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Horseback trail ride for intermediate level

Maisons-Laffitte, FrancePart of the Airbnb Animals collection

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Animal experience hosted by Anna

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, 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.

This ride is designed for riders at an intermediate level. The intermediate rider is able to mount and dismount their horse unassisted, use basic riding aids, ride at a rising trot for at least 10 minutes, to change and control the pace from a walk to a trot and comfortably canter over short distances. If you have taken less then 30 hours lessons on horseback, book the beginner level instead.

We also do organise rides for beginners 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
  • Drinks
  • Equipment
    The beautiful Saint-Germain forest is well-adapted for horses as it present...
From $107
/ person
Sun, Jan 24
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person
Sat, Jan 30
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person
Sun, Feb 7
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$107 per person
$107 per person
Availability for this experience is rare.

Meet your host, Anna

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 13 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 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Megan
February 2020
Our experience was absolutely amazing. Anna was excellent--a true professional. I've only ever ridden western saddle and she did an amazing job of explaining how to ride English saddle and adjusted our ride accordingly. My favorite part was that we got to prepare the horses for the ride. It really allowed us to bond a little with our horses which is something I've never been able to do on previous horseback riding experiences. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in riding during a trip to France!
Our experience was absolutely amazing. Anna was excellent--a true professional. I've only ever ridden western saddle and she did an amazing job of explaining how to ride English sa…
Kelly
January 2020
It’s a very special and good memories in experience. Anna just a great tutor for horse riding . And teach me everything about horse riding and show me in details Very professional and nice I’m pretty sure will be back for next horse riding experience again :)
It’s a very special and good memories in experience. Anna just a great tutor for horse riding . And teach me everything about horse riding and show me in details Very professional…
Maddie
January 2020
I loved getting away from the city and exploring a bit of nature! My favorite parts were getting to trot and canter! Anna did a wonderful job of explaining things and was a friendly and caring guide!
Sarah
October 2019
This trip was an amazing experience! Ana was an amazing Host, very friendly, patient, and experienced. I learned so much and really was able to form a bond with my horse. The terrain is emence and there were so many different trails to go on. Ana went above and beyond!
This trip was an amazing experience! Ana was an amazing Host, very friendly, patient, and experienced. I learned so much and really was able to form a bond with my horse. The terra…
Henna
October 2019
This was a very fun and unique experience. I had a ton of fun riding Azar... he was such a wonderful horse. The host was super sweet and knowledgeable and helped me learn along the way.
Tracy
September 2019
This is an incredible place to horseback ride! I’m definitely going back. Anna is a wonderful teacher. I grew up riding western and she gave me a personal lesson in English riding.

Choose from available dates

4 available
  • Sun, Jan 24
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $107 per person
  • Sat, Jan 30
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $107 per person
  • Sun, Feb 7
    2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $107 per person
  • Sat, Feb 13
    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 4 guests ages 12 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.