Harris Horses – Bordeaux, France.

Expert intensive horse riding training for individuals.

A fully catered week of riding and relaxation in luxury accommodation.

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

 Increase confidence and develop the skills for good flatwork and successful jumping.

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?

Intensive training week.

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.


Special training week.

For set dates during Spring and Autumn, we offer a special package for a maximum of 6 visitors. This very popular luxury week offers an all inclusive week of riding, lecture demo’s and competition practise. Also we can arrange additional organised excursions such as Chateau visit and wine tasting, and even a trip to the excellent local spa. 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.

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

2018 dates;   May 12 – 19th.  June 2nd – 9th.  (June 9th – 16th * full) 
Autumn dates available soon.girls on terrace


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

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