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Academy of Equestrian Arts

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Avenue Rockefeller | Royal Stables of the Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
+33 1 39 02 62 70
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Having walked through the majestic main courtyard of the Royal Stables, you enter a disarming place of luxurious simplicity.Founded in 2003 by Bartabas inside the Royal Stables of the Palace of Versailles, the Academy of Equestrian Arts is a very unique corps de ballet.The originality of this equestrian choreographic school-company is, that it combines both transmission of equestrian knowledge and practice of other disciplines such as fencing, dance, singing and Kyudo (traditional Japanese archery). Equerries therefore gain a true artistic sensibility, enabling them to develop their own repertoire. Through Les Matinales des Ecuyers, dressage lessons performed by the Academy’s riders with their mounts, demonstrating precision, rigor and gentleness of training, the public is invited to enter the intimacy of the Academy. The performance La Voie de l'Ecuyer, choreographed by Bartabas reflects the daily work of this company-school.
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Avenue Rockefeller | Royal Stables of the Château de Versailles, 78000, Versailles, France
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Reviewed 10 July 2018

There is quite a bit of dressage in the show, with horses that preform well with bits and spurs. The part of the show that was most impressive was when they let the horses run free and show the audience what it is like to...More

1  Thank Debbie L
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The royal stables at Versailles were restored about 15 years ago and they're certainly fit for a king. Bartabas, the great horseman, famed for his company "Zingaro," directs the school which trains young riders in the highly stylized forms of dressage.The magnificent horses are Lusitanians....More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

I’ve never seen anything like this before! Fencing, Japanese Kyudo, dancing horses, AND opera all in one show! I could not take my eyes off it! The staff were lovely, as soon as we went in they noticed my walking stick and offered us front...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

If you have any interest in horses and dressage this is a fabulous thing to do. Located at the gates of Versailles in amazing old stables - the display lasts about 75 minutes and includes Lusitano horses and Quarter Horses. The displays include in hand...More

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

I wasn't sure what I would be seeing... can now say, it was a night of surprises and pure joy. I loved every part of it. To see such talented young people interacting with beautiful horses was enough. The surprise for me was to hear...More

Thank Robyn K
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Reviewed 22 May 2017

Enjoyed this visit with my 2 kids...It is not only interesting for adults but also for kids..Especially if they like horses!

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

The show was lovely, but it honestly isn't anything you can't see any stable near where you live. Save the money and time and enjoy so much more the palace has to offer

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

Since Trip Advisor did not recognize this site, I had to sneak it in. Located next to the "horse show" is a small museum/gallery that has examples of the king's coaches. Incredibly ornate, not your typical horse and buggies....LOL...and this place is absolutely free to...More

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Reviewed 28 September 2016

The show starts off with people not on horses shooting arrows at a target. Later on it shows the individuals walking and trotting on horses. They are doing basic moves where the riders are supposed to have an equal distance between them and to perform...More

2  Thank sabrina_lane03
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

Unfortunately we did not see the show as 'les chevaux sont en vacances' but we were entranced for half an hour as we watched a male rider work with a beautiful grey in the sand arena in the carpark > beautiful horsemanship on a beautful...More

Thank VeroniqueM68
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You should be fine. It's about 1-1.5km uphill and it will depend on the size of the crowd still heading out towards the public transport and exits. Also the horse show appeared to have finished last weekend maybe it will... More
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