Horseback Riding in France

Domaine Des Garennes Ride

Overview

The Domaine des Garennes makes a fine central location to explore a charming region on horseback in France. A wonderful family or individual riding holiday option with comfortable rooms, warm hospitality, excellent food, squash and tennis courts and a swimming pool.

This is a family farm set in an attractive region of oak forests and cultivated fields with many well known historical sites nearby, and is an exceptionally good value. Take advantage of the offer to join this horseback riding trip in France.

The friendly center consists of a large converted farmhouse and offers simple, comfortable accommodations in single and double rooms, with private bathrooms. There is a swimming pool, tennis court and squash court.

The abundant meals are taken family style.

  • Overview:
    The horses are of mixed breed, French pleasure horses. You will ride the same horse during the week unless there is some reason to change. English style tack is used. A limited number of western saddles are available.
  • Horse Breeds:
    Hardy mixed breeds
  • Trip Pace:
    Leisurely
  • Tack:
    English and a few Western
  • Weight limit:
    200 lbs

While there are no separate organized activities for non-riders, they are welcome to independently enjoy the region and accommodations.

Brive

Itinerary Summary

Your days follow a similar relaxed pattern.
Have breakfast at about 8:30am, then go and get the horses from the field. Groom and tack to ride in the surrounding area.
One ride will be to Nadaillac, a very pretty typical French village. Nadaillac has an old church, a tour where the Black Prince (son of Edward III) stayed, weapons from Richard Lionshart and more beautiful things. Another morning ride will take you to St Bonnet on top of a hill, which has a Roman church and several ancient houses, beautifully restored. Ride to "les trois éveques" a place where 3 counties, 3 regions, 3 municipalities and 3 dioceses come together with an old Roman path. The rides travel through the forest with old oak - and chestnut trees, where you won't meet anybody else.

Get back at about 12:30-1pm, take care of the horses and bring them back to their field. Then have lunch and in the afternoon you can swim, relax, play tennis or hike. If her schedule allows, your hostess may take you by car to visit nearby points of interest like Sarlat or Rocamadour.

Itinerary Addendum

This itinerary is flexible and may be changed at your host's discretion due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances.

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Trip Dates & Pricing

This trip is offered every week, from Saturday to Saturday, starting on April 3th until the end of October.

Pricing & Options

  • Base Price
  • $1,370

  • Pricing Variation
  • $1,160

    Summer dates from June 25-September 3 include only morning rides each day, due to the heat.

  • Single Supplement
  • $175
  • Transportation
  • $70

    Round trip transfers between Brive train station

Additional Pricing Information:
Prices are based on the dollar/euro exchange and are subject to change. Ride price is set, guaranteed, and final at the time deposit is paid.


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Contact Megan Barrett

The guide was an excellent leader and host. While our hotels and meals were excellent, he also prepared picnic lunches that were 4-Star! The venue for the trip was both exciting and interesting, stopping to visit castles, chateaus, caves and villages of great historical importance in French history. It was an unforgettable trip!

Pastore, 2019