Side-saddle and Dressage Horse Riding Weekend - Centre

France | 2 days | Level: Amateur
Starting from 280 €
Custom departure dates all year
Horse riding for all | Family | Shorts stays
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  • dressage clinic week-end
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2 days, 1 night, 2 days horseback ride

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.

You’ll enjoy:

  • A personalised and bespoke programme, for groups of 4 people maximum.
  • Professional and educational instruction to learn and improve with enjoyment
  • Learning about riding side-saddle, for beginners or advanced riders (option to learn about voltige, upon request)
  • An adapted pony riding programme for children between 6-12 years old
  • Welcome and activities for non-riders accompanying riders. 

Well being option: massage or yoga (depending on availability. Reserve in advance)

Price Infos Min. occup.
Custom departure dates all year 280 € 2 days clinic all year 1 Book now

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.

  • Special rate for children under 12 years old: €195 (similar programme adapted to their level, with ponies)
  • Rate for non-riding accompanying guest: €95 (full board, without horse riding activities. Possible activities: beginners’ archery, maze in summer, Chartres Cathedral, swimming pool nearby…)


Included in the Price

  • Riding lessons, dressage and/or side-saddle lessons as described in the programme
  • Personalised instruction by a skilled and able professional
  • Tack and all equestrian equipment for the different types of riding
  • Full board (2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, drinks included) at your B&B.
  • Transfers to and from Dreux station, to be requested at the time of reservation.

Not Included in the Price:

  • The well-being sessions: €40/hour to be paid at the equestrian centre
  • The rider’s individual insurance and/or French FFE licence (register your French FFE license with Caval&go)
  • Transport from your place of residence to the equestrian centre
  • Transfers to and from Dreux train station, included in the price, to be booked at the time of reservation
  • Application fee : 15€/person (mandatory)

Caval&go / SARL CHAGRITAS AVENTURES expressly reserves the right to increase or reduce its prices depending on exchange rate and transport cost variations applying to the selected trip, or on inflation of local services (such as prices of entry tickets). See general terms and conditions of purchase.

Cours d'équitation amazone

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 – extra charge, upon request – allow 20 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.

Cours d'équitation pour un week-end de détente à cheval

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, extra charge, 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.

initiation à l'équitation de dressage avec un magnifique cheval alezan

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.

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.

Initiation à l'équitation d'amazone

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)
15 boxes
8 paddocks

Remise de prix à une cavalière amazone et son cheval

Installations équestres pour un week-end d'équitation dressage et amazone

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



Installations équestres pour un  week-end d'équitation dressage et amazone

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.

cours d'équitation pour les enfants

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 !

Trip comments

  • Emmanuelle, PARIS

    Sept. 7, 2015, 1:17 p.m.


    J'ai passé deux jours extra. L'enseignement était parfaitement adapté et personnalisé, et d'une super qualité, tout comme les chevaux. J' ai aussi découvert la monte en amazone : de supers sensations inédites : à refaire !! Véronique et son mari sont de véritables passionnés, et savent transmettre cette passion en plus d'être très accueillant. Une très bonne expérience à renouveler avec plaisir.

  • Priscilla, Vincennes (94)

    Feb. 6, 2014, 4:53 p.m.


    Une très belle ré-immersion dans le monde du cheval et une très jolie découverte de la monte en amazone, Véronique allie pédagogie, dynamisme et bienveillance. Un week-end très emballant et à recommander.

  • Rozenn, Niort

    Feb. 1, 2013, 6:07 p.m.


    Décembre 2012
    J’ai passé un excellent week-end, malgré le froid de décembre. Véronique m’a fait voyager dans le temps. Le lieu, favorise aussi ce voyage.Elle m’a passé un virus (la monte en amazone) dont je refuse d’être guérie. J’ai rencontré une femme passionnée par ces chevaux, et l’amazone, à l’écoute et très pédagogue : une personne qui aime partager. J’ai aussi rencontré d’autres personnes que j’espère aussi revoir bientôt. En plus de l’équitation et des chevaux, ce week-end fut un moment de partage.

  • Abd-Slem, Paris

    Jan. 30, 2013, 6:50 p.m.


    Janvier 2013
    Très agréable comme toujours, accueil, ambiance et bien-sûr les cours dispensés lors de ce weekend

  • Charlotte, Paris

    Nov. 26, 2012, 12:08 p.m.


    Novembre 2012
    Un cadre serein, propice à la détente et un accueil chaleureux, un enseignement à l'écoute, humain et très intéressant, sur des chevaux et poneys à la fois très bien dressés et passionnants à monter.

  • Anne-Béatrice, Paris

    Nov. 7, 2012, 2:38 p.m.


    Un effet, comment dire ? radical. Depuis notre découverte de cet endroit exceptionnel, il y a deux ans, je ne monte plus qu'en amazone ; j'ai déjà acquis deux selles et tout un vestiaire de costumes. Et ma fille de 11 ans refuse, ou presque, de monter à poney ailleurs...

  • Noémie, Suisse

    Oct. 2, 2012, 10:21 a.m.


    Septembre 2012
    Nous avons passé un magnifique week-end rempli de découverte, que ça soit au niveau relationnel qu'au niveau de l'apprentissage de cette équitation très différente !

  • Ariane, Suisse

    Oct. 2, 2012, 10:20 a.m.


    Septembre 2012
    Moments fabuleux, pleins de sensibilité et d'apprentissage. juste magique, à refaire sans hésitation !

  • Nadine, Paris

    July 16, 2012, 1:57 p.m.


    Cette découverte a été très positive. Même si je n’étais que la seule participante à ce stage pendant ce week-end là, cela a permis à l’enseignante de renforcer mes acquis et de travailler sur mes lacunes. Elle était très à l'écoute et très pédagogue. Du coup, j’ai beaucoup appris pendant ce stage. L'accueil était extrêmement chaleureux. Autre point important (et pas des moindres) que j'ai apprécié aussi, c’est la propreté des lieux. Les chevaux étaient très bien dressés, mais aussi bien traités et le lieu était magnifique. J’hésitais pendant un moment pour savoir si j’allais remonter à cheval ou pas, mais suite à ce stage, mes craintes ont été balayées d’un coup. Cette expérience a été très bénéfique et m’a donné envie de continuer l’équitation. Merci encore d'avoir proposé ce type de stage mais surtout j'espère avoir l'occasion de me réinscrire et de participer à d'autres stages/séjours que vous proposerez dans l'année.

  • Diane, Paris

    July 17, 2012, 4:04 p.m.


    Deux jours intenses en apprentissage et en rencontres, que ce soit avec les chevaux ou avec notre enseignante. Une découverte de l’amazone très agréable, intéressante tant dans la technique que dans la découverte de l’univers, l’histoire, les costumes… Découvrir la monte en amazone, c'est abandonner ses repères habituels, (re)travailler son équilibre et une nouvelle relation avec le cheval. C'est très enrichissant et cela complète intelligemment mon apprentissage de l'équitation. C’est une école d’équitation de qualité comme on en voit peu. Cela me donne très envie de m’inscrire pour de prochains stages.

  • Stéphanie, Paris

    July 17, 2012, 4:29 p.m.


    Cadre familial et super convivial tout à fait adapté pour un court séjour. Niveau pédagogique excellent et relationnels humain et équestre hors du commun. Originalité optimale. Proposer initiation à la voltige en plus… car c’était vraiment super d’en faire !

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