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Equestrian tourism in Calvados

Horses in a Normandy prairie
Horses in a Normandy prairie ©Calvados Tourist Board

Horses - a genuine passion in Normandy

Discover the magical world of horses during your next holiday to Normandy:

- book a horse or pony trek in one of our riding centres
- thrill at the excitement of our many racecourses
- visit a stud farm
- revel in an equestrian show
- in October, don't miss the Equi’days festival and discover the many facets of the equestrian world
- and in 2014, join in an exceptional event over the World Equestrian Games

In Normandy, horse breeding is a way of life.

Calvados is home to France's greatest concentration of stud farms per hectare, approximately 1 every 4km2.

Quality facilities such as the Pôle International du Cheval in Deauville, the CIRALE (Centre for imaging and research into equine locomotor disorders) in Goustranville and a vast range of racecourses collectively offer Calvados a fine reputation in the equestrian world.

The Hippolia cluster in Caen reunites internationally renowned establishments in an aim to encourage French equine innovation and scientific research.

Calvados boasts the entire range of equestrian skills: breeders, trainers, blacksmiths, riding instructors...

Spend a night next to the horses

Spend a night next to the horses
Spend a night next to the horses©G.Wait

Total immersion in the world of horses: a truly unique experience!

Spend a night next to the horses ›

Horse riding and trekking

Horse riding on the beach
Horse riding on the beach

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, enjoy a ride on the vast Normandy beache.

Discover a multitude of unique experiences in the company of horses ›

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014

World Equestrian Games, from 24th August to 7th September 2014 ©JEM FEI Alltech 2014
World Equestrian Games, from 24th August to 7th September 2014 ©JEM FEI Alltech 2014 © J.BouchetPeterson

From 24th August to 7th September 2014: the world's leading equestrian event.

The Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 ›

Calvados hippodromes

Trotteur à Cabourg
Trotteur à Cabourg © G.Wait

8 hippodromes où se mesurent les meilleurs chevaux de course.

Calvados hippodromes ›

Horse riding in pictures

Randonnée à Cheval en bord de mer
Randonnée à Cheval en bord de mer © S.Guichard
Chevaux dans un haras du calvados
Chevaux dans un haras du calvados © Calvados Tourisme
Cavaliers jouant au Polo à Deauville
Cavaliers jouant au Polo à Deauville ©G.Wait
Trotteur de face dans le calvados
Trotteur de face dans le calvados © G.Wait
Tête de cheval de face
Tête de cheval de face
Spectacle Equestre dans le Calvados
Spectacle Equestre dans le Calvados
Haras dans le pays d'Auge
Haras dans le pays d'Auge © G.Wait

Equestrian sport & tourism

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Amateur Gold Tour, Ponies, Juniors and Children Jumping Contest

SAINT-ARNOULT

It's a great international event gathering jumping horse riders taking place for the first time at the International Equestrian Complex. An appointment that...

Place : SAINT-ARNOULT

From 19 october 2018 to 21 october 2018

 

Association Haras du Passage

VAL-DE-VIE

Located in the heart of the Pays d'Auge, just 20 minutes to the south of Lisieux, the stud farm is equipped with 1 indoor ring, 1 outdoor ring, round pen an...

Association Haras du Passage
Le Parc de la Forge SAINTE-FOY-DE-MONTGOMMERY, 14140 VAL-DE-VIE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 63 07 45

 

Autumn horse sale

DEAUVILLE

The Autumn Mixed Sale is organized at the end of November for three days in Deauville and includes: on the first day flat and jumping training horses as wel...

Place : DEAUVILLE

From 19 november 2018 to 21 november 2018

 

Bayeux Equestrian Centre

SAINT-LOUP-HORS

Riding centre in the heart of the countryside, yet just 1km from Bayeux, 12km from the forest and 15km from the sea. Variety of facilities including 2 ind...

Bayeux Equestrian Centre
Route de Molay Littry , 14400 SAINT-LOUP-HORS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 92 24 59

 

Breeding sale

DEAUVILLE

Closing the sale season at the beginning of December, this sale is exclusively dedicated to breeding. It offers proven broodmares having already given birt...

