International training services for riders

Join our team and experience riding in Normandy!

FHE presents a tailor-made training program for riders that want to come horse show in France. We work with different trainers located in Normandy, the number 1 equine region in France. We aim to offer foreign riders the opportunity to live a unique equestrian experience. Our main activity is selling French horses abroad. However, we also noticed that some buyers have shown interest in coming to try several horses in a real show environment before making the decision to buy one.

Our approach is to adapt to our client’s situation and goals in order to build a customized program. Our first ambition is to make our clients have fun and improve their riding skills. They can obtain knowledge on how to run a sport horse facility and learn the best practices on how to breed horses, train them, feed them, and set up a training/show program to develop every horse's potential. It is also a unique opportunity to discover horse shows in France and show every week-end within a one hour radius of the barn. There are also a lot of CSI shows that take place in the area.
You can improve your riding  and knowledge in a safe environment. We have a wide range of horses available for lease that you can compete from 1m  to 1.40m classes. 


Our training offer proposes lessons and training packages to all riders for either short or long durations. We are focused on one goal: to optimize the potential of the horse/rider match in order to consistently progress step by step. With our "custom-made" services, many options are possible. You can either lease one or more selected horses available, or come with your own horse. Thanks to our network of partners (breeders and riders) we are able to provide you with horses for lease to compete from amateur classes to 1.40m classes. We allow you to try a range of several horses to let you choose the one that is the most suitable for you. You also have the opportunity to integrate into our team for a show season. You can compete at official shows (we do the paperwork to provide you with a French National competition licence). There are both amateur and pro shows every weekend, from March to October. If you are you interested in one of our horses for sale, Pierre-Jean can help you after your purchase with a training package of the duration of your choice. Training services include leasing a horse/horses, board, daily coaching on flatwork and jumping, showing (with transport and entry fees), as well as farrier and veterinary care for your leased horse.



We offer several options for accomodation.

 It is possible to lease a fully-furnished house close to the barn with heating, electricity, wifi and water included or to be accomodated on site in a family atmosphere. For young riders, accommodation on site can include meals, transportation, outings, assistance (administrative formalities, medical care, etc...), renting a car if needed, and getting a French sim card for your phone. 



While perfecting your riding, you will have the possibility to begin or to perfect your French with a private French/English teacher. During your spare time, we offer various activities to choose from such as horse riding on beaches, visits and cultural outings, sports activities, etc...


Pierre-Jean Jolly - Professional rider and trainer

Pierre-Jean runs a stable of 30 horses aged from 4 to 10 years-old. He competes on the young-horse circuit with several horses and consistently qualifies for the national final every year. He also competes in national and international shows. He trains amateur and professional riders. He worked for 3 years as a rider at Mario Deslauriers's stables in Canada. He also worked for 2 years at Paul Schockemöle's stables in Germany to train young horses. He is a patient trainer that helps pull the best abilities out of riders by utilizing different exercises and methods. Riders feel comfortable training with Pierre-Jean as he pushes them in a way that increases their confidence, allowing them to progress quickly.


Juliette La Vaguerèse - French/English teacher

Juliette is bilingual and gives French lessons to students. She is also an amateur rider. She helps Pierre-Jean to manage the stable with the paperwork and also to cooks healthy and tasty food for students. "I like that students that come to our training program feel at home in a friendly environment so that they can focus on their riding which allows them to give their best at shows!"



Alexandra Howard (aka Aly) - 16 year-old rider from Hawaii

After a one-month experience at Peter Leon's stables in Florida, Alexandra arrived in France in June 2016 with the aim to acquire equine knowledge and riding skills to become a professional rider. "I realized that a lot of talented high-level American riders have been in Europe. I see here the passion and dedication that sometimes the U.S. lacks. That is why I am here!" 

Erin Mc Crindle - 18 year-old rider from the UK

I had not jumped in over two years before I arrived at French Horse Exports for training. By the end of my month, I was jumping 1.05/1.10m confidently and really enjoyed my experience. It was an amazing opportunity for me to improve my riding, knowledge of French culture and I can't wait to return for more training.