Training Program and Jumping in France – Riding Instruction – Harmony Horse/Rider 2020


Level : upper intermediate
Possibility of coming with his horse : Yes
Tarifs : Full board possible, Half board included
Complementary activities : Yoga - massage - sauna

International Coaching for Horse and Rider 

Objective – Solid Foundations of Horse / Rider Harmony Advanced Riders – 

French Riding School – we teach to make you understand why to use which tool and how! 

Comprehension how to use your body in relationship with the horse 

We offer student instructions or rider and horse development:

  • student instruction:
    • either small groups on our horses – to establish a solid foundation whilst training the harmony between horse and rider  – price and conditions as mentioned above  – or
    • private lessons on our horses in place – focus is an intensified approach of an individual objective (price and conditions on demand /individual offer)
  • Horse and Rider instruction :
    • private lessons at your place: we do either train your horse on a special objective or provide instruction for you as a rider and for your horse (price and conditions on demand)
    • horse training: we train your horse on demand for a definied period at your place or at our stable 

A course to improve and perfect flatwork and jumping – flatwork and jump tuition in the morning and supervised rides with instruction in the forest or on the beach  in the afternoon to discover the beautiful surroundings of the Equestrian Center, according to the expectation of the client.

Small group lessons / or private jump/horse training schools
With a maximum of 5 riders per group it is our objective to achieve harmony between rider and horse – whilst focusing on balance we use a light contact, which is soft, straightforward and most efficient for both.

The main objective of these courses is to understand how and why we are doing things with hands, legs and body according to the horse mecanics !

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6 days (other durations possible, contact us)

Age of riders

Adults from 18 to à 55 years old

Required riding level

From intermediate to advanced riders                                

Groupe size

5 people maximum
Individual courses possible on demand with supplement.

Possibility to come with your own horse?


Supervision – Trainers and  security

Lessons are guaranteed by the director of the riding school (certified international instructor and show jumping/dressage specialist), a qualified /certified riding teacher or an equestrian guide of tourism (French professional certification: B.E. ,A.T.E., CQP ASA or BPJEPS Tourisme Équestre) having good regional knowledge willing to let you discover the beauty of this area. English speaking guides available.



The riding Center provides Helmet – Sticks and Chaps .


3 possibilities:
Appartment in Resort
Riding Center Guest House with Breakfast
Hotels **

Our quality label

French championship

Numerous qualifications in French championships Jumping club for more than 10 years, with regular classifications between the 7th and 1 place.

1 champion of France en 2009.

3 participations in 2013 : 11th on 1,15m, 19th on 1,05m et 28 th on 0,95m

1 BRONZE MEDAILLE in 2014 on 1,05 m

Championship of Aquitaine                              

1 champion in CSO Club in 2010 et 2011,

2 champions in 2013 on 1,15 m and 0,95 m

Championship of Landes

4 champions in Landes in Jumping in 2010,
3 in 2011,
3 in 2012,
4 in 2013
1 in Champion ship Elite in 2014, 2015 and 2016

DAGOBERT et Yohan Broze Medaille French Open – Jumping Couses
Maylis Championne Aquitaine Elite
Wendy Championne d’Aquitaine Club 2
GORKA Sylver medaille at the French Open – Avec MAYLIS Multiple Champion d’Aquitaine – Training Jumping Courses



In the morning from 9 Am to 12 Am

1) Instruction – Improving the position of the rider « stand up position » (standing with good balance) – exercising the 3 basic paces/gaits on flat ground, approaching and passing over the jump.
2) Working on harmony between rider and horse concerning changes of direction, change of pace/gait, change of speed and in accordance with the different types of jumps.
3) Exercises on the approach of jumps   – Exercises on the approach of jump with changing lead at the reception – Exercices with using various trajectories and  speed according to the different obstacles – Exercices on changes of leg when appropriate.  Flying change
4) Jumping a course of 8 to 10 jumps by the end of the training program.

