for experienced riders
  • Usual Group Size: 1-6
  • Transfer: 2021: By taxi from the train station, approximately €45/vehicle one way, payable on site. Price is double on Sundays. Transfer time is approximately 30 minutes.
    From Clermont-Ferrand Airport: €145 one way
Riders in front of castles of the Loire Valley
from $2,299
Summary:

Ride past and visit the magnificent Castles of the Loire Valley, fast riding with excellent food and wine make these trips special.

Departure Dates:
  • 2022: 25 Jun; 3, 16, 23 Jul
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6hrs
  • Meeting point: Montrichard train station, a 2hr train journey from Paris Montparnasse station.
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at a walk trot and canter
  • Usual Group Size: 5-10
  • Transfer: From Montrichard train station, €20pp return. Transfers payable on site.
Riding through the mountains
from $1,499
Summary:
A point to point trail along the 'Via Alpine' through Mercantour National Park. With stunning scenery and traditional villages, this horse riding holiday takes you well away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Accommodation is in a mix of hotels, guesthouses, mountain refuges and B&Bs.
Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 3, 10, 24, 31 Jul; 21 (FULL) Aug; 11 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours (some days may exceed 7 hours in the saddle)
  • Meeting point: Ranch near Saint-Martin Vésubie
  • Riding Ability Required: All abilities catered for. A good level of fitness is required due to long hours in the saddle and some walking required.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2021: From Nice Airport , €70 each way payable on site or from Saint Martin Vesubie bus station approx 2.00€ each way. See sample itinerary for more options.
Riding through the Morvan National Park
from $2,125
Summary:

An exhilarating endurance trail in central France covering 40-60 km a day, this is one for fit, adventurous riders only. Excellent food, stunning scenery, spend the night in a castle and enjoy the extensive gallops. Not for the faint-hearted.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 22 May; 26 Jun; 24 Jul; 28 Aug; 25 Sept.
  • Trip Length: 9 days / 8 nights / 7 riding days
  • Approximate riding time per day: 5-6 hours
  • Meeting point: The equestrian centre in the Morvan National Park. Transfer available from Le Creusot TGV station (1h20m from Paris).
  • Riding Ability Required: Comfortable and independent at all speeds and on varied terrain. Must be physically fit and in shape.
  • Usual Group Size: 6-12
  • Transfer: 2021: €100 from/to Le Creusot TGV station (60 km) per car (max 4 people). Transfer is payable on-site. Complimentary transfer from/to Autun station.
Horses at a mountain lake
from $1,459
Summary:

Take part in the ancient tradition of transhumance by joining this 6-day trail through the French and Italian alps, moving horses to their summer grazing. Enjoy the remarkable landscapes and steep pastures of the snow-capped alps. Suitable for fit intermediate riders onwards with long riding days and guesthouse accommodation.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: 20 June; 18 September
  • Trip Length: 7 days/6 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-6 hours
  • Meeting point: Sainte-Agnes
  • Riding Ability Required: Must be confident at walk, trot and canter and riding/leading horse on steep terrain.
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2021: From Nice Airport , €70pp each way payable on site. From Menton train station €40pp each way.
Neck reining
from $1,259
Summary:

A welcoming ranch in unspoilt countryside with tuition and varied riding out for intermediate riders.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: Saturday arrivals between May and October
  • Trip Length: 8 days / 7 nights / 5 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 4-5 hours
  • Meeting point: Beziers Airport (BZR)
  • Riding Ability Required: Intermediate onwards, please see programme details.
    Minimum age 16
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: Beziers - €75 per person return payable on site. Transfer time is approximately 1.5 hours. Transfers on arrival are between 15:00 and 17:00 so please make sure flights arrive with enough time to get through immigration etc by 17:00. Departure transfer is available according to flight schedule, preferably after 11am.
Horse and rider on mountain top
from $1,849
Summary:

An exciting trail with varied terrain on fit Anglo-Arab horses offering an insight into the culture of the Pays Basque region as well as beach riding.

Departure Dates:
  • 2021: May 2, 16, 30; Jun 13, 27*; Sept 5, 19; Oct 3.
  • (* indicates High Season)
  • Trip Length: 8 days/7 nights/6 days riding
  • Approximate riding time per day: 6 - 8 hours
  • Meeting point: Bordeaux Airport at 14:00 Or you can go to Morcenx train station
  • Riding Ability Required: Confident at all paces and riding fit
  • Usual Group Size: 4-8
  • Transfer: 2021: €90 per person return, payable on-site. The transfer departs Bordeaux airport at 14:00 on the arrival day and arrives back at the airport at around 11:30 on the final day. Riders should make sure their flights arrive with time to clear security before 14:00 and book their flights to depart after 13:00 on the departure day.

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