French Horse Industry

Horse SA would like to sincerely thank the Normandie Horse Council for hosting a recent visit by Dirk Beelen, SA Department for Trade, Tourism and Investment and EO Julie Fiedler, Horse SA. Arising out of building cooperation through the inter-generational submarine project between South Australia and France in culture, arts and sport, the visit had a focus on the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the two horse councils. An excerpt is below:

Both parties agree to bring their expertise and skill to develop the collaboration in the following areas:

  • student and intern exchange;

  • extension of exchange programs (summer camps etc.);

  • transfer of professional expertise;

  • elaboration of “market gates” between the two countries

  • visits, internships and equestrian and linguistic training courses in both countries;

  • participation of both parties’ employees in joint projects and commitment to the sustainability of the partnership;

  • exchanges of visibility;

  • collaboration between French and Australian stud farms;

  • exchange and collaboration between French and Australian start-ups in the equine industry;

  • exchange and collaboration between French and Australian riding-clubs

The photo shows the signing ceremony with (left to right) Dirk Beelen, SA Government; Laurence Meunier, Chair of Normandie Horse Council and Pôle Hippolia; Julie Fiedler Horse SA ; Augustin Berthion, Project Officer for International Cooperation, European and International Department, Normandie Region. Later in the day a visit to Haras National Saint Lo, a venue for a past World Equestrian Games. If your club or business would potentially like to become involved in the future, email Horse SA, as in many cases we will act to 'join-up' or provide contacts or referrals.

The visit also included meeting with the Brittany Horse Council at Haras National de Lamballe, and with Berengere Lacroix, Director, Selle Francais Studbook, Emilie Goulas of UELN, World Horse Identification and Data Exchange Committee and Innovation Manager at the French Institute of the Horse and Riding, and Anne Jumacourt of Normandy Horse Commerce.

Normandy Horse Council
Campus Effiscience - Bâtiment Érable
8 rue Léopold Sédar Senghor
14460 Colombelles France


Horse Riding in France

Founded in 1921 by the riding centres and competition societies, the French EquestrianFederation (FFE) is today the umbrella organization in France for all sporting and leisure activities involving ponies and horses.

It includes a National Equestrian Tourism Committee (CNTE) and Committees in the regions and departments.

Fédération Française d’Equitation
Parc Equestre

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Pole Hippolia

The Hippolia Cluster promotes collaborations between companies and research or training centres within the horse industry. Established to be a true incubator for “projects and products of the future”, it provides members with a varied skill set and enables the success of innovative projects. It offers services to boost the economic competitiveness of its members and puts forward the French equine innovation.


Stud Book Selle Français
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Registration in the Selle Français Stud-book of Foals born outside of France
Breeding and Birth Declaration

Visit to Normandy Horse Council

On 19 September 2018, The Normandy Horse Council welcomed former Horse SA Executive Officer Julie Fiedler.

In the morning, visits were held at

Deauville racecourse,
Normandie Equine Vallée Research center,
The Pôle international du Cheval de Deauville

In the afternoon, a meeting was held at the Normandie Horse Council office to exchange ideas for South Australia-France.

The South Australian Government through Invest in SA can provide advice and assistance for businesses who are interested in developing international relations.