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Horseback trail ride for beginners

Maisons-Laffitte, FrancePart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Anna

3 hours
Includes food, equipment
Up to 4 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.

On this ride we are happy to welcome riders who have never experienced horseback riding before or who has less then one year regular practice. We will introduce you to mount safely and to control a horse at a walk and depending on how you feel we might also try some trot. We also do organise rides for intermediate and confirmed riders :
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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

  • Food
    Breakfast or snack
  • Equipment
    Helmet and half-chaps
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/ person
Sun, Jan 17
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person
Mon, Jan 18
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person
Fri, Jan 22
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 58 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 two 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 two 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 wi…
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Where you'll be

The beautiful Saint-Germain forest is well-adapted for horses as it presents 75 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 4.90 out of 5 from 58 reviews.

Deenap
December 2020
What an experience, too good. far more better than expected. Anna was very friendly and helpful and shared her knowledge about horses. book one if you want to have a unique experience. Hats off to her.
Katia
September 2020
Un accueil très chaleureux d'Anna et Stéphanie passionnées et passionnantes attentives conviviales et joyeuses Un superbe moment de partage pendant lequel on participe. Pas juste une balade à cheval qui est en soi déjà un moment magique.mais c'est bien plus elle nous explique tout, autour d’un café thé boisson et petit gâteau puis elles choisissent le cheval ou la jument en l'occurrence pour moi en fonction de ce qu'on a pu expliquer concernant notre ressenti,puis on entre dans le box du cheval qu'on nous a destiné. Un instant privilégier ou on peut se présenter et se découvrir mutuellement, puis différents massages brossage. Quelques petits tours dans le manège et puis c,est la sortie dans le parc pour 1h30. Il faisait très beau, l’échange entre les autres personnes et les 2 superbes accompagnatrices était super sympa.. Anna nous a expliqué l'histoire de la ville du Château au cours de la balade.Puis c’est le retour on douche les chevaux on les ramène dans leur box et on leur dit au revoir.,jusqu'à une prochaine fois. Pourquoi pas 😊 Une très belle journée qui donne juste envie de redevenir. Très accessible si on a jamais fait de cheval. Un véritable plaisir.
Un accueil très chaleureux d'Anna et Stéphanie passionnées et passionnantes attentives conviviales et joyeuses Un superbe moment de partage pendant lequel on participe. Pas juste…
Saquib
July 2020
Anna helped us understand about the handling of a horse. Almost all of us were first timers. Anna and her friend translated and explained everything in English. The location was amazing. I would definitely recommend it.
Kamilia
March 2020
Anna est très sympathique, accueillante, souriante et a su s'adapter aux différents invités (francophones/anglophones). Elle a su nous mettre à l'aise ! Dommage que le temps n'était pas en notre faveur. Mais c'était une super expérience.
Jin
February 2020
말을기본적으로어떻게대하는지부터 아주세세하게알려줌 . 승마가그저 말을타는것이 아님 알게됨
Frank
January 2020
From the moment you arrive at Anna’s stables you are met with friendly knowledgeable staff, gorgeous sweet horses, and a well taken care of stable. Not only was the route through Maisons-Laffitte beautiful, we stepped into history as we rode through historic town and hunting trails. Anna was a fantastic trainer assisting your riding as we went. We felt so taken care of, comfortable with the horses and Anna, that we could just clear our minds enjoying every second. Highly recommend experiencing riding with Anna, would absolutely want to go on another ride with her again.
From the moment you arrive at Anna’s stables you are met with friendly knowledgeable staff, gorgeous sweet horses, and a well taken care of stable. Not only was the route through M…

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  • Sun, Jan 17
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $107 per person
  • Mon, Jan 18
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $107 per person
  • Fri, Jan 22
    12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    $107 per person
  • Mon, Jan 25
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $107 per person
  • Fri, Jan 29
    12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    $107 per person
  • Sun, Jan 31
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $107 per person
  • Mon, Feb 1
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    $107 per person
  • Fri, Feb 5
    12:30 PM - 3:30 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 4 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

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.