Ladies riding side-saddle are so elegant! This riding technique which dates back to the 15th century allowed women to horse ride and follow the men during outings such as hunting rides. Even though the most common way of riding a horse is to be seated astride it, riding side-saddle still exists today.
Your host, who is passionate about the finesse and precision of this equestrian speciality, will give you a personalised horse riding lesson with close tuition to make sure you progress and understand the different dressage techniques for both in-hand and seated work.
You receive a warm welcomed to this setting where everything has been put in place to make sure you spend an enjoyable moment, with the services of a masseuse or a yoga instructor, who can come to you for a well-being session, available.
Children are also welcome with a tailored programme to learn to ride a pony whilst having fun. Non-riders can also come along and enjoy various activities. An introduction to voltige, for children or adults, can also be included in the programme, on request.
Well being option: massage or yoga (depending on availability. Reserve in advance)
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The groups are deliberately restricted to a maximum of 4 people in order to guarantee their quality and personalised attention of the instructor for each rider.
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Day 1. Equestrian Centre - Horse riding lesson - 3 hours horse riding. Night at B&B
Arrival at the centre for 10am (option of transfer from Dreux station – included upon request – allow 15 minutes journey time to the centre). Your host will have the pleasure of offering you a welcome tea or coffee and discussing with you what you wish to achieve during the course, your level of horse riding ability and the programme for the weekend. You will then go and get your horse ready to then start work in the indoor or outdoor arena on flat ground for an initial evaluation of your level of ability and the areas in which you need to improve (mounted side saddle or astride the horse, depending on the chosen activity). After this first hour of lessons, and then caring for your horse, you will have lunch with your hosts. The perfect opportunity to chat in a relaxed atmosphere about your first morning and the programme to come!
The afternoon starts around 2pm. You will get your horse ready for another hour of in-depth tuition, which will focus primarily on posture work. A tea time break in the middle of the afternoon will allow you to take stock before setting off for the last hour of work around 4.30pm for a lesson on in-hand work with the horse on reins, or free work.
The day finishes up at the stables with a last groom of your horse. Time to relax and, if you so wish, have a massage or a yoga lesson at the centre (to be reserved in advance). Pre-dinner drinks and dinner with your hosts. Night at B&B.
Day 2. Equestrian centre - Horse riding lesson - 3 hours horse riding.
After a delicious breakfast, the second day of horse riding lessons begins, as it did the previous day, with the preparation of the horses. Today’s lessons will allow you to improve your techniques and exchanges with your horse. Your host will ensure you are aware of the progress you have made. Lunch and tea break will be a great occasion to chat and ask questions. Every effort is made for riders to become confident on their horse, in a personalised and exceptional setting, for these two days of beginner or advanced lessons. Day ends at 6pm (option of transfer to Dreux station, upon request)
The exact times can vary at different times of year, depending on the seasons and weather, and the amount of daylight. Children’s or adults’ beginner courses in voltige can also be including in the programme, upon request.
The horses and ponies are suitable for the riders’ different levels of ability, enabling each rider to enjoy their ride and improve at their own pace. Several breeds, including Selle Français and Portuguese, who are particularly suited to dressage.
Maximum weight of rider: 100 kg.
RIDING ABILITY & PACE
Suitable for all levels of ability and for children.
The group sizes are small and are adapted to the level of ability of each rider.
Experienced riders can ride experienced horses and improve their riding skills.
Leather saddle, suitable for different equestrian activities. Classic saddles, dressage saddles and side-saddles or different sizes to suit each different rider.
Your host is a qualified instructor (BEES2) and has worked for many years in different equestrian centres before creating her own centre dedicated to riding and passing on her vast knowledge of her two passions: side-saddle and dressage.
Indoor arena (15 m x 30 m), with a club house
Outdoor arena (60 m x 26 m)
COUNTRY / REGION
France / Eure-et-Loir (28)
2 days, 1 night, 2 days horse riding
The rider’s individual insurance and/or French FFE licence (register your French FFE license with Caval&go)
1 – 4 people
SNCF TRAIN STATION
MEALS & ACCOMODATION
You are welcomed in a peaceful and lush setting, between the hills and forest of the surrounding countryside. The B&B is adjacent to the equestrian centre and the building was formerly a monks’ residence, with a prison and an underground passage. The double rooms have two twin beds (no double beds). Meals are eaten in the house with your hosts in a warm, family atmosphere.
The Centre region has a temperate climate. The oceanic influences are felt to the west of Orleans, more so in winter than in summer when it stays relatively hot (19.4°C in Tours in July). The Eure-et-Loir département has a different climate in its humid west and southwest parts (which are part of the Perche area) and its south and east part of Beauce, which is one of the driest regions of France, with the Haut-Languedoc.
All equipment for your horse or pony, as well as riding hats, is available at the centre. You should bring your own riding clothes and warm and comfortable clothes suited to the season.
Children’s programme: pony riding with two lessons per day.
A theory lesson on getting to know your pony and its environment, participation in stable life.
Practical lesson: learn to get in to the saddle, beginners voltage and side-saddle
Before or after you stay, you can extend your trip by one or several days to visit this region full of potential: Chartres with its pretty town centre and famous cathedral, the Centre region…
We can create a tailor-made itinerary for you.Contact us !