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Maine Gaudin Equestrian centre

Commune de Royan

Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Nouvelle-Aquitaine Altitude : 15m
1 Equestrian centre

Centre disciplines

Equestrian jumping


The Royan Horse Club is located between Saint-Palais-sur-Mer and Royan. It is close to the cities of  Bordeaux (international airport at 1h30), Cognac and La Rochelle.   Our landscapes are as diverse as they are striking, with miles of beaches, pine forests, cliffs, oyster huts in the marshes and lighthouses Discover us:   Paris : 3h30 by TGV train or 4h30 by car. Versailles Olympic site: 4h40 by truck, A10 motorway. Press kit Our region is home to many champions, including two Olympic medallists in Tokyo, Charline PICON - Silver in windsurfing and Trevor CLEVENOT - Gold in volleyball. The racetrack of Royan is the training location of 6 of the best French racehorse trainers, including F. Nicolle (No. 1), G. Macaire (No. 2), A. Chaillé-Chaillé, T. Fourcy (No. 1 in Arabian horses)...   In order to enhance your stay, sports activities are available nearby, including a magnificent golf course 500m away.   Site on 15 hectares, between forest and ocean, away from the eyes, providing privacy. A sandy beach 10 minutes away on horseback through the forest, much appreciated by riders.   Infrastructure compatible with high-level training:

  • 1 premium outdoor arena of 9000 sqm.
  • 1 outdoor arena of 60 x 20 which will be enlarged to 60 x 30 and covered.
  • 1 outdoor arena of 70 x 40.
  • 1 covered arena of 25 x 65.
  • 1 cross-country course
  • 4 lunging rings.
  • Livery stables.
  • Horse riding school.
  • Equine treadmills will be provided if necessary
  The horses will practice on EQUIPLUS fibre floors. The salty air and the smell of the maritime pines are beneficial for the horses' respiratory system. Discover the Royan Horse Club :   Accommodation for the team 5 minutes away in a sumptuous setting.

Special features

In order to host an Olympic team in the best possible conditions, an outdoor arena is being expanded, covered and will be privatised for the riders.

The premium outdoor arena will be privatised for the training sessions.

Obstacles available in quantity and diversity.

1 independent stable of 20 stalls (4 x 4), with secure access, saddlery, grooming area, food storage and mulching dedicated to the Olympic delegation. On-site accommodation for grooms.

The catering room, with a panoramic view of the arena, will allow you to eat in the best conditions, while following the competitors’ performances.

Site under video surveillance.

Parking facilities for home cars.

Tourist office staff (English, Spanish, Portuguese) at your disposal to facilitate your stay.

EQUITOM clinic 20 minutes away, facilities under construction (Belgium Equitom subsidiary).

Quality equine osteopaths available.

Car at disposal.

Known for

Each year, 80 days of competitions, including 35 days of FEI circuit stages, including :

  • CSI 1*, 2*, 3* (3 weeks in February, 2 weeks in July, 2 weeks in October)
  • Amateur Gold Tour Esthederm circuit during each CSI
  • Grand Regional Show Jumping Final in November
  • Tournée des As (ponies) in 2023

The members of the French team come to train several times a year.

They appreciate the size, shape, technicality, quality of the track, climate and access to the beach.

Famous foreign riders regularly come to represent their country during the CSI, such as John WHITAKER, Romain DUGUET, Laura RENWICK, Guy WILLIAM, PETER STEINER, René LOPEZ, Duarte ROMAO, Victor BETTENDORF, Leon & MEL THYSSEN, Mathieu MICHOT, Thibault SPITZ…

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Ice bath Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Relaxation room Physiotherapy room Weights room Film screening room Sauna Personal security service Vehicle hire service Adapted vehicle hire service

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