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Land of breeding, competition, land of champions and enthusiasts, Basse-Normandie is the first equine region of France. In August 2014, it hosted the World Equestrian Games for the first time, a success on the sporting, organizational, but also economic level. Two million viewers in France and more than 500 million around the world were able to discover its infrastructure and its know-how, the many places dedicated to equestrian activities, including the two national stud farms: the Haras National du Pin et The horse racing center of Saint Lô.


1st economic region:

12916 jobs in 4970 companies for a turnover of 1 billion euros.

1st riding region:

15 licensees per 1000 inhabitants, the best French ration

7581 events were organized in 2013.

470 equestrian establishments

62 galloping coaches

386 trotter coaches

9300 horses in training

1st breeding region:

10889 births in 2013, or 22% of national production

More than one in two racehorses was born in Lower Normandy

Source: Regional Economic and Land Observatory for the equine sector in Lower Normandy

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