marking and signage of equestrian routes

In order to have an equestrian hike taking place in good conditions, it is necessary to have equestrian routes identified, mapped perhaps marked. Equestrian marking guarantees the security of riders and horses, and the good running of the path. 

That's why, the FITE worked on a good practices guide on marking and signage of equestrian routes. Each NETO (National Equestrian Tourism Organism - member of tthe FITE) can get to grips with it, complete it and modify it, to fit territorial specificities, while respecting the national and local legislations in effect on this topic.

Marking throughout the world

When you decide to go for a hike, it is essential to know the different types of makings. We have put together a list of markings for riders in different countries.

If you wish to tell us about the equestrian markings in your country, please let us know. After study and validation by our services we will add them.
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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. 


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En Belgique

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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.  


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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. 


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


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Aux Pays-Bas

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


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