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About

International Meeting of Equestrian Tourism

Aim of this meeting

The FITE aims to bring together local, national and European decision-makers, outdoor sports, tourism and rural associations, as well as stakeholders in equestrian tourism and the horse world. The aim is to exchange information on different practices, share ideas and promote outdoor sports, particularly equestrian tourism, and its economic, social and environmental benefits, with a particular focus on rural areas. All organizations are invited to take part!

SAVE THE DATE!

3rd and 4th May, 2024!

Organized by the Italian Federation of Equestrian Tourism (FITETREC-ANTE) and the Fédération Internationale de Tourisme Equestre, the second edition of the International Meeting of Equestrian Tourism will take place in Rome, Italy, on May 3 and 4, 2024.

How did the idea come about?

The International Meeting of Equestrian Tourism was born in 2021 from an initiative of the FITE Board of Directors with the desire to talk about actions around equestrian tourism and share this practice with as many people as possible.

The FITE President, Frédéric BOUIX, approved the project and called for an international event to be held in 2022. 
The first Meeting took place on September 13, 2022 in Silkeborg, Denmark.

An event to exchange

Outdoor sports, of which equestrian tourism is a part, contribute to the vitality of the territories, notably through the discovery of their cultural, historical and natural heritage.

With this event, the FITE wanted to bring together decision-makers and stakeholders of equestrian tourism, in order to cooperate and create promising projects for the territories, from the local to the international level.

See you on May 3 & 4, 2024 for the second edition of the Meeting!

Topics of the 2024 edition

3 main themes will be addressed during these days, through presentations and round-table discussions.

Discover these topics:
1. Equestrian tourism: local development and agritourism
2. Parks and routes: promoting national and international tourism
3. Horse travel professionals: have your say!

Would you like to speak during this meeting?

We're looking for innovative ideas and projects, best practices and experiences to share. If you'd like to speak at this event, please apply!

— Call for applications in French
Call for applications in English
Call for applications in Italian

2022 EDITION

Conseil d'administration FITE @FITE LS
FITE Board of directors ©FITE LS

The first International Meeting of Equestrian Tourism, organized on September 13, 2022 by the FITE, brought together the stakeholders of equestrian tourism and outdoor sports from 9 different nations. 

The objective of this Meeting, launched at the initiative of the FITE Board of Directors and the Equestrian Tourism Committee, was to exchange on the different practices, to share ideas, to promote outdoor sports and in particular equestrian tourism as well as its economic, societal and environmental benefits, with a particular involvement of territories and rurality. This meeting was also an opportunity to present the initiatives of several countries that have chosen horse riding and tourism to develop equestrian activities and their territory. Finally, they allowed all the actors to meet again after the interruption of the activities because of the difficult sanitary context and to share tracks of development and collaboration for the whole sector.

Ouverture des Rencontres @FITE_LS
Opening of the Meeting ©FITE LS

4 topics have been covered during this Meeting: 

  • Equestrian tourism and rural development,
  • The creation and promotion of equestrian routes,
  • Equestrian tourism, its interrelation with other forms of tourism and cooperation with other outdoor sports,
  • Crossing borders on horseback in the European Union.

Several project leaders spoke in plenary before discussing each topic in round tables. 

Find the summary of this Meeting and the resulting recommendations in "useful documents". 

Registration fee

Single price: 150€
This fee includes the conferences, lunch and activities during the day. 
50% discount on the registration of the 3rd person from the same organization will be applied. 
Participants at the Euro’Meet will have free access to the FITE Meeting.

Location: Vejlsøhus Hotel & Konferencecenter, Vejlsøvej 51, 8600 Silkeborg, Denmark.

A message from the FITE President

"This first International Meeting of Equestrian Tourism has highlighted very concrete actions for everyone and for the future work of the FITE. This Meeting is the beginning of an adventure. It will call for other editions, with a next meeting in spring 2024. I encourage all participants, stakeholders of equestrian tourism, each Federation and each member of the FITE to bring these issues around equestrian tourism whether locally, nationally or internationally. Thank you to each of you for the richness of the discussions and exchanges."

– Frédéric BOUIX – FITE President

Registration and call for applications

Registration is open from the 16th of May, 2022 to the 21th of August, 2022. The FITE is launching a call for applications for interventions during the first International Meeting of Equestrian Tourism
Documents
Find all the useful documents

Program of the day, map of the site or communication elements, this space accompanies you to prepare this moment. 

Find the summary of this meeting and the recommendations which result from it for the stakeholders of equestrian tourism in French here and in English here

Discover the program in French here and in English here

Find a list of accomodation here

Find here the event poster

Get in touch !

All organizations are invited to participate! A contact email is available to appear in the contact list so as not to lose any information about these meetings. 
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