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THE HORSE INDUSTRY IS COMPOSED OF ALL STAKEHOLDERS DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY INVOLVED IN HORSES, ALL SECTORS COMBINED.

The French horse industry has a unique specificity. It is the only industry in the world which is successful in the three main equestrian disciplines of harness racing, flat or jumps racing, and sport.

KEY FIGURES

    •  1,100,000 horses in France at end 2014
    • Approximately 180,000 jobs of which 57,000 as a primary occupation in 2012
    • Leading sports employer in France
    • Total turnover estimated at 14 billion euros
    • France’s third biggest sports federation (after football and tennis) with approximately 674,000 members in 2014-2015
    • World leader in organising international competitions

THE INDUSTRY’S MAIN AREAS OF ACTIVITY

(Figures from France-Annuaire ECUS 2015)

  • Racing (flat/jump and harness): €10M in TO
  • Equestrian sports and leisure: €700M in TO
  • Meat: €38M
  • Industrial and services companies in the industry

(Data from a survey conducted by the Pôle Hippolia in 2015)
850 million euros in turnover
5,000 jobs created
19% of turnover related to the “horse” activity of businesses made abroad
Download the summary of the survey


NORMANDY, THE LAND OF THE HORSE

Normandy concentrates assets and international visibility which justifies the choice of basing the Hippolia Competitiveness Cluster there :

  • Most important area for horse breedingNormandy map

30% of France’s production (115,000 registered horses)

50% of the stock of racing mares used for breeding

12,189 foals per year

  • Leading region economically

17,900 jobs

1.3 billion euros of annual turnover

22% of turnover in the horse industry generated by industrial businesses

  • Riding is the most popular sport in the region

46,747 members

670 equestrian establishments

14 members of the French Equestrian Federation for 1,000 residents

  • Leading region in equine research and training

5 internationally renowned equine research centres

37 training centres devoted to professions in the horse industry

  • Land of champions
  • Ourasi, Ready Cash, Treve, Polar Rochelais, Myrtille Paulois, Diamant de Semilly, etc.

For more information on the horse industry in Normandy, click here to visit the Normandy Horse Council’s website.

(Sources Normandy Horse Council –  Pôle Hippolia) 


INDUSTRY ORGANISATION AND STAKEHOLDERS

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