Show Horses

Frisian, Spanish, Portuguese, thoroughbreds, Barb, Shetland...
The show horse is flexible and docile; there are several breeds and morphologies
They have to be in harmony, horse and rider. This harmony is the result of a long and perfect work with the horse. Then the show is full of elegance and meets the wonderful world of the imaginary

The Great Stables

The Great Stables were built between 1719 and 1740 by Jean Aubert, at the request of the Prince of Condé, Louis Henri de Bourbon. The legend tells that the Prince convinced that he was going to reincarnated as a horse; he built these majestic stables hoping to dwell on them in the afterlife. But the reality is he wanted to build these huge stables for hunting crew. And 240 horses and 500 dogs were housed in the stables. The stunning architecture, both in size and sculptural decoration was admired for everyone.

Military barracks, equestrian club, the Great Stables were always occupied by horses, which allowed the preservation of the buildings.
For over 30 years, the Museum occupies the Great Stables Horse. The representation of equestrian entertainment allows the Dome to become a magical place.

 

Dressage

Three years of work required for a horse show. This is the average time to teach high school figures (figures more technical equestrian expression). We must habituate the horse to the public, lighting and music, to become a professional of the equestrian representation.

This is the result of daily training. When a horse reaches the Great Stables, he’s often scary. Time and patience to get used to his new world and to the show, is needed.

 

Shows 

The show arena located in the «Dome» of Great Stables, measures 13 meters in diameter. This is a major challenge for horses and riders, because this classic circus arena is too small to work with horses.

There are two great creations per year under the majestic dome of the Great Stables, the first from April to October, and the second for the Christmas season from December to January.

 

 

 

The Prince & The Swan

 

From 2 December 2017 to 7 January 2018
 
The Prince & The Swan, an equestrian ballet to enjoy with all the family!

Long, long ago… The elves reigned in the forests, and the pixies, wearing clothes made from bark, wandered in the undergrowth. Although the fairies had powers over the Earth, it was the magicians, unscrupulous characters, who made the princes and kings shiver in their boots. The high stone towers of Prince Como’s château stood tall above the Black Forest. One evening, the prince was celebrating his eighteenth birthday. The night was silent. In the sky, above the treetops, a group of swans flew by, majestically.…

 

Calendar of performances:
Shows at 2.30 pm:

December: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31
January: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

 
Shows at 4.30 pm:

December: 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30
January: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

 

Tickets and rates:

Ticket for the show: Full rate: 21€ / Reduced rate (age 3-17): 17€
Domain + Show ticket: Full rate: 30€ / Reduced rate (age 3-17): 24€
Free for children under 3 sitting on their parents’ knees.
Choose your seats on arrival. Last entrance 30 minutes before the start of the show.
Book Tickets

 

 

Horse Museum

Open in June 2013, within this architectural masterpiece of the XVIII century are the Great Stables, the new Museum of the Horse, has more than 200 objects and works of art related to the horse and its history.

Both art museum and ethnological museum, this new Horse Museum is aimed at a wide audience, kids & adults. His contemporary form with many interactive and visual tools, allows visitors an approach that is educational and fun.

 
Open everyday from april to october. Closed on tuesdays from November to March. Closed on January