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The French Equestrian Society (SHF) working alongside Equita Lyon!

29 October 2019

Having worked alongside GL events Equestrian teams for many years, the French Equestrian Society (SHF) promotes French horse-breeding during the Lyon Equestrian Show and the Longines Equita Lyon International Equestrian Competition.

Indoor CSO Finals

From Wednesday 30 October to Saturday 2 November, young horses (from 4 to 6 years old) selected from among the best Inter-Regional Show Jumping Competitions and the "Grande Semaine de Fontainebleau" will be competing in their annual grand finale. The Equita Jump' Arena in Hall 2.2 will host the events involving these up-and-coming stars. We should also point out that the 5 and 6-year-old horses will be competing in the CSI5*-W International Arena during their final on Saturday 2 November.

Dressage workshop with Isabell Werth

Isabell Werth - the international dressage star and winner of the CDI-W at the Longines Equita Lyon for the last three years, and one of favourites among the fans in Lyon - will share her knowledge during a workshop organised in partnership with Equita Lyon and France Dressage on Friday morning in the Equita Jump' arena (Hall 2.2). Four young dressage horses - chosen based on their results during the "Grande Semaine de Saumur" - will benefit from her precious advice. The spectators, who will be right next to the arena, will also be able to share in the advice from this legendary champion.

The horses to be presented are:

  • KIR ROYAL (HERZENSDIEB and BACHAREL by HIS HIGHNESS) Four-year-old male, presented by Julien Vincent

  • DARLING FLOWER (DON JUAN DE HUS and ROMINA by ROTSPON) Five-year-old mare presented by Laetitia Isselin

  • JAMES BOND DE MASSA (BRAVOUR B and XIXIRITA by XAQUIRO CIP) Five-year-old male, presented by Arnaud Serre

  • DEAUVILLE DE HUS (DON JUAN DE HUS and DAVANTAGE by DON FREDERICO) Six-year-old gelding, ridden by Marine SUBILEAU

Show-jumping workshop with Michel Robert

This year, show-jumping enthusiasts will have the opportunity to see four young show-jumping horses working under the guidance of Michel Robert, a multi-medal-winning Olympic rider, during the second Equita Lyon workshop organised by the SHF. This workshop will take place on Friday afternoon in the Horse Sales arena (Hall 3.1).

Four riders have been selected to take part in this session: Pierre Alain Mortier, Antoine Ermann, Olivier Perreau and Paul Delforge.

The SHF supports Equita'Ventes (Equita Sales)

The SHF supports horse sales and helps ASECRA (Association of French Horse Breeders in Rhône Alpes) to organise the "Equita'Ventes" horse sales. The Equita'Ventes horse sales involve both horses and ponies, and take place in a friendly atmosphere. The sales are held in the Horse Sales arena (Hall 3.1) on Friday, Saturday and Sunday with two presentations of horses per day.

A SHF market catalogue has been created for the occasion, distributed on site and online at



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