Adult beginner courses Discovery course and improvement of outdoor riding 2024


Niveau : Beginner
Tarif : Full board possible, Half board included
Activités complementaires : Yoga - massage - sauna


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, we have developed an accelerated learning method, which means that the full beginner can enjoy the pleasure of outdoor riding in complete security from the very first few riding sessions.   

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


8 days / 7 nights / 6 days with riding from Sunday to Sunday

The course starts on Monday.

Age of The riders

From 15 to 70 years old

Riding Level

Full Beginners, Novice and riders who need to restore confidence.

Group Size

 from 1 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.

Complementary activities

Yoga – Massage – Sauna

Typical day

The duration of the activity is 6 hours per day, with spending around 4 hours on a horse.

Free yoga session from 7.30 to 8.15

Breakfast at 08h15 

Meeting at the Riding Center at 09h00 to learn to take care and tack 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 15.30 to 18.30 to spend 2 hours on the horse .

Free time for relaxation beside the swimming pool, sauna, yoga and massage (in option)

Dinner at 20h30

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


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

Then  all courses will be done with riding outside all the week.

The goal is to help beginners to be successful in front of all problems they may find with hacking out !  To teach them to keep their horses  under control at any paces, in individual evolution. To learn 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 ditch or tree, by some exercises in the arena.


ACCOMMODATION 2024 (From Sunday to Sunday)

    Situated at 2 minutes by foot from the Equestrian center and 8 minutes by car from the beach, we offer:

    • 1 Guest House with 4 “Chambre d’hôtes” in front of the swimming pool offering  single – double – twin – family suite with 2 bedrooms,
    • 1 wooden cottage dormitory with 2 bathrooms for 6 people beside the swimming pool
    • 1 annexe with 3 “Chambres d’hôtes” for 1 to 4 people.

    Each bedroom has a private bathroom.

    Sauna and massage room.

    •  1 independent house situated at the Equestrian center with 3 bedrooms for 1 to 5 people, 1 bathroom, a huge kitchen + living room, a private terrace and a closed garden! Dogs admitted !


    • Hotel **in Mimizan Beachif there is no spaces in the Guest House

    Only if we don’t have enough space in our accomodation.

    To learn more about our accomodation, follow the link


    This formula may be half-board or full board, to give to our clients the opportunity to visit Mimizan-beach and its surroundings; to test some nice sea food restaurants, typical French meal or to take lunch on the beach side while enjoying sunny weather. Half board and full board meals are cooked and served at the Guesthouse. The dinner on the arrival day is included.

    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).


    Discovery of riding and trek initiation / yoga,Pilates, massage and sauna in option

    8 days/7 nights/6 days

    We learn the people to catch horses in their paddocks, to clean and tack 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.



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

    All prices are half board included!

    Horse riding

    Low Season : 1149 € + 80 € by additional night in half – Board  if people are arriving 1 day before or starting 1 day later

    Mid Season : 1199 € + 86 € by additional night in half board

    High Season : 1345 € + 94 €  by additional night in Half Board

    We are offering different kind of bedrooms: single, double, twin and shared bedroom from 3 to 5 beds.

    Single bedrooms Supplement:

    • 105 € from the beginning of November to the End of March 
    • 170 €  April, May, June  September, October   
    • 210  €  July and August

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

    Double bedrooms Supplement:

    • No supplement in low season (November to end of March)
    • 85 € April, May, June  September, October 
    • 105 € July and August

    Supplement Full Board 175 € 

    Supplement for Individual Courses:  200 €


    Yoga – Pilates – Sauna – Massage

    (Optional and payable on site)

    “A la carte” during the day with Participation fees

    Yoga – Pilates

    Individual courses 1h00 : 50 €

    Collective courses 1h00 : 20 €




    20 minutes : 25 €  –  30 minutes : 30 €    –   45 minutes : 45 €


    A la carte
    All  the week except on the following dates :

    – 25 to 03 of Marsh

    – 31/03 to 28 of April

    – 12 to 19 of May

    – 26 of May to 16 of June and 23 to 30 of June

    – 08 to 29 of September

    – 06 to 13 of October

    – 27 of October to 11 of November  au1/11/2023

    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


    1 review for Adult beginner courses Discovery course and improvement of outdoor riding 2024

    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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