Cooperation Offer

Equestrian sector development: cooperation opportunities

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Equestrian sector development: cooperation opportunities
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31/08/2018
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We are searching partners all around Europe, who have developed an equestrian territorial identity or want to develope horses activities.

Examples : Naturpark - Verein Dübener Heide (Germany), Landesvorstand VFD Berlin-Brandenburg (Germany), Normandy (France), Camargue (France), Saumure et her Equestrian School (France), Dutch Channels area (Netherlands), The French-friendly city of Moldavie (Roumanie),…

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The LAG has indeed been involved in the structuration and development of the equestrian field, alive and active on its territory, as part of the 2007-2013 LEADER program. Several leading actions have been realized within that project, including the implementation of a network of equestrian treks for horse riders and horse carts (counting 250km upon the territory), the realization of a map and a chart, the providing of support for more than 20 various competitions, and the spreading of awareness in the general public concerning the equestrian world in all its variations. Those actions have been led by rallying various operators involved in the area of development. They all have been led to collaborate in the project and participate in the collective thinking concerning the most relevant actions for the territory, its needs and specifications.
The durability of the activities of the GAL is now guaranteed by the commitment of those operators and the creation, towards the end of the project, of the association “Galo Condroz”, regrouping members of the equestrian field.
Many action opportunities have been considered, may it be at a more local level or at a regional/international level, in order to keep on with the work and make a “horse land” out of our territory. The opportunity of an international cooperative project has been considered, as part of the 2014-2020 program.

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The purpose of the cooperative project would be to exchange with European operators who have developed a territorial identity related to the horse, and discover efficient practices concerning the planning and realisation of an operator network, in order to bring back positive experiences from abroad to our own specific area.

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The purpose of the cooperative project would be to exchange with European operators who have developed a territorial identity related to the horse, and discover efficient practices concerning the planning and realisation of an operator network, in order to bring back positive experiences from abroad to our own specific area.
Several actions have been considered, even if they all require refinements according to our partners :
- Exchange of good practices in the equestrian field around Europe
- Involvement of various territories in European equestrian trails, such as the D’Artagnan route between Maastricht and Gascony, gathering various associations and regional councils along the way.
- Twinning of the commune of Gesves and the one of Saumur.
- Guiding of visitors on the equestrian circuits upon the territory of the LAG
- Development of touristic circuits and routes about horse-related practices and occupations (veterinary, saddler, blacksmith farrier…)