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Sports activities à Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

Activités des Galopins du Sancy – Domaine équestre de Berthaire


RD 149 - Route du Faux
63610 Besse-et-Saint-Anastaise

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Thanks to our calm and experienced horses and ponies, multitudes of equestrian activities to flourish all year round in the unique landscapes of Sancy.

Les Galopins du Sancy offer you different activities:

*At the Berthaire equestrian center:
– Teen courses: a passionate morning with horses. A playful and benevolent approach to discover and perfect your riding in all disciplines (acrobatics, terrain course, etc.). From 10 to 16 years old.
All year by reservation.

– Pony mornings: a morning with the ponies to discover their world. Fun pony activities and pony care are offered for the greatest pleasure of all.
For children from 4 to 10 years old, novice or experienced – (in July & August, activity taking place at Lac Chambon)

– Horseback riding (group or private, for novice or experienced riders)
Several themes proposed: discovery of the region, sporty walk in the heart of the volcanoes.
Unusual themes: sunset walk, goat milking walk.
Walks ranging from 1h30 to half a day depending on the circuit chosen, with a qualified guide. From 10 years old.
All year by reservation.

– The Galopins tour: after having brushed, styled and decorated their pony, children and parents discover a unique panorama of the landscapes of Sancy. For children from 2 to 10 years old, all year round by reservation (except July/August).

-Group or individual riding lessons: to discover or perfect your riding in all disciplines.
From 10 years.
All year, by reservation.

-Equine mediation (brief therapies accompanied by the horse): guided by the horse, its nature and its intuitions, reconnect with oneself for more appeasement, serenity and fulfillment. 50-minute session with the horses, supervised by a qualified practitioner in brief therapies (Ellipsy). By reservation.

-Children stays with accommodation in tents: a week of immersion with ponies and horses. A daily life punctuated by riding sessions, horse care and evening entertainment. A 100% horse-riding holiday! From 8 years old, all levels of riding

-Equestrian gite: reception of itinerant riders and their horses for one or more nights. Rider accommodation in a cottage or tent. Accommodation horses in box or paddock. Possibility to have meals on site (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

*In Chambon sur Lac (Chambon beach side) in July & August:
– Pony mornings

– Lake walks: Child riders and accompanying parents set off with the ponies for a unique family outing, on the shores of Lake Chambon. To vary the pleasures and discover these exceptional landscapes, two circuits are proposed: 20 or 40 minutes. From 2 years old.

*At the medieval town of Besse:
– Walks in Besse: discover the historic town of Besse with your family and pony! A stroll through the old town, mixing fun, history and culture. For children from 2 to 10 years old, from Thursday to Saturday during winter school holidays (Christmas and February) from 15:30 p.m. to 17:45 p.m., departure every 45 minutes
On reservation

Sustainable tourism :
In addition to our Zero Plastic policy, we are setting up a very preferential rate so that residents can benefit from our presence and practice the activity all year round.

Portrait :
Bold, passionate and invested in meeting others, we have created a social and united equestrian structure. We live this adventure as a commitment to the service of the local community and to the development of ecotourism in Auvergne.

We speak English



  • Adolescent special
  • Special family with children
  • Groups welcome
  • Special children
  • School groups welcome
  • Business / incentive groups welcome
  • Cycle 1: nursery school (PS, MS, GS)
  • Cycle 2: elementary school (CP, CE1, CE2)
  • Cycle 4: college (5th, 4th, 3rd)
  • High school
  • Reception of summer camps
  • Children from 3 to 5 years old
  • Children from 6 to 12 years old
  • Young people from 13 to 17 years old
  • Higher Education
  • Cycle 3: elementary school (CM1, CM2)
  • Cycle 3: college (6th)
  • Group accepted from 10 to 30 people


  • Supervised practice
  • Courses
  • In Week
  • In Week-end
  • Materials provided
  • Courses
  • Private lesson
  • Introductory course
  • Course development
  • Workshop / Initiation / Discovery

Sports activities

  • Equestrian sports
  • Pony
  • Horse riding
  • Horseback riding / horseback riding


Opening hours from January 01 to December 31, 2023
Tuesday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Wednesday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Thursday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Friday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
SATURDAY Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Sunday Open from 09 a.m. to 19 p.m.
During school holidays: closed on Sundays.


See additional prices below (PDF)

Payment method

  • Cheque
  • Cash


Home animals

Pets are not accepted.

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