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26 October 2021

Enjoy a great day out with the family at Equita Lyon

The Equita Lyon Horse Show and its Longines Equita Lyon International Equestrian Competition are reference events for riding fans around the globe. At the same time, the show provides a great opportunity for newcomers to discover every facet of the equestrian world. Whether with family or friends, don't miss the great programme of events and activities the show has in store for you this year!


1 - The bustling trade show, with its exhibitors and horse breeders

The exhibition area at Equita Lyon covers some 140,000m2! This year, around 750 exhibitors and breeders will be presenting the latest equipment available for horses and riders, as well as various products and services catering for every need. As you stroll around the aisles, you will discover many different breeds of horse and pony - from the smallest to the biggest, from the cutest to the hairiest - and find all the new products on the market. The area also has several restaurants, snack-bars and sweet stands, where you can treat yourself during the visit.

2 - The Children's Village and its programme of activities for the whole family

Every day, the Lyon Horse Show gives you the opportunity to enjoy some unforgettable moments with the whole family... In the children's village, your kids can learn how to caress, brush and even ride a pony. They can also take part in drawing workshops, games and go for a ride on the carousel. The equestrian cabaret is presented twice a day in the Nikito arena and is guaranteed to make the whole family smile. Combining acrobatics, poetry and humour, the cabaret artists perform a breathtaking one-and-a-half-hour show! After spending the day discovering the world of ponies and horse-riding, watching competitions and taking part in a host of different activities, the cabaret show will round off a great day out for both parents and children.

3 - Take a journey to the American West in the Western-riding area

Plunge into the world of the Wild West in the Western-riding area at Equita Lyon! Discover the flagship disciplines of American-style riding and cheer on some of Europe's best riders during the various competitions. Lyon hosts some of the biggest European Reining and Barrel Racing competitions! Immerse yourself in the thrilling world of western riding ...and who knows, you may even leave with a pair of cowboy boots on your feet and a cowboy hat on your head!

4 - Enjoy elite-level sport during the four FEI World Cup stages

During the Longines Equita Lyon International Equestrian Competition, you can attend the four stages of the FEI World Cups in show jumping, dressage and driving. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the world's best riders and drivers will be in the international arena and will be counting on the spectators in Lyon to support them. Visitors can also come and cheer on the young pony champions in the FEI Jumping Ponies' Trophy.

The FEI World Cup dressage and driving events and the FEI Jumping Ponies' Trophy are open to all visitors with an entrance ticket to the Show.

The Longines Grand Prix and the Equita Masters presented by Hermès Sellier – two major highlight of the Longines Equita Lyon International Equestrian Competition – will take place respectively on Friday 29 October and on Saturday 30 October during the Sport & Show evenings. The Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Grand Prix will take place during the afternoon of Sunday 31 October. For these three events, we strongly recommended you book your places in advance here.


5 - The unforgettable equestrian performing-arts show: Signature

On 29 and 30 October, you can attend the Sport and Show Evenings. After watching an elite show-jumping class, you will have the opportunity to enjoy "Signature", an original show created especially for the Longines Equita Lyon International Equestrian Competition by the Alexis Grüss Company.  


To be sure you get a seat for the evening, book your places online now!


The entire Equita Lyon team looks forward to welcoming you, your family and friends for five days of discovery, sharing and entertainment involving horses and ponies!

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