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Well-being for Sport Horses

ÉquiÉtudes is an event for all professional or amateur riders in all disciplines who want to take their level of performance further with a serene, pain-free horse. It is also geared towards equestrian professionals: trainers, saddlers, teachers, vets.


ÉquiÉtudes - 18 March 2017

The first assembly for the well-being of sport horses in Chantilly

The Domaine de Chantilly is pleased to invite you to a new event dedicated to equestrian professionals and enthusiasts. A day of conferences, equestrian demonstrations, and exercises that can subsequently de done at home. As well as meetings with professionals, researchers and scientists. Products for horses will also be available.

This new gathering for conscious, responsible horse-riding focusing on research, particularly with a prestigious participant, Gillian Higgins, who is internationally renowned for her pedagogy using painting on horses.


Created thanks to collaboration between Sophie Bienaimé, equestrian director of the Great Stables, and scientist Annette Rancurel, ÉquiÉtudes/EquiStudies offers users the essential keys for “sustainable” riding that protects the physical and mental health of the horse and therefore its longevity. This event sets out to highlight the crucial elements of well-being for sport horses.

The objective of EquiÉtudes/EquiStudies is to provide solid responses and above all to help riders to think independently, to detect and implement their own solutions by drawing on scientific information generated by in-field experience that will be provided in Chantilly on 18 March.



9.30 am: Introduction – Sophie Bienaimé, equestrian director at Domaine de Chantilly
9.40 am: Well-being and research – Hélène Roche, Ethology specialist
10.10 am - 11.20 am: Painted horses, Skeleton and Muscles – Gillian Higgins
11.50 am - 1 pm: Painted horses in movement, lunging and mounted – Gillian Higgins
2 pm  – 2.45 pm: Saddle fitting – Annette Rancurel
3.15 pm – 4 pm: Adapting the bit – Géraldine Vandevenne
4 pm – 4.45 pm: Exercises for riders – Jean-Marc Gentil
5.15 pm – 6.30 pm: Pilates for horses – Gillian Higgins
6.30 pm: Discussions with participants and exhibitors



Download the program and the list of exhibitors


Practical information:

Venue: Great Stables

Times: 9 am - 8 pm

Pre-sale until 13 October: Full rate: 60 € / Reduced rate*: 45€
After this date (on 18 march): Full rate: 80€ / Reduced rate*: 60€

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*Children (3-17), students, people with disabilities, job seekers. 

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