Département des Yvelines
Office du tourisme de Maisons-Laffitte
Office du tourisme de Versailles
Académie Equestre de Versailles
Fédération Française d’Equitation
Horse Holidays France
+33 (0)6 08 07 51 91
Each of our walks and treks requires a minimum level of equestrian experience. The following descriptions indicate the necessary level depending on the type of terrain, the temperament of the horses, the length of time spent on horseback and the physical capacity required.
We are happy to welcome riders who have never ridden before or have only a very little experience. We will introduce you to riding safely and controlling your horse on a walk. Depending on how you feel we may move on to a trot.
For intermediate riders who are comfortable at two gaits (walk, rising trot, beginning to canter) outdoors. The intermediate rider can saddle up, mount and dismount a horse without assistance, use basic techniques, go at a rising trot for at least 10 minutes, alter and control trotting speed. Some will be similarly comfortable cantering short distances.
For experienced riders who are comfortable at three gaits (walk, rising trot and canter) on a mixed outdoor terrain. Confirmed riders who ride regularly have a good seat and are confident of their own ability. They are able to control the speed of the horse and changes of direction at any pace and in any circumstance as necessary.
For experienced riders who are comfortable at three gaits (walk, rising trot and gallop) on a mixed outdoor terrain and with all kinds of horses including those who are lively and reactive. Experienced riders are in good physical shape, have a good seat, and know how to handle a horse. They can gallop over long distances without growing exhausted.