The Normandie Horse Show welcomes you to Saint-Lô from 31 July to 6 August 2023 for a week of breeding and sport.
The Interregional Championship (CIR) is the last stage for 5 and 6 year old show jumping horses before the national final in Fontainebleau. This competition is one of the six offered by the Société Hippique Française throughout France. In 2022, more than 300 horses took part in the tests over the 3 days.
|• Monday 31st of july to wednesday 2nd of august 6 YEARS OLD YOUNG HORSES Interegional show jumping championship
|• Monday 31st of july to wednesday 2nd of august LABEL 4 AND 5 YEARS OLD YOUNG HORSES show jumping classes (at the same time as the 6 years old Interegional show jumping championship)|
|• Saturday 29 and sunday 30 of july 4 to 6 YEARS OLD YOUNG PONIES Regional show jumping classes|
The Normandie Horse Show will propose some amateur competition between Monday the 31st to Sunday the 6th of August.
• Monday 31 – wednesday 2 : Ponies competition – 60cm to 120cm
Every year, the Normandie Horse Show organizes some days around equestrian breeding and more specifically around national and local breeds. This year, the event will propose, from July 31 to August 6, championships and sales.
Come and discover the breeds of Selle Français, Cob Normand and ponies !
· REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP OF SELLE FRANÇAIS FOALS
Organized by Cheval Normandie, Selle Français breed valuation tests will take place on wednesday 2nd of August 2023. In the “Hall du Pôle Hippique” ring, come and attend a championship that is judging the model, the locomotion and the style of the young males and females (foals) of the breed.
· REGIONAL 2 YEARS OLD SELLE FRANÇAIS CHAMPIONSHIP
On thursday 3 of August, the Regional 2 years old Selle Français Championship will take place in the “Hall du Pôle Hippique” ring. Don’t miss the event !
· 3 YEARS OLD SELLE FRANÇAIS COMPETITION
After the Regional 2 years old Selle Français Championship, you will find, at the same place, a competition of 3 years old Selle Français females and males. Organized by the association “Cheval Normandie”, it will propose some free jump tests and will judge the speeds and the locomotion of the young horses of the breed.
· FOALS FAIR
Organized by Cheval Normandie, a foal fair will be held in the yard of the stud-farm in the morning of the 6th of August.
The Cob Normand breed will be highlighted, as part of the Normandie Horse Show, in the stud-farm of Saint-Lô between Tuesday 1st and saturday 5th of August 2023.
You can attend :
· the final of the national Cob Normand mares championship (yard of the stud-farm – 3rd of August),
· Cob Normand model and gaits tests (Haras national indoor ring – 1st of August),
· Cob Normand temperament tests (Haras national indoor ring – 1st of August),
· Cob Normand stallion approbation (Hall du Pôle Hippique and yard of the stud-farm – 2nd of August).
You will also find a harnessed championship of draught horses on Saturday 5th in “Le Tôt de Semilly” ring.
· SHETLAND AND WELSH PONIES
A Shetland and Welsh ponies competition will take place at the Normandie Horse Show on Saturday 29 of july. Ponies will be assessed on their conformation and gaits.
· BROODMARES AND FOALS PONIES
On Saturday 5 of August, the Regional broodmares and foals ponies show will take place in the “yard of the Haras National.
THE PARADE OF CHAMPIONS
Attend and enjoy the Normandie Horse Show evening on Saturday 5 august
The Parade of Champions, show and puissance competition :
• Under 6 years old: free
• 6 to 12 years old: 5€
• Adults: 8€
Sale of mares with exceptional genetics and foal faire
Friday 4 and sunday 6
•NORMANDY QUEENS AUCTION
Auction of fillies with exceptional genetics (physical and online) around a dinner. Presentations in hand and over jumps.
Friday 4th august – from 8p.m, Hall du Pôle Hippique
• FOAL FAIR
Sunday 6th august, all morning on the National stud farm courtyard
Visits, exhibitions and activities with ponies and horses
Visits of the National Stud
Free visit of the tourist circuit “Walking behind the scenes at the Stud”, every day from 10am to 5pm – free
Guided tours from Wednesday to Sunday at 2, 3, 4 and 5 pm. Meet at the museum reception desk – Stable n°5. Price: 3€ per person and free for children under 12 years old
Exhibition of photographs by Hervé Delaroque and Camille Reynaud in the museum – Ecurie n°5. Free access every day from 1pm to 6pm.
Pony rides on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, from 2.30pm to 5pm – 5€/20 minutes
Guided and commented horse rides. On reservation 24 hours in advance at the Pôle Hippique equestrian centre (tel: (+33(0)2 33 57 27 06), 25€ per hour.
A LARGE CHOICE OF RESTAURANTS is available at the Normandie Horse Show to suit all tastes and budgets:
- a sandwich and snack area
- a brasserie with daily specials
- a trackside restaurant
More information to come soon.
TO DO IN SAINT-LÔ AND ITS SURROUNDINGS :
- Visit of the national stud-farm and the Pôle Hippique of Saint-Lô
- Hike to “les roches de Ham” or in the Cerisy forest
- Visit of the Canisy castle
- Discovery of the Cotentin and Bessin marshes
- Outdoor activities (tree climbing, canoeing)
TO DO A LITTLE FURTHER FROM SAINT-LÔ :
- Souleuvre viaduct (summer tobogganing and bungee jumping)
- Visit to the landing beaches
- Discovery of Granville and the Channel Islands
- Visit of the Mont-Saint-Michel and its bay
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.
2023 PRESS RELEASES
Press release n°1 : Twenty-three nations take part in the NHS international competition from 3 to 6 august in Saint-Lô, France – 08.01.23
Press release n°2 : Normandy Summer Tour stops in Saint-Lô -08.03.23
Press release n°3 : Normandie Horse Show Saint-Lô CSI 3/2/1* : results for Thursday 3 august 2023 – 08.03.23
Press release n°4 : Normandie Horse Show Saint-Lô CSI 3/2/1* : results for Friday 4 august 2023 – 08.04.23
Press release n°5 : Normandie Horse Show CSI 3/2/1* : results for Saturday 5 august 2023 – 08.05.23
Press release n°6 : Steve Guerdat wins the Grand Prix CSI 3*at the Normandie Horse Show in Saint-Lô France – 08.06.23
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.
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.
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*.