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Health area


Horses’ and riders’ health is in the spotlight
Red thread of the 2022 edition:
Equine Well-Being


Thanks to fun activities in Equita Longines’s Health Area, every day we learn even more about the health of horses and riders.
Riders, owners, grooms, breeders, trainers… or those of you who are curious, come to discover the various workshops run by equine and human health professionals.

Listen to the heart of a pony, discover the behaviour of the foal and his dam or try out the simulator to improve your riding position!

Located in the heart of the exhibition, this welcome and information area has been created on the initiative of Equita, Boehringer Ingelheim, the Equine Centre of the VetAgro Sup Veterinary Campus in Lyon, the Champ du Perier Equine Clinic and Jean Marc Gentil.

2022 Conference program


Discover Les Equirencontres at the Salon Equita Lyon
(Free access with a trade fair ticket)

Since 2008, the Boehringer Ingelheim laboratory and the AVEF (Association Vétérinaire Équine Française) have joined forces to organize "Les Equirencontres", a series of thematic conferences presented by the best veterinarians specializing in equine health. The aim is to make the subjects covered accessible to everyone (riders, club managers, owners, breeders, amateurs, media, etc.). From the outset, the FFE has been broadcasting the Equirencontres on its media.

Objective: to promote the development of good practices, to reaffirm the major role of the veterinary profession.

Meet on Saturday October 29 at 2:00 p.m. at the conferences area of the Health Area : PROGRAM TBC

Program :
- My horse is coughing: how do you navigate the lab tests?
   By Doctor Xavier d´Ablon, veterinarian.
- Rhinopneumonia, what lessons after the epidemic this spring?
   By doctor Vincent Ammann, veterinarian.

The Equirencontres also take place in the world of racing, in partnership with Arqana and the Fédération des Éleveurs du Galop, in Deauville and Vincennes.
You can’t move? The Equirencontres invite you to your home!


Equine Well-Being Day
For the first time in 2021.
Equita Lyon has presented for the first time an Equine Well-Being Day in October 2021 at the VIP Village. Riders, veterinarians, ethologists, researchers and other French and international experts have discussed about the place of the horse in society today and for the future.



Boehringer Ingelheim develops innovative treatments for human and animal health. As a research-driven biopharmaceutical company, we create value through innovation in areas where essential medical needs exist, which have not been met. Boehringer Ingelheim has been a family-owned company since it was founded in 1885, and is built on a long-term vision. Nearly 52,000 employees in more than 130 countries work in three activities: human health, animal health and biopharmaceutical manufacturing for third parties. 

The second biggest company in the world in the animal health sector and the leading one for horse health. 
With 9,700 employees worldwide, including 2,100 in France, Boehringer Ingelheim’s Animal Health Division supplies vaccines and drugs to over 150 markets, to improve animals’ health and well-being.
Boehringer Ingelheim's goal is to promote, prevent and raise awareness of equine health issues among all stakeholders, and it is committed to forging unique links with each player in the equine industry. Boehringer Ingelheim has been a partner of the French Equestrian Federation (FFE) since 2008, and since 2019, it has strengthened its link with this prestigious stakeholder in the equine world and now supports France in all competitions.