Harris Horses – Bordeaux, France.

Expert intensive horse riding training for individuals.

A fully catered week of riding and relaxation in luxury accommodation, in a group of up to 6 people.

  A French experience and advanced coaching week for schools and colleges.

Riding and training – increase confidence and develop skills.

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?

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.

DSC_0049Individuals and small groups.

The intensive package consists of 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 – if necessary the package would be condensed to 5 sessions of 1hr 30 minutes.  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 for groups of visitors. Our very popular ‘Ladies week’ offers a group of 6 an all inclusive week of riding and additional organised excursions such as Chateau visit and wine tasting, and even a trip to the excellent local spa. This is a fun holiday which gives a chance to meet new people, and enjoy dinner, good wine and lots of chat about horses!

For these group weeks the luxury accommodation is a spacious, beautifully renovated Farmhouse with 6 twin/double en-suite bedrooms. There is a swimming pool and stunning terrace for outdoor eating.

girls on terraceThis accommodation is also available for a larger group of students from schools and Colleges. This offers an all inclusive week of riding, training and horse themed trips out for up to 12 students and staff.


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