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Ecole Nationale d'Equitation Saumur


(National School of Horsemanship)

Saumur has a long history with horses as it was home to the French Calvary Academy, and is home to the Cadre Noir horsemen, based at the French National Riding School, whose performances of riding tricks and skills only helps confirm their status as some of the best horsemen in the world. The annual Carousel (an equestrian show that takes place in July) draws thousands of visitors.

You can visit and take guided tours in which you can watch training sessions (mornings only) and have a look around the stables.

Displays of dressage are given by the Cadre Noir, the former cavalry trainers you can get programme details from the tourist office in town.

Office de Tourisme

 Place de la Bilange
49400 Saumur, France
+33 2 41 40 20 60

External links:

Official website: https://www.cadrenoir.fr/en/index



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