Harris Horses – Bordeaux, France.
Expert horse riding training for groups or individuals.
Educational French experience trips, for schools and Colleges – riding/non-riding.
Riding and training – increase confidence and develop skills.
Less than 1 hour from Bordeaux City Centre and the airport, we offer top class riding instruction for adults and teenagers of all levels. Situated in the stunning Bordeaux wine region and just 20 minutes from St Emilion you could combine your riding with viewing Chateaux and tasting wine at some of the incredible vineyards of St Emilion and the surrounding areas of Lussac, Puisseguin, Montagne and Castillon, not to mention the renowned Pomerol which provides some of the most expensive wines in the world.
What can we offer you?
This riding package is about improving your ability to communicate with your horse, whatever your level, and developing your skills as a rider. We discuss your experience and ambitions, and create a programme for you.
The Training package includes 10 sessions of riding with half-board accommodation – bed, breakfast and evening meal. Lessons take place in the morning and the afternoon, and are individual or shared with one other rider of similar ability. Extra lessons can be booked if required.
During the hot months of June and July, all riding may need to take place in the cooler mornings for the benefit of horse and rider – therefore the package is 5 sessions of 1hr 30 minutes with half board accommodation – bed, breakfast and evening meal. This is an ideal option for a guest with a non-riding partner as this allows plenty of time each day for exploring this wonderful region – especially those long, lazy French lunches! All levels of rider are welcome – from beginner to advanced. We are unable to cater for children under 12 years.
Special group week.
We offer a special package larger group of visitors, schools and Colleges. For these group weeks the luxury accommodation is a spacious, beautifully renovated Farmhouse which sleeps 12 people, based on 2 sharing a twin/double en-suite bedroom. There is a swimming pool and stunning terrace for outdoor eating. All inclusive, this offers a great social French experience which provides accommodation, meals, transport and an option of educational trips out, or horse riding.
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Ex International show jumper & BSJA accredited coach.
Johnny is one of the original 12 coaches that were personally selected by Lars Sederholm to spearhead the new training teams.
He has huge experience as a top level competition rider, and together with wife Jackie, has bred, trained and produced numerous horses for sport.
He has been coaching riders for over 30 years, and continues to travel back to the UK on a regular basis to teach at various centres in the South of England.
A fun and motivating instructor with over 30 years experience teaching riders of all levels.
Before moving to France, Jackie managed the very successful Basingdene Equestrian Centre in the South of England.
As well as a busy riding school, this dynamic centre trained BHS students and young competition riders.
The Petersfield Pony Club had regular rallies and coaching here, and in 2000 their show jumping team were National Champions – with Jackie as trainer.