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Besoin d’évasion ? Vous cherchez que faire dans les Yvelines ? Envie de nature et d’un bon bol d’air ? Découvrez les Yvelines sous un autre angle : au rythme des sabots du cheval, faites une balade équestre dans les Yvelines !

Que vous soyez cavalier confirmé ou débutant, il existe une formule adaptée à vos capacités.

Balade équestre dans les Yvelines pour chaque niveau

Les cavaliers débutants seront accueillis pour une expérience découverte : une balade équestre dans les Yvelines ! Dans un premier temps, votre moniteur saura vous mettre à l’aise en vous aidant à aborder le cheval et à créer une relation unique avec lui. Par la suite, vous pourrez alors le préparer vous-même avant de monter sur son dos. A la suite de cela, on vous initiera ensuite aux bases de l’art équestre. Il s’agit de savoir communiquer avec votre cheval pour lui dire quand avancer, s’arrêter ou tourner. Ensuite, vous partirez pour une promenade en forêt pendant environ une heure et demi. Au retour, vous prendrez soin de votre fidèle destrier avant de débriefer autour d’un apéro-goûter.

Les cavaliers de niveau intermédiaire ou confirmés peuvent choisir des formules différentes selon leurs compétences. Dans toutes les formules la recette est la même : un zeste d’apprentissage, deux cuillères de connexion, un bol de curiosité et de la bonne humeur sans modération.

ballades équestres Yvelines

Le dépaysement au coeur des Yvelines

Que vous venez à la demi-journée, la journée entière ou même en randonnées de plusieurs jours, une balade à cheval est un dépaysement total qui vous permet d’associer détente, plaisir, culture, visite de patrimoine et dégustation de produits locaux. En Yvelines vous découvrirez des grands massifs forestiers mystérieux et des plaines agricoles qui invitent, parfois, à un galop la crinière au vent, tout cela aux portes de Paris.

En couple, en famille, entre amis ou seul(e), mettez le pied à l’étrier et venez chevaucher à travers notre beau département !

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Informations et réservations : www.horseholidaysfrance.com

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 :

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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

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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!

 

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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.

 

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Our half- and full day trail rides can be offered as vouchers. You can also give a subscription card for 5 or 10 half days as a present. Our gift vouchers and subscription cards are all valid for one year to make the pleasure last long! 

 

This week-end Horse Holidays France had the great pleasure of receiving a group of riders from Japan during 2 days. Saturday they discovered the beautiful bridleways in the Saint-Germain forest and Monday the enjoyed a nice ride in Versailles castle estate.

Saturday, July 1, discover the secrets of the history of Maisons-Laffitte aboard our carriage following the traces of Napoleon, Voltaire, Ernest Hemingway and Jean Cocteau. Listen to the surprising story of the Maisons-Laffitte hippodrome, its castle and the beautiful villas in the park. 

Ouir guide will introduce you to Maisons-Laffitte’s heritage and tell you her most amazing anecdotes. The walk ends around a glass of champagne in the castle park. This walk is accessible to all.

 

 

 

Rate 75 € per person.
A glass of champagne is included in the price.

Duration 2 hours

Date Saturday 1 Jult 2017 from 14H30 to 16H30.
Meeting point at the entrance to the park (avenue de Longeuil – avenue Eglé at 2:15 pm)

Booking Number of places limited.
By e-mail: contact@horseholidays.fr
By phone: 06 08 07 51 91

Confirmations are made by sending your check to “Horse Holidays France” at the following address:
Horse Holidays France
21, avenue de Condé
78600 Maisons-Laffitte

Saturday June 3, we invite you for a carriage ride from the park in Maisons-Laffitte, through the Saint-Germain forest.


We will take a break at the hunting lodge, Pavillon de la Muette, built under Lous XV but also frequently visited by Napoleon. The owner of this extraordinary place will personnaly guide you and make you discover this hidden tresure. After the visit we will have a nice typically French picnic prepared by a chef.

