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Equestrian Programme


An international education for riders

Our equestrian programmes give students (aged 11-18) the opportunity to combine their passion for horses with academic excellence. They practice the following disciplines: jumping, dressage, and cross country.

Maisons-Laffitte is known as the ‘Cité du Cheval’ (City of the Horse) and has a rich equestrian heritage. Located in the heart of Maisons-Laffitte park,  the school provides the perfect setting for horse riding. The neighbouring forest of Saint-Germain-en-Laye offers an amazing 65 kilometres of well-maintained bridle paths.

Many of Ermitage students choose horse riding as an activity, benefiting from the school's official partnerships with renowned establishments.

Premium Facilities

Maisons-Laffitte offers exceptional facilities like no other in the Paris area. As part of our Equestrian Program, your child will have access to all stables and Jumping de Maisons-Laffitte facilities, including the Gallop track.

Jumping Maisons-Laffitte

- 100m x 50m competition arena

- 35m x 70m relaxation arena

- 60m x 20 m dressage arena

- 70m x 40m grass working arena

- Spring Garden equipped with cross-country obstacle

Discover Jumping Maisons Laffitte


- Stabling for 60+ horses

- 800 m² indoor arena

Ermitage International School students can choose to rent a horse or bring their own.

If your child has a particular passion for horse riding and/or specific equestrian ambitions, we would like to highlight our specialist equestrian programmes.

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At Ermitage, our students have the freedom to choose the program that's right for them.

Janelle Dubos
IB Admissions