English and Riding Holidays


Welcome to our English language holidays!

Our high quality English and riding holidays are warm and welcoming.

We have two TEFL qualified teachers which enables us to integrate English into all parts of the day – riding, mealtimes, evening activities and, of course, the English lessons.

Each student takes an English test so we can tailor the lessons to his or her needs.

Three children studying at a table
English lesson


There are a variety of possible equestrian activities organised during the holiday... a picnic ride, western, beauty, pony games, dressage, equifun, show jumping, natural horsemanship.....

There are also lots of different evening activities... quizzes, arts and crafts, cooking, games....

Our guests love our swimming pool, our large floodlit games barn (with table tennis and basket ball) and our outdoor play area (with trampoline and badminton net).

A male rider jumping a black horse over a fallen tree trunk
Cross country fun
 Merci beaucoup, Flore est rentrée ravie comme d’habitude! Merci beaucoup de votre accueil et de donner l’occasion aux cousines de se retrouver dans un cadre qu’elles adorent 

Accomodation and Safety

Our guest accommodation is in the same building as the family, an old renovated farmhouse.

The number of students is limited to 8 in order to ensure the quality of the English & riding instruction.

We are also able to focus on the quality of the meals, which are prepared from fresh, good quality ingredients.

Here at Les Ecuries du Saumort we take safety very seriously – each horse and rider combination are chosen with great care.

A bedroom with bunk beds and a single bed with bright colours
One of the bedrooms

About Us

We are an English family who have been organising language and riding holidays for over 15 years. Both the family and staff’s native language is English

Sarah was born in Liverpool, England. She has a degree in physiology, a TEFL qualification and the BPJEPS. She has devoted her life to studying horses and has more than 30 years teaching experience.

Zak was born in Yorkshire, England. He studied information technology. He was a consultant and technical architect in several large companies over a period of 15 years. He has also been involved in staff training.

A smiling couple
Zak and Sarah
 Bonjour Sarah, les enfants ont encore passé une merveilleuse semaine! Un très, très grand merci! 

A Typical Day

- Breakfast - Care of the animals - Equitation - Dinner together - English Lesson - Equitation - Snack and break - Organised activity - Evening meal - Relaxation/film - Bedtime!
Two girls wearing cowboys hats and holding lassos
A western riding day

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • High quality full board
  • Horse riding
  • Immersion in English
  • Evening activities
  • Transfer from Niort train station
  • Galop tests

Travel is not included. Transfer from Nantes, Poitiers et La Rochelle not included but possible.

Don’t hesitate to ask for more information.

Two girls jumping a Saumort sign
Boost your english!
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