 

 

 

09H30 Meeting at Place Marine, departure 

11H00 – 12H00 Guided tour at Pavillon de la Muette

12H00 – 13H00 Lunch

14H30 Back at Place Marine

Price : 115 € / person

Bookings: Limitated number of seats.
E-mail: contact@horseholidaysfrance.fr
Phone: 06 08 07 51 91

 

 

We invite you to a surprising trip on horseback in beautiful and unexpected landscapes; immense forests, vast plains and magnificent castles surrounded by their royal estates. During this trail ride you will have the privilege to discover three beautiful castles and their parks on horseback: Saint-Germain-en-Laye, Versailles and Maisons-Laffitte.

 

Sunday, April 2, 2017 we offer a full day trail ride from Maisons-Laffitte. We explore the forest of Saint-Germain passing by the Château de Val, just next to the Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle and the Mare aux Canes (a very cute Duck Pond in the forest). For lunch, our assistance team will prepare a nice pique-nique with French specialities.

The forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, area reserved for the royal hunts since Charlemagne, knew a great development from the sixteenth century and the reign of Francis I. The latter makes pierced alleyways crossing in a star to facilitate hunting, The “Capitainerie des Chasses de Saint-Germain”, created in 1559, was one of the largest in the Kingdom. It’s enormous area currently corresponds to the territory of about 140 municipalities, about twice the capacity of Fontainebleau. The hunting in the forest was practiced in the forest of Saint Germain until 1870 by the kings and emperors.

Today we have 77 km of well-maintained horse tracks. Welcome to spend a day on this exceptional playground!

Provisional program :

08.00 am Breafast at the stable and briefing

08.30 am Preparation of the horses

09.00 am Departure

 

12.00  Lunch

04.30 pm Back to the stable : Horse care and aperitif and snacks

05.30 pm End of the day

 

Level : This trail ride is open to confirmed riders able to control their mount at three paces; walk, trot and gallop.

Price: 150 € per person. Horse rental, coaching, breakfast, lunch and aperitif included. See Rates and Bookings for more information.

Schedule: 08.00 am – 17.30 pm including about 6 hours on horseback.

 

Date: Sunday, April 2, 2017

Reservation required : Limited number of places.

By e-mail: contact@horseholidaysfrance.fr

By phone: 06 08 07 51 91

 

 

 

Sunday, February 12, 2017 we offer a full day trail ride from Maisons-Laffitte. We explore the forest of Saint-Germain passing by the Château de Val, just next to the Saint-Germain-en-Laye castle and the Mare aux Canes (a very cute Duck Pond in the forest). We will have lunch at La Faisanderie, an old hunting lodge, built under Louis XIII.

The forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, area reserved for the royal hunts since Charlemagne, knew a great development from the sixteenth century and the reign of Francis I. The latter makes pierced alleyways crossing in a star to facilitate hunting, and imposes a strict legal framework for questions relating to this “art of nobility”, a monopoly of the King and the nobles, which is now endowed with a special framework regulation ; the “Capitainerie des Chasses”.

The “Capitainerie des Chasses de Saint-Germain”, created in 1559, was one of the largest in the Kingdom. It’s enormous area currently corresponds to the territory of about 140 municipalities, about twice the capacity of Fontainebleau.

The hunting in the forest was practiced in the forest of Saint Germain until 1870 by the kings and emperors. To this end, buildings were built; “hunting lodges” of which the Faisanderie that we will make you discover.

Provisional program :

07.30 am Meeting at the stable and preparation of the horses

00.15 am Departure

08.30 am Meeting with other groups of riders. Breakfast behind the church of Notre-Dame de la Croix in the park of Maisons-Laffitte

09.00 am Departure

01.00 pm Raclette Lunch at the Faisanderie

04.30 pm Aperitif and snack in Maisons-Laffitte

05.30 pm Horse care

06.00 pm  End of the day

Level : This trail ride is open to confirmed riders able to control their mount at three paces; walk, trot and gallop.

Price: 150 € per person. Horse rental, coaching, breakfast, lunch and aperitif included. See Rates and Bookings for more information.

Schedule: 07.30 am – 18.00 pm including about 6 hours on horseback.

 

Date: Sunday, February 12, 2017

Reservation required : Limited number of places.

By e-mail: contact@horseholidaysfrance.fr

By phone: 06 08 07 51 91