Riding school

Location : Orsay Campus, building 331

Access: RER, B line, Bures s/Yvette station - By car: rue de la Guyonnerie

Telephone: 33 1 69 15 72 65 -  33 6 66 45 94 82 Fax: 33 1 69 15 43 24

e-mail: celine.sellem@u-psud.fr (celine.sellem @ u-psud.fr%20)

The horseback riding center enjoys  exceptional conditions:

  • It is located in the heart of the University of Paris Sud 11 science campus, in green and woody surroundings
  • The cavalry (24 horses) is adapted to all practitioners: from beginners to advanced (Gallop 7 level)
  • 325 riders enrolled in 2008
  • The riding center also accommodates privately owned horses (see horse boarding rates)
  • The recently renovated infrastructure includes: indoor and outdoor arenas, a club house, two riding stables, a round pen, two paddocks
  • The highly skilled staff includes state-recognized instructors. This dynamic team teaches classes and manages leisure activities, horseback riding competitions and theme training sessions.

The offer is therefore multi-faceted, from initiation to proficiency and competition in a safe, friendly, professional environment.


The cavalry






 Céline Sellem
Responsable technique

Franck Meyniel
BEES 1er degré

Cécile Loquin
BEES 1er degré

Dorine Boschat





 Anaïs Valette
Elève monitrice

Elodie Poiriel
BEES 1er degré

Marjorie Terris

Valérie Nadon-Fortin


Courses and leisure activities

Completed courses

Students of the university can practice horseback riding in the framework of credits to be completed and as a bachelor's or master's degree minor in the UFR STAPS.

See FFSU website.

Free leisure practice offer:

  1. Physical activities include: group courses, private tuition, package teaching, internships during school breaks
  2. Levels of practice include: initiation to Gallop 7, and technical training prior to competition
  3. Public concerned : general public from age 12
  4. Opening hours: download data sheet
  5. Individual or group rates.

Equestrian events

  • Competition: year round club competitions including:jumping, equifun, dressage.
  • First horseback riding open days.
  • Training courses with experienced instructors.

Rules and regulations

Read rules and regulations