Located close to Paris, Horse Holidays France offers a wide range of tailor made rides. Maisons Laffitte, the “city of horses”, is only 20 minutes away from Paris on the RER A metro or by regular train from St Lazare station. From the station, a 15 minute picturesque walk through Maisons Laffitte’s stunning park will get you to the stables.

The park borders the immense forest of St Germain, with 80kms of trail riding paths! This area once belonged to historical personalities such as the king Louis the XIVth, the emperor Napoleon, the musketeer D’Artagnan…

Revive the past while riding on these paths and learn about history from the back of your faithful steed.

Unique trail rides blended in history

The four values of Horse Holidays France are: authenticity, benevolence, sportive mind and luxury.

Enjoy a unique trail ride conceived just for you. At Horse Holidays France, our aim is a seamless service, offering rides in small groups. This allows us to be attentive to your needs and provide individual advice.

At the confirmed level, we offer rides with 7 people max. For beginners, we narrow the group to 4 people to ensure a good experience for everyone.

This is not only an equestrian experience for beginners but a touristic exploration. Conducted by a bilingual guide-instructor, come visit and experience our territory from another perspective.

A passionate bilingual team to fulfill your wishes

Enjoy a unique moment with your bilingual guide-instructor team. At Horse Holidays France, we are attentive to each rider and want you to feel comfortable.

We are able to share our passion with you in the following languages: english, french and scandinavian languages (swedish, danish, norwegian). We are also able to organize a guide in Italian, Spanish, Japanese and chinese to create a perfect tour for you.

Come visit Maisons Laffitte at the pace of the horse  

Do you know the concept of slow tourism? It consists of taking your time. Have a break and uplift yourself from your everyday life. Get connected to nature, admire the beautiful landscapes at your own rhythm and the pace of your horse.

At Horse Holidays, we love that way to travel and we would like to invite you into our magical world. Come as you are, we provide all the equipment you need.

Book your ride, trek or individual class directly from our website! 

Christmas is approaching fast and you start searching for inspirational gifts to surprise all your loved ones.

How to make everyone happy with the perfect gift?

We have an awesome gift idea for the whole family or for your friends: The Christmas horse riding gift card!

Horse riding gift card for the whole family

The horse riding gift card is an easy way to please everyone, and can be used by rider’s of all levels. We make it possible!

At Horse Holidays France, we wanted to create a card to fulfill everyone’s wishes and expectations. If you don’t really know the riding level of your relatives or friends, they will have the opportunity to choose their activity themselves.

You can’t be wrong with that present!

You can even create your own program.

Horse Holidays France offers 3 different types of rides depending on their abilities: beginner, intermediate and experienced level.

If the person you want to give the card has never ridden a horse, you should choose “beginner”. If the person already has had experience with horses, choose “intermediate” and if the person rides regularly or has a lot of experience, choose “ experienced”.

2 different gift cards types

At Horse Holidays France we create “à la carte” activities. That’s why we offer you 2 different gift cards:

  • The first one is the full day trek.

During the whole day you will ride your horse departing from Maisons-Laffitte, you will explore the forest of Saint-Germain passing by the Château de Val, you will ride along the terrace of the Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle and discover the “Mare aux Canes” (a cute Duck Pond in the forest). For lunch, our assistance team will prepare a nice pique-nique with French specialities.

Back at the stables, you will be offered an aperitive.

  • The second one is a half day ride

With this card you get to choose between 3 trails rides according to your level.

  • Discovery walk: the ideal formula for learning the basics of horse riding and enjoying a guided tour in the forest, following the hoof prints of french kings.

  • Evolution trek: like the discovery walk, you’ll get a guided tour in the kings kingdom, you’ll get to trot and even canter. A delight for young ones and adults.

  • Xplor trek: discover a unique playground: 80 km of bridleways and cantering tracks. A paradise for experienced riders.

Ready to please your loved ones? Contact us now to get your Christmas gift card, valid for 1 year.

Randonnée équestre de Maisons Laffitte à Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Venez participer à une journée entière de randonnée équestre de Maisons Laffitte à Saint-Germain-en-Laye. Nous partirons de Maisons Laffitte, traverserons la forêt pour déjeuner sur les terrasses du château de St Germain en Laye.

 Le retour se fera en fin d’après-midi où vous attendra un apéritif bien mérité, sur les bords de l’hippodrome.

Nous attendons une centaine de cavaliers venus des 4 coins de Yvelines pour cet évènement inédit et festif.

Programme de la randonnée équestre

Dimanche matin nous vous donnons rendez-vous à Maisons Laffitte à 8h30 aux écuries, 11 avenue Crébillon autour d’un petit déjeuner.

Nous partirons ensuite à cheval vers 9:15, en direction de la forêt de Saint-Germain.

 A l’orée du bois vous découvrirez le château de Val, ancien rendez-vous de chasse fréquenté par François 1er, Henri II, Louis XIV et Louis XV.  Vous  aurez ensuite  le privilège d’entrer dans les jardins du château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye à dos de cheval et apprécier la vue imprenable sur Paris et la magie de ce lieu exceptionnel.

