joie de vivre FARM; noun. [zhwah de veev-ra]

Exuberance of horsey life.
Unbridled passion, unbounded enthusiasm at equine bounding, the joy of flight without wings, the freedom and bliss lent by a horse's back, the adornment of hay in one's hair, the thrill of a nicker, the buoyancy of a trot, the crest rising to soar from earth-bound troubles, the sound of munching hay, the feel of a soft muzzle, the joy of life with horses.


They say the grass is always greener on the other side, but if you ask me, the grass is pretty green over here. It looks similar over there, but I like right where I am. It’s beautiful. Peaceful.  

Isn’t this nice? Being surrounded by verdant trees, silken grass, hearing your own heart beat. You can look out as far as the eye can see with nothing but nature’s undisturbed beauty. 

Joie de VIvre Farm is a premier Hunter, Jumper, and Dressage competitive riding stables and horse boarding facility peacefully nestled in an Equestrian Subdivision in South Lafayette, Louisiana. JDV offers beginner thru advanced English riding lessons of all ages, and offers a quiet facility to board your horse regardless of your riding discipline. JDV regularly attends local to national rated Hunter Jumper shows, and is an active board member if Hub City Hunter Jumper Association. Whether your just looking to learn how to ride, need somewhere to keep your horse, or have aspirations of ribbons in the competitive arena, we have a program personally suited for you.