Normandie Horse Show

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In 2024, the Normandie Horse Show invites you to Saint-Lô for 3 dates this summer for the best of Normandy breeding and show jumping competitions up to international 3* level!

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   21-23 june

National show jumping competition
National show jumping competition “Pro 1” level and classes reserved for 7 years old horses.
From friday 21st to sunday 23rd of june – Uriel arena

Programme coming soon

   23-28 july

Young horses and ponies competition
For 5 and 6 years old horses. Qualifying for the french young horses championship.
From tuesday 23rd to friday 26th of july – Uriel arena

For 4 to 6 years old ponies and horses.
Saturday 27th and sunday 28th of july – Uriel arena

Programme coming soon

   31 july to 04 august

International show jumping competition
CSI 3*, CSI 2* and CSI 1*
From thursday 1st to sunday 04th of july – Uriel arena

Programme coming soon

Local show-jumping competition
For amateur riders, children and adults
From wednesday 31rd of july to sunday 04 of august – Normandie 2014 arena

Programme coming soon

Numerous breeding shows are held every year at the Normandy Horse Show, providing an opportunity to admire local breeds and the future champions of tomorrow.

Various breeds are represented:
Sport ponies and shetland ponies
Selle Français horses, renowned for their performance in show jumping
Cob Normand horses, the result of a cross between draught horses and thoroughbreds, which appeared at the beginning of the 20th century a few kilometres from Saint-Lô.

Throughout the week, the foals, females and males are assessed in regional and national competitions. A harness event is also held for Cob Normand horses.

Normandy Queens Auction
Physical and online auction of sport fillies with exceptional genetics, diner on site.
Saturday 3rd of august – “Hall du Pôle Hippique “indoor arena

More information

Foals fair
Amicable sale of foals born in the year

Every year, around sixty foals, mainly of the Selle Français breed, are offered for sale.
Sunday 4th of august – Stud farm courtyard

Tourist attractions at the stud farm
Visits, exhibitions and activities with ponies and horses

Visits to the stud farm
• Self-guided tour of the “Behind the scenes at the Stud” tourist trail, every day from 10am to 5pm – free of charge
• Guided tours from Tuesday to Sunday at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm. Meet at the museum reception desk – Ecurie n°5. Price: €5 per person and free for children under 12.

Exhibitions
Exhibitions “At the crossroads of the worlds of the horse: the National Stud and the Cadre Noir” and “Art & sport” in the museum – Ecurie n°5. Free admission Tuesday to Sunday, 1pm to 6.30pm

Activities
“Jeudi du Haras”: Medieval horse show on Thursday 25 July and Cob Normand horse show on Thursday 1 August, at 5pm in the courtyard of the Stud – Adults €5, 6-12 years €3, free for under 6s.
Pony rides on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm – €5/20 minutes
Guided and commented horse rides. Book 24 hours in advance at the Pôle Hippique riding centre (tel: 02 33 57 27 06), €25 per hour.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Exhibiting at the Normandie Horse Show

Would you like to become an exhibitor at an attractive sporting event that attracts several thousand visitors every year?

Take advantage of the Normandy Horse Show to showcase your products and expertise!

Contact us

Adress : Normandie Horse Show, Pôle Hippique de Saint-Lô, Avenue Maréchal Juin, 50000 Saint-Lô

Visitors parking lot : Rue de l’image Saint-Pierre, 50 000 Saint-Lô
Lorry parking lot : Rue des Ecuyers, 50 000 Saint-Lô
Haras national : Avenue Maréchal Juin, 50 000 Saint-Lô

By car

From Paris (300km, 3h30)
Take the A13 motorway to Caen then the A84 motorway to Rennes. Take exit n°40 Saint-Lô – Cherbourg to reach the N174, then exit n°3 Saint-Lô – Bayeux.

From Cherbourg (90km, 1h)
Take the N13 towards Caen then the E3/N174 then take exit n°4.

From Rennes (150km, 1h30)
Take the A84 motorway to Caen. Take exit n°40 Saint-Lô – Cherbourg to reach the N174, then exit n°3 Saint-Lô – Bayeux.

EATING AT THE NORMANDIE HORSE SHOW

A wide choice of catering is available at the Normandie Horse Show, to suit all tastes and budgets.

– a trackside restaurant where you can enjoy the events over lunch

– snack-bar near the Uriel and Normandie 2014 racetracks for lunch, dinner or a snack break.

WHERE TO STAY

The tourist office has a platform offering a wide range of accommodation: hotels, campsites, gîtes, B&Bs and even unusual accommodation.
Discover the accommodation on offer in and around Saint-Lô

WHERE TO EAT

Catering is available every day on the competition site, but if you wish to lunch or dine out, you can do so off-site. Saint-Lô and the surrounding area boasts a wide range of restaurants serving a variety of specialities.

Discover the restaurant offer in and around Saint-Lô

WHAT TO VISIT

Make the most of your visit to the Normandy Horse Show to tour Saint-Lô and the surrounding area.

SAINT-LÔ AND SURROUNDING AREA
– Hike to the Roches de Ham in Condé-sur-Vire or Cerisy-la-forêt forest
– Visit the Canisy castle, where the first Normandie Horse Show edition were held
– Discover the Cotentin and Bessin marshes
– Outdoor activities (tree climbing, canoeing and kayaking)

AND A LITTLE FURTHER AFIELD
– Souleuvre Viaduct (summer tobogganing, bungee jumping)
– Visit the D-Day landing beaches
– Discover Granville and the Channel Islands
– Visit Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay

Find out more on the Tourist Office website

ACCESSIBILITY TO PEOPLE WITH REDUCED MOBILITY (=PRM)

The Normandie Horse Show is a PRM friendly event !