Pour le déjeuner, nous nous arrêterons sur les terrasses royales du château (avec une magnifique vue sur Paris) entre midi et 14h, notre équipe d’assistance vous servira un délicieux buffet, préparé par notre traiteur local. De grandes tables seront dressées pour accueillir tout le monde et vous pourrez vous assoir et vous reposer autour d’un bon verre de vin.

Ce sera l’occasion de parler “cheval” et de rencontrer les autres cavaliers participant à cette aventure.

L’après-midi nous reprendrons notre chevauchée sur les pistes cavalières. Votre guide passionnée saura vous faire partager ses connaissances et vous apprendra de nombreuses anecdotes sur le domaine. Une véritable visite guidée qui permet d ‘allier découverte du patrimoine et pratique du cheval !

A notre retour aux alentour de 17h30, après s’être occupé des chevaux,  nous aurons le plaisir de partager avec vous un apéritif sur le parking de France Galop, sur les bords de l’hippodrome de Maisons Laffitte, à 5 minutes à pied des écuries.

Description et tarifs de la randonnée :

La randonnée équestre de Maisons Laffitte à Saint-Germain-en-Laye que nous organisons comprend : un petit-déjeuner, un déjeuner, un apéritif, l’encadrement et l’organisation de la randonnée, la location d’un cheval équipé.

Tarifs : 

  • Avec l’un de nos chevaux : 150 €
  • Avec votre cheval : 125 €

Date :  Dimanche 11 octobre 2020

Information et inscription :


Come and discover the south of the Yvelines on horseback ! We offer a 2-day trail ride in beautiful regional park “Haute Vallée de Chevreuse”, which will take you through magnificent forests as well as charming small villages.

Program :

Saturday morning we meet you at the stable in Maisons Laffitte at 8am or directly at our departure point (and where we will spend the night), located in Sonchamp at 9:30 to share a breakfast together in order to get to know each other and to introduce you to your horses.

We will then leave on horseback around 10:30 am towards the Pinceloup forest, passing in front of many churches and chapels, mainly built in the 14th and 15th centuries. We will also pass by Rochefort en Yvelines, an ancient Gallic stronghold, where 5 castles succeeded each other between the 11th century and the 20th.

We have dinner, spend the evening and sleep in a comfortable country house, close to the barn and the fields where our horses spend the night.

On Sunday morning we will make a loop to the north in the Haute Vallée de Chevreuse natural park which will lead us to the Rambouillet forest where we will follow the tower pond, being one of the 13 ponds created to supply the related water needs. to the entertainment of the king and the high nobility at Versailles, which was a marshy region where no major rivers flowed.

Description and prices of the ride :

With one of our horses including transportation : 495 €
With your horse that you transport yourself : 325 €

The price includes :

Accommodation in a gîte (French country house), 2 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, supervision and organization, rental of an equipped horse, transportation of the horse from Maisons-Laffitte to Sonchamp and back again.

Date : Weekend of September 12 – 13, 2020

Information and registration :  contact@horseholidays.fr


The French governement has decided that all institutions and companies except food stores and pharmacies must be closed until April 15th, 2020. This rule covers all sports facilities such as riding schools.

Horse Holidays France is closed to public from March 14th at midnight unil April 15th included.

If you have booked a trail ride or other equestrian activity before April 15th, please do contact us to move it to a later date or, if this is not possible, to cancel your ride.

Dear riders and friends, take care of yourself and your loved ones! We look forward to seeing you again as soon as this health crisis is over!



Treat the woman or the man of your life with a romantic stroll on horseback. You will be accompanied by an equestrian guide who will leave you some moments of intimacy but who will also make you discover the wonderful forest of Saint-Germain and intoduce you to the historical and equestrian heritage of Maisons-Laffitte.

Upon returning to the stable we will offer you a glass of champagne accompanied by chocolates. You can offer the gift card for Valentine’s Day and book this ride before Feb 14, 2020 on the date that suits you best before March 31, 2020.

Just book your ride or gift card on line at our homepage: horseholidaysfrance.com before February 14, 2020 indicating the coupon code « amour2020 » to benefit from our Valentine offer including champagne and chocolate.

Depending on your equestrian level you could choose one of the following rides:

Discovery walk – beginners

Evolution trek – intermediate

Xplore trek – advanced riders

Rate : 170 € for 2 persons

Length : 3 hours, including 1½ hours on horseback.

Price inludes:
  • Horseback ride led by a qualified horse riding guide or instructor.
  • Saddlery and the equipment for the horse.
  • A class of champagne with chocolates.
  • V.A.T.
Not included in the price:
  • The FFE (French Equestrian Federation) licence which is recommended and includes an insurance.
  • Riders equipment. We suggest that you wear a comfortable pair of trousers or jeans, boots or shoes with small heels. Riding helmets are mandatory and available upon request.