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