Marking à travers le monde

When going on a walk or hike with a horse, it is mandatory to know the marking system of the country you are in. Below, a list of some countries marking systems.

If your country doesn't appear below, kindly let us. We would be delighted to add it in order to inform as many riders as possible.

In practice

Switzerland

White horseshoe on a green background to indicate equestrian routes. 
It can also be found with a white rider on a blue background.

©AREF

In practice

Great-Britain

A blue, purple or red arrows indicates that the path is accessible to riders. Footpaths marked with yellow arrows are only accessible to walkers. 

©TREC-GB

In practice

France

Marking system for horse riders and carriage driving riders is similar to the walkers', but in orange. Géocheval is a tool helping you to find equestrian routes as well as equestrian tourism centers that can host both riders and horses. 

©FFE

In practice

Germany

There is no official marking in Germany as trail markings are regulated differently by each Land. Existing signs differ if the route is private or public. 

Germany provides a webpage Pferdetourismus  that assembles all information and provides links to equestrian tourism in the country. 

©FN-DOKR/Gerlinde Hoffmann

In practice

Spain

Spanish equestrian marking indicates the name of the route, its accessibility and equestrian tourism infrastructures that are on the path : the website Turismo Ecuestre España collects all the useful services for riders.  

©RFHE

In practice

USA

Marking in the USA is white on a brown background. It indicates the direction to follow and shows the rider's position. 

©roadtrafficsigns

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