If you are looking for gites in South West France, with opportunities for horse riding (L’Equitation) close by, then look no further, you have found the right website. Staying at Valmar Gite means you will definitely not be disappointed !
Being quite a rural area means that the people of the Lot et Garonne dept of South West France love their horses and horse riding and as a result there are several equestrian centres for you to choose from, within easy striking distance of our self-catering holiday accommodation. You will also, undoubtedly, be pleasantly surprised at how reasonable the local tariffs for horse riding are, allowing you to spend many an hour, if you so wish, exploring on horseback, so much that the beautiful countryside of South West France has to offer.
Here are details of the equestrian centres nearest our self catering holiday accommodation around Villeneuve sur Lot and Sainte Livrade sur Lot.
Tel 05 53 71 23 42
Address – Ferme du Rossingnol, 47110, Sainte Livrade sur Lot, Lot et Garonne, South West France. A mere 10-15 mins drive from Valmar Gite.
Situated on the road between Sainte Livrade sur Lot and Casseneuil, next to the school of agriculture (Lycée agricole) the L’eperon Livradais centre is open all year round from Tuesdays to Saturdays. Catering for all ages from 4 years upwards. L’eperon Livradais offers Treks, lessons and horse-ball.
Tel 05 53 49 02 86 mobile 06 10 08 39 12
Address – Earl Missandre-cheval, Roche, 47380 St Pierre de Caubel, Lot et Garonne, South West France.
St Pierre de Caubel, situated between Monclar and St Pastour and north of Sainte Livrade sur Lot, is about a 20 min drive from Valmar Gite.
At Missandre-Cheval they cater for riders of all abilities, your host for the day will lead you from Caubel, through the woods and rolling hills towards St Pastour. You may get as far as the lake at Cancon and if you ride during the summer months you may well wish to take your swimming attire with you and take a refreshing dip in the lake, when you stop for a much deserved lunch break. Bliss !
Tel Mobile: 06.70.68.79.92
Address – Take the RN21 from Villeneuve sur Lot towards Agen. After 13km turn left, taking the D110 in the direction of Laroque Timbaut. Crinière au vent is a few hundred metres along this road. A little further afield, but still only about a 30 min car ride from Valmar Gite. At Crinière au vent you can take lessons, go on treks of an hour or two, or even a hike of 1 to 3 days. The instructors will take you on a ride through the varied local countryside of the Lot et Garonne, passing through woods of oak trees, down green valleys, across a creek, then backtracking along a limestone plateau, taking in the abundance of local flora, fauna and wildlife.
We hope you enjoy your Horse Riding in South West France.
Happy riding !