Place : DEAUVILLE

From 08 december 2018 to 11 december 2018

 

C.H. & P.C. du Brevedent
, 14130 LE FAULQ
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 64 75 98

 

Centre Equestre de la Souleuvre
La Gare CARVILLE, 14350 SOULEUVRE EN BOCAGE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 67 77 34

 

Cherokee Equitation Loisirs

TRACY-SUR-MER

The riding centre Cheroke eEquitation Loisirs is located just 1.5km from the D-Day Landing beaches and is home to thirty horses and ponies. It is equipped ...

Cherokee Equitation Loisirs
La Petite Noé 9 route de Bayeux , 14117 TRACY-SUR-MER

 

Club Ponam Jumping Contest

SAINT-ARNOULT

Club Ponam: the last challenge will take place in Deauville. Clubs and pony clubs of the region end their jumping season at the International Equestrian Com...

Place : SAINT-ARNOULT

On 28 october 2018

 

Courses hippiques à l'Hippodrome de Vire

VIRE NORMANDIE

Pour cette nouvelle journée, 3 courses de Trot et 4 de plat auront lieu à l'Hippodrome de Vire.

Place : VIRE NORMANDIE

On 28 october 2018

 

Courses hippiques à l'Hippodrome de Vire

VIRE NORMANDIE

Pour cette nouvelle journée Prémium, 8 courses de Trot auront lieu à l'Hippodrome de Vire, en matinée.

Place : VIRE NORMANDIE

On 25 november 2018

 

Courses hippiques à l'Hippodrome de Vire - Copie

VIRE NORMANDIE

Pour cette nouvelle journée, 3 courses de Trot et 4 de plat auront lieu à l'Hippodrome de Vire.

Place : VIRE NORMANDIE

On 12 november 2018

 

Courses hippiques à l'Hippodrome de Vire - Copie

VIRE NORMANDIE

Pour cette nouvelle journée, 3 courses de Trot et 4 de plat auront lieu à l'Hippodrome de Vire.

Place : VIRE NORMANDIE

On 30 september 2018

 

Courses hippiques à l'Hippodrome de Vire - Copie - Copie

VIRE NORMANDIE

Pour cette nouvelle journée, 3 courses de Trot et 4 de plat auront lieu à l'Hippodrome de Vire.

Place : VIRE NORMANDIE

On 09 december 2018

 

Courses hippiques à l'Hippodrome de Vire

VIRE NORMANDIE

Pour cette nouvelle journée, 3 courses de Trot et 4 de plat auront lieu à l'Hippodrome de Vire.

Place : VIRE NORMANDIE

On 26 september 2018

 

Darka Stables

TOURVILLE-EN-AUGE

Darka Stables
Chemin de la Croix Labbé , 14130 TOURVILLE-EN-AUGE
Telephone : 33 (0)6 82 14 37 06

 

Discover Bartabas' brand new show Ex-anima!

CAEN

Bartabas, a famous French riding master, scenographer and film director is back in Caen to present his new creation Ex-anima. 38 horses will be honoured and...

Place : CAEN

From 29 september 2018 to 25 october 2018

 

EARL David Aïssa Equestrian Centre of Ouistreham
12 route de Caen , 14150 OUISTREHAM
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 96 41 41

 

EARL du Bief

CAHAGNES

EARL du Bief
Vauvrecy , 14240 CAHAGNES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 65 84

 

Ecurie des Pommiers Equestrian Centre

LANDES-SUR-AJON

The Les Pommiers Riding School and Stables offer: riding lessons, horse and pony riding courses, trekking, study trips. The centre offers packages combining...

Ecurie des Pommiers Equestrian Centre
Le Bourg , 14310 LANDES-SUR-AJON

 

Ecurie du Littoral

SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER

Ecurie du Littoral
Route de Tailleville , 14750 SAINT-AUBIN-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 96 22 88

 

Ecurie du Mont d'Auget

LE MESNIL-SUR-BLANGY

Ecurie du Mont d'Auget
Chemin du Mont d'Auget , 14130 LE MESNIL-SUR-BLANGY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 64 74 49

 

Ecurie Les Grainvilleries
, 14430 BOURGEAUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 64 05 69

 

Ecuries de la Cour Coeuret Equestrian Centre
La Cour Coeuret Barneville la Bertran , 14600 HONFLEUR
Telephone : 33 (0)6 70 51 89 58

 

Equi'rando du Houx

GRANDCAMP-MAISY

Equi'rando du Houx
Le Houx Ferme du Canada , 14450 GRANDCAMP-MAISY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 62 55

 

Equid'Ext

CULEY-LE-PATRY

In the heart of Suisse-Normande, the region offers a marvellous playground for learning outdoor riding techniques. The riding centre is equipped with a 40x...

