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Le Centre de Recherche et d'Education Eco-Ethologique (Eco/Etho Research & Education Centre) at La Combe, is an extension of the Eco Farm established in 1996 at Little Ash Eco Farm. It moved to in December 2003 to set up and run an experimental/demonstration Ecological Farm and Nature Reserve in the mountains of the pre-Alps in the Drôme région. This is the fifth experimental/demonstration ecological farm that the research team have developed.

In 2005, an Association of supporters of the Centre was created. We are now relaunching the Association. If interested please fill in the Membership Leaflet & Application Form and return it to us at the Center.

To find about more information about the centre itself and its management, read the following pages:

o Introduction
o Personnel at the Centre

To find out what research and education the Centre runs, and to discover how you can take part read the following pages:
+ Courses, Spectacles & Events
+ The Horse Project
+ The Africa Project
+ Consultancy on Eco Farming and Wildlife
+ Consultancy on Animal Behaviour and Welfare
+ Riding the Rhone-Alpes on horseback with Equitation Les Trois Becs et Jake Rendle-Worthington

To buy our books and article abstract or magazine articles on horse cognition, husbandry and riding, mammals ethology and ecological agriculture, go to :
+ Books & Articles

How to get to the Center:


    By Plane

Our nearest Airports are Grenoble Lyon and Lyon St. Exupery, both about a 2 and a half hour drive from the farm. Flights from London, either Stansted or Gatwick take approximately 1 and half hours.

By Train

Valance Ville and Valence TGV and the nearest TGV, high speed train, stations and about 1hour drive from the farm. Taking the Eurostar from London with a change at either Lille or Paris onward to either Valence station takes between 6 and 8 hours.

By Car

By the A7 autoroute that runs between Lyon and Orange, take the D104 at exit 16 toward Crest. At Crest continue straight on the D104 turning into the D93 to Saillians where you turn right onto the D156. Follow this road for 12 km upwards until you have just passed the summit of the road and the road has started to decline and after 500m is a sign for La Combe onto a gravel track to the right. Pass through the green gate and follow the drive down to the farm buildings.

For more detailed instruction for a specific journey please contact Jake on jake@horseridingfrance.com.

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