With its combination of age-old traditional horse breeding and modern reproductive technology, the department of Ain has managed to attract new investors. As well as a wealth of skillful horsemen and women, Ain boasts rich pastures and farmland, and quality animal health care services. The proximity of Geneva has also meant that Swiss owners regularly entrust their horses to the department. These assets have been extremely beneficial for the higher levels of equestrian sport.
Invest in exceptional genetic
Ain is a world leader in equine genetics, where state-of-the arts reproduction technics (equine embryo transfer, oocyte aspiration, ICSI) are routine practices. Some of the best mares in Europe are based in the department, producing some of the most sought-after embryos in the world.
Ain’s production of embryos from top-performing mares has caught the attention of investors. This has meant that the most promising mares have been syndicated, and Ain has moved to the forefront of the international embryo market. The department’s highly qualified professionals offer foaling services, broodmare liveries in natural environments and natural horsemanship training. Numerous showjumping events for young horses are also organized within the department.
Find your sports horses
- Young horses competing in affiliated classes organized by the Société Hippique Française (the French non-profit organization for the breeding industry), with the aim of qualifying for the prestigious French Championships in Fontainebleau.
- School master horses for your riders to learn and progress.
- Horses to meet the needs of your amateur clients and equestrian centers.
- Top-class horses ready to shine in the most prestigious events.
Train your professionals
Five riders competing at five-star level in the department. As did the likes of Michel Robert, the sorely missed Hubert Bourdy and Guy Martin, who coached Kevin Staut, Carlos Lopez and Juan Carlos Garcia, these riders take on up-and-coming young riders on their yards, to teach them the ropes before they set up on their own.
Your pupils will be given the same opportunities.
Provide training sessions in your establishment
All our professionals are present on the international circuit and can provide a wide variety of training sessions: natural horsemanship, preparing and presenting young horses, event organization, course building.
Compete on the international showjumping circuits
Based in Ain, where the facilities at the Bourg-en-Bresse Equestrian Center are recognized by the French Olympic Committee as a preparation center for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, you will find plenty of one to five star international showjumping events at your doorstep.
With numerous international showjumping events within a radius of 150 kilometers throughout the year, the department of Ain is at the crossroads of Europe’s international showjumping circuit and at less than a day’s journey from:
- The five-star international showjumping events in Paris, Valence, Grimaud, Bordeaux, etc.
- The international showjumping events in La Baule, Saint-Gall, Valkenswaard, Aachen, Rome, etc., and numerous three-, four-star and CSI YH events.