The Normandy Region is pleased to support the 23rd edition of Le Grand Complet.
Created in 1995 and still organized by the Ustica association, Le Grand Complet is the only international eventing competition held in Normandy. It has even become in 2018, and this to the delight of the Normandy Region, the largest international competition in the world in terms of participants with 370 horses!
In this regard, I would like to warmly congratulate the young organizers of this great celebration. Organizing such an event requires extraordinary work. The Normandy Region is proud to have among it horse lovers who allow it to shine all over the world.
Indeed, as everyone knows, Normandy is a land of horses. In this case, we are the first French region in the field of breeding with its 115,000 horses identified, the first region economically with 18,000 jobs and 1.3 billion euros in annual turnover, the first region for horse riding with 47,000 licensees and the first region in equine research and training with 5 research centres and 37 training centres for horse jobs.
For all these reasons, the Normandy Region wanted to push a new regional policy in favour of the horse. This policy simply aims to affirm at the global level the place of Normandy as a land of excellence of the horse. To give us the means of our ambitions, 7 million euros are now mobilized each year for its implementation. One of the priorities is to create a world-class equine campus by 2023 at the Goustranville site by hosting all the equine training courses of the National Veterinary School of Maison-Alfort and funding research projects there.
I wish you all great emotions and great sporting moments!

Hervé MORIN

President of the Normandy Region

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The Haras du Pin in full!

Le Grand Complet at Haras du Pin, it’s from August 7 to 13, 2019!

The Orne department is as proud as ever to host this prestigious competition that goes beyond our borders. Indeed, this spectacular sporting event, orchestrated by the association USTICA, brings together 370 horses and no less than 20 countries.

The world’s best have chosen their playground: the splendid Haras National du Pin, “our Versailles for horses”. A huge congratulations to our champions. Their commitment and talent bring the Orne to light.

A big thank you to the organizing teams as well as the volunteers. Their efforts and perseverance awarded USTICA the chance to host the 2021 FEI Eventing European Championships. They will take place from August 11 to 15, 2021 at the Haras National du Pin, of course. A big kudos to them. Their deserved victory is also the victory of the entire Orne!

The Orne County Council supports the equine sector and the organization of international sporting events: they reinforce the brilliance of our magnificent territory.

We’re expecting a lot of you!

Christophe de Balorre

Chairman of the Orne County Council

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