Cadre noir of Saumur
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The Black Frame of Saumur

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The Cadre Noir de Saumur is one of the high places of classic French riding, recognized for its excellence and rigor for more than two centuries. Located in Saumur, in the Loire Valley, this elite body of horse riding is considered one of the most prestigious in the world.

Exceptional French horse riding:

The Black Frame of Saumur

Cadre noir of Saumur

The Cadre Noir de Saumur is a body of horsemen from world renown, based in Saumur, a city located in the Loire Valley in France. It is considered one of the most prestigious riding schools in the world, and its members are masters in the art of classical riding.

The history of the Cadre Noir goes back to 1825When King Charles X created theRoyal School of Cavalry in Saumur. The school's mission was to train cavalry officers for the French army, but it also devoted itself to training civilian horsemen and preserving the art of classical horsemanship.

Over time, the Royal School of Cavalry has become theNational School of Riding, which is now the headquarters of the Cadre Noir. The members of the Cadre Noir are selected from among the best riders in the school, and they are trained to achieve an exceptional level of mastery in the art of riding.

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Equestrian Excellence

A real plunge into the heart of the universe of the Cadre Noir (stables, large riding school, tack room) for 1 hour you will have the opportunity to be closer to exceptional horses.

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Grace & precision

The Cadre Noir is known for his classic riding style, which emphasizes harmony between rider and horse, as well as precision and grace of movement. Cadre Noir riders perform complex and elegant tricks, such as the passage, the piaffe and the pirouette, using only the subtle communication between themselves and their mount.

A military tradition

The Cadre Noir also has an important military tradition, and its members wear a sleek black uniform that gives them their name. During their presentations, the riders of the Cadre Noir ride Selle Français horses, a breed of sport horse developed in France.

And today...

Today, Saumur's Cadre Noir has become a major tourist attraction in the region, and the shows they put on attract visitors from all over the world. Their equestrian art is considered an example of elegance and grace on horseback, and their history is a testament to the French equestrian tradition.

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1 - Historical origins: The Cadre Noir was founded in 1814 following the Napoleonic wars. Originally, it was a military school intended to train cavalry officers. Over time, the institution has evolved into a center of excellence in classical riding.

2 - The famous Saumurois: Many famous riders were trained at the Cadre Noir de Saumur. Among them, we can mention General L'Hotte, Captain Beudant, Colonel Danloux, Colonel Margot, as well as the famous squire Nuno Oliveira, considered one of the greatest masters of classical horsemanship of the XNUMXth century.

3 - The higher school: In addition to its role in the training of riders, the Cadre Noir also houses a higher riding school. This institution provides courses to train teachers and experts in riding. Students follow a complete program including theoretical, practical and pedagogical courses.

4 - Heritage conservation: The Cadre Noir plays an important role in the conservation of French equestrian heritage. It preserves the traditions of classic riding and ensures that this heritage is passed on to future generations. The institution is also involved in the research and development of new equestrian techniques.

The Cadre Noir de Saumur remains today a symbol of equestrian excellence and French tradition. Its prestigious history and its role in the preservation of classical equestrianism make it a unique and revered institution throughout the world.

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