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8 Days New Year Break and Horse Riding Holiday in Asprières, France

French Riding Holidays, Mas De Clamouze, Asprières, Lot et Montbazinois, Villefranche-de-Rouergue, Aveyron, Occitanie, France

Enchanting Horse Riding Holiday in France

Come and join French Riding Holidays after Christmas to help you celebrate the New Year! On this holiday, you will be treated with a special celebration dinner on New Year's Eve accompanied by fine wines and champagne, fireworks, and some dancing and singing. Enjoy Buck's Fizz and a brunch breakfast on New Year's Day, games to be played, and plenty of riding while enjoying enchanting villages and unspoiled woodland following the river valleys and gorges!

Key Information

  • Rider weight limit: 92kg
  • Horse Height Range: 14 hands to 17 hands
  • Horse Breed: English

Highlights

  • 1 longer ride on New Year's day
  • 2 daily rides except on New Year's Day
  • New Year's Eve celebration with firework and music
  • A chance to go down the TREC course, cross country, and show jumping paddock
  • A range of beautiful horses for all levels of riders
  • Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and wine
  • 7 nights of accommodation

Skill level

  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


6 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Toulouse–Blagnac Airport
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Accommodation

Facilities

  • Horse riding
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Terrace
  • Parking lot
  • Wireless internet

French Riding Holidays has personally selected all the accommodation to provide comfort with warmth and ambiance whilst retaining the French culture. Your accommodation is comfortable and informal. No need to bring any towels or bed linen as French Riding Holidays provides all you need for your stay. All rooms have en-suite facilities. French Riding Holidays can also provides hair dryers, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, and most other things that you might have forgotten.

The traditional gite

French Riding Holidays has a comfortable clean accommodation in a traditional gite, decorated in French country style. It has a family room which is a double with adjacent twin room, plus three more twin rooms in the gite. French Riding Holidays also has two more twin rooms in the farmhouse. All rooms have en-suite facilities. The communal sitting and dining areas are warmed by a log fire on cool evenings. You can also dine on the sun terraces during the summer. Plenty of off road parking is available.

Pool area

The stunning view from the pool area spans across the valley. The swimming pool is approximately 10 meters x 5 meters surrounded by a tiled terrace with sun loungers and patio furniture. The outdoor facilities also include a shower, WC, utility area, and a spit roast for those special occasions.

Program

The holiday is customized depending on weather and guests but do come and enjoy. It's your holiday so French Riding Holidays can help you ride as much as you would like. If the ground is safe then it is possible to go down the trekking course, the cross country, and the show jumping paddock. French Riding Holidays has plenty of rides out from the gite, of course. During the week, you will enjoy some lovely riding sessions and celebratory food and drinks back at the gite in front of the log fire. French Riding Holidays has a range of beautiful horses to suit your individual requirements, ranging from the English thoroughbred to the calm and sure-footed mountain horse. On site, French Riding Holidays also has a well-equipped jumping paddock which you are welcome to use.

The riding here is magnificent; French Riding Holidays has a lot of woodland, open countryside, river valleys, and some of the most beautiful villages in France canters along the many paths and open fields. A typical days riding would comprise of between two or three hours' ride in the morning, back to the gite for a home-cooked lunch, and then a few more hours riding in the afternoon. For the day rides, go a bit further afield, with a break for a gourmet picnic lunch with home-cooked food using fresh local produce and regional wines. Horses and riders refreshed, you continue your ride, returning to the gite for a beer or glass of wine, and a dip in the pool.

French Riding Holidays has a Cross Country Course in the grounds of the woodland valley. The course consists of 11 jumps from fallen logs, water jumps, and higher obstacles for those that would like to try it out. In addition, French Riding Holidays also has some TREC (Techniques de Randonnee Equestre Competition) obstacles, similar to Handy Pony, so you can try the S bend, neck rein through the figure of eight, and open and shut the gate, to name a few. It really helps teach you to control your horse and is great fun.

On New Year's Eve, you will enjoy gourmet dinner with Canapes and fine wines. Fireworks and champagne will accompany you at midnight along with music and dancing. The themed fancy dress is not compulsory. On the New Year's Day, you will enjoy Hair of the Dog (Buck's Fizz and a late cooked breakfast) and one later morning ride.

Location

The Mas de Clamouze in Asprières, Aveyron, France offers peace and tranquillity and there is a definite sense of calm. Sitting on the terrace in the evening watching the sunset over the valley can only be described as paradise. The beautiful Aveyronese countryside has enchanting villages, unspoiled woodland, river valleys and gorges, and rolling plains. The area has an abundance of wildlife and French Riding Holidays regularly spots deer, wild boar, dormice, red squirrel, hares, buzzards, and kites.

Nearby places

  • Capdenac Gare station - 10 minutes by car

Features

Activities

  • Horse riding
  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)

General

  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Terrace

Services

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking lot

Food

Food is a big part of the French way of life and things are no different here. French Riding Holidays pride themselves on providing the very best cuisine and they cater for all tastes and requirements, including vegetarian and vegan. Breakfast is at the gite for you to enjoy at your leisure, either out on the terrace or around the big family table if you prefer. Lunch is a leisurely affair to allow you and the horses time to relax before your afternoon ride. It will either be served on the terrace at the gite or a sumptuous picnic chamber en-route consisting of local foods and wines. On your return from your days riding, you are greeted with cold drinks and snacks and in the evening, a four-course dinner with wine rounds off your day. On the New Year's Day, there will be a gourmet dinner with canapes and fine wines and Buck's Fizz and a late-cooked breakfast.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 daily rides (except on New Year's Day)
  • 1 longer ride on New Year's day
  • A chance to go down the TREC course, the cross country, and the show jumping paddock
  • New Year's Eve celebration (fireworks and champagne at midnight with music and dancing)
  • Hair of the Dog on New Year's day (Buck's Fizz and a late cooked breakfast)
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Snacks, beer, wines, and soft drinks
  • 7 nights' accommodation

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Rodez-Aveyron Airport (RDZ), Toulouse-Blagnac Airport (TLS), or Brive-Souillac Airport (BVE).

French Riding Holidays can meet you at the airport to make your journey as pleasant as possible or you may hire your own vehicle if you prefer.

Arrival by train

The nearest local station is Capdenac Gare, just 10 minutes by car. French Riding Holidays can offer help on trains.

Airport: Toulouse–Blagnac Airport Airport transfer included: Toulouse–Blagnac Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.

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8 days / 7 nights
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Availability

Arrival: Sunday December 27, 2020
Departure: Sunday January 3, 2021

Program is available for 6 days, from 28th of December and also for 5 days, from 29th of December, please send your inquiry to find out more details.

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