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For horse-lovers

Whether you love horse riding or prefer spectating, you’ll be inspired in Anjou Loire Valley! Come to a gala of the Cadre Noir, the showcase of the National Riding School at Saumur, and see why horsemanship has been awarded UNESCO status.

Passion and esteem  

If Anjou has a proud equestrian tradition, respect is at its root. See the elite riders of the Cadre noir of Saumur in training at the National Riding School, and enjoy perfect complicity between horse and rider! You may see future Olympic champions during your visit.The popular 3-day event at the Mondial du Lion on Isle Briand also attracts the cream of equestrian circles.

Northern Anjou has 1,000 horse breeding farms! And the Lion d’Angers stud farm ensures the quality of the stock with stallions that are both thoroughbreds and champions.

It’s not surprising that France’s only bespoke riding boot maker is in Saumur. Saddles are made locally with the same loving craftsmanship. Why not go and see how it’s all done in a workshop-boutique?