Ride out the end of october in style with Salon Equita
This high-level sporting event revolving around horses and their riders, also known as the Equita Longines Salon du Cheval, is coming back for its 24th edition since 1995. It will take place from October 31st to November 4th at Lyon’s Eurexpo.
Its huge space made up of 140 000 square meters, as well as its 802 exhibitions and breeders (including the most important reference points in the equestrian market) are part of what makes it the biggest equestrian convention in Europe. This year’s guest of honour is the French Republican guard.
Equita Lyon, a five-day event dedicated to horse
This five-day event encompasses national and international competitions for riders of all levels. Most importantly, Equita is involved in the FEI World Cup through three steps: show jumping, training and teams.
11 quarries and their paddock areas will host continual demonstrations. On special occasions, you will be able to attend equestrian shows, including the Equita Western Horse Show, which is the biggest European grouping of American equestrian competitions.
There will also be two international jumping shows throughout the convention, followed by an unprecedented equestrian artistic creation.
A Training Center will be present, with over 40 horse and pony breeds, as well as a Health Center, aiming to raise awareness of how to care for horses’ and riders’ health.
A whole section dedicated to artwork and literature
Why not check out the Hippolia Startup Village? It is a great opportunity to meet young business owners in the equestrian realm and see what’s new.
That’s not all: a whole section will be dedicated to artwork and literature based on the equestrian field. Authors will be doing signings where you can meet them and other experienced, professional riders. Furthermore, there will be specific entertainment and a variety of activities for kids with the Children’s Village. Fun for the whole family!
Discounted rates for students and families at Equita Lyon
The convention will be open from 8:30 AM to 8:30 PM, Wednesday through Saturday, and 8:30 AM to 7 PM on Sunday. General entry tickets are 21 euros, or 60 euros for a five-day pass, and can be reserved on the Fnac website or at the entrance of the exhibition.
Students, families or other visitors of the sort may be eligible for discounted rates. Do note, however, that you must make special reservations for shows and World Cup competitions attendance: tickets go from 35 to 65 euros.
For any other information, you can look around the English version of their website.