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Study Weeks


Taking a week out of your diary to spend quality time with your horse is a real treat. Here is an opportunity to optimize that time by working on your goals and progressing your relationship with your horse. One week of intensive time with your horse along with the guidance and support of Marie Claire and our team can improve your relationship with your horse and your overall understanding of horsemanship.

Our study weeks are the perfect combination of intensive learning and relaxed quality time with your horse. You will have one private lesson in the morning with Marie-Claire. During these lessons you will improve your horsemanship skills, techniques and understanding. In the afternoon you can practice what you've learned, go for trail rides in our marvelous forest or in summer go swimming with your horse in the lake. And since you may also need time away from your horse to absorb the day's lessons, there are lots of beautiful sights and attractions in our local area. 

Accommodation for you and your horse

During your study week you can stay at Haras Naturel du Plessis in our B&B or choose one of the B&B's in the surrounding villages like Montresor. For your horse we have either a box or in the dry season a nice paddock which is part forest, part field.

The Meals

Breakfast is provided (if you stay in our B&B), and you are welcome to share lunch with the team. In the evening, everyone is free to organize his/her dinner, there is a pizzeria in Nouans (4 km from le Plessis) and several restaurants less than 25km away.

Your Study Week possibilities and advantages at a glance:

  • Daily private lesson
  • Additional coaching and Q&A sessions
  • Audit/watch 'other' lessons
  • Supported self-study time
  • Parelli playground with obstacles and honey comb (when the weather allows it)
  • Indoor and Outdoor arena
  • 165 ha forest for nice trail rides
  • A lake to swim with your horse
  • Access to extensive library of our Parelli DVDs

Possible Extras

  • Book additional private lessons
  • Book a guided trail ride 
  • Book a collective lesson with the working students
  • Book a private photo shooting

When can you come for your Study Week?

Study Weeks are individual and can be booked the whole year around depending on availability. If you want to come for a Study Week to Haras Naturel du Plessis, please consult the calendar below. It indicates the weeks where study weeks are possible (in green) and those where study weeks are either not possible (in red or orange) or where you need to check availability with us (white). We will accommodate your wish if our agenda permits it or look for alternatives with you.