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CHV - école d'équitation

The riding school at the CHV

The riding school of the Club Hippique de Versailles

The riding school of the Club Hippique de Versailles offers all riders, from beginners to the most experienced, an adapted and progressive solution to take all the steps towards excellence.

The discovery by the Baby Shet, the learning with the shetlands and the double-ponies and finally the horse to live your passion to the full, the CHV will allow you to progress with pleasure and at your own pace.

All courses are taught by professional teachers with the BPJEPS, BEES1, DEJEPS.

Throughout the year and during school holidays, many courses are offered to allow everyone to:

  • improve in a discipline of your choice

  • discover new activities

  • pass his federal "gallops"

  • getting ready for competition season

Enfants sur leurs poneys

A diverse range of disciplines

The CHV offers its members a wide range of equestrian practices, from elementary learning to the highest level: dressage, obstacle, cross country, hunter, equifun, equine ethology, archery, equifeel...

Image de Stefanie Poepken


transmission of knowledge and passion

The Horse Club of Versailles aims to welcome children and adults, wishing to learn, raise their awareness, improve their skills or perform in competition.


Our riding school is organized into 3 poles
1) Shetland   2) Double-Pony   3) Horse
Enfant sur poney shetland

1. The Shetland Pole 

The micro babies:
We offer covers for children aged 3 to 4 in 30-minute sessions to take into account their development and the attention they can give us.

The sessions allow the children to gain confidence and quickly create an affectionate bond with the ponies.
This moment is a real sharing between the child, the pony and the parents. 

From the baby course to the shetland competition:
From the age of 4, children go through one-hour sessions and progress at their own pace.
Our sessions are designed to promote the awakening of children, develop self-confidence, respect for other riders and the animal.

We promote fun teaching for beginners and for the youngest riders then, as they progress, we seek to improve the position of the pony child by developing his seat and working on the fixity of his lower legs.
Throughout his development, we prepare him and offer him to take the federal exams.

Shetland Pony Gallops
In Shetland, the exams begin with the bronze pony and end with the golden gallop. 6 levels are therefore offered to our riders.

pole poney
Enfant sur double poney

2. The Double Pony Pole 

Our double pony school is open to children wishing to start riding from the age of 9, as well as children who have started riding in Shetland.

We offer different levels of retakes ranging from beginner to competition.

During their double pony journey, the children continue their learning and develop privileged links with the ponies and progress technically.

Passing his Double Pony GalOps
We offer them to take the federal exams ranging from gallop 1 to gallop 6.

pole cheval
Cavalière sur son cheval

3. The Horse Pole

Our horseback riding school is open from teenagers to adults. Our cavalry allows us to offer courses for all levels, from beginner to experienced rider.

Our rounds going up to gallop 3 are done in reduced numbers and allow you to get to know the reactions of the horses, namely to position yourself on foot, to perform the grooming as well as saddling your mount in complete safety.  
On horseback, riders learn to find their balance through dressage sessions and show jumping sessions, then gradually learn to control and master the direction, speed, amplitude and cadence of the horses.

By evolving in gallop levels 5 to 7, the riders will learn to master the technique on horseback and will begin to work the horse to maintain it muscularly. They will learn getting started, stretching exercises, working on two tracks.

In CSO, they will evolve to be able to follow a course, work on wide and tight curves, perform diagonal jumps while controlling speed. 

From gallop 5, they will discover the sensations of jumping their first cross-country obstacles in our spring garden. 

They will also learn the basics of on-foot work and ethology, essential for understanding horses and validating federal exams.

Go galloping on horseback
On horseback, we organize exams from gallop 1 to gallop 7.

The horseback riding Competitions

Inscribed in the genes of the Equestrian Club of Versailles, competition is a unifying and stimulating element, essential to the progress of our riders. The contests are no less entertainment and privileged moments of sharing for adults and children alike.

Children begin competition in Shetland in the disciplines of show jumping and equifun. We then find them in our double-pony teams.

On horseback, we are present in club events in the disciplines of dressage, show jumping and eventing.

The Equine Club of Versailles has one of the finest list of clubs in France. The CHV achieves many podiums every year at the French Championships in Lamotte Beuvron, at the Yvelines Departmental Championships and at the Regional Championships.


We take part in and organize numerous club and amateur competitions at home and away every year, with the French championships at Lamotte Beuvron at the end of the season.

Enfants et leurs récompense - compétition équestre

Director's word:
“Being part of the competition teams at the CHV requires investment, passion, a perpetual desire to progress and surpass oneself on competition days. We select riders to develop them in the club and pony indices, in dressage, CSO and CCE.”

Main sur la face d'un cheval

Leisure riding too

Throughout the year, we offer our pony and horse riders animations or courses in which we introduce them to all types of leisure riding such as equifeel, trec, hunter, mountain horse, archery, horse ball, vaulting and magnificent walks.

Pique nique poney - enfant au CHV

Our first lesson is that of sharing our passion and educating riders to respect the horse. Only good chemistry with your mount allows you to progress and achieve your goals, 
Cyril Turmel, director of the CHV

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