Home / Trade

Normandy is the number 1 region for breeding in France

It is one of the only 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.

French Trotters

The origins of trot racing 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 unrivalled excellence of Normandy in this domain has become well-known throughout the world.


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.

Sport Horses

The breed Selle Français was born in Normandy, 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.

French Ponies

Wether they are used for leisure, pony-clubs, driving, show-jumping, eventing or dressage, ponies are very adaptable and a real asset for the equine industry in Normandy. Normandy is the first region for breeding ponies.

More informations pdf – 5.17mo 下载更多信息 pdf – 8.34mo

Buying horses

Many auctions, private and arranged sales are organised along the year in Normandy and will enable you to find the horse you need. You can also benefit from the services of profes bloodstock agents, horse dealers and breeders.

Normandy Horse Council news


International development officer

+33 617 982 960