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8 Days Adapted Jumping Training with Leisure Riding in Nouvelle Aquitaine, France

Gite Equestre de Baleste, 55 Route de Baleste - Mimizan Bourg, France

France Horse Jumping Training Program

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Join this course on how to improve and perfect flatwork and jumping! Included are flatwork and jump tuition in the morning and rides out in the afternoon to discover the beautiful surroundings. With a maximum of six riders per group, it is Centre Équestre le Marina's objective to achieve harmony between a rider and a horse; whilst focusing on balance, they use a light contact which is soft, straightforward, and most efficient for both.

Key Information

  • Rider Weight Limit: 187 pounds / 85 kilograms
  • Tack Type: English Tack
  • Horse Breed: Anglo-Arabs

Highlights

  • 6 days with horse riding and jump training
  • Leisure horse riding hours per day: 2 hours
  • Approximate jumping training per day: 4 hours
  • Discover the beautiful surroundings
  • Daily breakfast will be provided
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: German, Russian, Spanish
The maximum participants in the group is 6
Airport transfer available:
Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$50 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
18:30

Guest House with “Chambres d’Hôtes (From Sunday to Sunday)

This accommodation is equipped with a swimming pool and is a bed and breakfast. The equestrian center’s guest house of high standing offers a view on the arena and some field with horses. The riding center is situated only 150 meters (2 minutes by foot) away and the beach is only 10 minutes by car. The guest house offers:

  • 1 guest house with six “Chambre d’hôtes” for single, double or twin, triple, and quadruple occupancy.
  • 1 guest house with one family bedroom for four to six persons equipped with two bathrooms, a small kitchen, and one private terrace.
  • 1 guest house for families with three bedrooms, one bathroom, a huge kitchen, and a living room situated 10 meters from the equestrian center.

Hotel in Mimizan Beach (From Sunday to Sunday)

This 2-star hotel in Mimizan is located at the seafront and offers breakfast. There is a half or full board option in the 6 restaurants partners.

Program

This course includes jumping in combination with afternoon leisure riding for adults. Centre Équestre le Marina really thinks that:

  • There is no horse in balance and of clear, understandable, and coherent communication without a rider in perfect balance.
  • There is no good jumping horse without good basic training.
  • There is no good jumping rider without good knowledge of the mechanics, a good understanding of the locomotion, and respect of the horse. %Actually, the main part of this art is the conduct between jumps and not the crossing of an obstacle. Therefore, an understandable method would be a reliable training with simple, clear, light, and effective actions; putting the horse in a perfect attitude and convenient to the easy crossing of various obstacles is the purpose of the teaching!

Morning Schedule: 09:00 - 12:00

  • Improving the position of the rider: Stand up position (standing with good balance) - Exercising the 3 basic paces/gaits on flat ground, approaching, and passing over the jump.
  • Search of harmony between horse and rider learning to work on the control of the horse's balance, concerning changes of direction, change of pace/gait, change of speed, and in accordance with the different types of jumps.
  • Exercises on the approach of jumps when using various trajectories - Working on different balance according to Right or Oxer, working on the choice of the foot at the reception according to the direction chosen, and working on flying changes of the leg when appropriate.
  • Jumping a course of 8 to 10 jumps by the end of the training program.

Afternoon Schedule: 16:00 - 19:00

  • Relaxed outdoor riding in the forest or on the beach.
  • Practical exercises on the rider’s position combined with a practice of controlling the gaits/paces and direction when jumping natural fences and coping with changing ground.

The course starts on Monday at 9 a.m. for groups of 1 to 4 people. The time provided for riding is approximately 4 hours a day. In order to ensure the complete participation in this program, riders are asked to be in excellent physical condition. It is possible to exchange the outdoor riding in the afternoon against more work in the arena.

