The equestrian farm welcomes students who want develop and improve their competences in horse riding. This farm is composed of 40 horses and two schools, a schooling yard and a cross-country round. The Institut de Genech also has 4 draft horses to learn harness. This farm is widely used since students preparing a vocational diploma, agricultural NVQ, professional or technical baccalaureate and HND needs this equipment.


Obligation and additional practical work


The different training courses offered are composed of theoretical classes and internships, but also practical works and obligations directly linked with the equestrian farm. The goal is to learn to the students the reality of the job: the horse needs us on a daily basis, rainy or sunny, sometimes night and day. The students learn the professional movements, the daily organization of the stable and the different treatments. They learn how to work with horses, with technical tools, detect sick animals and heal them. They also have to anticipate the future needs of the stable, check food and water, fences, cleaning and so on.


In Genech, the students have the possibility to take several exams (5 different levels) in partnership with the French Federation of Horse-riding. The equestrian farm team organize various challenges for the students but also for external people.


Some figures:


  • 35 saddle horses
  • 4 draft horses
  • 2 schools
  • 1 schooling yard (38m x 78m)
  • 1 cross-country round
  • 2 paddocks
  • 3 hectares of grass
  • 165 tons of straw per year
  • 160 tons of hay per year