Royal Étrier Belge riding stables


Founded by the Solvay family, who wished to provide an equestrian centre for officers, aristocrats and members of the upper bourgeoisie, the Royal Étrier Belge was built between 1929 and 1930 based on plans by architect Gaston Ide, who opted for a Regionalist style, a blend of Flemish neo-_Renaissance and Beaux-Arts. The structure consists of a number of wings laid out behind the long street-facing red brick façade. The complex has some one hundred boxes, a large indoor arena with spectator terraces, a large fully-covered outdoor arena, an indoor round pen, grooming facilities, numerous tack rooms, changing rooms and a restaurant. Its ideal location enables riders to take advantage of the trails reserved for their exclusive use in La Cambre Wood and the Sonian Forest, just a stone’s throw away. (Listed 24/01/2008)

Practical information

  • champ du Vert Chasseur 19
    1000 Brussels
    • Saturday and Sunday from 10h00 to 18h00
    • B
      Vert Chasseur/Groene Jager