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Horseback riding in Ré island

Horseback riding is one of the leisure activities that can be practiced on Ré island in all seasons, but especially during the summer holidays. Numerous equestrian centers are established in the various municipalities, with hundreds of horses and various activities for holidaymakers.

A stay on Ré island is an opportunity for novices to learn to ride. The smaller ones have the opportunity to ride the ponies while the teenagers and the adults can dispose of the horses. From learning to development, in group or private lessons, the equestrian establishments offer various formulas.

Several villages are home to stud farms, stables, equestrian centers and pony clubs to name only Saint-Clément-des-Baleines which shelter two, as La Flotte and Bois-Plage. As for Ars-en-Ré and Sainte-Marie, they have a center, respectively.

The stables Ré island welcome horse lovers every day as part of organized visits to discover the techniques of breeding and to meet professionals who work with passion for the welfare of stallions and mares who there Live.

The practice of riding on Ré island perfectly meets the expectations of those who want to escape. Indeed, the equestrian centers offer hikes and horse rides, through small wooded paths, vineyards, marshes or along the beaches of the island. The mounts and the circuits are adapted to the level and age of the rider and the instructors always accompany the walkers.

Although this is not quite akin to horseback riding, donkey rides are worth mentioning. It is not only a fun activity that amuses the little ones of 3 years and more, but is also an opportunity for the biggest to discover a very ancient tradition: the asses in panties. They are the mascots of Ré island and they do not hesitate to pose alongside the tourists during the photo shoots.