Equestrian: Horses & Riding

Maison du Cheval
Museum dedicted to the horse and its use in the local marshes. At La Garette (79).
Danielle Dibbens
Tellington TT Touch practitioner for horses. Available for individual client sessions to identify and address tension patterns in your horse with a view to improving behaviour, performance and well being. At Barbezieux (16).
Cheval Chic
Online shop offering feed, sheepskins, riding boots and a range of equestrian products. Contact Amanda Renouard.
Ferme Equestre de la Marillere
Horse riding and and Pony Club for adults and children. Situated 29 Rue de la Grigandiere, St Jouin de Marnes (79).
Centre Equestre La Galipote
Pony and horse trekking, competitions, stabling and riding courses. Based at Le Beugnon, Mazieres en Gatine (79).
Hippodrome de la Gatiniere
Horse racing track featuring steeplechase and thoroughbred racing, open from June to September. The property has a restaurant. Located at Route de Lacsigny, La Roche Posay (86).
Epona Horse Rug Laundry
Horse rug washing service based at Confolens, Charente Poitou-Charentes. Rugs are washed, dried and reproofed. Repairs also available. Delivery and collection. Contact Stella Beirne
Centre de Beauregard
Equestrian centre offering hire of horses and livery on long or short term basis. Also feed and tack and riding shop. Contact: Jacki Crouter
Horse minding and care offered to owners in Vienne including mucking out, tack and rug cleaning and training. At Chatain (86). Contact Catherine
Saumort Livery and Riding Centre
English run riding centre at Thireuil (79). Horse riding, livery, indoor school, outdoor school, 12 hectares turnout.
Cheval Reve
Horse riding, horse trails and other horse activities. At La Roche du Guy, Chatillon sur Thouet (79).
Les Ecuries de la Geffardiere
Riding Centre at La Geffardiere, Moutiers sous Chantemerle (79).
Relais Equestre de Villenon
Equestrian centre situated at Anche (86), 20 mins from Poitiers,15 from Gencay. Livery, gite, camping a la ferme, and activities for children. Contact Sophie Delauzon
Les Ecuries de Pilorges
Situated at 22 Route de Bressuire, Coulonges sur lAutize (79).
LEpinaye des Templiers
Riding centre at lEpinaye, Amailloux (79).
Janes Ecuries de Berin
Pony club at Berin-St-Macoux, Vienne (86) offering lessons and hacking for 4 to 12 year olds, teenagers and adults, livery and re-schooling service. Contact Jane Cockin.
Herbord SCEA
Stables and stud farm at Sanxay (86) offering ponies and horses for jumping, dressage and eventing. Contact Anne-Marie Chanfreau.
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.
Horse Respect
Riding instructor based at Condeon (16) for lessons in all disciplines including western riding. Also, equine Reiki therapist. Contact Michaela.
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.
Horse Livery
Stables offering full, part, DIY, holiday or grass livery with qualified staff. Menage and stables with grazing. Also tuition and schooling available. Located at Chatignac (16). Contact Chelsey Marshall-Arnold
Ecuries de Chanteloube
Saddelry and Livery yard at Luche-sur-Brioux (79) offering stabling for horses and sales of UK sourced leatherwork and equipment. Contact: Debbie Reynolds
Centre Equestre de Mons
Riding school & equestrian centre offering livery, training, hacks & kids summer camp. All ages and abilities welcome. English spoken. At Brigueuil (16).
Les Ecuries du Breuil
They offer riding lessons, competitions, livery, breaking and schooling. With superb hacking, indoor and outdoor schools they can accomodate complete beginners to experienced riders. Holiday makers welcome. Situated near Hanc (79).
Landtech Equestrian Services
Construction and groundworks for Equine facilities including arenas, stables and yards, gallops, fencing and gates. At Lage Boutaud, Adriers (86) Contact Andrew and Emma Cantwell.
La Riviere Horse Livery
Livery offered for horses at Serigny (86) between Chatellerault and Richelieu. Also overnight accommodation offered for horse transporters. Contact Jane Gilder
Ecuries de Primery
Small riding school offering private and small group lessons. English and French speaking instructors. Contact Michelle Gale
Haras de la Vienne
Livery yard offering a range of facilities including indoor and outdoor riding schools at Persac (86). Contact: Sophie Guadillat
Ferme Equestre La Vallée des Cerfs
Deer breeding farm situated in Luchapt, Vienne (86). Offering Bed & Breakfast and gites accommodation. Also equestrian and horse riding facilities. Contact Anne and Patrick van Aubel
Parc Equestre de Parthenay
Riding school at the Chateau des Plans, rue Brossard, Parthenay (79).
Poney-Club du Ricou
Horse Riding and Poney Club for adults and children. Situated at 9 rue des Saules, Saint-Leger (17). Contact: Geraldine.
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.
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).