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.


Horse show, Dressage demostrations and visit the Horse Museum. 
For the Show see calendar. The Great Stables are open everyday from april to november. Form november to march are closed on Tuetsdays. Closed in January.

Show tickets: 21 €


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.

Dressage demostration – everyday at 11am and 2.30 pm (except on show).
Closed on tuesdays from November to March. Closed on January. 


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.

Christmas Show: 
November & December
Rates: 22 € - Book in advance: 03 44 27 31 80


A hypnotic new equestrian show 

From 3 April to 23 October 2016

The riders of the Great Stables will transport you to a whole new world... The world of Metamorphoses. Metamorphoses of time, of souls, reworked objects, equestrian transformations… 
Each number evokes these metamorphoses with a magical blend of horses, dance and shadows. With a nod to The Metamorphoses by Ovid, the Latin poet who recounted the legends of mythological figures and their transformations. Nymphs, muses, Diana the huntress, Jupiter, Europe, Galatea and Pygmalion – to name but a few – make brief appearances. 

© Domaine de Chantilly

This original artistic creation will present acts including music specially composed to the rhythm of the horses’ steps.
Passage, piaff, Spanish walk, pirouettes, caprioles, flying changes, all the Haute Ecole figures are featured in this show full of poetry and mischief.

Spectators will be dazzled by the rhythm, emotions and sensations in this highly original show.

Metamorphoses - key figures: 3 musicians, 7 riders, 1 dancer, 15 horses, 6 ponies, 2 donkeys

Duration: 1 hour

Schedule of performances (show starts at 2.30 pm):

April: Sundays: 3, 10, 17, 24 – Thursdays: 7, 14, 21, 28
May: Sundays: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 – Saturday 7 - Thursdays 5, 12, 26
June: Sundays: 5, 19, 26 - Thursdays 2, 9, 16, 23 and 20
September: Sundays 11, 18, 25 - Thursdays 15, 22, 29
October: Sundays 9, 23 - Thursdays 6, 13, 20

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