In the afternoon, supervised outdour riding/or flat lesson 

from 3.30 Pm to 7 Pm

1) Instruction – flat lesson – in the ring or Relaxed outdoor riding in the forest or on the beach.
2) Practical exercises outdoor on the  jump position ride combined with practice of controlling the gaits/paces and direction . Used of flying change when appropriate according to the direction is taking the way trough the forest. Jumping natural fences, coping with changing ground. Change of position according to the relief of the ground. …..


GROUP PROMO: 30% reduction for the 6th rider of a group

By week – in collective or individual courses – Including accommodation in Guest House *** or Hotel  ** – in shared bedroom with breakfast only, half board or full board

Low Season: 1096 € + 51 € by supplementary night 

Average season  : 1147 € + 55 € by supplementary night

High Season : 1267 € + 67 € by supplementary night      

Half board supplement: 168 € – Full Board Supplement:  336 €
Supplement for individual courses:  200 € / week
Supplement for riders working on more than 1,00 meter:  150 €                         

Supplement for individual bedroom : 105 € from November to Marsh, 170 € from April to June and  September to October, 210 € July and August

Supplement for double bedroom: no supplement in Low Season from November to Marsh; 70 €/pers in Average season from April to June and from September to October;  105 €/pers High season from July to August


From   Intermediate to  Advanced Riders  :                                             

From 16 to 23 of February   :                Open with 3 spaces free                                                                 

From 16 to 23 of February   Open with 3 spaces free

 09 to 15 Marsh              15 to 22 Marsh              22 to 29 Marsh

Open with 2 spaces free

29 Marsh to 05 April                                                                                                         05 to 12 Avril                                                                                                                        19 to 26 Avril

Open with 2 spaces free                        Complet
11 to 17 May                    24 to 31 May
 07 to 14 Juin                   21 to 28 Juin
19 to 26 Juillet       Open with 3 spaces free

02  to 09 Aout                                                                                                                       23 to 30 Aout      

Open with 2 spaces free

 13 to 20 Sept                                                                                                                    27 Sept to 04 Octobre 

 11 to 18 Octobre            
25 Oct to 01 Novembre  Open with 2 spaces free

All weeks from the 11 of November to the 29 of Marsh according to our disponibility.

Out of this periode and the dates offered, we may answer to all different options according to our disponibility .



By phone: +335 58 09 34 25 or +336 81 27 15 01

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2 reviews for Training Program and Jumping in France – Riding Instruction – Harmony Horse/Rider 2020

  1. Heather Truelove

    We (two adults and one 14 year old) have just come back from our second week with Michel and his very welcoming family. And of course the fantastic horses, some of which we have fallen in love with.
    Our first week was the flexible riding programme and we were impressed with the varied riding in the area. The opportunity to ride independently or in front of the group is so unusual and has given us all a wonderful sense of freedom and confidence.
    On our second visit we decided to do the adapted jumping programme. Unlike previous jumping courses we have taken, this one taught us how to keep our horse in balance at all times. The explanations of how and why each of our leg, hand or body movements changed the way the horse responded and then how that affected its position and our control of the horse was just incredible. We were encouraged to practice skills learned in the arena out on the trail and as a consequence our riding skills advanced greatly.
    Michel’s kindness to each of us as well as his horses is heart-warming. He also has a very good sense of humour which has endeared the youngest in our group to him in particular.
    Every horse that we rode was perfectly matched to us. Each was fun to ride but also safe and very well-schooled. It really was a privilege to ride them.
    Michel’s enthusiasm and his pleasure in seeing us develop was infectious. We will be back very soon for more!

  2. Lina

    Merci à Michel et Anette pour une semaine inoubliable!!
    Vous nous avez accueillies avec une grande gentillesse et générosité.
    Le programme a été “sur mesure” dans le sens ou nous étions 2 cavalières et avons ainsi pu mixer cours et extérieur, selon nos souhaits.
    L’hébergement très confortable et le choix des restaurants s’est avéré intéressant car nous avons pu tester diverses cuisines durant la semaine.
    Enfin que dire des chevaux.. magnifiques, très bien éduqués, les photos pros prises par Frank lors des sorties en extérieur (forêt, plage, mimizan) sont là pour nous rappeler tous ces beaux moments 🙂
    Merci pour ces moments de bonheur.

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