Enjoy an international horse-riding course in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees! It's the ideal combination of language and horse riding. Summer program for young people (girls or boys) in July (one to several weeks).

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Overview

Does your child love horses? This horse-riding course is for them! The program is designed for riders (boys and girls) from all backgrounds who want to improve their riding techniques, (re)learn how to get to know and interact with horses, ride their own mount and get out and about in the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees. This international course is available from one to several weeks in July for beginners and intermediate riders. In addition to the riding sessions, youngsters take part in language courses (English, Spanish or French) or adventure activities in the great outdoors.

Over twenty different nationalities take part in these sports and language programs every year, making it an ideal place to perfect your English, Spanish or French. The organizers of the horse-riding course in Spain have over 30 years' experience in the sports and language vacation sector for young people. The highlight of this program is undoubtedly the enthusiasm of the young instructors, who ensure that all the children enjoy an unforgettable stay.

Many young people take part in this program with a friend or family member. However, it sometimes happens that they don't practice the same sporting or artistic activity, but still want to enjoy the stay together... Don't worry, this program offers a wide range of program options, such as soccer, tennis, golf, dance, DH bike, robotics, etc. Contact us for more information.

Available Programs

The horse-riding course in Spain is designed for beginners and intermediate riders (boys and girls) whose main aim is to improve their riding skills, but above all to have fun and make the most of their summer. This course is not recommended for experienced riders.

Other activities are also available: soccer, tennis, paddle, golf, basketball, dance, singing, robotics, DH Bike, motocross, discovery, multi-adventure, cooking, adventure and photography.

Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

Do you have any questions? Ask Ertheo.

Training

This horse-riding camp in the Pyrenees is first and foremost a program to have fun, but also to improve your horse-riding skills. It is open to boys and girls at beginner or intermediate level. 

During their stay, young riders alternate between riding lessons in the region's best riding school, interaction with the horses and assimilation of new knowledge on everything to do with the world of horses: dressage, grooming, feeding, habits, saddles, and so on. Young riders also have the privilege of riding on forest trails* with their instructors and the equestrian center staff. (*Routes may be modified.)

The main objective of the horse-riding course in Spain is to welcome young people who want both to develop their horse-riding skills and improve their language skills, all in an international environment. To achieve this, participants must combine training, English lessons and entertainment activities, which is why the level of training intensity is not considered high. If you are looking for an advanced course with many hours of riding per day, contact ertheo. 

A course day is divided into two parts. One part is dedicated to riding sessions and the other to complementary activities. Participants are asked to select one of the three activities below.

Language courses (English, Spanish or French)

Nature Workshops (Discovery course) - these workshops take place in English and include activities such as wildlife walks, mountain orienteering, survival workshops (fire, huts and knots), water purification workshops, gold panning, etc.

Activity Adventure Course - This course is held in English and includes activities such as rafting, canoeing, horseback riding, zip-lining, canyoning, a multi-adventure circuit, archery, rock climbing, quad biking, etc.

Language courses

Language courses are designed for young people who want to learn more or improve their skills in one of the following languages: English, Spanish or French. On the first day of the course, participants take a test to assign them to a group according to their age and level.  On the following days, qualified teachers check that the student's level is perfectly suited to the lessons given. If this is not the case, changes can be made by increasing or decreasing the level, so that the student can progress more easily. The language courses focus mainly on oral skills, to give them confidence when communicating with other participants or course instructors. At the end of the course, students receive a diploma and details of their results.

Camp Schedule

Participants in the horse-riding course have breakfast and then, depending on the activity selected, go to their language classes, the nature workshop or one of the multi-adventure program activities. At mid-day, they go for lunch, then start the horse-riding session. In the evening, they enjoy free time to relax, take a dip in the pool or chat with their new friends. After dinner, everyone takes part in the evening entertainment organized by the instructors every night of the week. The youngsters then go to their rooms to rest. 

This program is intended as a guide only. It may be subject to modifications or adjustments, depending on technical criteria, safety imperatives or current weather conditions.

Excursions

On weekends, our instructors organize a wide range of activities and workshops for all participants. The youngsters can play games, relax in the swimming pool, visit the village and much more. For those who wish, the following destinations can also be booked on request, at an additional cost:

  • Visit to Port Aventura: a full day at the theme park.
  • Visit Barcelona: a tour of the city's monuments and most interesting places, as well as a visit to the F.C. Barcelona stadium and the aquarium.

