Equestrian: Horses & Riding
The Niort Horse Riding Club
Equipped with grounds adapted to show-jumping, 2 indoor riding schools and 3 outdoor areas for horses. Every 2 years, over a 3-day period, the club plays host to the French hurdling championship for veterans.
Parc Equestre de Parthenay
Riding school at the Chateau des Plans, rue Brossard, Parthenay (79).
The Center for the Horse
Offers four activities: re-education and insertion due to the horse; discovery of the wet marshes; initiation and training in riding and carriage handling; preparation of sport and leisure horses. At La Garette, La Garette Sansais (79).
Maison du Cheval
Museum dedicted to the horse and its use in the local marshes. At La Garette (79).
Centre Equestre La Galipote
Pony and horse trekking, competitions, stabling and riding courses. Based at Le Beugnon, Mazieres en Gatine (79).
Les Ecuries de Pilorges
Situated at 22 Route de Bressuire, Coulonges sur lAutize (79).
The Niort-Romagne Racetrack
In August 2002, the Niort racetrack was awarded the prestigious "Green trophy" for horse racing. All the form followers from France and Navarre therefore found themselves on equal footing on this one hundred per cent Niort track. Chemin du Lac.
Les Ecuries de la Geffardiere
Riding Centre at La Geffardiere, Moutiers sous Chantemerle (79).
Horse riding, horse trails and other horse activities. At La Roche du Guy, Chatillon sur Thouet (79).
La Grange Du Procureur - Livery and Training Yard
Stables run by British Horse Society registered, qualified staff at Le Grand Madieu (16). Full, part, grass, DIY and holiday liverys catered for. 40 acres of fenced paddocks. Horse owner certificates taught for all levels.