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Cadre Noir

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Address: BP 207 - Terrefort, 49411, Saumur, France (Formerly Ecole Nationale d'Equitation)
Phone Number: +33 (0)2 41 53 50 50
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Very Interesting, even more so for horse lovers.

I am a dressage rider. We went at a time when there were no performances going on, but the property alone is not to be missed. It is quite impressive with beautiful old buildings... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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Pittsboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

I am a dressage rider. We went at a time when there were no performances going on, but the property alone is not to be missed. It is quite impressive with beautiful old buildings. Great photo ops. If you go when the horses are out and about, even better!

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County Tipperary, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

The way the stables are laid out is lesson in proper dust-free management and the whole visit is a joy

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Doha, Qatar
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

If you are into horses that perform and students/instructors that take it seriously, then you need to see this. You are toured through the stables to see how the facility is operated. Yep, that's it. Nice staff, very informative and if you get there at the right time, you can see students training. Impressive history.

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Caerphilly
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I'm no expert, but the public demonstration we watched looked very impressive to me.Slightly disappointed not to see any of the famous airs, in which all four of the horse's legs are off the ground..The tour was quite informative, and showed the excellent facilities for students and horses. But for a major tourist attraction, the visitor facilities were not up... More 

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Lanton, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

I have over 20 years of horse knowledge, completion and teaching behind me, so I know what I'm talking about. The standard of their dressage was good but too many small errors were made. I know horses and riders have off days, they aren't machines but there are better display teams out there. Well worth the visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

A fantastic visit for people who love horses or are interested in them! the tour last about 1 and a half hours-book on an English tour-fascinating insight into the care of the horses and the amazing facilities that the Cadre Nior has to offer.We also attended an evening performance of ground work,dressage and jumping-very skilled and a very professional display... More 

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Greenwood, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Fortunate that our schedule allowed us to see a performance and tour the grounds. A world class facility and amazing demonstration of horse and rider.

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Thank Billybob1945
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

By sheer luck we were staying in Saumur the very week that the Cadre Noir had a presentation event which enabled us to see the performance for half price. Our hotel manager suggested that we booked tickets immediately on our arrival which I did through the tourist office. On the day we drove to the venue and with our e... More 

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Eire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

I do love horses though I have to say you don't have to be a horse lover to enjoy! We had prebooked tickets as we were staying in Samaur, there was no local bus service so we had a taxi (around €18 each way). There were around a dozen horses in the sand arena being exercised when we arrived. The... More 

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We were lucky enough to be there on a day when the school was putting on a demonstration display in the main arena. We took a chance and were able to buy tickets on the door but the event was very popular and there were lots of coaches in the car park so probably best yo book online if you... More 

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