The haras de Saint-Lô
a must-see in La Manche
What to do at the Haras National de Saint-Lô?
Follow the guide!
Discover the history of this exceptional heritage site thanks to the tourist trail “A walk backstage at the Haras”. The Haras (or stud farm) is open every day for visits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Guided tours are also organised in summer, every afternoon from Wednesday to Sunday. Other events are held in summer at the stud farm, with horse shows, horse riding and starter pony rides for small children. Exhibitions also take place throughout the year to spotlight the work of artists.
Learn to ride
The riding school at the Haras National de Saint-Lô offers horse riding lessons for all ages and organises courses in the school holidays. The half-day or full-day courses are adapted to all ages and levels (from three years of age).
Rides are also organised during the summer holidays and every Saturday in the Haras courtyard or in the surrounding countryside. Whether you’re visiting La Manche or live near Saint-Lô, take your little ones to discover the world of horse riding.
There were once two working stud farms in Saint-Lô. Built in 1806, the first was destroyed by bombing during the Normandy landings in 1944. Today, only the old riding arena remains, and is now “Le Normandy”, a venue used for shows. The second stud farm, built in 1886, is still in operation. Only two stables were destroyed in 1944, and have been rebuilt exactly as they were.