The leading equestrian sports event sets a new record and confirms its status as European leader

The 28th edition of Equita Lyon and Longines Equita Lyon, Concours Hippique International took place from 26 to 30 October on the Eurexpo Lyon site.

The 2022 edition beats its best visitor records. During the 5 days of the event, nearly 178,000 visitors were welcomed, which is 7% more than in 2021. This is more than in 2019, before the sanitary crisis, which had seen an exceptional attendance of 175,000 people.


Equita Lyon 2022 - © Alexandre Bagdassarian

As for the riders, the victories were memorable on the great international riding arena in Lyon

The 2022 edition of the Longines Equita Lyon Concours Hippique International had the honour of welcoming some exceptional riders. In the FEI Dressage World Cup, it was the German Jessica von Bredow-Werndl, Olympic champion and leader of the FEI international ranking, who won in Lyon for the third time in a row. 

In show jumping, French rider Julien Epaillard achieved a record in Lyon: he won all three of the competition's major events, including the Longines FEI World Cup. 

Equita Lyon 2022 - © Alexandre Bagdassarian

Equita Lyon 2022 - © Alexandre Bagdassarian

A demonstration of the Group's know-how

Organised by GL events Equestrian Sport, Equita Lyon is a fine example of the complementarity of the Group's businesses. GL events Venues hosted the equestrian event at its Eurexpo Lyon site, which provided its 7 halls for the occasion.

GL events Live was also able to demonstrate its many skills by providing more than 9,000 grandstand seats, 4,000 m² of structures, furniture, stands, hospitality, energy, audiovisual and signage services.


Equita Lyon 2022 - © Alexandre Bagdassarian

See you in 2023 for the 29th edition of Equita Lyon

Lyon's major equestrian event will return from 1 to 5 November 2023 with new competitions and shows full of emotion.

In the meantime, the GL events Equestrian Sport team presents the 2nd edition of the Printemps des Sports Equestres, from 19 to 23 April 2023. At the Grand Parquet de Fontainebleau, this event will feature the French Master Pro show jumping championships, a CSI 4* and an international CDI 5* dressage competition.

Contact : GL events Equestrian Sport communication department

Key figures


Group divisions involved


grandstand seats

4,000 m²

of structures


Eurexpo halls used

Equita Lyon 2022 - © Alexandre Bagdassarian Equita Lyon 2022 - © Alexandre Bagdassarian

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