Harris Horses – Near Bordeaux, France.

Expert Horse Riding Training – Increase confidence and develop skills with a fully catered week of top class coaching.


Less than 1 hour from Bordeaux City, 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 visiting Bordeaux, viewing Chateaux, and tasting wine at some of the incredible vineyards of  St Emilion and the surrounding areas.

What can we offer you?

girls on terraceBespoke training – Ecurie Guillot

This individually prepared riding holiday is ideal for solo travelers or pairs, looking for 1 on 1 training to accelerate their riding level.  We also focus on horse care and management,  communicating with your horse, as well as developing  your confidence and skills as a rider.  All levels are welcome, from novice or nervous riders to confident, advanced competition riders. We discuss your experience and ambitions, and create a programme for you. There are 2 training sessions daily, with option to take more if required. Guests stay in the accommodation at the house at Ecurie Guillot. There is an en-suite studio, and a double bedroom with adjacent bathroom. This training holiday is available during the Spring months of March, April and May. Also the Autumn months of September, October and November.

 Riding holiday package –  accommodation at La Vieille Ferme.

For a few set dates during Spring and Autumn, we offer a special package for a maximum of 6 visitors. This very popular luxury package offers 5 days of riding, lecture demo’s and competition practice. The training gives a chance to work on your own riding and practise new skills. Also it is a relaxing and social holiday, to meet new people, enjoy dinner, good wine and lots of chat about horses!

For these weeks the luxury accommodation is a spacious, beautifully renovated Farmhouse with 6 twin/double en-suite bedrooms – which gives each guest their own large bedroom.  There is a swimming pool and stunning terrace for outdoor eating. Guests arrive after lunch giving time to settle in, meet the other guests and check out the swimming pool!  Riding starts the next day, and continues daily over the following 5 days. Riders can choose from 8 or 10 lessons through their week.

After riding – sports massage available. In house masseuse will ease those stiff muscles!

Solo travelers, and non-riding partners sharing a room are very welcome.

We are starting to plan for next year….2021.                   

Our Springtime courses will begin in April, with a special offer of 10% discount for early booking. For 2 riders booking together, there will be an additional 5% discount PER RIDER – giving a massive 15% off the regular price. Bookings must be confirmed before January 1st, 2021.


Go to our information page for more information and our current prices.

About Us

Johnny Harris

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.

Jackie Harris

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.

Both Johnny and Jackie write on the advice section for ‘Horse and Country TV‘ and ‘Ask the Experts’ in the ‘Horse and Rider‘ Magazine