In this particular year, the Normandy Region is pleased to support the new edition of the Grand Complet du Haras du Pin, an event at the heart of Normandy’s DNA that vibrates all year round to the rhythm of the horse.
World-renowned as a major crossroads in 20th century history, Normandy has also been a region dedicated to horses for centuries. The cradle of 6 breeds, with 117,000 equines identified, Normandy is the first French breeding region giving birth to champions in equestrian sports and racing. There are no less than 18,000 jobs in all occupations in the sector.
For all these reasons, the Normandy Region is implementing an ambitious regional policy in favour of the equine industry, in order to confirm at the global level the place of Normandy as the land of excellence of the horse. To give us the means of our ambitions, 7 million euros are mobilized each year. One of the priorities is to create a world-renowned equine campus by 2023 at the Goustranville site, the Normandy Equine Vallée, which will include the Equine University Veterinary Hospital (ChuvÉquin) of the National Veterinary School of Alfort (EnvA).
At a time of health crisis, which is having an extremely strong impact on the economy of the entire equine industry, the Normandy Region wanted to react by adapting its aid system to organize an event So it supports organizers of cancelled events for which expenses had been incurred. It has also exceptionally adapted the eligibility criteria for those of the second half of 2020, in order to participate in the sporting and economic recovery of the equine sector.
In conclusion, I would naturally like to thank the organizers warmly. Organizing an event requires extraordinary work, even more so in this special time.
I wish you all great emotions and great sporting moments!
President of the Normandy Region