Come and meet draught horses and their breeders
The Société Française des Équidés de Travail (French society of draught horses) will feature various breeds of French draught horse, as well as donkeys, mules and other regional horses in its area, showcasing these animals and showing visitors what they can be used for.
The SFET is an umbrella society for 24 French draught horse breeds. Its brief is determined in agreement with France's Ministry of Agriculture, Agri-foods and Forests – it implements a global policy designed to encourage and promote breeding in order to improve the offspring of the French breeds in question.
The SFET – an umbrella society for French breeds of draught horses, donkeys, mules and other regional horses – will be presenting draught horses around the large horse and donkey ring, where competitions, demonstrations, presentations and other events will take place.
There will be numerous special events to celebrate the 23rd time donkeys are making an appearance at the Show, with presentations and demonstrations in the equine arena. Every day, you will be able to watch shows featuring French donkey breeds – including Pyrenean donkeys and mules.
The village will also be hosting the National Donkey Awards.
An introduction to pony riding with the French Equestrian Federation
There will be a pop-up pony club set up in hall 6 – the equine hall – to showcase all the work done by pony clubs and equestrian centres, work that is both fun and educational.
The French Equestrian Federation will be giving children (accompanied by their parents) opportunities to try out pony riding. Use your family visit to the Paris International Agricultural Show to introduce your children to this fun and educational activity. You and your child will be supervised by a state-qualified teacher as you make your way along a specially marked out course in teams of two – to everybody's delight. What an excellent idea to have ponies at the show!
Feel free to allow yourself some selfies with our long-eared friends and immortalize your visit to the #SIA2019