Best Places To Go Horseback Riding in Paris and the Ile de France

Horseback riding in nature… yes, it is possible even in Paris. We have prepared a list of the best places to ride horses in Paris and the Ile de France region, both for adults and children.


Horse riding in Paris

Equestrian Centre La Cartoucherie

4 Route du champ de Manoeuvres 75012 Paris

Located in the 12th district of Paris, this school in the heart of the Bois de Vincennes offers riding sessions for all levels and all ages.

Horses, double ponies and shetlands, share shaping moments all year round and even during school holidays when riding courses are organized.

❤️ We like: The restaurant which allows you to unwind after an afternoon riding a galloping horse.

💰 Price: A day’s riding course during the school holidays starts at 60€.

Information and booking (in French)


Pony club and Equestrian Centre of La Villette

9 Bd. Macdonald, 75019 Paris 

For €60 for 6 sessions, you can discover the basics of horse riding at the Centre Equestre de La Villette and experience a first contact with horses.

They also offer many different courses and discovery options.

A variety of time slots offer daily riding sessions for all levels.

❤️ We like: The Discovery Pony package which allows the youngest children over 6 years old to learn about horse riding between 10 and 30 sessions

💰 Price: Packages from €340.

Information and booking (in French)


Equestrian Centre l’Étrier de Paris

Route des Lacs à Madrid, Bois de Boulogne 75116 Paris

L’Étrier de Paris offers excellent facilities and welcomes riders from beginner to gallop seven level.

The 40 x 20 meter riding arena, the recently extended 800m2 arena, the grandstand for lessons, the stables and the large clubhouse are all pluses, as are the courses and events throughout the year.

❤️ We like: The Pony-Club which welcomes children from 4 to 12 years old and gives weekly lessons all year round with shetland and double pony.

💰 Price: Annual package from €1190

Information and booking (in French)


Horse riding in Ile de France

The haras de la Cense

Haras de la Cense, D988, 78730 Rochefort-en-Yvelines

The Haras de la Cense offers you the opportunity to ride in the idyllic setting of the Rambouillet forest.

For an hour and a half, whether you are a beginner or a qualified rider, enjoy a unique and relaxing equestrian moment.

La Cense also offers a number of services that can be tailored to your wishes, such as a carriage ride with a draught horse or a private equestrian escapade, alone or with a partner.

❤️ We like: The principles of the La Cense method which focus on the relationship between man and horse and their well-being.

💰 Price: From €75.

Information and booking (in French)


The Écuries du Bois Vallée

D983, 78113 Le Tartre-Gaudran

Located near the forest of Rambouillet, the Écuries du Bois Vallée offer rides and excursions in an ideal setting.

You can escape the stress and commotion of the capital by enjoying the open air, the nature and the contact with horses.

❤️ We like: The tailor-made and on-demand excursions that allow an experience made just for you.

💰 Price: 70€ for a half-day to 130€ for a full day

Information and booking (in French)


Horse Dreams Equestrian Centre

30 bis rue du Château 77760 Achères la Forêt

The Horse Dreams riding center organizes daily horse rides of two or three hours in the heart of the Fontainebleau forest.

The rides are supervised by a qualified team and are organized in groups of different levels, ensuring an unforgettable experience.

The riding center also offers several days’ rides around the Fontainebleau forest.

❤️ We like: Unique rides such as the Full Moon ride, a two-hour moonlit excursion until midnight.

💰 Price: From €56.

Information and booking (in French)


Children: Pony riding in Paris and Ile de France

Poneyland Thiais

15, rue Jean-François Marmontel 94320 Thiais


Poneyland has a wide range of options for discovering the world of ponies: learning to ride, improving your riding skills, or simply practising your favorite hobby in a pleasant setting.

The rental of Shetland ponies for children from 2 to 9 years old is possible every Sunday and public holidays from 2 to 5 pm.

❤️ We like: Pony rides of only 15 minutes for a first contact with the world of horse riding

💰 Price: From €5

Information and booking (in French)


Equestrian Centre Pony Club de Rambouillet

86 rue de Groussay , 78120 Rambouillet

Enjoy a ride in the Groussay park, (half an hour) located right next to the Equestrian Centre, for a short ride at walking pace guided by an adult.

For half an hour, your child will discover the Tartar tent, the green theatre and the Chinese pagoda of the Park on horseback!

❤️ We like: The birthday package offered by the equestrian center where your child can blow out his candles near the stables

💰 Price: €10 per half hour

Information and booking (in French)


Animaponey in Parisian gardens

Whether in the Parc Montsouris, the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, the Parc de Monceau or the Lac de Saint-Mande, Animaponey organizes short pony rides for children.

Their aim? To bring little city dwellers into contact with the world of ponies and to make it easier for them to approach and familiarise themselves with animals.

There is no longer any need to drive to get a chance to ride a horse, the ponies come to you in the most beautiful parks of the capital.

❤️ We like: The small or large course package for children who are passionate about horses or for those who get bored quickly

💰 Price: From €6

Information and booking (in French)