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Our partners

Over the years, the International Federation of Equestrian Tourism has built up close relationships with its partners. 

They support the FITE in its various missions and are key players in the development of equestrian tourism and sports.

Our partners

FEI

Founded in 1921, the Fédération Equestre Internationale manages equestrian sports at international level.

Through an MoU signed in 2017, the FEI exclusively recognizes the FITE for its missions to promote, regulate and organize international equestrian tourism, leisure and competition. It also mandates the FITE to manage outdoor riding disciplines.

Fédération Équestre Internationale
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Institut Européen des Itinéraires Culturels
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European Institute of Cultural Routes

Since 2015, the FITE works with the European Institute of Cultural Routes, to participate in the development of international equestrian tourism.

The Governing Board of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe, meeting on 5 and 6 May 2022, granted the FITE participatory status with the EPA. It thus joins the very restricted circle of partner organizations of the Council of Europe for Cultural Routes alongside leading NGOs such as UNESCO and the World Tourism Organization.

Our partners

European Horse Network

L'EHN est un réseau à but non lucratif de parties prenantes agissant au niveau mondial, européen, national ou régional dans le secteur européen du cheval, du poney, de l'âne et du bien-être.

   

European Horse Network
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Eruopean Network of Outdoor Sports
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European Network of Outdoor Sports (ENOS)

FITE has been a member of ENOS since its creation in 2013.

Its objectives are to represent outdoor sports in Europe; to promote the benefits of outdoor sports, their advantages for physical and mental health and well-being, education, economic development, European citizenship, environmental awareness and territorial development ; to support the organization and management of outdoor sports on both a national and transnational basis; to encourage transnational approaches and the recognition of leaders, instructors and coaches, in order to develop mobility and employment; and finally to develop initiatives that promote access to and the responsible and sustainable use of natural areas.

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Rurality – Environment – Development (RED-MER)

The international association Rurality-Environment-Development (R.E.D.) was founded in 1980.

Through its network of members and partners in Europe, it develops ongoing exchanges on rural policies and their implementation, with the dual aim of improving operational efficiency in the field and strengthening dialogue with European institutions.

Réseau Ruralité Environnement Développement
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Association Européenne de la Route d'Artagnan
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European D'Artagnan Road Association

The d'Artagnan European Route is the work of a whole group of members and partner organizations.

Their ambition is to create the first European equestrian itinerary (also for walkers and cyclists), to promote gentle roaming and cultural diversity in Europe. The aim of the Association Européenne de la Route d'Artagnan, of which FITE is a founding member, is to offer a sustainable tourism offering, highlighting rural areas, the local economic fabric and equestrian heritage in all its tangible and intangible dimensions. In May 2021, this itinerary became the first equestrian route to be certified as a Cultural Itinerary by the Council of Europe.

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