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Guided tour of Haras d'Ecajeul and tasting

Jean-Luc and Isabelle Bara, owners of Haras d'Ecajeul, organize guided tours at the heart of their facilities. For 1 hour 15 minutes, Jean-Luc guides visitors through the stables, the meadow and the loin round before joining Isabelle and her 100% homemade pastries.

Leo Lemasson

It all starts in the courtyard, with a presentation of the Pays d'Auge and the quality of its terroir for breeding. Jean-Luc accesses the boxes to take out the horses and explain the morphology of the equines: proportion of muscles, solid forearms and short barrel. Anecdote: two champions were accommodated there, Powerful Chef, which won the prestigious Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Wordpam, winner of the Grand Prix de Deauville. During the visit, take a look above the boxes: two plaques with the name of each champion are hung with pride.

During the visit, Jean-Luc details the entire life cycle of the horse (mating, birth in spring, training, races), as well as the levels of races, the distances on the racetracks, the circuit world, endowments, jockeys material and registration books.

Leo Lemasson

But what calls out the most is the original and famous method used by Jean-Luc for cleaning: the method of whisperers, revealed in the film " The man who whispered in the ears of horses ", Consisting in better understanding the behavior of the horse and to establish a natural relationship with him, without constraint or violence. Obvious for Jean-Luc who, from the popularization of whisperers in the 2000s, applied this method of gentle riding.

The visit ends with a snack concocted by Isabelle. To be enjoyed by the fireplace in winter, or in the garden with a view of the horses in summer. "We receive as we live", this is Isabelle's leitmotif.

Leo Lemasson
Leo Lemasson
Leo Lemasson
Leo Lemasson

Leo Lemasson

Leo Lemasson

Leo Lemasson

Leo Lemasson

Useful information

dates: saturday 22 august

Prices :

  • Adult: 12 €
  • Child (5 - 12 years old): 6 €
  • Free for less than 5 years

Duration of the visit: 1h15


Haras d'Ecajeul is located on the departmental road D16, at the intersection opposite terminal 6.

Stud of Ecajeul
The Mesnil Mauger
14270 Mézidon Vallée d'Auge
+06 07 25 47 23 XNUMX

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