Find your horse in Normandy

Normandy Horse Agency will be able to respond to your requirements and guide you towards the expertise that you require.
For sales, Normandy Horse Agency will put you into contact with the professionals who can satisfy your requirements, and we can organise your coming to see and try horses in Normandy.

Sell ​​your horse in Normandy

Normandy Horse Agency regularly seeks leisure horses for its Normandy partners. We distribute your offers to our network in order to facilitate the sale of your horses. Contact us to let us know your offers.

Our partners

Norman horse breeds

It is one of the few regions in the world to be the birthplace of champions across all disciplines: trot and flat racing, show jumping and eventing. If you are looking for a horse in France, Normandy is the best place to come.


Normandy’s excellence also provides a winning formula for thoroughbreds. Half of all thoroughbreds are bred in Normandy. The reputation of Normandy’s flat racing stables is well established. The physical and mental capacities of our world-leading thoroughbreds bear testimony to this. It is against this advantageous backdrop that the annual yearling sales in Deauville attract the biggest international investors.


  • Hippodrome de Clairefontaine June to October
  • Gr 1: Prix du Jockey Club in June
  • Gr 1: Prix de Diane in June
  • Meeting Deauville Barrière in July and August
  • Gr 1: Prix Rotschild in July
  • Gr 1: Prix Jacques le Marois in August
  • Gr 1: Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in October

Arqana Auctions 

  • Mixed sales in February
  • Breeze Up sales in May
  • Summer sales in July
  • Yearling sales in August 
  • Arc sales the last weekend of September
  • Yearling sales in October 
  • Autumn sales in November
  • Breeders sales in December


The origins of the history of trotting races are to be found in Normandy. The city of Cherbourg (Manche) organised the first harness race in 1836. Since then, this knowledge and expertise has continued to spread, and the unrivaled excellence of Normandy in this domain has become well known throughout the world. With more than 7500 coverings per year, Normandy is the birthplace of trotting races champions. 


  • Prix d’Amérique Legend Race in January
  • Grand National du Trot March to December
  • Trophée Vert April to September 
  • Hippo’fest in May 
  • Hippodrome de Clairefontaine June to October
  • Estivales de Cabourg in July and August
  • Critérium de vitesse in August


  • Opodo Prix d’Amérique Sale in January
  • Yearling Sale in September
  • The Caen Auction Sales in October
  • ARQANA Spring Sale in March
  • ARQANA Summer Sale 
  • ARQANA Qualification Sale in July
  • ARQANA September Sale
  • ARQANA Autumn Sale

Private sales
In order to complete a private sale, the best thing to do is to contact a broker. Normandy Horse Agency is available to put you in contact with brokers and sales agents to find your horse. 

Claiming races
During claiming races, competing horses are for sale at a minimum price, which is indicated on the day’s programe. After the race, you can hand in a secret slip on which is written the price you would like to buy the horse for and the highest offer is retained. The owner of the horse can also hand in a slip should they decide they want to keep the horse. A great number of claiming races are organised each month at the many racecourses across Normandy


Normandy is the birthplace of the Selle Français breed, whose stronghold is in Saint-Lô (Manche). The region has over 2000 sport stud farms and is home to the very best Selle Français breeders. The expertise of the trainers and riders is recognised worldwide. The skills, expertise and knowledge of Normandy’s professionals have made that crucial difference and improved the performances of this sport horse. 


  • Salon des étalons de sport in February
  • Happy Jump in May
  • Sotheby’s international realty CSIO Deauville in June
  • Normandy Horse Show in August
  • Grand Complet in August
  • Longines Deauville Classic in August
  • Jumping International 4* in October
  • Equi’Seine in November


  • FENCES Deauville Classic Auction in August
  • CHEVAL NORMANDIE Normandy Queens Auction in August 
  • FENCES Ventes Fences Elite in September
  • FENCES Vente de Foals in October
  • NASH Vente Elite Nash in October
  • FENCES Vente Elite de Noël in December


Birthplace of the Norman Cob and Percheron breeds, Normandy is proud of its heritage breeds! The horses of Norman Draft Horse Center have been selected as the finest specimens of their generation. These horses are trained to meet the requirements of the new uses of horse energy, or alternatively are used for displays and leisure activities. They are subsequently made available for sale and become ambassadors for their respective breeds. They may be the workhorses of yesteryear, but they are our partners for the future.


  • Normandy Horse Show in August
  • Percheron French Championship in September
  • Foire Sainte Croix de Lessay in September


  • Norman Draft Horse Center

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