Updated on 8 June 2021
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Horses have always played an important role in the history, traditions and folklore of Normandy. The region’s temperate climate, lush plains and exceptional stud farms combined with great equestrian events means it’s a top-notch destination for horse-lovers. Time to saddle up and add a bit of horsepower to your next Normandy holiday!
Few French regions revere the horse as much as Normandy and horse-riding is deeply woven into our culture. Horse lovers will find equestrian centres, riding schools and stables throughout the region with friendly English-speaking staff on hand to improve their skills, learn a new discipline or simply enjoy riding. Normandy boasts some of the best riding experiences you could wish for, from a gentle ride in the forest in the Eure département, crossing the Bay of the Mont-Saint-Michel on horseback, or a few days’ riding along the coastal paths of the Cotentin peninsula, to exploring the rolling hills of the Suisse Normande. An exciting horse-riding adventure awaits!