The Normandy equine industry

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Land of horses

Due to its culture, its history and its territory, Normandy is, by its very essence, an exceptional region for horses. Thanks to a large network of businesses, the region is home to the biggest infrastructures for innovation with the Hippolia cluster, for research with the number 1 European Equine Research Centre and investment with its inter-professional support and assistance network. With its exceptional sites and the expertise of its professionals, Normandy is the birthplace of champions, and hosts many prestigious competitions and races.

Heart of the French Equine Industry

First region in France

Normandy, area of equine excellence

Key figures

HEALTH & CARE

5
research centers
+200
equine veterinarians
+230
farriers
+70
equine ostheopaths

BUSINESS AND ORGANISATIONS

1,3
billions turnover per year
6700
businesses and organisations
18 000
jobs
140,000
ha of added value due to equines

HORSE RACES

42
racetracks
2
horse races federations
+350
race meetings per year
+600
trainers

BREEDING

1
ATHLETE HORSE OUT OF 2 IS BORN IN NORMANDY
147 000
equines
+4 500
breeders
+12 000
foal births

LEISURE

+44 000
licensees riders
+900
equestrian centre
+1000
horse hiking kilometers
+1000
competitions days per year

LOCAL WORLD CLASS CHAMPIONS

Galop races
Jean-Claude Rouget
Stéphane Wattel
Théo Bachelot
Coralie Pacaut

Le Havre
Siyouni
Trève
Wings of Eagle

Trotting races
Franck Nivard
Philippe Allaire
Thierry Duvaldestin
Yoann Lebourgeois

Belina Josselin
Bold Eagle
Ourasi
Ready Cash

Jumping
Julien Epaillard
Kevin Staut
Patrice Delaveau
Pénélope Leprevost

Baloubet du Rouet
Diamant de Semilly
Orient Express
Venard de Cerisy

Eventing
Astier Nicolas
Jean-Luc Force

Amande de B’Neville
Opgun Louvo
Piaf de B’Neville
Qorry Blue d’Argouges
Samouraï du Thot
Triton Fontaine


Contact
Pascal BOUILLE

Economic Development Coordinator

+33 6 17 98 29 13
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