The sport

Top level and competition

The Cadre noir puts theory into practice, as defined by the National Technical Direction, for top level sport:

  • By developing the methods of preparation for top level competition
  • By organizing courses for competitors in the different disciplines
  • By receiving the French teams in the Olympic disciplines at the Centre of Excellence (Pôle France): Eventing, Jumping and Paralympic
  • By organizing mainly international competitions to contribute to the training of the French teams.


Contact details

Nathalie Mull

Institut français du cheval et de l’équitation
Avenue de l’école nationale d’équitation
BP 207 – Terrefort
49411 Saumur Cedex

Email : nathalie.mull(at)


The French Center for Excellence

To ensure continuity and to train future champions

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