* The program and excursions are given for information only. They may be subject to modifications or adjustments, depending on technical criteria, safety imperatives or current weather conditions.

Daily schedule

  • Schedule: 
  • 08:30-09:00 Wake up and bathe
  • 09:00-09:45 Breakfast
  • 09:45-10:00 Go to english classes
  • 10:00-10:55 ENGLISH or SPANISH class
  • 10:55-11:05 Break
  • 11:05-12:00 ENGLISH or SPANISH class
  • 12:00-12:20 Break in the garden
  • 12:20-13:15 ENGLISH or SPANISH class
  • 13:15-13:30 Leave english material
  • 13:30-14:15 Free time
  • 14:15-14:30 Go to the rooms to change
  • 14:30-15:30 Lunch
  • 15:30-16:00 Depart for sports
  • 16:00-19:00 Horse riding training
  • 19:00-19:15 Go to the rooms to change
  • 19:15-20:15 Free time
  • 20:15-20:30 Go to the rooms to change
  • 20:30-21:15 Diner
  • 21:15-23:00 Free time
  • 23:00-23:30 Go to the rooms to sleep
  • 23:30-08:30 SLEEP-REST
Clients who contact Ertheo before booking a camp or program are much more satisfied with their overall experience.

Do you have any questions? Ask Ertheo.

Accommodation

Location

Participants in the riding course stay at the three-star Trainera aparthotel and the Hôtel d'Àneu, located opposite each other. Both hotels are located in the heart of the Aigüestortes and Sant Maurici Lakes National Park, in the Àneu valleys, one of the most beautiful valleys in the Lleida Pyrenees. Further information: here. 

Rooms are shared, each with between 2 and 5 beds. All have en-suite bathrooms. The accommodation provides a daily room cleaning and towel change service. 

Communal areas

The accommodation is equipped with a wi-fi connection to enable trainees to keep in touch with their families and tell them all about their stay. The hotel's common areas include a restaurant, soccer pitch, sports hall, swimming pool, cinema and karaoke rooms, video games room, terrace, spa, volleyball court, tennis court, badminton court and quad bike track. To ensure the safety of all participants, a 24-hour surveillance service is in place.

Prices and Dates

Duration (Weeks) Hípica
Horse Riding Camp
1 Week1380 €
$ 1647
£ 1292
2 Weeks2080 €
$ 2483
£ 1948
3 Weeks2975 €
$ 3551
£ 2787

These courses are subject to a registration fee of 150 € ($ 179 or £ 140).

The official rate of this program is determined in EUROS so the final amount in other currencies may vary slightly due to currency fluctuation.

Starting Dates

Horse Riding Camp

30 June

07 July

14 July

Improved booking conditions for all camps

This 2024 make your reservation more easily and with less risk

  • We´ve lowered the deposit required to reserve your camp to just 500€
  • Free cancellation until March 1st
  • Money-back guarantee within 10 days
  • Optional insurances
  • *Please note that if a visa is required to attend camp, it will be necessary to pay the total amount of the program

Extra Services

You can purchase one of the extra services below at an additional cost.

    Camp Insurance

    We offer two insurance options based on your needs:

  • Cancellation and Interruption Insurance: This option allows you to get your money back if you have to cancel or interrupt the camp for any justified reason, including injury or illness of participants both before and during the camp (the policy contains 35 different causes for justified cancellations).
  • Travel/Medical Insurance: With this insurance policy, you will be covered for medical assistance abroad and possible expenses caused by health-related issues, as well as other contingencies such as lost luggage or an unforeseen flight change.

    Download the following PDF to learn more about each insurance options terms and conditions, coverage features, and price.

    Camp Insurance
    Transfer Service:

    There are two types of transfer services available that we´ll detail for you below:

  • Standard transfer service: the camp offers an optional transfer service for participants who request it from the nearest airport to the residence (or vice versa). Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices for this service.
  • Special transfer with additional unaccompanied minor service: participants who fly to camp alone and have contracted the unaccompanied minor service with their airline must hire this special transfer with accompaniment so that the child isn´t left alone in the airport. Check with Ertheo for schedules and prices of this service.

Contact Ertheo for prices and additional information.

Transportation to the camp (flights/trains) is not included in the price of our programs.