EQUESTRIAN TOURISM

AN ACTIVITY
OPEN TO ALL,

FROM BEGINNER TO ADVANCED

Born in the fifties in Europe and more specifically in France while the machine was taking precedence over animal power, equestrian tourism has long since passed over the stage of friendly potentialities to become a pretty concrete reality and to be one of the safest way to develop equitation.

In a forty-year period, in a society where leisure is becoming more and more important, the perception of equestrian tourism changed. This activity that used to be marginal and hardly considered, is nowadays, undoubtedly, the most suitable way to raise interest, to gather the greatest number of riders and to attract a wide public, thanks to the values it carries.

This practice is open to everyone. Champion or beginner, any rider can immediately access it ; this guarantees to equestrian tourism the largest amount of potential riders. From the easiest to the hardest, those who are wishing to go over their limits through horse riding can become enable to travel for hours on a horseback, to accomplish long-distance hiking and being part of very long journeys on a horseback.

TOURISME_ITINERAIRES

1975
Creation of the FITE

The Fédération Internationale de Tourisme Equestre (FITE) was created in 1975 on the initiative of France, pioneering nation in the development of equestrian tourism as early as the 1960s, supported by Belgium and Italy.

Its objectives are to unite National Equestrian Tourism Organiszations (NETOs) from all over the world, in order to represent them, coordinate their action and foster the development of all tourism activities involving the use of horses.

Since 2015, Frédéric Bouix (France) has been the President and Frédéric Pierrestiger (Canada) has been the General Secretary.

How to organize yourself ?

Where to look, in which order, what precautions should be taken...

It is necessary to define if you are wishing to go on a simple ride (that lasts between a few hours or at most a day) or a hike which takes a few days.
In both cases, there is no need to be an advanced rider because there are rides and hikes available for all levels.
While on those, an ATE (equestrian guide of tourism) supervises the group.

ATTENTION !

It is mandatory to be able to control all three paces and to take care of the horse.

French itineraries

Choose an itinerary that suits you best.
It is important to properly define the length of time you are able to bear.
The website GéoCheval allows you to consult all of the referenced routes.
It gives you information about the route, the length, the kilometers to do with your horse and the period.

International Sanitary Agreements

France - Benelux Sanitary Agreement

On May 15, 2017, the Memorandum of Understanding between the Veterinary Services of France, Belgium, the Netherlands and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg concerning the animal health conditions governing the non-commercial movement of equids, was concluded. This agreement makes transnational exchanges easier between signatory countries, whether they are on horseback or in a lorry. 

These agreements being complex,
do not hesitate to contact us
to tell us about your project.

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