Harris Horses Holidays – Bordeaux, France.

Let us help you become a better rider.

Build confidence and increase your skills.

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Less than 1 hour from Bordeaux City Centre and the airport, this is the holiday that offers top class, individual riding instruction for adults and teenagers of all levels.  Situated in the stunning Bordeaux wine region and just 20 minutes from St Emilion you can combine your riding holiday 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 holiday 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 Holiday package includes 10 sessions of riding with half-board accommodation – bed, breakfast and evening meal. The riding can be taken as you wish during your week, so as to allow time for other activities. Lessons are individual or shared with one other rider of similar ability, and are approx 1hr of  training. 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 allows plenty of  time each day for exploring this wonderful region – especially those long, lazy French lunches!

Special group week.

girls on terraceWe offer a special Summer deal on set dates for a larger group of visitors. For these group weeks the 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, plenty of sun loungers and stunning terrace for outdoor eating. All inclusive, this offers a great social Summer holiday which provides accommodation, meals, transport, Chateaux visit and horse riding.

All levels of rider are welcome – from beginner to advanced.  We are unable to cater for children under 14 years.

Go to our information page for more details 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