A desire to share our love for horses and nature
The creation of this “Espace Equestre Henson”, at the gates of Barbizon, at Saint-Martin-en-Bière, by the olympic rider Roger-Yves Bost and his wife Cyrille, is the story of a lifetime based on the same passion: horses.
Living since several generations at the edge of the forest of Fontainebleau with his family, Bosty built through time a relationship based on trust and complicity with his horses, training them for high level international competitions whilst using the forest as an essential tool: this appeasing environment, where the bond with the animal is ten times stronger and where both rider and horse enjoy a moment of harmony with each other.
The dream of sharing these unique moments and this relationship with nature with as most people as possible became possible thanks to a wonderful meeting: the encounter with the “Henson”, a horse with a calm and steady mind, perfectly well-adapted to outdoor riding; the encounter with one of the founders of this breed, Dominique Cocquet and his team; but also the sharing of a similar philosophy around the horse.
A wonderful escape into an exceptional environment
The Henson horses will take you through the natural, cultural and historical heritage of the forest of Fontainebleau. Inspirational land for the painters of the 19th century, hunting land for the sovereigns staying at the castle of Fontainebleau, this “Forêt d’Exception®” of 22 000 acres is an invitation to travel across the diversity of its landscape.
Every month, we create unique moments in mythical places (castle of Fontainebleau, Grand Parquet, meeting with Bosty at the stables, …). Every day on reservation, set off on one of our outdoors horse riding experiences with our discovery ride and passion ride.