These riding holidays are set in the beautiful French area of Armagnac. Your host, Evelien, is a trained horse riding guide who speaks fluent Dutch, French and excellent English. She allows competent riders the opportunity to explore the Armagnac countryside unguided allowing you freedom to ride at your own pace. Her stables of well-trained horses offer the ideal means by which to explore the stunning countryside. You will be based from the beautiful old Chateau and from here you can explore the glorious countryside and return to the comforts of your magnificent "chambre" each night.
The Armagnac region is primarily known for its production of the oldest French brandy but it is also an area rich in historical significance and charming countryside. The 'Counts of Armagnac' were politically very strong during the 14th and 15th centuries, the height of the region's power, and it was during this time that the Armagnac brandy became a commercialised product, sold throughout the country. As part of Gascony the region enjoys a wonderful climate and is predominantly agricultural with fields of crops, rolling hills and a web of rivers. The historical bastide towns and villages which dot the area take you back to times gone by and riders will see some fascinating architecture during their holiday.