Discovery course 6 days


Level : Beginner

Our objective is to make this activity accessible to every body, to help people discovering the close complicity that can be established between man and horse, and to instil the solid basis making autonomy possible, as quickly as possible.

Finally we wish to show, that with a few indispensable riding notions, it is easy to take advantage of a fabulous means of locomotion, so as to enter an environment and discover a natural milieu in complete safety.

As an ‘Equestrian school’’ in a seaside resort, our summer clientele has meant, we have developed an accelerated learning method, which means that the full beginner can enjoy the pleasure of riding-out in complete security from the very first few riding sessions.   

This is also possible thanks to our adapted and well-trained horses.

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8 days / 7 nights / 6 days with riding

The courses start on Monday

Age of The riders

Adultes from 18 to 70 years old

Riding Level

From the full Beginner and for Nocice

Group Size

 from 2 to 6 people maximum.


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.


Breakfast at 08h00  

Meeting at the Riding Center at 09h00 to learn to take care and tak the horse , then to ride from 10 to 12 h AM

Lunch at 13h00                                                                                                                                                                                         

Resting time in  the afternoon around the Swimming Pool

Meeting at the riding Center at 16h00 until 19h00 with 2 hours on the horse .

Diner at the restaurant between 20h30 and 21 h PM

On Saturday ( the last day ) Meeting at 09h00 for a full day trip ! The lunch is provide on the way by the Equestrian Center !

Diner at the restaurant between 20h30 and 21 h PM


We start the first lesson with riding in the arena and finishing out side in the forest.

Then  all courses will be done with riding out side all the week.

The goal is to help beginners to be successful in front of all problems they may find with hacking out !  To learn them to keep their horses  under control at any paces, in individual evolution. To learn them to be able to walk in front of the group as to control the pace and the speed with staying back side the other riders, to leave the group and to comeback to the group^as they want  .

We’ll do during the week one course to learn how to approach some jump on dish or tree, by some exercises in the arena.

ACCOMMODATION (From Sunday to Sunday)

The Guest house of the Equestrian Center offer a huge swimming pool with :

  • 5 ” Chambres d’hôte ” with private bathroom in each bedroom
    1 house with 4 bedrooms for 2 and 4 people,
    1 house with 1 bedroom for 6 people,
  • 1 family house for 6 to 8 people and 3 bedrooms
    situated between the Equestrian Center and the Equestrian Guest House .

We are also working with some Hotels** in Mimizan beach on the Sea Front, when we do not have any spaces for our Guest .


This formula may be half-board or including only Breakfast, to give to our client the opportunity to visit Mimizan-beach and his surroundings; to test some nice sea food restaurants, typical French meal or to take lunch on the beach side while enjoying sunny weather. When we are riding for a full-day, the equitation center provides  the  lunch (French aperitif and appetiser, Bordeaux red wine, soup or salad according to the weather, chicken or meat and veggies, French cheeses, desert and coffee or tea). No Meal are provided in  the Guest House .





We learn the people to catch horses in their paddocks, to clean and take them. We also learn them the psychology and the behave  of horses in different kind of situation . Then the goal of the courses is to learn them to make only arising trot, and arising canter and gallop, then  to walk independently one from the others at all the paces, and to approach some jump on ditch or tree, by some exercises in the arena. We do not approach the sitting trot or sitting canter the first week !

Any full beginner with our technique may finish the week with cantering alone on the beach with a good control of his balance and a quite good control of the horse.

Then they are ready to follow any kind of our riding trail in the South of France if they want to come back  riding with us.



2 kinds of accommodation:                                                                                                                                                                                      – Our Guest house with Swimming pool and 6 bedroom ” Chambre d’hôtes with private bathroom .                     

      – our partner hotel on the sea front offering the same range of accommodation than our guest House .

Low Season : 928 € + 51 € by supplementary night if people are arriving 1 day before or starting 1 day later

Average Season : 979 € + 55 € by supplementary night

High Season : 1099 € + 67 €  by supplementary night

No single supplement for the people alone when they want a share bedroom, if  nobody may  to share with them !

We are offering different kind of bedrooms; for Single, Double, Twin,

and  shared bedroom from 3 to 5 beds .

Single bedrooms Supplement:

70 € from the beginning of November to the End of Marsh  170 €  April  – May , June  September  October    230  €  July and August

Double bedrooms Supplement:

No one from the beginning of November to the End of Marsh

 70 € / April  – May , June  September  October, 105 €  July and August

Supplement Half Board   168 €  Supplement Full Bord  336 €   

Supplement for People asking for Individual Courses:  200 €


A la carte
all weeks possible from November to the end of Marsh

Low Season
From October to the End of March

Average Season
April, May,  June and September

High Season
July and August



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

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  1. Stana Magnusova

    My 18 year old daughter, partner and I embarked on this fantastic adventure in France at Equestrian Centre Marina in Mimizan.
    While we didn’t know what to expect as this was the kind of a holiday we have never done before, we just came back home after an amazing stay at the centre and full beginner’s programme completed.
    The owner of the centre Michel was our instructor for the whole week and the whole week we were surrounded by his knowledge, professionalism, passion for horses and a fantastic sense of humour.
    My daughter did ride horses before so she was just happy to learn more advanced techniques on the horse and me and my partner are beginners, a bit more nervous riders but we felt completely safe and well looked after by Michel. We started our first class by learning how to put all the bits and pieces on our lovely horses and then off we went into the area to learn trotting. By day 2 we were galloping in the woods, this is how amazing Michel was as an instructor. By day 5, we were galloping on a horse on the beach during the most stunning sunset with huge smiles on our faces.

    The day was well structured, there was plenty of time for rest, the food was delicious and the company fantastic. We stayed in the centre and the accommodation was beautiful, clean and welcoming.

    I would highly recommend this course for anyone who never sat on a horse before or for a ride who previously only sat on a horse without trotting or galloping experience. You are guaranteed the time of your life!

    Thank you Michel for making this trip the one to remember forever 🙂 we will be back!
    Stana, Jessie and Richy

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