Equestrian dressage Equestrian jumping Para equestrian dressage
Located in the North of France, Hardelot combines sports, nature and iodine pleasures. By road From Paris: A16 (about 1h45) From London: Channel Tunnel, then A16 From Brussels: A16 By train TGV-Eurostar Calais Fréthun station 30 min. away. Connections Lille, Paris, London and Brussels. www.ville-neufchatel-hardelot.fr Located at the crossroads of the bridle paths leading to the forest, a nature reserve or the beach, the Hardelot Equestrian Centre offers a complete range of facilities with three riding arenas, three quarries, a grassy show jumping competition ground for jumping competitions*** and a round lunge (diameter 18 m). - Large riding arena 64 x 28 m - Small covered riding arena 40 x 20 m - Outdoor riding arena 24 x 14 m covered - Competition quarry 60 x 50 m in sand - Training quarry 65 x 30 m - Wooded quarry in varied terrain with cross-country obstacle 70 x 50 m - Jumping track made of sanded grass with a dimension of 60 x 110 m with a river secured to the standards. - Grandstand with 500 seats, including 200 seats and covered, next to the competition ground. Training sessions can take place behind closed doors. The centre offers fifteen 9m2 boxes and the possibility of installing up to 200 removable boxes. The site is equipped with an anti-intrusion device. Stable for veterinary examinations on site (journey time to the equine clinic 40 min), space for farriers - Showers for horses.
The centre’s main attraction is the access to the beach, which stretches over 25 km, via secure tracks (30 min walk). The advantage of the sand is the extra soil, without resonance. The ground is much more flexible for the horses’ limbs, and there is the possibility to cool them down and relax them by going for a walk in the water. The beach is less monotonous than the track. The horses can go galloping, ending with a sea bath, ideal for recuperation. A natural and life-saving balneotherapy! A natural and fun way to tone up muscles and tendons.
Accommodation on site for the grooms in front of the boxes (65 beds – 16 showers)
Possibility of accommodation for riders in the three hotels***- Catering on site
Fibre Internet – Free Wifi – Secure truck park
Since 2001, the International Show Jumping Competitions ***, organised in Spring, allow riders to prepare their competition season.
The French team has often sent its best riders such as Pénélope Leprévost, Roger-Yves Bost, Simon Delestre, Kévin Staut, to the CSI *** in Hardelot, for the preparation of big events. In 2010, the year of Philippe Lejeune’s coronation, the rider came to prepare Vigo d’Arsouilles on the Hardelot track by finishing 2nd in the Grand Prix. The Belgian and Dutch teams are still in Hardelot.
The International Equestrian Federation congratulated the quality of the organisation of these show jumping competitions***.
Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Secure storage area Infirmery Floodlit facilities Hospital nearby Physiotherapy room Film screening room On-site accomodation