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Horseback trail ride for advanced riders

Maisons-Laffitte, France

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Experience hosted by Anna

3 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

I would be delighted to introduce you, on horseback, to Maisons-Laffitte and the forest of Saint-Germain; two exceptional historic sites imbued with centuries-old equestrian culture. This unique experience will last 3 hours and will include 1.5 hours of ride.

If you want to escape the Parisian world for a day, come to Maisons-Laffitte to explore the "Cité du Cheval" which is just 20 minutes away by train. During your stroll, you will have the opportunity to ride through the park of Maisons-Laffitte and the Saint-Germain forest, where you might meet beautiful thorough bred on the way to the racehorse training centre, and horses of all disciplines whose riders rub shoulders in a very friendly and caring atmosphere. You will also learn more about the historical heritage of the location such as the castle and the hunting lodge built by Louis XV.

I have a team of horses of different sizes and breeds to fulfill different requirements. This ride is suits an experienced rider who masters all 3 paces, rides regularly, has a good seat and is able to control the horse at speed and change direction of his/her horse at any pace and in any circumstance as needed. We also do organise rides for beginners: airbnb.com/horseback-trail-ride-beginners
and intermediate riders: airbnb.com/horseback-trail-ride-intermediate
as well as a full day: airbnb.com/horseback-full-day
Other things to note
Please ensure that you have an insurance covering horse riding in France. If you do not have one, we can subscribe a "holiday card" which costs 10 € and is valid for one month for you. Please contact us if you are interested in this option.

Maximum weight for riders : 90 kg = 200 lbs.
I would be delighted to introduce you, on horseback, to Maisons-Laffitte and the forest of Saint-Germain; two exceptional historic sites imbued with centuries-old equestrian culture. This unique experience will last 3 hours and will include 1.5 hours of ride.

If you want to escape the Parisian world for a day, come to Maisons-Laffitte to explore the "Cité du Cheval" which is just 20 minutes away by train. During your stroll, you will…

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What's included

  • Equipment
    Helmet and half-chaps
From $107
/ person
Sat, Jan 23
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person
Fri, Jan 29
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person
Fri, Feb 5
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 19 Reviews
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I’m from Gothenburg in Sweden, but I have lived in France since 1986. Having worked in a wide range of sectors - ranging from language school director to travel agent manager – I decided to complete 2 training courses to become a riding instructor and an equestrian tourist guide. Dressage rider, I have been working in tourism for 30 years and thus I wanted to combine my passion and professional experience. I am fascinated by Maisons-Laffitte and the surrounding region. I would like to share with you this enthusiasm and show you beautiful and unexpected places, as well as the unique atmosphere at the Cité du Cheval.
I’m from Gothenburg in Sweden, but I have lived in France since 1986. Having worked in a wide range of sectors - ranging from language school director to travel agent manager – I decided to complete 2 training courses to become a riding instructor and an equestrian tourist guide. Dressage rider, I have been working in tourism for 30 years and thus I wanted to combine my passion and professional experience. I am fascinated by Maisons-Laffitte and the surrounding region. I would like to share with…
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Where you'll be

The beautiful Saint-Germain forest is well-adapted for horses as it presents 80 kilometres of bridle ways with soft ground. Follow the hoof prints of French kings and emperors and admire the historical heritage such as the wall of the Saint -Sebastian Fort where the army of Louis XIV trained.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 19 reviews.

Andrea
February 2020
Absolutely amazing experience, a rare one at that! It was so magical to ride through the forests and hear from Anna about the history as well as ride at an advanced level. Horses are selected for your level of expertise and Anna reaches out ahead of time to figure this out. If you’re in Paris, definitely book any level for a truly special memory. And, it’s also incredibly easy to get to from Paris, so don’t be worried!
Absolutely amazing experience, a rare one at that! It was so magical to ride through the forests and hear from Anna about the history as well as ride at an advanced level. Horses a…
Marcello
January 2020
It is a unique experience, and I highly recommend doing it. Anna has a lot of experience, explains and teaches you many things and is a great person. On the other hand the place is beautiful and the ride is admirable. Thanks for everything Anna. I hope I can do this experience again.
It is a unique experience, and I highly recommend doing it. Anna has a lot of experience, explains and teaches you many things and is a great person. On the other hand the place is…
将人
December 2019
Thank you,Anna! she explained it to me that the understanding to a language was insufficient carefully. She is a splendid trainer! I think that even a beginner can experience it in peace. When I visited Paris again, I want to experience it.
Elzbieta
November 2019
Anna is expert and her approach is professional. I enjoyed the experience due to unique location, trained horses and Anna's friendly attitude. I recommend it to all horse friends. During this experience I received practical information how to improve my skills.
Anna is expert and her approach is professional. I enjoyed the experience due to unique location, trained horses and Anna's friendly attitude. I recommend it to all horse friends.…
Tim
September 2019
It was a very pleasant experience. Isn't it special to think of riding in the suburbs of Paris? Anna will make your special day even more special. If I have another chance, I want to experience it again.
Mia
September 2019
We had a wonderful experience riding along the bridlepaths of Maisons-Laffitte! The day started with a welcome session with coffee and pastries, and Anna assigned us our horses. We then moved on to brushing and tacking then and Anna double checked that all equipment was on correctly before helping us mount them. We set off to ride across the well maintained bridlepaths of Maisons-Laffitte, which houses privately owned riding horses and serves as a training center for racehorses as well. All the horses were well maintained and in excellent shape, and Anna made sure to help us connect with our respective horses and explained their unique personalities and helped us find the best way to connect with our horse for the best experience. Wonderful experience that I would highly recommend!! Anna also has longer, one day and two day experiences she can arrange, so if you are looking for an even more in depth horse riding event, contact her for more info!
We had a wonderful experience riding along the bridlepaths of Maisons-Laffitte! The day started with a welcome session with coffee and pastries, and Anna assigned us our horses.…

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  • Sat, Jan 23
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $107 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $107 per person
  • Fri, Feb 5
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $107 per person
  • Sat, Feb 6
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $107 per person
  • Fri, Feb 12
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $107 per person
  • Fri, Feb 19
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $107 per person
  • Sat, Feb 20
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $107 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 8 and up can attend.

What to bring

Bring waterproof cloth if ever it rains.

If you do not have your riding gear, we recommend a comfortable pair of trousers or jeans, boots or shoes with small heals.