Horse Riding Training Holidays (long)

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days 8 days nights 7 nights
Bordeaux
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
80 kg / 176 lb

Acquire the skills to ride, manage, and tend to horses, investing time in understanding effective communication and horse handling. Gain confidence in tasks such as grooming, caring for hooves, and preparing a horse for riding. Enhance your riding abilities, fostering self-assurance. Discover the proper use of the training arena and engage in riding exercises incorporating poles and markers.

US$ 2 455
per tourist for 8 days
Date of Travel
Number of tourists
up to 3 tourists over 14 years old
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Photo Jackie H.
Jackie H. is the provider and guide of this trip
The provider speaks: English
I am a qualified British Horse Society riding instructor and owned and managed a busy equestrian centre in the South of England, for 25 years, with my husband Johnny - a professional show jumping rider. We had 70 horses, more than 200 riders of all levels training with us. Johnny has jumped Internationally and represented GB on teams in Europe. Our training centre specialised in show jumping training, and I coached the regional Pony Club team to be National Champions in 2000. In 2005 we moved to SW France, near Bordeaux. We have downsized our business and now offer bespoke horse riding for individuals and small groups in this beautiful part of France. Bringing our skill and experience we have a select group of lovely horses for our guests to ride in lessons. All levels of rider are welcome, we offer individual training sessions both mounted and on the ground. Riders are taught to handle the horses, grooming, tacking up and even lunging their horse before the ridden session. We offer all in accommodation in our on site modern house. Excellent fresh local produce is used in the cooking of the meals, and of course a great choice of wine! We can help with any extra requests - local Chateaux tours, wine tasting and suggestions for local restaurants.

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Photo Johnny
Johnny
Johnny is a former international show jumping rider, he has won all over the UK on a wide variety of horses, and he represented Great Britain on teams. Now retired from competition he works with riders that are keen to improve their flat work and jumping skills. He also coaches riders with their own horses, helping them to correctly train and school young horses - to aim them at competition. Johnny is a fun and disciplined trainer, he uses exercises and poles to encourage accuracy and clear thinking in the riders.

Tour highlights

Learn from the World Top Masters
Jackie and Johny qualified instructors with years of experience in sport riding and training
Enjoy Local Cuisine
All meals are cooked using fresh local ingredients
Discover the Real France
The spectacular Atlantic coast of SW France is world famous for its surf and beaches, wineyards and castles, old towns and much more

Route details

Day 1
Arrival

You will normally arrive on Saturday. 
(can sometimes be flexible with arrival and departure days so do not hesitate to ask if you prefer a mid-week slot)

The studio and other bedroom are available after 2:30 p.m.

Free time.

Day 2
Introductory Ride
Day 3
Training Session
Day 4
Training Session
Day 5
Training Session
Day 6
Training Session
Day 7
Training Session
Day 8
Departure
Difficulty
Moderate
Tour provider's comments

Daily horse riding in the arena requires some level of fitness. 
Our training sessions are adapted to the individual.

horse

Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Guest House
7 nights

The property is in a peaceful area of the countryside, four kilometers from Coutras, South West France. Coutras has a mainline train station and is close to the A89 motorway, which travels across Aquitaine from Bordeaux. The center of Coutras is 50 minutes from the Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) and the same from Bergerac Dordogne Périgord Airport (EGC).

The guest accommodation is situated on the ground floor of our family home. It consists of a large central kitchen diner, where the meals are provided, freshly cooked using great local ingredients. 

Vegetarian and vegan meals available, and any special requests can be catered for. Local wines are served with the evening meal. 

Bedroom 1 is a spacious studio with King bed and en suite bathroom/shower. There is air conditioning, a fridge, hairdryer, fan and an outside terrace with jacuzzi. 

Bedroom 2 is a double bedroom with adjacency bathroom/shower. There is a hair dryer and a fan.

Guests are requested to go out for lunch, there are local restaurants, an excellent supermarket, and of course nearby St Emilion for a treat!

7 nights
Guest House

Travel recommendations

Group meeting place

Guillot, Coutras, France

Tour conditions

Included

  • 10 sessions of riding;
  • handling horses, grooming, caring for the hooves, and preparing a horse for riding;
  • ground skills - lunging and general managing the horse in hand;
  • untacking, washing the horse down, and after-work general care;
  • 7 nights accommodation;
  • daily breakfast and evening meal;
  • all taxes.

Extras

  • flights;
  • airport transfers;
  • charges for excursions;
  • lunches (except by arrangement);
  • individual travel insurance;
  • additional riding lessons.

Group size

up to 3 tourists

Duration

8 days
7 nights

It's important to know

Personal equipment you need for the tour
  • Horse riding helmet.
  • Horse riding trousers.
  • Horse riding boots.
  • Half chaps.
  • Gloves.
  • Back/body protector is recommended but not obligatory.
  • Suitable T shirt/fleece/light waterproof jacket, allowing ease of movement and comfort.
  • We will communicate before arrival to discuss any weather issues.
Riding level of experience.
Individual/solo travellers.
Cancellation of booking

Dates and Prices

  • US$ 2 455
    23 – 30 Mar 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    1 – 8 May 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    8 – 15 Jun 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    31 Aug – 7 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    7 – 14 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    14 – 21 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    21 – 28 Sep 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    28 Sep – 5 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    5 – 12 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    12 – 19 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    19 – 26 Oct 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    26 Oct – 2 Nov 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    2 – 9 Nov 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    9 – 16 Nov 8 days 7 nights
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  • US$ 2 455
    16 – 23 Nov 8 days 7 nights
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