Horse riding

The Vosges du Sud and the Plateau des 1000 Étangs offers a particular welcome for horses and nature enthusiasts.

Horse riding hikes

The equestrian centres let you discover the 1000 Étangs over a day or few days hike. Some accomodations also welcome horse riders and their mounts.

All of our hiking trails are accessible with horses (we advise a reconnaissance of the trail first). Furthermore, the 1000 Étangs area is traversed by the equestrian trails of the Ballons Comtois (orange paint or orange horseshoe on a sign).

You can fin the map of equestrian trails in the Tourist Office.

The Rassemblement Equestre des Vosges Saônoises (REVS, horse riding club) can also assist you in the preparation of your hike.

The equestrian centres


La Ferme de la Jonchée

La Ferme de la Jonchée is an equestrian relay in Effreney, a village near Faucogney-et-la-Mer, on the sunny slopes of the Breuchin Valley.

If you enjoy a stroll in a preserved nature, discovering bucolic and pristine areas, to the rythm of your neighing friends hooves, if you seek the privacy of a small hiking group looking for nothing more than the relaxation of a beautiful mountain view...

We offer horse riding hikes and accomodation in a Bed&Breakfast in a 17th century farmstead.

Contact information
La Ferme de la Jonchée - Guy Van Coppenolle
Téléphone03 84 94 49 12
Mobile06 79 34 63 97


Pony Ranch

Pony Ranch was created in July 2005 in the Doubs (département 25), and moved its main activities in the 1000 Étangs in August 2007.
Nowadays, the equestrian farm of Quarmantran in La Rosière extends over 20 hectares of meadows among the idyllic region, offering breathtaking landscapes and marked trails for the enjoyment of all horse riders. Yvan and his team welcome you in an adapted setting for hiking and put at your disposal his equestrian knowledge and his experience.

Proposed activities :

  • Pony or horse rides held on a leash for beginners
  • Pony or horse rental for hikes
  • Birthday animation with ponies, at the farm or at home
  • Pony rental for the week, delivered at home with the equipment
  • Animations for school groups, summer camps, leisure centers
  • Visit of the mini-farm (miniature pigs, Ouessant sheeps …)

Open everyday on demand.

Contact information
Pony Ranch
Le Quarmantran
Téléphone03 84 94 44 68


Le Manège des Mille étangs (equestrian centre)

Lessons of any level on horses and ponies

Contact information
Zone de loisirs de la Praille
Mobile06 07 96 47 99

The donkeys of the Moulin Bégeot

Donkey rides (with possibility of picnic), guided or not ; donkey rental

Contact information
Les Granges Baverey
Téléphone03 84 63 25 76

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