World Equestrian Games 2014 Normandy
Tickets for the World Equestrian Games 2014 go on sale to the general public from 19th November 2013 – at the moment tickets are only available to members of the French equestrian bodies such as the FFE and FFP, games sponsors and equestrian clubs.
Tickets can be bought online directly from the organisers at this site: https://ticket.jemfeialltech2014normandie.fr/
Calendar of Events
The World Equestrian Games opening ceremony takes place on Saturday 23rd August 2014, with competition starting on Monday 25th August running through until the closing ceremony on Sunday 7th September 2014. The individual disciplines comprise:
- Carriage driving
- Para Dressage
- Show jumping
In addition, Horseball – football on horseback – will feature as a display event.
The venues are :
- Sartilly (Mont St Michel)
- Haras du Pin (which is also the National Horse Stud Farm)
The Haras du Pin is the closest 2014 World Equestrian Game venue to us, though we are also only 1.5 hours from Caen. The Haras is hosting the prestigious “Eventing” discipline – an equestrian triathlon, eventing combines show-jumping, dressage and a cross-country. For the cross-country test, the competitors must jump obstacles spread out over an all terrain course of 6.5km at an average speed of 35kph (20mph).
World Equestrian Games 2014 Accommodation
La Basse Cour is near Alençon in the Orne department of Normandy and offers “chambres d’hôtes” – this is like “bed and breakfast” in Britain and other English-speaking countries. If you prefer self catering accommodation then in French this is “gîte rural” (pl. “gîtes ruraux”) – please consult the Gites de France website.
La Basse Cour B&B accommodation is 50km or half an hour from the Haras du Pin venue for the Equestrian Games 2014.