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Horse riding with a touch of luxury

Durbuy, Han-Sur-Lesse, Spa, Theux

9 days, incl*.:

  • Levels available: Starter, Advanced, Confirmed
  • Morning dedicated on horse riding (3 hrs)
  • Afternoon focused on all other equine topics (health, care, relaxation, grooming etc.)
  • Evening activities like basic language (French/Chinese) & cultural exchange, relaxation and free time
  • 2 High capacity mobile WIFI hot spots by Orange
  • Workshops Shiatsu Equine, Professional grooming, trail in the Ardennes at Durbuy, A healthy Horse and visit of professional stables
  • Visit to Wild park at Han-Sur-Lesse
  • Visit to Durbuy
  • Guided visit to Spa
  • Each participant will receive 2 polo's with inscription 'SLAm Team Horses China - Belgium'

*For better price details, visit our Corporate website

Are you looking for a fun horse camp with a touch of luxury and cultural exchange in a country that is worldwide famous for its excellent horse breeding? HEY! Belgium would recommend you to visit the Summer Camps Sports & Cultural exchange, at the Royal Cercle équestre de Spa in Theux. This summer camp, organized by SLAm, is perfectly located in a region that offers both luxury and beautiful nature landscapes. The camp has three different levels of horse riding available, so that it is doable for everyone. There are age groups of 6 to 12 and 12 to 18. The camp is located at 130 km from both Brussels International airport and Brussels Charleroi airport.

 

 


 

Day 1: Start of the summer camp

Horse riding 

The first morning starts in a sportive way with 3 hours of horse riding. Every person will start at their own level.

Workshop Shiatsu Equine

At afternoon, a workshop will be held about how to relax and bond with our horse, by Julie Evrard. "Shiatsu" is a technique derived from traditional Chinese medicine. It allows a deep rebalancing of the body, the soul and the spirit. The practitioner will use acupressure on the specific path of the meridians. Rotations, massages, and stretching will also be used during the session.

 

 

 


 

Day 2: Explore the Wild Park

Horse riding

The early morning starts with 3 hours of horse riding.

Visit the Wild park in Han-Sur-Lesse

The Wildlife Park, unique in its kind, was named "the Best Wildlife Animal Park in Belgium"! On foot or with the Safari car you will go on an adventure in this peaceful area of 250 hectares. Experience a journey through time and discover the many animal species that live or have lived in the region. The Wildpark is the only park in Belgium where you can view the European "big five": the wolf, the brown bear, the lynx, the European bison and the glutton. 

Basic language French/Chinese

In the evening, a course of French/Chinese will be given to the children, in order to enlarge their social abilities and language knowledge.

 

 

 


 

Day 3: Workshop professional grooming by Sophie Van Acker

Horse riding

The day will start with 3 hours of horse riding. 

 

Workshop professional grooming

In the afternoon the children will enjoy a workshop from Sophie Van Acker, which teaches them how to take care of their horse efficiently. It will go about care, wounds, dressings, protections, feeding, handling, choice and maintenance of equipment, various lumbar techniques and loincloths, basic pharmacy, and more. It are tips and tricks to prevent you from wasting time and money.

 

 

 


 

Day 4: Meet the smallest town in the world; Durbuy

Horse riding 

The day will start with 3 hours of horse riding.

 

Visit to the small city Durbuy 

Durbuy is a town in eastern Belgium, known for its stone houses and cobbled streets. The clifftop Belvedere viewpoint overlooks the town and Ourthe River Valley. Nearby, Confiturerie Saint-Amour produces artisan jams. Clipped hedges depict animal and human figures at the Topiary Park. The half-timbered Halle au Blé was built as a corn exchange in the 1500s.

Cultural exchange

The cultural exchange event in the evening allows the children to make new friendships and relationships, and to learn how to talk and interact with people from other cultures. Perspectives from different cultures will go together.

 

 

 


 

DAY 5: Trail in the Ardennes at Durbuy

Horse riding

The day will start with 3 hours of horse riding. 

 

Trail in the Ardennes at Durbuy

In the afternoon the children will perform a trail in the Ardennes at Durbuy by 'Durbuy Horse Riding'. They are a long way from the limited world of the merry-go-round; Horse riding is all about open air and following quiet paths! A confirmed Amazon leads the children and their horses for a few hours to the most beautiful places ... a swamp on the other side of the river, the meadows with the wind blowing over them, the seductive perfumes of the forest.

 

 

 


 

DAY 6: A guided visit in Spa

Horse riding 

The day will start with 3 hours of horse riding. 

Visit Spa with a guide 

Spa is a Belgian town located in the Province of Liège. The town of Spa is situated in a valley in the Ardennes mountains. Spa is famous for its several natural mineral springs, and is also the location of mineral water producer Spa, whose mineral water is exported worldwide. The renowned race Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, which hosts the annual Belgian Grand Prix, is in the village of Francorchamps near Spa.

Basic language French/Chinese

In the evening, the last course of French/Chinese will be given to the children, to increase the social abilities.

 

 

 


 

DAY 7: Workshop "A Healthy Horse"

Horse riding

The day will start with 3 hours of horse riding. 

Workshop by equine osteopath Benjamin Collin

In the afternoon, the children will enjoy the workshop "A Healthy Horse". An equine osteopath uses touch, physical manipulation, stretching and massage to treat horses with a range of conditions. Most osteopathic training is undertaken at degree level. Osteopathic students follow a four or five-year degree course. Qualifications generally take the form of a bachelor's degree or master's degree in osteopathy.

 

 

 


 

DAY 8: Practice makes perfect

 

Horse riding

The day will start with 3 hours of horse riding. 

 

Cultural exchange 

The last cultural exchange event encourages the children to let the level of social abilities towards other cultures rise. 

 

 

 


 

DAY 9: Visit of professional stables at Gregory Wathelet

 

Horse riding

The day will start with the final 3 hours of horse riding. 

 

Visit of professional stables

The last afternoon activity will be a spectacular one. It is a visit to the professional stables of Gregory Wathelet. Gregory Wathelet is a Belgian equestrian who competes in the sport of show jumping. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, Gregory Wathelet was a member of the Belgian team in the team jumping competition which his team finished in thirteenth place. 

 

 

 


 

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