In 1998, Sabine and Thomas Grataloup created Absolu Voyages, a French travel agency dedicated to nature and traditions discovery tours, and horse riding tours all over the world through the brand Randocheval.
Brand of ABSOLU VOYAGES, Ride in France is the fruit of their passion for travels and horses, which urged them to start this adventure more than 10 years ago, since they have been riding in France for more than 30 years... We have been riding all over the world, and now, with Ride in France, we want to enable riders from all over the world to discover the rich landscapes, riding culture and... cuisine of France !!!
Both live their daily life with horses, because they are the owners of Ourique and Sueño, iberian horses who live in a large meadow in the countryside 30 km South of Lyon. They added a new member to their cavalry recently, with their children's pony, Tito !
Sabine has been elected as a member of the Federal Directing Comittee of the French Equestrian Federation. We welcomed this election as an acknowledgment of the efforts and the success of Ride in France in the promotion of horse riding tours in France.
Our company is now the n°1 in riding tours for French riders all over the world, and we won the "Challenge du Nouvel Entrepreneur du Tourisme" (Prize for new Entrepreneurs in Tourism) in 1999. This prize is very important to us, as it is delivered by the APS, the organism which provides financial guaranty for travel agencies in France.
Ride in France is also a team of horse lovers, with Sabine and Thomas of course, but also :
Anne joined the team in April 2006. She has a diploma to guide horse trails (ATE). She worked for one of our guides in France. Her experience in horse riding trails made her find her way to Randocheval. She'll be pleased to advise you about Provence and endurance rides in France.
Laurie started on December 2010 to work in our classic tourism agency, but due to her passion for horses, she joined the Randocheval team in June. Thanks to her diploma, her experience in horse trails, and her numerous trips around the world, she'll share with you her abilities and knowledge. In France she's specialized on mountains trails.
Dominique was on of our clients, discovering United Kingdom and Ireland on horseback, before to come working at the agency. Outside rider for many years, she arrived at Randocheval /Ride in France in October 2015 to give you advices on stays in Poitou or Allier for exemple.
Julie comes from Corsica. She'll give you advices about her beautiful Island but also about Gers, Lot and Fontainebleau.
Claire from Britanny will give you advices about our rides from Britanny to the Mont Saint Michel and also on the Oleron Island.
Mathilde works at our agency for her tourism' studies. She will give you advices about our tonic ride in Britanny and our ride with Icelandic horses in Normandy's Lyons Forest.
We are all in love with horses, and it's the insurance you will receive good advice !