Horse riding in Réunion Island

horses by willg willg.photography, on Flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/willgphotography/

Réunion Island is known and appreciated by people all over the world for its volcano, vanilla, surf spots and magnificent landscapes. It is only natural that one of the waystourists can discover the island during their holidays is on horseback. In fact, given that the landscape can be so varied on this beautiful volcanic island, exploring the island on a horse might not be such a bad idea after all. Let’s go on a tour of some of the agencies that offer horse riding excursions and activities in Reunion Island.

Shai Ena
Located near Saint-Gilles les Bains, the Shai Ena ranch will allow you to discover the plains of Réunion Island on horseback during excursions that can last more than 2 hours. They also organize themed outdoor dinners. They can be reached on 0262 692 887 000 and their web site is http://www.shaiena.com/

Centre Equestre du Cap
The Centre Equestre du Cap is located at Saint-Leu. It offers excursions on horseback as well as riding courses for adults and children. In fact, they also offer a great range of activities for children, such as music, theater and visual arts classes. They can be reached on 0262 06 92 82 35 76 and their web site is http://www.ceducap.fr/

Centre Equestre de la Montagne
The Centre Equestre de la Montagne is the only club of the capital of Réunion Island, Saint-Denis. It is located in the higher parts of the commune, near the mountains. They offer riding courses as well as excursions on horseback. They can be reached on 0 262 236 251 and their web site is http://www.equimontagne.com/

Club Hippique de Bourbon
The Club Hippique de Bourbon is located near Gillot in the commune of Sainte-Marie. They don’t offer excursions but only courses such as show-jumping, dressage and vaulting. They can be contacted on 0262282330 and their web site is http://www.chb974.ffe.com/

Ecuries Eldorado
The Ecuries Eldorado is located near the forest of Etang-Salé in the south-east of the island; between Saint-Pierre and Saint-Leu. They offer excursions on horseback through the forest or on the beach which can last up to three hours or several days as well as riding courses. They can be contacted on 0262 06 92 87 74 48 and their website is http://www.eldorado.re

Haras des Coeurs
The Haras des Coeurs is located at Le Tampon near Plaine des Cafres. They offer riding courses as well as excursions that can last from 2 hours to 2 days through sugarcane, coffee and flower fields. They can be contacted on 0262 06 92 67 35 39 and their website is http://www.harasdescoeurs.re/

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