Horse Riding summer camp in France

Horse Riding summer camp in France
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Improve your dressage, show jumping, and cross-country skills during our Summer Horse riding camp in France. An unforgettable camp in a magnificent equestrian center!
If you've studied French and want to improve it while practicing your favorite sport, enroll in this French summer camp near Lyon for one or two weeks! This is a fully supervised French immersion. Summer camps in France for teens
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  • study abroad Mâcon France
  • age from 13 to 17 years old
  • Language French
  • dates July and August
  • length 1 or 2 weeks
  • price from 1329 EUR

Summer Horse Riding camps in France for teens

We offer all-inclusive residential pony camps for 7 or 14 days, for teenagers during the summer holidays. Book the residential riding camp and travel to France next summer! Participants can select a sport to practice intensively during the French summer camp. A 30-hour-per-week sports program includes:

  • Technical workshops: personalized exercises: getting into the saddle, improving balance, controlling fast paces, driving and controlling the horse.
  • Challenge workshops: walking, lunging, rides, acrobatics, equestrian games.
  • Obstacle course, cross country, and specific preparation exercises.
  • Competition workshops: passing of a gallop if a previous level is reached (Federal license required).
  • For stays of more than 14 days: An outing to the Accro'bath park is organized followed by a swimming afternoon.

The Horseback Riding camp in Mâcon is dedicated to good horsemen/women minimum Galop 3 or BHS Stage 3 (UK equivalent from Galop 3)


Our summer sports camps in the Lyon area are organized in Mâcon in France. This campus is located in a lush green park, 10 minutes from the city center. It offers excellent facilities: dormitories, sports fields, indoor and outdoor courts, water sports facilities nearby (the ones on the campus are used for the Swimming camp), tennis fields, a gymnasium, a leisure and activity room, a self-service restaurant, etc. The students will be able to practice sports and educational activities in complete safety at the campus in Mâcon.

All our sports camps are developed and organized by our sports affiliate: SPORTS ELITE JEUNES. The sports and activities offered in Mâcon take place in world-class facilities used for training French national teams. Our coaches have years of experience running training and practice sessions, they are experienced and highly skilled. They have a Sports Coach Diploma in their specific field or work in school as sports coaches.


The majority of participants (90%) are French. Coaches and assistants are all French, and foreign students make the most of these sports camps to improve their French skills because they are immersed in a French-speaking environment, 24 hours a day. French is the language used during all activities - sports, leisure time, social activities, meals etc.



If you participate in this Horse riding summer camp in France, you will be able to:

  • Practice horse riding 6 hours per day
  • Participate in evening activities 
  • Participate in weekend activities
  • For 2 weeks: you will be able to go to a climbing park with your new friends in Macon

Your French camp leaders will organize nice activities during this Horse riding summer camp in Rhone-Alpes like games, contests, parties, competitions, etc.


During this Horse riding summer camp in France, campers live in student residences. All meals included.

  • Shared bedroom ( 2 - 4 beds per room)
  • You can share a bedroom with your friend/sibling
  • Cafeteria is self-service. Balanced menu for campers.

If you have any special diet, please contact your Nacel agent.


ARRIVAL: Sunday between 3 PM and 4:30 PM
DEPARTURE: Saturday between 10 AM and 11 AM


We offer 3 possibilities:

  1. You bring your child to the camp in Macon/Vichy and pick him/her up at the end of the stay
  2. You bring your child to the train station Gare Bercy (Vichy) Gare de Lyon (Macon) in Paris where he/she joins other campers travelling by train to Vichy/Macon (accompanied by SEJ staff. Additional fee applies)
  3. You book the premium transfer package. 


 The premium transfer package includes:

  1. Welcome at CDG or ORLY airport in Paris on Saturday afternoon
  2. Transfer to the hotel 
  3. One night in multiple room (by gender) including dinner and breakfast accompanied by Nacel Staff
  4. Transfer from the hotel to Gare Bercy/Gare de Lyon by mini van or taxi
  5. Accompanied train ride from Gare Bercy/Gare de Lyon to the camp in Vichy by SEJ staff.
  6. Return transfers from the camp to the airport.

By adding an extra night in a hotel on Saturday we avoid the chance of missing the connection to the camp caused by delays of international planes or trains AND your child can start his camp well rested and with a full stomach.


Horse Riding summer camps in France: choose your dates!

*price in Euro's

French Summer Camps in France 2023

  • Each camp session lasts for 7 or 14 days. Arrival on Sunday and departure on Saturday.

    Arrival dates for July in Macon are:

    • July 2nd 2023 (1 or 2 weeks)
    • July 9th 2023 (1 or 2 weeks)
    • July 16th 2023 (1 or 2 weeks)
    • July 23rd 2023 (1 or 2 weeks)
    • July 30th 2023  (1 or 2 weeks)

  • Arrival dates for August in Macon are:

    • August 6th 2023 (1 or 2 weeks)
    • August 13th 2023  (1 week only)

Are you interested in taking French lessons AND practicing a sport for 3 hours in the morning? Opt for a sports camp in France WITH French lessons: French and Sports summer camp in France

All our sports camps in France are developed and organized by our sports affiliate: SPORTS ELITE JEUNES.

Price includes

  • Administration fees
  • Full board accommodation in shared rooms
  • Sport activities carefully supervised and led by certified staff
  • Access to all sports equipment of the campus
  • Social activities during the weekend and on evenings
  • Support, assistance and 24H emergency response phone number during the whole program

Price does not include

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance (luggage lost, flight delay etc.)
  • Visa, passport and medical exam fees
  • Group transfer from a Paris train station to the Vichy campus by train, with French chaperones, and back 
  • Premium transfer package
  • Personal expenses and pocket money
  • Medical, Liability and Emergency Repatriation insurance: please provide an insurance certificate

If you want to be part of our Sports Camp in France, you must consider that: 

  • We only accept students from 13 to 17 years of age
  • You must have studied French for two years
  • You must have strong motivation and willingness to create friendships with other participants 
  • You have to do your best effort to speak in French at all times
  • You have to make sure that you have the physical and mental condition to be part of this program
  • are an experienced horseman/women and practice the sport on a regular basis.

Thanks to this program, you will be able to improve your French, practice a sport and meet new friends. Our campers are expected to be mature and flexible.


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