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Review of Les Arnelles

Les Arnelles
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

With my 2 girls we booked a horse riding day at Les Arnelles. I kept contact with them by email and everything was all set.
But when we got there, the woman had forgotten to write our names down and everything was full booked.
After 4 hours of driving, we were dissapointed and i thought this was very unprofessional.
It may be a very good place, but i can't write about it..

3  Thank lunamare62
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Reviewed 2 August 2012

We found this horse riding centre, following a friend's recommendation, and looked it up on the web - we had already booked in a lovely hotel just across the road, all less than a mile from the centre of Les Saintes and the beaches there.
We were delighted by the total experience, very picturesque, an impressive selection of delightful horses, of all sizes, always well chosen by the staff according to the needs of the riders. We found the staff to be very welcoming, serious, responsible. During our week's stay in Les Saintes, we had several rides here - we have ridden before - and we had the opportunity to gallop on several occasions. We put our daughter, aged 7, into the riding instructor's hands, so that she would be more at ease on horse back for future rides. The whole place is kept extremely clean and equipment is obviously renewed regularly.
An altogether memorable experience, and their very complete (English and French) website with videos and photos of the various activities there, of Serge and Karine, the owners, all bring back wonderful memories - we shall definitely make another visit there next year and we can highly recommend them. Their website gives details of the different types of rides, lessons and tariffs, and the you can even buy gift vouchers for horse-rides there, to offer friends visiting the Camargue - a lovely idea !
If you read this, we hope you have a wonderful season, Serge and Karine, we really enjoyed your company and your kindness, and we wish you an excellent year too ( I believe you are open all year round)
Look forward to seeing you again next July,
Rebecca, John and Kirsty
Hampshire, GB

6  Thank Rebecca N
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Reviewed 19 July 2012

If you are into horses, you will enjoy it. The difference is made by the horses which are lovely, very alert and they like to run. We have been three times; two of the guides (ladies) did not have any interest to tell us anything about the visited location or Camargue. The third was nice, talkative and she made an effort to give us details and explanations. The place should also improve safety and replace the tack more often. Really loved the horses and cantering on the beach.

2  Thank Manwhocomesaround
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Reviewed 9 May 2012

When you see the main Instructor/Guide riding without a hat and flicking cigarette ash on the kid on the tethered pony next to her, you know that standards are going to be poor, and they were. The scenery is beautiful and the ponies pleasant enough but the stables have all the hallmarks of a badly run outfit that runs for profit rather than visitor enjoyment. Find somewhere else, there seems lots of choice. Cost about 250 euros for 3 people for 2 walks each of about 90 minutes, interspersed with a cheap lunch. Three soft drinks in the adjacent restaurant 16 euros. Everyone was put in the same group, from about age 5 upwards and with no riding experience, and groups of up to 15-20.

3  Thank Silkman
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Reviewed 14 July 2011

We discovered this place last year after having tried many others in this region and highly recvommend it both for beginners and even more importantly for advanced riders. Contrary to other places we found that we were not bored by endless caravans of beginners (sorry). Normally groups are limited to 10 or so horses and when there are a lot of beginners, there are two accompanying persons, which makes it possible for groups to split up and let the advanced riders galop along the beach or in the marches, while the others follow a more mellow pace.
It is also possible to take riding lessons and even to pass "galops", I believe they even teach in English (not 100% sure as we all speak French too).
This year we did the sun-down ride...really memorable.

7  Thank gabgeneva
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