Horse Riding Training Holidays

5.0 (4)
5 days 4 nights
France
Difficulty
Moderate
Comfort
Midscale
Weight limit
80 kg / 176 lb

Embark on a 4-night/5-day horse riding retreat, arriving after lunch on day 1. Enjoy 3 days of horse riding with 2 hours of individual coaching, 6 riding sessions on gentle horses, and comprehensive training on horse care and handling. Flexible riding times allow for other activities. The package includes comfortable accommodation, all meals, and a clear training plan. Depart on the morning of day 5, enriched with riding skills and cherished memories.

US$ 1 376
per tourist for 5 days
Departing from
Guillot, Coutras, France
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Number of individuals
Only in the Horse Tours Club
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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

Peace and tranquility - horses and fun!
Top class individual instruction on super horses then relax in quiet, tranquil surroundings - bliss!
Nearby - St Emilion!
Visit stunning and historic Saint-Émilion with beautiful Chateaux and some of the most famous vineyards in the world.
Visit fabulous Bordeaux
Bordeaux is becoming one of Europe’s top city destinations. Wonderful buzzy vibe, great street cafes. A perfect mix of classic and modern - awesome!

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
Last training
Day 5
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.

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Accommodation

Comfort
Midscale
Guest House
4 nights

The property is in a secluded area of countryside, just 4kms from the local town of Coutras, and 1km from the small village of Guitres. The house ‘Guillot’ sits in an acre of grass and garden, it is a wonderful, tranquil place where only the wildlife and the occasional  horse call can be heard.  

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!

4 nights
Guest House

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Group meeting place
Guillot, Coutras, France
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Tour conditions

Included

  • 6 sessions of riding (approximately 1 hour per session, individual or shared with one other rider);
  • learn about handling horses, grooming, caring for the hooves, and preparing a horse for riding;
  • daily breakfasts and evening meals;
  • 4 nights accommodation.

Extras

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

Group size

up to 3 tourists

Duration

5 days
4 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

Tour reviews

5.0
Based on 4 reviews
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    Wandra
    15 Aug, 2023
    about provider
    This was my 4th visit, and once again, the teaching was outstanding with incredible horses. If you want to improve your riding skills with well-trained horses, this is the place for you. Already planning my next visit for next year!
    15 Aug, 2023
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    Sherri
    22 Sep, 2022
    about provider
    Jackie welcomed my son and me for a week of riding lessons and exploration. She tailored five days of valuable teaching based on my abilities and goals. Her horses are exceptional teachers too. The accommodations were superb, and the food was amazing. Jackie also provided great recommendations for local outings. I'm already planning to return with my daughter, who will surely love the lessons too.
    22 Sep, 2022
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    Claire
    22 Feb, 2022
    about provider
    Becoming a regular visitor has been incredibly rewarding. Jackie and Johnny truly take the time to understand each individual, making the learning experience fulfilling and personalized. Their carefully selected schoolmaster horses provide confidence and fun for riders of all levels. The beautiful surroundings, delicious food, and relaxing accommodation add to the charm of the experience. I trusted this place to find me a younger horse as my current one approaches retirement, and they've exceeded my expectations, guiding me seamlessly into the next stage of my riding journey.
    22 Feb, 2022

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