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CALVADOS - October 23 to 28, 2021

The Equidays are back at a gallop! Since 1991, this popular and festive event has put the horse in all its forms and thrills enthusiasts, professionals, families or simply curious. Thirty years later, the Equidays crisscross the whole of Calvados during the All Saints holidays and offer around a hundred activities. His itinerant village will put down his suitcases in Deauville for the first time.

Every two years, the Equidays invite the Calvadosian public to discover the equestrian sector in all its facets thanks to numerous activities offered by professionals from the equine world. Thus, initiation to aerobatics, archery on horseback, polo demonstrations, visits to stud farms, treasure hunts and equestrian shows are some of the activities organized to live an experience as close as possible to the horses.

Le Village des Equidays: 6 dates, 6 cities

Along with the entertainment, the itinerant village of Equidays stops every day in six towns in Calvados and offers free entertainment and shows: after Caen, Bayeux, Vire, Falaise and Lisieux, Deauville was chosen for the last stop in the village. Thursday October 28! Every day from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m., we have fun with the equestrian simulator, learn horse riding, learn country dance, let ourselves be guided in a horse-drawn carriage and discover the trades of the equine sector, from farrier to farrier. osteopathy.

At 17 p.m., to end the day before the village puts away its boxes to settle in the next town, the Grande Parade wanders for an hour in the streets of town centers, with the flyer Laurent Douziech as headliner, who performed on the most beautiful national and international stages. A Batucada, waders, jugglers, dancers, musicians and pyrotechnic artists will mingle with equestrian artists to offer a unique show to the rhythm of percussions.

The horse, DNA of Calvados

A breeding ground with landscapes shaped by racetracks and stud farms, Calvados is the leading breeding department and producer of thoroughbreds but also a leader in equine research. There are no less than 8300 license holders, 100 equestrian centers and eight racetracks. In 2017, the Department of Calvados also adopted a horse plan to support players in the equine sector in the development of their activity.