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Enjoyable Horse Riding Holiday in France

French Riding Holidays offers you the opportunity to trek through the beautiful Aveyronese countryside to enjoy the enchanting villages and unspoiled woodland. The area has an abundance of wildlife where you can spot deer, wild boar, dormice, red squirrel, hares, buzzards, and kites. No matter what your level is, you can ride well as French Riding Holidays has beautiful horses and friendly staff to enable you to make the most of your holiday with them. Enjoy the friendship and camaraderie created by a small party of riders exploring the countryside!

Key Information

  • Rider Weight limit: 203 pounds / 92 kilograms
  • Horse Height Range: 14 hands to 17 hands
  • Tack Type: English
  • Horse Breed: English Thoroughbreds, Anglo Arabs, Arabs, Selle Francaise, Cremello, Spanish, Appaloosa, a Norman Cob, plus French Riding Holidays own foals

Highlights

  • 7 days of riding
  • 1 ride with mince pies on boxing day
  • 1 festive morning ride on Christmas day
  • 2 rides per day except for Christmas and boxing days
  • Pre-Christmas party with festive food, fizz, carols, and games
  • A range of beautiful horses to suit your individual need
  • Daily meals, beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • 7 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Styles


7 days with instruction
Airport transfer included: Toulouse–Blagnac Airport
Airport transfer included: Brive–Souillac Airport
Airport transfer included: Rodez–Marcillac 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 provide hairdryers, shower gel, shampoo and conditioner, and most other things that you might have forgotten.

The traditional gite

French Riding Holidays has comfortable clean accommodation in a traditional gite, decorated in French country style. It has a family room which is a double with an 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 five 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. It is your holiday so French Riding Holidays can help you ride as much as you would like. If the ground is safe, it is possible to go down the TREC (Techniques de Randonnee Equestre Competition) course, the cross country, and the show jumping paddock. You have plenty of rides out from the gite of course. During the week, some lovely riding and celebratory food and drinks back at the gite in front of the log fire will be available for you.

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 day's 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, then you will 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 on 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 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.

It is your riding holiday and it is French Riding Holidays' aim that it should be an enjoyable experience. Although you get to see a lot of the countryside and culture on horseback, if one day you would prefer sightseeing or visiting one of the many places of interest, as opposed to riding, French Riding Holidays can help you with this as well.

Location

The setting could not be more perfect for a getaway from it all holiday whilst still combining the fun and excitement of the riding. The Mas de Clamouze in Asprieres, France offers peace and tranquility 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.

Distances

  • 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 prides themselves on providing the very best cuisine and they cater to all tastes and requirements, including vegetarian and vegan. This Christmas holiday will serve you a champagne breakfast followed by a morning ride with mulled wine and nibbles. A traditional Christmas lunch in the afternoon with after-dinner games and a light supper will also be available for you.

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 is provided 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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • 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 rides per day except for Christmas and boxing days
  • Pre-Christmas party with festive food, fizz, carols, and games
  • Festive morning ride on Christmas day followed by traditional afternoon lunch
  • Boxing day late cooked breakfast followed by one ride with mince pies
  • 1 chance to go down the TREC course, the cross country, and the show jumping paddock
  • 1 range of beautiful horses for all levels of riders
  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Festive snacks, Buck's fizz, and mulled wine or cider
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and dinners
  • Beer, wine, and soft drinks
  • Airport transfers

What's not included

  • Airfare

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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.
Airport: Brive–Souillac Airport Airport transfer included: Brive–Souillac Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.
Airport: Rodez–Marcillac Airport Airport transfer included: Rodez–Marcillac Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 25% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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