Equid'Ext
3, rue de la Cavelière , 14220 CULEY-LE-PATRY

 

Ets Jean-Michel Billot

SAINT-GATIEN-DES-BOIS

Ets Jean-Michel Billot
La Porte Rouge , 14130 SAINT-GATIEN-DES-BOIS
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 18 93

 

Grand Indoor Jumping Contest

SAINT-ARNOULT

Grand Indoor: Jumping at Christmas The International Equestrian Complex invites you to celebrate Christmas in advance for the 6th and last step of the Grand...

Place : SAINT-ARNOULT

From 14 december 2018 to 16 december 2018

 

Grangues Equestrian Centre

GRANGUES

The Domaine Equestre de Grangues is located 20km from Caen and 15km from Deauville within a 30 hectare environment of woodland and prairies and welcomes chi...

Grangues Equestrian Centre
Route de Criqueville D27 , 14160 GRANGUES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 28 04 28

 

Guided visit of the Deauville-Clairefontaine racecourse

DEAUVILLE

It welcomes trot, jump and flat races, organized exclusively on grass fields. It is considered one of the most flowered racecourses of France. It is also a...

Place : DEAUVILLE

On 22 october 2018, On 26 october 2018

 

Horse races at the Deauville-Clairefontaine - Flat races

TOURGEVILLE

Program: flat races. Theme of the day: EQUURES Conseil des Chevaux de Normandie A day under the sign of EQUURES, a label dedicated to all equestrian centre...

Place : TOURGEVILLE

On 22 october 2018

 

Horse races at the Deauville-Clairefontaine - Flat races

TOURGEVILLE

Program: flat races. Theme of the day: Long life to the races – Hippoween Enjoy the All Saints holidays to celebrate Halloween at the Clairefontaine raceco...

Place : TOURGEVILLE

On 26 october 2018

 

Indoor polo tournament

SAINT-ARNOULT

After an entire season marked by the jumping discipline, the best polo players come back to the Grand Manège of the International Equestrian Complex to comp...

Place : SAINT-ARNOULT

From 10 november 2018 to 11 november 2018

 

JM Bonneau Master Class

SAINT-ARNOULT

For the third consecutive year, the International Equestrian Complex invites the riders of the National Pro & Amateurs contest, but also the audience, to en...

Place : SAINT-ARNOULT

On 16 november 2018

 

L'Etape Equestrian Centre

SAINT-GERMAIN-LE-VASSON

Located in Saint-Germain-le-Vasson, between Caen and Falaise and bordering Suisse Normande, the "l'Etape" riding school offers a wide range of activities: f...

L'Etape Equestrian Centre
4 chemin de la Grande Bruyère , 14190 SAINT-GERMAIN-LE-VASSON
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 90 52 01

 

L'Ormerie horse riding school

PONT-L'EVEQUE

L'Ormerie riding School offers riding lessons.

L'Ormerie horse riding school
1432 Route de Saint-Hymer D 101 , 14130 PONT-L'EVEQUE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 14 25

 

La Chevauchée Horse Riding School

ROCQUES

The riding centre is open since 1998 and is located in the heart of the Pays d'Auge. Enjoy the club's family atmosphere and the reassurance of a well cared ...

La Chevauchée Horse Riding School
228, Chemin de la Boutonnerie ROCQUES, 14100 ROCQUES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 32 29 92

 

La Cordière Equestrian Centre

VAL D'ARRY

The Ferme Equestre de la Cordière covers 26 hectares and is located 10 minutes from Caen. The riding centre is equipped with 2 indoor rings, 2 outdoor rings...

La Cordière Equestrian Centre
Ferme de la Cordière Hameau Beljambe NOYERS-BOCAGE, 14210 VAL D'ARRY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 77 18 64

 

La Cour Anteol

CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

Located in the heart of Suisse Normande, the riding centre proposes 2 saddleries, boxes, a club house, 1 outdoor 60x20 training ring and 1 indoor 30x20 ring...

