Ranch Nordique Méribel

Activities

Lessons, rides, courses, with ponies, horses or reindeers!

Legend of levels

Niveau 1

Beginning

Learn the basics while having fun. Acquire autonomy in the handling, preparation, care of the pony/horse and its equipment; integrate safety rules; explore the sensations at 3 gaits.
Hear what horses tell us and read their emotions.

- Children's group from 3 years old
- Adult Group

Outdoors, let go outings without pitfalls.

Niveau 2

Intermediate

You are independent to take care of your pony/horse. You are looking to progress towards more technique, mastering the balance at the 3 gaits, and the discovery of new sensations.

Outdoors, you know how to control your horse at 3 gaits.

Niveau 3

Improvement

You are totally autonomous and you master the 3 gaits. You are now looking to establish a relationship of trust and mutual respect with your pony/horse, to increase the sporting abilities of your duo through technique, precision and training.

A poney On ponies dès 3 ans

Pony Rides

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My pony in hand  baptism

The Ranch Nordique offers mini pony rides in hand to offer a first approach to these sensations, even for the youngest.

FOR CHILDREN FROM 3 TO 8 YEARS (maximum weight 30kg), UNDER THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PARENTS.

- Provide one adult per pony !

- The helmet is provided.

- Closed shoes are essential for the child and the accompanying person for maximum safety.

- In summer, avoid shorts or skirts for children, as bare legs can be irritated against the saddle.

- Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the tour.

 

« My first pony hike »

During summer ONLY

For children from 9 to 13 years old, an adapted hike with ponies.

1 hour in the morning and 1 hour in the afternoon (picnic not included).

Gallop 2 minimum or level validated by the instructor after having completed a discovery course at the Ranch.

Sports parents are welcome (no bikes).

Pony-Sledge

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The Ranch offers you "equi-snow" baptisms of around 20 minutes to discover these new sliding sensations! 40€
A real moment of sharing and fun on a sledge pulled by a pony.

ACTIVITY RESERVED FOR CHILDREN
Except for children from 3 to 6 years old, who must be accompanied on the sledge, either with a child over 6 years old, or by an adult.
But ⚠️ for each sled, the total weight must not exceed 60 kg. 

Provide adults to hold the ponies and walk in front. 

Holiday Courses

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DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS COME AND ENJOY OUR PRIVILEGED SETTING TO DEVELOP YOURSELF INTO THE FABULOUS WORLD OF horse RIDING IN THE MOUNTAINS!

FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Courses for the youngest, and those who are taking their first steps in the world of horse riding, to discover the whole world of pony/horse.

But also, for children who are already autonomous (equivalent gallop 3), courses to progress and improve in all equestrian disciplines (dressage, show jumping, etc.), or even discover new disciplines with themed courses ( excluding summer holidays).

On horseback

Riding lessons

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ALL YEAR ROUND: WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS DURING SCHOOL PERIOD.

Adult group “beginning”: Slot of 1h30 of supervision

/ 1 hour slot: For people who are already autonomous (arrive in advance to prepare the horse independently)

Courses

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DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS COME AND ENJOY OUR PRIVILEGED SETTING TO DEVELOP YOURSELF INTO THE FABULOUS WORLD OF horse RIDING IN THE MOUNTAINS!

FROM MONDAY TO FRIDAY

Courses for the youngest, and those who are taking their first steps in the world of horse riding, to discover the whole world of pony/horse.

But also, for children who are already autonomous (equivalent gallop 3), courses to progress and improve in all equestrian disciplines (dressage, show jumping, etc.), or even discover new disciplines with themed courses ( excluding summer holidays).

Horseback Rides

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This winter, discover horseback riding in the snow !

* The Ranch Nordique offers different rides, depending on your level *

! From 13 years old !
Our experience has shown us that below this age, children do not have the strength to control a horse, so this limit is for their own safety!

🐴 To know: our cavalry is suitable for people of small and medium build. A ride in the moutains represents a major effort for the horses. Thus, for their comfort and safety we cannot accept clients weighing more than 80 kg.