Open to the public, the Pôle Hippique of Saint-Lô fits with the standard for welcoming people with mobility issues. However, not all infrastructures and passageways are always fully adapted to the circulation of wheelchairs. We still hope that your experience within our structure will meet your expectations.

INFORMATION ABOUT PETS

The Pôle Hippique of Saint-Lô and more specifically the Normandie Horse Show will be delighted to open their doors to your four-legged companions. However, they must be kept on a leash and are prohibited in interior spaces such as the Hall du Pôle Hippique, toilets, stands, food outlets, etc.

THE PÔLE HIPPIQUE IS LABELED EQUURES !

Concerned about the environment and animal welfare, the Pôle Hippique of Saint-Lô has been part, for 3 years now, of equestrian structures labeled EquuRES.

Get more information about the label and its commitments directly on the EquuRES website.

THE SAINT-LÔ’S PÔLE HIPPIQUE : FIRST COMPETITION SITE TO ADOPT A BIOSECURITY PLAN IN 2019.

With the importance of audience flows generated by events such as the NHS, the Pôle Hippique has joined the company Equiways in order to reduce the transmission’s risk of infectious diseases between horses.

Several informative and preventive signs have been installed throughout the site so visitors can adopt the right behaviors. Because the health of horses is everyone’s business, thank you for respecting the measures of the biosecurity plan put in place !

THE NORMANDIE HORSE SHOW HAS THE NORMANDIE GRANDS ÉVÉNEMENTS LABEL !

With the aim of highlighting the most emblematic events in the region, Normandie Grands Événements collaborates with large-scale Norman events. It is therefore natural that the NHS, witness of a dynamic and federative sector, integrates the 23 most important events of the region. Learn more about the label by visiting the Normandy Horse Council website.

MEDIAS

ORIGIN

Born from an idea of Fernand Leredde, a famous Norman breeder and inspired by the Dublin Horse Show, the Normandie Horse Show was created in 1989. His ambition was to revitalise a competition held at the Château de Canisy near Saint-Lô, by promoting regional breeding and foreign trade.

From the very first edition, Fernand Leredde surrounded himself with strong allies such as Denis de Kergorlay, then owner of the Château de Canisy and mayor of the town, and Jean Rochefort, a famous French theatre and television actor and horseman. A pioneer in France, the Normandie Horse Show quickly became a reference in the equine industry.

In 1990, the year of the horse in the Manche area, the Normandy event took a new turn by organising innovative breeding championships, a foal fair, sporting events (Derby-Marathon) and driving.

Development

Wanting to see even more, the Normandy Horse Show joined forces with the town of Saint-Lô and the Pôle Hippique (then called the Centre de Promotion de l’Élevage) in 1993 to make it its new home.

Over the years, the event has been able to surround itself with the best riders and four-legged champions. Few of the world’s greatest stars have not ridden at least once on the event’s tracks. Numerous world champions (such as Éric Levallois, Reynald Angot, Éric Navet and Gilles Bertran de Balenda), Olympic champions (including Pénélope Leprévost and Philippe Rozier) or renowned horses (such as Diamant de Semilly, Quito de Baussy, Papillon Rouge, First de Launay or Flipper d’Elle) have been competing for victories since 1989.

Each year, the Normandie Horse Show is also associated with numerous partners in order to further boost regional and national breeding. The Normandie Horse Show also joins each year with numerous partners in order to boost regional and national breeding. The Stud-Book Selle Français but also the local organisations promoting the Selle Français, Cob Normand (draft horse from Saint-Lô) and pony breeds organise local or national breeding competitions every year.

GOING INTERNATIONAL

Since then, the Normandie Horse Show has continued to innovate by organising international Horseball competitions: demonstrations during the World Equestrian Games in Caen in 2014, as well as the European Championships in 2013 and 2017 and most recently the World Cup in 2022.

Since 2015, the organisation added a new dimension to its high-level sporting events by adding a star to its CSI. It then organised the first edition of its Jumping International 3*. In 2023, the Normandie Horse Show will host 3 levels of international competition: CSI 3*, 2* and 1*.

Winners of the CSI 3*

Some of the biggest names in French and international show jumping won the Grand Prix of the Jumping International 3* at the Normandie Horse Show in Saint-Lô.

2015 : Timothée Anciaume (FRA) & Padock du Plessis

2016 : Mathieu Billot (FRA) & Shiva d’Amaury

2017 : Patrice Delaveau (FRA) & Urcos de Kerglenn

2018 : Laurent Goffinet (FRA) & Atome des Etisses

2019 : Hubert Pignolet (FRA) & Athos d’Elle

2020 : International competition cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic

2021 : Victor Bettendorf (LUX) & Pasha du Gué

2022 : Julien Epaillard (FRA) & Donatello d’Auge

2023 : Steve Guerdat (SUI) & Is-Minka

Press releases 2024

The press releases for the 2024 edition will be available shortly.

 

PRESS CONTACT

Normandie Horse Show Press Officer
Clémentine Loty
+33 (0)6 75 27 39 83
clementine.loty@polehippiquestlo.fr

Normandie Horse Show president : Jean-Claude Heurtaux

RESOURCES SECTION

Here you can download various resources relating to the Normandy Horse Show: visuals, press kit, master list, etc.

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