La Cour Anteol
Lieu dit La Quartrée SAINT-PIERRE-LA-VIEILLE, 14770 CONDE-EN-NORMANDIE

 

La Mangeoire Club Hippique
Rue Reynaldo Hahn , 14800 DEAUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 98 56 24

 

Les Chevaux de Marolles (equestrian centre)
Le lieu du bois , 14100 MAROLLES

 

Les écuries d'Orage Horse Riding School

SAINT-PAUL-DU-VERNAY

Riding centre in the heart of the countryside, yet just 1km from Bayeux, 12km from the forest and 15km from the sea. Variety of facilities including 2 ind...

Les écuries d'Orage Horse Riding School
Les Frémangers , 14490 SAINT-PAUL-DU-VERNAY

 

Les Ecuries de Deauville St Gatien
5 rue Gambetta , 14800 DEAUVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 42 91

 

Les Ecuries de la Cavée
Route de Danestal , 14430 BRANVILLE
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 39 00 14

 

Les Ecuries De La Villedieu Equestrian Centre
1844 route du Château , 14640 VILLERS-SUR-MER
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 88 28 66

 

Les Ecuries des Perrelles Equestrian Centre

CAUMONT-SUR-AURE

The Perelles Stables offer walks on horseback, riding lessons and courses, together with a horse livery service.

Les Ecuries des Perrelles Equestrian Centre
La Ferme du Val Le Haut Villais LA VACQUERIE, 14240 CAUMONT-SUR-AURE
Telephone : 33 (0)6 19 95 16 18 - 33 (0)2 50 28 12 24

 

Les Louveaux Pony Club

LE MOLAY-LITTRY

Les Louveaux Pony Club
Haras des Louveaux , 14330 LE MOLAY-LITTRY
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 21 66 11

 

Les Monts Stables

LE HOM

Located between Falaise and Saint-Pierre-sur-Dives, just 25 minutes from Caen, the riding centre is awarded with the "Tourisme Equestre" quality label and o...

Les Monts Stables
2 Hameau de la Métairie CURCY-SUR-ORNE, 14220 LE HOM
Telephone : 33 (0)6 36 32 33 16

 

Mesnil d'Argences Equestrian Centre

ARGENCES

The Mesnil d'Argences Riding School offers: riding lessons, horse and pony riding courses, trekking, study trips.

Mesnil d'Argences Equestrian Centre
519 chemin de Blamont Le Mesnil , 14370 ARGENCES
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 23 97 56

 

Missy Equestrian Centre
5 rue du Château MISSY, 14210 VAL D'ARRY

 

National Horse Day at the International Equestrian Complex

SAINT-ARNOULT

As every year, horses are the protagonists of a special day organized everywhere in France. The International Equestrian Complex invites you to properly ce...

Place : SAINT-ARNOULT

On 30 september 2018

 

National Pro & Amateurs Jumping Contest

SAINT-ARNOULT

National Pro and Amateur: Norman riders are always many. The International Equestrian Complex welcomes professional and amateur jumping riders for this nati...

Place : SAINT-ARNOULT

From 01 november 2018 to 04 november 2018

 

National Pro & Amateurs Jumping Contest

SAINT-ARNOULT

National Pro and Amateur: The 2nd opportunity of the month! A new opportunity to perform in this 2nd contest reserved to professional and amateur jumping ri...

Place : SAINT-ARNOULT

From 16 november 2018 to 18 november 2018

 

Noë Horse Farm

CASTILLON

Noë Horse Farm
, 14490 CASTILLON

 

October Yearlings Sale

DEAUVILLE

The second sale of the year dedicated to yearlings is held over four days at the end of October in Deauville. The catalogue is split into two parts and is ...

Place : DEAUVILLE

From 23 october 2018 to 26 october 2018

 

Poney Club de Niavaran
Chemin des Carrières Château de Coudray , 14130 COUDRAY-RABUT
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 65 48 99

 

S.H.U. de Caen

SAINT-CONTEST

S.H.U. de Caen
19 rue de la Folie , 14280 SAINT-CONTEST
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 44 59 68

 

Siblu

LITTEAU

Siblu
Domaine de Litteau Le Perron , 14490 LITTEAU
Telephone : 33 (0)2 31 22 22 08

 

The Stables of Hérouvillette
25 avenue de Cabourg , 14850 HEROUVILLETTE
Telephone : 33 (0)6 63 49 70 72

 

Tournée des As Poneys

SAINT-ARNOULT

The International Equestrian Complex welcomes an indoor step of the CSO “Tournée des As” federal circuit; an excellence circuit reserved to ponies and acces...

Place : SAINT-ARNOULT

From 08 december 2018 to 09 december 2018