Welcome to The Forbach Stables
The Forbach Stables is based in the north of Mauritius in the region of Rivere du Rempart, about 15min from Grand Baie and 30min from Port Louis by car. We are located in a quiet area surrounded by agricultural land, mainly sugar cane, making The Forbach Stables a very relaxing place to spend time and enjoy horse riding.
The Forbach Stables is a friendly, family run, yard managed by Carla Ramanah and her team; welcoming everyone from new riders to those who are more advanced. We offer horse riding lessons, hacks & horseback trails around Mauritius’ infamous sugarcane plantations and horse riding on the beautiful beaches of Mauritius as well as an array of competitions and activities throughout the year.
At the heart of everything we do is the wellbeing of our horses and yourselves as riders. The Forbach Stables is an approved home for retired race horses, approved by The Mauritius Turf Club retired racehorse committee.
Horse riding is both great fun and great exercise for people of all ages, we cater for everyone and we are open for your enjoyment 6 days a week.
If you would like to arrange a riding session please contact us.
Q1. Where is The Forbach Stables located?
The Forbach Branch Road, Esperance Trebuchet, region Rivere du Rempart, Mauritius. Have a look here to view our location on Google Map.
Q2. What types of activities do you offer?
At the Forbach Stables we offer many equestrian activities to suit everyone, they include the following: Horse riding lessons – in an enclosed arena with an instructor, especially designed for your level of experience, from complete beginner to advanced rider.
Mauritius Horse Trails – steady rides for groups, good activities for families and friends. Hacks/Outrides on horseback – small group or private rides catered for your level of horse riding experience.
Horse care/stable management sessions - improve your knowledge of horse care and the day-to-day workings of a stable yard.
1-day horse riding packages – spend a day with us, lessons, outrides, beach rides, lunch, horse care. Mauritius horse riding holiday packages – tell us the days you are in Mauritius and what you’d like to achieve, we’ll plan horse riding activities throughout your holiday to reach your goals.
Therapeutic horse riding – in association with Autisme Maurice
Horse riding on the beach - Mauritius east coast, ride on one of the most spectacular beaches in Mauritius.
Company packages including out-the office days and team building days
Kids days out – 10min pony rides for the little ones
Q3. How do I arrange my ride?
Contact us by phone or e-mail. We will arrange the session on a day and time that suits you taking into consideration the type of session you would like to book and your level of experience.
Q4.How much does it cost?
See our prices here
Q5. What should I wear?
Hats: You will need to wear a properly fitted riding hat conforming to latest safety standards, we have a range available to hire for your first few sessions, we also have a selection for sale conforming to latest European safety standards.
Footwear: Horse riding boots, either long boots or Jodhpur boots with or without chaps are ideal for all riders and essential for all experienced riders. If you are new to riding and don’t have the correct footwear then please come wearing enclosed boots/shoes preferably with a hard flat sole and small flat heal.
Full length trousers such as jeans are perfectly fine for riding if you don’t have Jodhpurs (horse riding trousers)
Please don’t wear unnecessary jewelery, Long, looped earrings are especially dangerous when horse riding.
Please remember sunglasses and suncream.
Q6. Can anybody ride?
For safety reasons we do not offer riding to children aged under 3yrs old. For safety and horse welfare we do not offer horse riding to anyone weighing over 85kg. If you have been told by a medical professional that you should not horse ride for reasons of health you should follow that medical advice.
Q7. Do I have to be a member?
No, we have a cost-effective membership option available for those who would like to ride on a regular basis but you are welcome to ride with us as a non-member.