Haras National de Lamballe

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Haras National de Lamballe
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The story of the Haras (National Stud) at Lamballe starts in 1825, the birthplace of the famous Breton Draw Horse. Its imposing buildings echo its significance. On show are not only the stables, but the saddleries, a collection of carriages, and horsemanship displays. As well as guided tours skills workshops, shows and equestrian competitions are all held here and in the equestrian park.
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Gumfrest0n
Penally, UK81 contributions
Visit to Haras Lamballe
May 2019 • Family
One of my main points of my visit to Brittany and not disappointed. What an opportunity and I just had to take advantage even if the tour guide only spoke French and my French is not totally fluent. Lots of lovely stallions although it was a shame that some were not named. The Breton stallions are my favorite here such strength and lovely characters. It was so obvious that the tour guide loved them and they loved her.
Written 5 June 2019
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chose65
CORAY7 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2016
for horses lovers and others..a very interesting visit and nice surroundings, welcoming guides and beautiful horses
Written 9 August 2017
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Roger L
Maidstone, UK80 contributions
Well worth a visit...guided tours in English
Jul 2016 • Family
Very interesting place to visit. The stud covers a large area and there are guided tours in English. We visited in July and there were two english speaking tours in the afternoon. The guide was very informative about all aspects of the stud and spoke excellent english. Her passion for the horses and commitment to the Stud's raison d'etre was clear. The tour takes approx 2 hours.

Every Thursday at 5.30pm for a limited period (July thru August) , there is an evening equestrian event (referred to as a spectacle). It's a combination of amazing horsemanship mixed in with some humour and will appeal to all ages. The show lasts approx 90 minutes and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Written 1 August 2016
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Keith C
Lamballe, France17 contributions
HOW IT USED TO BE
Aug 2014
I first visited the Haras when it was run by the French Army - with a Major in command. Those days have gone, and whilst the Haras still breeds and sustains the wonderful Breton working horse it is not quite the same. There are far fewer horses. The stables are no longer the immaculate stalls they were. And the site has to think of other things to happen there in order to generate income - Christmas fairs and so on. The annual shows of horsemanship in the jumping rings and demonstration area have been replaced by a more commercial show in an indoor ring complete with music and a story line. Having said all that - if you visit now - it is interesting, of course. But compared with how it was 10 years ago - a disappointment.
Written 29 July 2015
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Julie S
Palmerston North, New Zealand159 contributions
Very interesting even if you aren't horsey
Jul 2015 • Couples
Arrived in Lamballe on Bastille Day every thing closed except The horse place. Not being horse people, but appreciating an opportunity to have a look around some lovely old historic buildings we did the 1 1/2 hour tour. Cheap at the price to be guided. Lovely guide spoke good english and gave an interesting commentary and was happy to answer questions. Old buildings, a little history, saddlery, coaches, horses to pat and some horses training. Learnt about the Breton post horse, met a mule and a donkey. The thing that stood out to me was our guides love of horse and her passion to share it with others, this attitude is infectious and we found ourselves very engage with the atmosphere of Haras National de la. Really enjoyed our visit. Julie S Palmerston North New Zealand
Written 24 July 2015
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teri g
lakenheath52 contributions
a must if you like horses
Aug 2014 • Friends
We visited with some friends and really enjoyed ourselves. It can be a long tour, ours took 2 hours, but our guide was very interesting and spoke excellent English. We got to stroke the horses and have their lives explained, also the history of the stud and the work to preserve the French 'heavy' horses. My daughter was fascinated and she is not 'horsey'!
Written 6 September 2014
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