Normandy’s equestrian calendar is packed with events throughout the year, but which are the best? Here’s our selection of the finest equestrian events to enjoy with friends or family, whether you’re horse crazy or just along for the ride.

1.

The Normandie Horse Show at the Pôle Hippique de Saint-Lô

This annual week-long event dedicated to horses attracts over 25,000 horse lovers to Saint-Lô. Enjoy a wide range of activities including entertainment, show jumping competitions and exciting equestrian shows. This fantastic family event is a great chance to enjoy great hospitality and top-level equestrian sport.

The Normandie Horse Show at the Pôle Hippique de Saint-Lô
© V. Joseph

Useful information

Normandie Horse Show
Pôle Hippique de Saint-Lô
Avenue Maréchal Juin
50009 Saint-Lô

3-9 August 2020

2.

The Estivales de l’Hippodrome de Cabourg

During the summer holidays, come and enjoy the Estivales de l’Hippodrome de Cabourg after a lovely day on the beach. This popular, action-packed family event features shows, night races under the spotlights, and fireworks for an unforgettable experience!

The Estivales de l’Hippodrome de Cabourg
© J-L. Lamaère / Cheval Français

Useful information

Estivales de l’Hippodrome de Cabourg
Avenue Michel d’Ornano
14390 Cabourg

Tuesdays and Fridays in July and August

3.

The Barrière Deauville Polo Cup

Fancy attending a polo tournament and experiencing top class equestrian action in a stunning location? Hosted annually in Deauville, undoubtedly one of the most emblematic polo clubs in the world since 1880, the Barrière Deauville Polo Cup brings together all the best players from around the world.

The Barrière Deauville Polo Cup
© S. Parizot

Useful information

Barrière Deauville Polo Cup
Hippodrome de Deauville-La Touques
45 avenue Hocquart de Turtot
14800 Deauville

12-30 August 2020

4.

The Meeting de Deauville Barrière

The glamourous seaside resort of Deauville is where the best jockeys and thoroughbreds in the world meet for this exciting annual event! From the comfort of your deckchair or right by the track, enjoy a day full of live gallop racing and entertainment for everyone, including introductions to horse race betting and race simulators.

 

The Meeting de Deauville Barrière
© B. Vandevelde

Useful information

Hippodrome de Deauville-La Touques
45 avenue Hocquart de Turtot
14800 Deauville

30 July - 30 August 2020

5.

Le Grand Complet du Pin

Every August, the Haras National du Pin, the oldest national stud in France, puts on equestrian shows for the public. During this one-day event, more than 350 riders from around the globe participate in the Grand Complet. In the evening,  the stud presents magnificent musical shows featuring talented riders and cavalry drills choreographed to music.

Le Grand Complet du Pin
© Les Garennes

Useful information

Grand Complet du Pin
Le Haras National du Pin
6 310 Le Pin-au-Haras

12-16 August 2020

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