Riding Camargue horses at the Mas Saint Germain
Not far from Arles and Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, enjoy riding Camargue horses in a peaceful surrounding. We offer horseback outings as well as riding lessons and training courses on our home-bred Camargue horses.
The activity ride lasts two hours and includes the care and preparation of the horse: we go to get the horses in the meadow, each rider brushes his horse and saddle him with our help. Then, we take you for an hour walk on our organic farm. You can choose depending on your level to only walk, or to trot and canter as well. The idea is to share a moment at your own pace. You will discover from the inside the family operation of our structure, the crops (rice), the activity of breeding Camargue horses and bulls, up to the very wild Étang de Vaccarès, populated with birds.
Then on the way back, each one unsaddles and rewards his horse, then brings him back to the field, taking the time for a little goodbye hug!
A two hours activity, including caring of the horse at the beginning and at the end.
Riding in little groups (8 to 10 Max., from 6 years old) : 45€ per adult,
42€ per child.
Private outing with a guide , from 2 persons,
70€ per adult, 65€ per child. As we usually prepare the horses a bit faster, the riding lasts 10' to 15' longer.
-- Depending upon availability of the guide
-- Ideal for an original gift for two !
Bird watching tour:
With Christophe, bird specialist who joins the horse riding activity with you. He will help to observe the birds and comment about their way of life during the tour.
Tariffs based on a private tour, plus 60€ from 2 to 5 persons for Christophe (10€ by additional person).
For the little ones:
From 2 to 5, you can take the kid for a walk around the property on our little
Shetland poney "ZEPHYR". We put a bard saddle and a halter, lend a helmet,
and you can walk the time wished by the kid. For the 2 years old, it is
preferable that two adults stand with the kid : 15€.
Training courses, collective lessons & private lessons
Training lessons are provided by Magalie, our State qualified instructor.
We will first talk about the elements you wish to work on either in traditional or Camargue horse riding and we will assign the most appropriate horse according to your level and experience to you. Magalie will then make you work the identified points in the schooling yard.
If you wish to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounding nature, you can then take a tour of the Mas right after the lesson!
Riding lessons :
For riders of all levels, from 6 years old, learn, improve,
have fun or simply enjoy.
Collective riding lesson 1h : 40 €, discount 38 € for 4 lessons or more
Particular riding lesson 1h : 60 €, under availability of timeslot
Training courses in lessons OR in horseback riding (1 class or 1 horseback riding /day) :
5 days : 190 € / person
3 days : 120 € / person
Training courses in class AND in horseback riding (1 class and 1 horseback riding /day) :
5 days : 360 € / person
3 days : 228 € / person
Going further :
Preparation and French equestrian exams of the “Galop”: from the 5 x 2h workshop, contact Laure on firstname.lastname@example.org or
06 16 92 34 98.
L'élevage de chevaux
At Mas Saint Germain, our herd includes more than forty horses, including mounts (for working bulls), mares, foals, stallions, old horses and horses for the horse-riding school.
The Camargue horse is gentle and has a big heart. His tolerance and flexibility allow him to be used for leisure riding and for equestrian tourism for all levels, confirmed as totally beginners, including the youngest (from 6 years). Before enjoying a peaceful retirement, our "pre-retirement" horses are only used for the youngest children. Gifted with a calm and a kindness without equal, you will be able, worry-free, to enrol your young children to the horseback riding. Our state-certified instructor will guide you and can also hold your child's horse during the ride.
A big thank you to our horses for being so kind!
Book or get information on the horseback activities
Please make contact with Laura through this form, for all information or booking of activities with horses.
Tel.: 06 16 92 34 98