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International Driving Competition

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From 22 to 26 May 2024

Attend the 39th edition of the Saumur International Driving Competition at the Verrie racecourse! Come observe the best international leaders in three equestrian disciplines: dressage, marathon and handling. A very high level equestrian show!

International Driving Competition

Saumur welcomes the best drivers in the world to one of the most beautiful European driving competition sites.

During these 5 days the official competitions take place:

  • International competition 1, 2, 4 ponies and 1, 2, 4 horses
  • French 4-horse championship
  • Para-harness derby

 

IN THE PROGRAM :

  • Wednesday May 22: DRESSAGE. 15 p.m. CAI2* – 1/2 ponies – 2 horses – YH 5/6/7 years old. Free admission.
  • Thursday May 23 and Friday May 24: DRESSAGE. 9am-17pm. Free admission. International competition for 1, 2 and 4 horses and ponies. French 4-horse championship.
  • Saturday May 25: MARATHON. 9 a.m.-18 p.m. “Car pass” entry at €15 per car. International competition for 1, 2 and 4 horses and ponies. French 4-horse championship. Para-harness derby.
  • Sunday May 26: MANEUVERABILITY. 9am-17pm. “Car pass” entry at €12 per car. International competition for 1, 2 and 4 horses and ponies. French 4-horse championship. Prize giving from 17 p.m.

 

AND ALSO...

In addition to sport, visitors also have the pleasure of finding around twenty specialized professionals in the village: equipment, transport, stable layout, artist, refreshment bar, catering... but also a stand dedicated to wooden games on Sundays, something delight families!

New this year: a village of artisans and creators is set up near the marathon obstacles on Saturday and near the Prince Albert quarry on Sunday, maneuverability day.
Always on Sunday, one-hour introductions to ethology are offered by Thierry Jousse (Horse Man Management) who helps you decipher your horse's behavior and communicate with him in a simple way and with mutual respect. Registration by email to: t.jousse@outlook.fr and go to the Saumur Attelage store.

Pratical information

From May 22 to 26, 2024.

Verrie Racecourse.

Friday 22, Thursday 23 and Friday 24 May: free entry.

Saturday May 25:
– Car pass: €15
– 2-wheel pass: €5
– Pedestrian pass: €5
– Minibus pass: €25
– Coach pass (weekend package): €40
– Motorhome pass (weekend package): €30

Sunday May 26:
– Car pass: €12
– 2-wheel pass: €5
– Pedestrian pass: €5
– Minibus pass: €25

Two-day car package: €20.

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