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NORMANDY HORSE COUNCIL NEWS: august 2020

Normandy Horse Council news Published 7 August 2020

Normandy trot racing trade show

Friday the 7th of February 26 french trotters stallions paraded at Saint-Lô Equestrian Pole. Many animations, 23 exhibitors and 15 stud farms completed the trade show.
Previously named Saint-Lô French trotters stallions trade show, the now famous meeting evolved to gather all actors of this equine sector: stud farms and breeders but also suppliers and all kind of service providers.
The trade show was organised by the Normandy Horse Council in partnership with Saint-Lô Equestrian Pole and Graignes horse racing school – AFASEC whose students had the opportunity to handle the stallions during the show.

Publication of the regional economic observatory of the equine industry

This document presents detailed data of the equine industry in Normandy. The document is only available in French.

The Legion of Honour for Laurence Meunier

President of the Normandy Horse Council and the Pôle Hippolia, Laurence Meunier was named to the National Order of the Legion of Honour thanks to her commitment for the equine industry.

The Normandy Region reaffirms its support to the equine industry by voting the new contract of objectives 2020-2022

In order to accompany the actors of the equine industry in their process of structuration and valorisation, the regional representatives renewed their support to the Normandy Horse Council for the implementation of its action plan 2020-2022.

Covid-19 : the Normandy Horse Council supports professionals of the equine industry

Due to the global health crisis impacting France, the equine industry faced major difficulties. Stables being locked and events (races and shows) being cancelled or reported, equine entreprises were facing major problems regarding finances but also human and animal welfare and security due to lack of staff available and lack of spaces available for grazing. 

The government and the Normandy Region putted in place measures to support business and the Normandy Horse Council is accompanying the professionals of the equine industry in Normandy. Detailed and daily updated information was published on its website and on social networks. An online form and a hotline are also dedicated to answer questions and accompany people and a first evaluation of the economic impact of the crisis was published (the document is only available in French).

Members’ day of the Normandy Horse Council on November 26th

The meeting will be divided in three parts:

  1. Presentation of the equine industry contract of objectives 2020-2022
  2. Presentation of the GIS Centaure dedicated to equine health research
  3. Impact of the Covid-19 crisis and economic recovery of the equine industry :
    • Presentation of Equi’Up project for economic recovery
    • Panel discussions:
      • Sanitary dimension: human beings into sanitary crisis today, tomorrow horses
      • Economical dimension: an economy to be consolidated and models to rethink
      • Social dimension: jobs to be preserved, professions to rethink

The EquuRES Label and the FNC (the national horse federation) work together for equine welfare     

The EquuRES Label (led by the Normandy Horse Council) and the National Charter for equine welfare (led by the FNC) now have an official equivalency agreement to encourage professional into improvement processes.