One main objective: to bring equestrian-sports and horse-riding enthusiasts together

Equita Lyon is a major event in the European and international "horse-riding" calendar. It combines a trade fair, top-level riding competitions and an original equestrian performing-arts show.

From 30 October to 3 November 2019, Equita Lyon will take up some 140,000m² of event space devoted entirely to horses at Eurexpo Lyon. This represents an area which is twice the size of Place Bellecour in Lyon (67,000m²), and more than five times the size of Place Vendôme in Paris (27,000m²).

Longines Equita Lyon 2018 © G.Galoyer

Longines Equita Lyon, Concours Hippique International

The Swiss watch-maker Longines - which has a long history of commitment to equestrian sports - and GL events are long-term partners in the Longines Equita Lyon, International Equestrian Competition. The event attracts the very best international riders and the spectators will have the opportunity to enjoy four World Cup stages promoted by the FEI (International Equestrian Federation): the Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup, the FEI Dressage World Cup, the FEI Driving World Cup and the FEI Jumping Ponies' Trophy, the pony show-jumping World Cup.

Longines Equita Lyon 2018 © G.Galoyer

A trade fair first and foremost!

In addition to its top-level riding competitions, Equita Lyon brings together more than 800 exhibitors and breeders, with eleven arenas and paddocks hosting non-stop events. The fair includes an area devoted to horse breeding, where some 40 breeds of horses and ponies will be presented, as well as a Health Area with professionals specialised in the well-being of riders and horses.

There is also the Hippolia Start-up Village by Equita Lyon. This area provides a real springboard for young innovative companies in the equestrian sector. Over the course of the show, visitors and a jury of professionals will vote for the "best equestrian start-up in France".

Longines Equita Lyon 2018 © G.Galoyer

Michel Robert, the most successful French rider ever, and Pénélope Leprevost, silver-medal winner in the World Championship team events in 2010 and 2014 and a gold medallist in the team event at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, will be hosting a conference, giving visitors a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with two top riders and get their expert advice.

Did you know that Lyon is the European capital of American Western-style riding? In the space of just a few years, Equita Lyon has established itself as the largest Western riding event outside America. Arriving in the Western riding area at the show is like entering the world of the American wild west. With several, top-level competitions and an electric atmosphere, the area attracts tens of thousands of fans each year.

Longines Equita Lyon 2018 © G.Galoyer

An equestrian performing-arts show full of "Couleurs"

Every year, the Longines Equita Lyon International Equestrian Competition organises two evenings devoted to top-level sport and equestrian entertainment. The first part of the evening is devoted to international show jumping, which is then followed by an original equestrian performing arts show. This year, the Garde Républicaine will be returning to Lyon to entertain the spectators, along with other renowned equestrian artists: Alexis Grüss and Alizée Froment. They will be presenting a show entitled "Couleurs", a series of acts that they have never performed in public before.

Longines Equita Lyon 2018 © G.Galoyer

 

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