Strategic activity domains

THE PRINCIPAL STRATEGIC ACTIVITY DOMAINS OF THE SECTOR

RACING (FLAT AND JUMPING, TROTTING) : Turnover 11Bn €

The term « Horse-racing » groups together all races for horses :

  • Trotting races : Harnessed or ridden
  • Gallop races : Flat or Jump (Hurdle, Steeple-chase or Cross-Country)
EQUESTRIAN SPORT AND LEISURE SECTOR : Turnover 750M €

Equestrian sports regroup a number of disciplines – 30 have been acknowledged by the Fédération Internationale Equéstre (FEI) : Dressage, Show Jumping (CSO), Eventing (CCE), Driving, Vaulting, Reining, Endurance, Para Dressage (the latter being dressage adapted for disabled riders).

These 8 disciplines are represented at the World Equestrian Games . 3 disciplines are olympic : dressage, show jumping and eventing. 1 discipline is paralympic.
The three olympic disciplines are the most practiced.

HORSE-MEAT : 40 M €

Horse-meat represents 0.5% of French meat consumption

OTHER ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITIES

Equine Therapy : Therapeutic uses,  social insertion, educational rôles. No current figures are available for this sector.

Draught animals : already more than 200 municipalities use horses for waste collection (31%), maintenance work (20%), passenger transport (14%), forestry work (9%). This dynamic sector is not only value-creating, but also has many social and environmental advantages.