Top Horseback Riding Locations in Paris and Near Paris

Horseback riding in nature… yes, it is possible even in Paris. I 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


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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.

❤️ What 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.

❤️ What 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


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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.

❤️ What 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

Nomad Riders

106 Boulevard du Général Koenig, 92200 Neuilly-sur-Seine

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Based in Paris, Nomad Riders is a luxury horse-riding travel agency specializing in curating high-end and tailor-made experiences that blend horse-riding, gastronomy, and culture.

Among the all-inclusive experiences they offer are the Palace & Gardens of Versailles, the Imperial Heritage of Fontainebleau, and the Castles of the Loire Valley on Horseback.

These day trips from Paris include transportation, a 2-hour horse-riding tour, followed by a 4-course meal in gastronomic restaurants, and a guided visit to the Castles with a historian guide.

Available year-round, their tours are designed to accommodate both first-time and experienced riders and are customizable according to guests’ preferences.

Nomad Riders promises extraordinary horse-riding escapes where elegance meets adventure, allowing you to discover the best that France has to offer without compromising on luxury.

❤️ What we like: combines exciting horse rides with delicious food and fun cultural trips, making every adventure special and memorable.

💰 Price: From €700/day

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Haras de la Cense

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

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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)


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, nature and contact with horses.

❤️ What 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)


Kids: 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 practicing 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.

❤️ What 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 a 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!

❤️ What 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.

❤️ What 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)