Gite et ferme equestre - equi-gite-pesteau
Gite et ferme equestre - equi-gite-pesteau
Gite et ferme equestre - equi-gite-pesteau
Gite et ferme equestre - equi-gite-pesteau
Gite et ferme equestre - equi-gite-pesteau
Gite et ferme equestre - equi-gite-pesteau
Gite et ferme equestre - equi-gite-pesteau

Situated just outside Auxerre in the heart of Burgundy, in the French département of Yonne, PESTEAU Equestrian Farm welcomes you !


Pesteau Farm is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Ideally located for tourism, sporting events and leisure. Also for great Equestrian Holidays in France, with lots of horse riding available in all disciplines, particularly TREC, jumping, and hacking on site … with full board accommodation or just bed and breakfast.





- Stopover/group gîte : 6-30 persons capacity

- Bed and breakfast

• for short or long breaks

• for the weekend or by week


Prices (see “tarifs”) or ask us by mail or phone us

- Bed and breakfast : 23 € - 59 € pps per night.

Single Supplement 20€ per night.

- For groups :
Stopver / group 6-30 pers capacity

complete Gîte 2 days/1 night (de 10 am to18 pm)……580€

      - Lunch 24 € per person (13.50 € for children under 10).

      - Breakfast 6 € per person






• The quality sweet tempered horses and ponies are carefully selected to make them suitable and reliable for all riders, adults or children, for all levels, from beginners to the most experienced riders.

• Over 15 horses and ponies of varying sizes are raised on the farm. All of them are ready to take you on a ride around the paths of the farm with numerous possible riding routes around the Farm for 1 or 2 hours or for longer trekking. Rides are fully escorted throughout our quiet local bridle paths by experienced friendly escort.

• We offer a friendly family atmosphere with all year round riding. The staff are friendly and welcoming. Riding lessons for children over 3 years and adults of any age.

• Various competitions and events are arranged throughout the year.



• Indoor and Outdoor Arenas

• Hacking.

• Riding School Horses - 15

• Riding School Ponies - 15.

• Stables


Horseback Riding Lessons


Pesteau Farm provides horseback riding lessons for people who want to learn to ride and horse training for horses who need an education.

The philosophy of the farm is to teach people to learn to ride in the safest possible manner and discover the world of sweet lovely horses.


PRICES : Horse Riding per hour (adults)

1 hour : …………………………… 20 €

2 hours : …………………………  38 €






- In the Morvan natural park from 5 days for adults or teenagers (up to 5 persons) in summer.

- Ask us to organise a 2 days or more trekking in Burgundy to discover the lovely landscape and the French gastronomy (Chablis or Irancy wines)






- Pesteau Farm accepts horses in training from the earliest level of breaking the horse to the saddle to more advanced work.

- Advice for horse’ owners

- Overnight stables




- Endurance riding

- jumping


TREC originated in France, but is now gaining popularity throughout Europe, and many competitions are run from beginner to international levels. TREC is designed to increase the knowledge, awareness and enjoyment of the countryside of a diverse range of people.


TREC is a really friendly sport ! The emphasis is on fun! The competition involves the skills and hazards you might encounter out hacking, including map reading, mounting and dismounting, going through water, under low hanging trees, opening gates, crossing bridges and jumping over fallen logs.


-> The “POR” is the 'orienteering on horseback' phase.

-> The CG/CP (control of gaits/paces) is a simple test of how slowly your horse can canter and how quickly it can walk, without breaking into trot from either pace.

-> The PTV is a course of 16 optional obstacles, each with a maximum score of 10 points given for style and effectiveness. There is a large range of obstacles, but they are all designed to test things that would normally be encountered out hacking in the British countryside, and you will not be eliminated if there's something that you can't do. Each obstacle is only 2% of the overall score, so just not being able to jump/mount from the ground is not going to stop you scoring well.

Endurance racing : Endurance riding or racing is a popular equestrian sport which involves traveling long distances. High-level races can be up to 100 miles or even longer and take between 10 to 12 hours



Pesteau is 17 km far from Auxerre.


by road : We are 180 km from Paris by the A6 motorway, 20 km from Auxerre (Burgundy) From Paris, take the A6.
• Stay on the A6 until exit n°19 called “Auxerre Nord ”.
• Do follow the initial NEVERS (N151) signs, go on after the “MIGE” windmill, wait until you see ... "Ferme Equestre de PESTEAU " signed.
by rail from PARIS : The closest station is in AUXERRE ST GERVAIS , on the Paris-DIJON line.
Trains depart from ‘GARE DE LYON’ station in Paris..

We can drive you from Auxerre station to the farm.






Auxerre is an ideal base for exploring many sites and attractions :


- Visit Auxerre : admire the famous Cathedrals in Auxerre and savour the local products,

- Chablis and its wine

- Caves de bailly

- Carrières d’Aubigny : the Underground Quarry of Aubigny (Major Touristic Site in Burgundy.

- Lots of Castles : St Fargeau, Ratilly, Tanlay , Ancy le Franc …..

- Guédelon castle : a castle in the making - Deep in secluded woodland, an abandoned quarry reveals a landscape, seemingly untouched since the dawn of the last millennium. Out of this wood and stone, using 13th century building techniques, a castle is being created.

- Morvan National park

- Not so far : Beaune, Dijon

- French gastronomy

- All sport activities around