Centre Équestre le Marina: Quality Label

  • FRENCH CHAMPIONSHIP
  • Numerous qualifications in French Championships Jumping Club for more than 10 years with regular classifications between the 2nd and 14th place.
  • 1 champion of France - 2009
  • 3 participations - 2013 (11th on 1.15m, 19th on 1.05m, and 28th on 0.95m)
  • 1 bronze medal - 2014 (1.05m)

CHAMPIONSHIP OF AQUITAINE

  • 1 champion in CSO Club - 2010 and 2011
  • 2 champions - 2013 (1.15m and 0.95m)

CHAMPIONSHIP OF LANDES

  • 4 champions in jumping - 2010
  • 3 champions - 2011
  • 3 champions - 2012
  • 4 champions - 2013
  • 1 champion elite - 2014, 2015, and 2016

Location

Food

Other than daily breakfast and dinner on the arrival day for the half-board customers, meals are not included in the package and will not be provided by the equestrian center in the guest house.

For guests in the bed and breakfast, half-board or full board is possible, the equestrian center will provide at the beginning of your stay a voucher which will give you the opportunity to eat in different restaurants (French, Asian, Spanish, Moroccan) in the city of Mimizan Beach. Each restaurant offers a set menu including ¼ of wine or soda and tea or coffee.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast

What's included

  • Daily jumping training course
  • Afternoon leisure rides
  • Daily breakfast
  • Use of horse and tack
  • 7 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • All lunches and dinners
  • Personal expenses

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please arrange your flight to arrive at Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD). Transfers are organized from and to this airport every Sunday for 2 to 12 riders. As people are arriving from various destinations in Europe, Centre Équestre le Marina picks up guests starting from 4 p.m. and the minibus leaves Bordeaux according to the timing of the last customer’s arrival.

Centre Équestre le Marina will drop people on Sunday morning, the departure day, according to the departure time of the first client. You are kindly asked to try to plan your arrival time in Bordeaux at 4 p.m. or before (as much as possible) and to plan the flight departure time from Bordeaux from 12:30 p.m. and later.

There are two hours of driving between Mimizan and Bordeaux; if the departure at Mimizan is at 8:30 a.m., it means that the arrival at the airport is at 11:30 a.m. for a flight at 1 p.m., if check-in is 1 hour and 30 minutes before. The cost of the transfer is 45 EUR each way per person or 90 EUR per person for a roundtrip; it also includes the transfers to Mimizan Beach on Monday and Saturday. Two mini-buses are provided for transfers of more than eight persons for the same price.

Arrival by train (From Bordeaux)

The Bordeaux-Morcenx train is always empty, if you are traveling alone, please wait for the last minute to buy this train ticket at the railway station to give Centre Équestre le Marina time to find the opportunity to pick you up at Bordeaux if it’s possible. Transfers are organized from and to this railway station every Sunday for 2 to 12 riders.

Arrival by train (From Morcenx)

A transfer can be organized from Morcenx railway station for one person at 35 EUR per trip and for two persons and more, 20 EUR per trip. Please note that for night transfers (from 9 p.m.), the price is doubled.

Arrival by shuttle

There is a shuttle from the Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD) to the railway station priced at 13 EUR (45 minutes). Then, find a train to Labouheyre, it's priced at 19 EUR (50 minutes). Take the RDTL Bus from Labouheyre to Mimizan 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. running all year priced at 3 EUR (40 minutes). The meeting time on the arrival day on Sunday is at 7 p.m. at the guest house.

Airport: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport Airport transfer available: Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (US$50 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 29 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.

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Room information

Hotel accommodation is also available for the same prices shown below. Please send Centre Équestre le Marina an inquiry for more information.

Pricing information

There is no single supplement for riders who are going alone and want to share a room if nobody else books to be paired with them. Full board and half board and other supplements are priced as follows:

  • Half Board: 168 EUR
  • Full Board: 336 EUR
  • Supplement for Advanced Riders and more: 150 EUR
  • Supplement for Individual Courses: 200 EUR
Season information
Low Season
  • November - March
Mid Season
  • April - June
  • September - October
High Season
  • July - August

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