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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.
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.