La FITE

À propos

The International Federation of Equestrian Tourism (FITE) has been established in 1975. France, together with Belgium and Italy made this collaborative effort to create this federation. Its purpose is to gather national equestrian tourism organisms (NETOs) throughout the world. Its will is to represent them and supervise their actions in order to develop touristic activities envolving equids.

It is administrated by a General Assembly and a Board of Directors. Its head and administrative office is based in Lamotte-Beuvron (France), in the offices of the French Equestrian Federation (Fédération Française d'Equitation, FFE). The FITE is handling the technical matters of its activities thanks to a Technical Delegate and through the work and proposals of commissions. They aim to create rules and to develop the competitions of outdoor and traditional riding, such as TREC or working equitation.

The internationalization of the organization, the sharing of tasks and services is a reality for the FITE. Our board is representative of good relationships between men and countries. No borders, several flags, a single banner to defend the interests and the future of outdoor riding and horseback travelers.

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It supervises equestrian tourism but also equestrian sports such as TREC, driving TREC, Working Equitation or Skijoring

En bref

Its priorities

  • 01 / Les échanges internationaux
  • 02 / La formation des cadres et des pratiquants
  • 03 / Les produits du tourisme équestre
  • 04 / Les infrastructures du tourisme équestre (itinéraires, chemins et sentiers, gîtes et relais)
  • 05 / Les animations et compétitions de tourisme équestre
La FITE

Les pays membres

Son objet est de rassembler les organismes nationaux de Tourisme équestre (ONTE) à travers le monde, de les représenter, de coordonner leur action et de contribuer au développement de toutes les activités touristiques liées à l’utilisation des équidés.

FAVICON FITE

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comité UE

In order to meet the European NETOs' expectations, the FITE implemented an comité UE qui vise à échanger sur les réglementations nationales et européennes applicables au tourisme équestre. Une veille est également effectuée afin d’analyser les législations européennes ayant une incidence sur les conditions sanitaires des équidés et sur la promotion du tourisme ou des moyens au service de l’itinérance douce.

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La randonnée

The FITE supports and accompanies the development of transnational equestrian routes on an international scale. To do so, a study about cross-border link has been carried out. This study demonstrated that the international organization of equestrian tourism differs between countries. Thus, the FITE is willing to conduct an alignment of safe and recognized equestrian routes on an international level. Those include places where riders can take a break and where horses may benefit from requiered services. The FITE joins outdoors sports meetings on an European scale in order to represent equestrian tourism on an international level. The FITE is also involved with association promoting rurality.

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La formation

The freedom to travel is intimately linked to the ability to be autonomous and responsible in the natural environment. Thus, the training represents an essential element in what equestrian tourism has to offer. It concerns in the first place the instructors - which means those who have the responsibility to guide and accompany the riders on the hiking trails. What is more, it also concerns riders that are willing to acquire specific abilities to practice outdoors equitation.
For more than fifteen years, thanks to the thrust and with the help of the FITE, many NETOs have compared their teaching methods in order to harmonise their relative diplomas. By bringing professionnalism and quality, this convention answers the growing concerns about security, seriousness and comfort. Equestrian tourism diplomas have also been added in the equivalence grid of IGEQ - International Group for Equestrian Qualifications - thanks to the involvement of the FITE.

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La compétition

The freedom to travel is intimately linked to the ability to be autonomous and responsible in the natural environment. Thus, the training represents an essential element in what equestrian tourism has to offer. It concerns in the first place the instructors - which means those who have the responsibility to guide and accompany the riders on the hiking trails. What is more, it also concerns riders that are willing to acquire specific abilities to practice outdoors equitation.
For more than fifteen years, thanks to the thrust and with the help of the FITE, many NETOs have compared their teaching methods in order to harmonise their relative diplomas. By bringing professionnalism and quality, this convention answers the growing concerns about security, seriousness and comfort. Equestrian tourism diplomas have also been added in the equivalence grid of IGEQ - International Group for Equestrian Qualifications - thanks to the involvement of the FITE.