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Gallop In 1863, on the beach reconverted into a gallop track for the time of a tide, the start of the very first Deauville horse race was sounded… The history of Deauville, since the creation of the station under the Second Empire, is so closely linked to the horse that the city is today naturally considered to be the equestrian capital of France. Under the impulse of the visionary Duke of Morny, the horse affirmed from the outset its supremacy in the small village of "Dosville": once the marshes dried up, the construction of the racetrack (1864) precedes the construction of the Church of St. Augustine. And from the mid-1860s, horse races organized at the La Touques racecourse helped to give the city its reputation. The inauguration of the Clairefontaine racetrack in 1928 reinforces, if possible, the reputation of Deauville in the horse racing world. The “kingdom of elegance”, so dear to Morny, could not prosper without the support of the noblest companion of Man…
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The trot Since 1932, four years after the inauguration of the Clairefontaine racetrack, trotting races have been integrated into its program. Today, Clairefontaine is one of the rare tri-disciplinary racetracks: trotting is honored there for three days during the July meeting.
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The Polo Thanks to the Gold Cup, instituted by François André in 1950, the Deauville Polo is the only French tournament and one of the three major European tournaments to be able to display a prize list comprising the names of all the greatest players of these six. past decades. Since the first edition won in 1951 by Cibao La Pampa, most of the polo gods, the famous handicaps 10, have trod with their horses the grounds of the Touques racecourse and tried to be part of the Deauville Polo winners: the Gracida brothers, the Heguy, the Diaz, Alberdi, the Pieres…
Sandrine Boyer-Engel
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Dressage

To be able to use the horse for domestic and work purposes, the man first had to train it. We can therefore say that dressage is the basis of all equestrian sports! As a discipline, it dates back to the Greeks (2 years ago): it was then a considerable advantage during fights. Art is lost only to return to the Renaissance era and reach its peak in the 000th century with, in 1729, the opening of the Spanish riding school in Vienna. In 1912, dressage became one of the equestrian disciplines of the Olympic Games, thus joining the Show Jumping Competition (CSO) and the Comprehensive Riding Competition (CEE). In 1996, the free music recovery test was integrated into dressage at the Atlanta Olympic Games.

Numerous competitions are organized at the Pôle international du Cheval de Deauville throughout the year.

Virginie Meigné
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Show jumping Show jumping is the leading discipline in France. It represents more than 80% of the competition activity, both in terms of competitors, as well as tests or entries in competition. The Jump'in Deauville - Grand National, which is part of the elite circuit of the Grand National FFE show jumping, welcomes each year the best French riders in the Pôle international du Cheval, now essential for all enthusiasts equestrian sports.

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