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« Trace découverte » 1h for begginers

You are beginners / you have already taken a few walks or lessons / you have not been back on horseback for a long time, and you are in good physical condition.

The Ranch offers you a discovery ride in the snow, accessible to all, for a peaceful moment on horseback.

After a few minutes of career initiation to get to know your companion and learn the basics, you will leave in a small group and with a qualified instructor for a walk on snowy trails in a beautiful natural environment through the forest.

 40 €

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« Chevauchée Blanche » ride 2h intermediate level

You are independent in preparing and saddling your horse, you are able to get on and off the horse without assistance, and you control the speed and direction of the horse at all gaits and in all circumstances outdoors (gallop equivalent 4).

Let's go for a 2-hour ride on the snowy trails of Méribel, towards the Tueda National Nature Reserve to admire its frozen lake, to the delight of horses and riders.

⚠️ Depending on the snow condition of the paths and how busy they are, it is absolutely never certain that you will be able to gallop... but the walk in the snow remains a unique moment, even at a walk!

 55€

 

! WARNING FOR CAR ACCESS !

We are located in the "Bois d'Arbin" : bus stop "L'armoise" (line D for Mottaret). Or by car : use Google Maps to locate us, the point "Le Ranch Nordique de Méribel" is in the right place, but be careful with the I-phone GPS which sends you to the head office and not to the Ranch!

Plan to arrive early, thank you smiley

Equip yourself!

Warm shoes (⚠️no moonboots too wide to fit into the stirrups), warm and waterproof clothing, gloves, etc.

Riding helmets can be loaned, but a ski helmet is also suitable for keeping your ears warm.

Ski Joëring

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Ski Joëring (a term derived from the Swedish Skijöring and the Norwegian Skikjøring) is a sporting discipline combining skiing and an equestrian team. The origins of Ski Joëring date back to 2500 BC, when the first traces are found in Sweden, Ski Joëring was only a means of transport at the time. It was a technique the locals used to travel from farm to farm but instead of using horses like we do today, they used reindeer.

The Ranch offers you "equi-snow" baptisms of around 20 minutes to discover these new sliding sensations! 40€

The Ski-Joëring baptism takes place on the snow-covered arena and in the forest: the horse is ridden by the supervisor and pulls the skier behind him, thanks to the use of a harness and a frame.

A 2nd star level in skiing is required: knowing how to turn with parallel skis + mastery of the snow plow.

10 YEARS OLD MINIMUM

BE CAREFUL, during this activity, you will be pulled by horses that have a lot of strength, sometimes at a gallop, it can go very fast ! You really need to be comfortable on skis ! This level limit should not be taken lightly, it is the minimum required for the activity to take place in complete safety ! Thank you for really taking this into account !

Equip yourself with your ski equipment: suitable jacket and pants, ski boots, gloves, SKI HELMET MANDATORY, and above all, YOUR SKIS : these must not exceed 1m50 to avoid the risk of injuring the horse! => Get closer to your ski rental, they will surely be able to provide you with smaller skis (snowblades alike) for the occasion.

Our reindeer

Sleigh

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Walks on sleigh with reindeer

Available soon

Our reindeer are still too young to be harnessed, this activity will be offered as soon as they are big and strong enough wink

Small Ranch

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The Ranch Nordique offers you an "après-ski" all in softness.

Come and discover and cuddle the animals of the mini-farm.

A peaceful and educational activity for the whole family.

Every day.

10€ (free for children under 2 years old)

Reindeer visit

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During your visit, you will get to know our reindeer better by giving them lichen (their favorite treat).

You will be able to enrich your knowledge about these fabulous animals and even about the nature that surrounds us, thanks to educational and fun billboards, but also thanks to the explanations that we will give you throughout.

An unusual and unmissable experience to live in Méribel, which will not fail to amaze young and old.

15€/child (under 10 years old) - 25€/adult. Free for children under 2 years old.
Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Pricing

All activities

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