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Réunion formation professionnelle équestre

Centre de formation équestre

Vocational training at the CHV

Are you passionate about horse riding and want to make it your job?
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Each year, the Versailles Horse Club welcomes several trainees in training as horse-riding instructors (AE) and monitors/tutors (BPJEPS). To date, more than 200 student instructors have graduated.

The courses are given to them by experienced tutors, both for theory and for practice. They ride horses, progress, give lessons under the supervision of experienced instructors, and can then embark on active life with a nice business card!

Training for riding professions has evolved. From now on, it can take place in two stages with the obtaining of the diploma of AE then of the BPJEPS. The federal diploma of Horse Riding Instructor (level 3), allows to animate, to initiate and to transmit the first notions of horse riding under the responsibility of an instructor. Then in a second step, this training can be supplemented by that of the BPJEPS. The CHV offers both courses.

Horse Riding Instructor Training (AE)
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The CHV offers two possibilities for the passage of the diploma of the Horse Riding Instructor level 3 with pony and horse dominant:


in 12 months: 2 days in the training center and the rest of the working time in the company.

Necessary prerequisites, you must have:

16 years old

The gallop 5

A federal competition license

The PSC1  (prevention and civic relief certificate level 1)

Initial Training

in 10 months: 2 days in a training center and the rest in the company.

Necessary prerequisites, you must have:

18 years old

The gallop 6

A competition license


Training days will be Monday and Friday of each week.

Horse riding instructor training (BPJEPS)

To start the training: you must have validated the entrance tests (see CREIF) or hold the AE and the PSC1.

2 training courses by:
  • Apprenticeship in 12 months: 2 days in training and the rest of the working time in the company. 

  • Initial Training in 10 months: 2 days in the training center and the rest in the company.

We offer 2 options:
  1. Pony and Horse Initiation

  2. Technical deepening

Training days will be Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Two courses offered

Self-financing training

I finance my training.

Duration: from September to June: 10 months

2 days per week of training at the CHV

Alternating training

Duration: 24 months of training under an apprenticeship contract or 12 months under a professionalization contract

My employer finances my training and I am paid by my work.

2 days a week at CHV

Solutions :

Depending on your situation, different possibilities for aid: the local mission, Pôle emploi and Individual Training Leave for employees who have worked for more than 2 years in their company.

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How to apply to the Club Hippique de Versailles and receive your registration file?

Please contact Isabelle Guiter, our training manager, directly for a personalized interview.

Would you like more information on training in general?

Please consult the following sites:


BPJEPS website

FFE website

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testimonial from a student

training at the CHV is rich in knowledge. I started with AE and today I am doing my BPJEPS training. I evolved throughout my two training courses, both technically and pedagogically.


23 years old, student instructor at the CHV

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