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Equestrian Programme


An international education for riders

Our equestrian programmes nurture the riding skills of students (aged 11-18) across the core disciplines - jumping, cross-country and dressage.

Maisons-Laffitte is known as the ‘Cité du Cheval’ (City of the Horse) and has a rich equestrian heritage. There are perfect, natural surroundings for riding in Maisons-Laffitte Park just outside the school and the neighbouring Forest of St. Germain-en-Laye contains an amazing 65 kilometres of well-maintained riding trails.

The town is also home to exceptional equestrian facilities and instructors. Many Ermitage International School students choose riding as an activity and they benefit from the School’s official partnership with leading 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 the Maisons-Laffitte Jumping facilities, including Les Caves du Nord, La Croix Noailles and 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

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- Stabling for 60+ horses

- Riding arena

- Indoor arena

- Outdoor arena

Ermitage International School students can choose to rent a horse or bring their own to be stabled and cared for at one of the partner stables.

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