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The French Institute of horses and horse riding : a technical institute

The french institute of the horse and horse-riding is an educational establishment, a vocational training centre and an institute for research.

The former Ecole nationale d’équitation – Cadre noir based in Saumur in the Loire Valley and the former school of the national stud of Le Pin in Normandy have merged and become a unique training centre.

We have a highly qualified team of recognized trainers with matchless equipment and infrastructure for the complementary skills of breeding, horse-riding, carriage driving, saddlery, and farriery. This makes this education centre ideal for stand alone training or as part of a small group to improve the skills and knowledge in every aspect of the horse sector.


Laurence Cornaille

Tel : +  33 (0)6 75 29 84 83
Mail : laurence.cornaille(at)

International students or workers

Do you want to have a qualification for a job, widen or diversify your knowledge, upgrade or improve your skills ?

We offer activities to develop and strengthen your skills in the field of horse riding, breeding, reproduction techniques…

We can offer both on- and off-the-job, continous and in-service training. Each course is matched to your own objectives and needs. Some of the training courses can lead to a qualification recognized by the French Educational Ministery. We can prepare tailor made courses. Contact us for more information.


The expertise of the IFCE at your service

Do you work for foreign organizations? Discover what we can do together

We can help you develop your training project in the equine sector.We can prepare tailor made courses and offer specialized training in all sectors of the horse industry.

We also propose personalized training to meet your constraints, needs and local legislation, including follow-up training if necessary in your country. We can accomodate you on site giving you the opportunities to take advantage of our facilities.