Riding Facilities and Instruction Program
The participants of our Language&Equestrian Camp get the riding instruction at our partner school Ry de Lize in Marchin which has excellent outdoor and indoor facilities with plenty of country trails. The Riding Center Ry de Lize has been established for 34 years and is a successful equestrian center run by Manu and his wife Bénédicte (“Didi”), a professional instructor who heads up the operation and instruction.
Ry de Lize is well known in the Benelux and organizes competitions in the disciplines of dressage, show jumping and cross country. The facilities at Ry de Lize include 50 acres of paddocks, access to country trails, a spacious indoor arena with a sand and rubber surface, sprinkler system and a viewing area, an outdoor floodlit arena with a sand surface.
This equestrian center offers a choice of well-trained horses to suit riders of all ages and abilities from first-timers to advanced students. Didi and her team use a caring and patient approach, encouraging beginners to progress with confidence. More experienced riders, right up to advanced and competition standard, will improve their skills under the professional guidance of the highly regarded instructors.
For the beginners and less experienced rider the time spent on horseback will be about one hour at the start and as the course progresses riding time will be increased. For more experienced riders the aim will be to spend about 90 minutes actually riding. Experienced riders will be taken through a more advanced program.
With the guidance of the team of instructors riders of all abilities will make steady progress with beginners and intermediates walking, trotting, cantering then jumping logs and eventually small fences.
In addition to the riding instruction, campers will also learn about the care of horses, tacking up and stable husbandry, all essential elements of this comprehensive course. They will also benefit from natural horsemanship courses with our licensed instructor and expert Alexandre Declerq and will learn Equine Shiatsu with licensed instructor Julie Fraselle-Lefebvre.