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Isle Briand Domaine

Département du Maine-et-Loire

Le Lion-d'Angers, Pays de la Loire Altitude : 20m
1 Equestrian centre

Centre disciplines

Equestrian dressage Equestrian jumping Equestrian eventing Para equestrian dressage


Located 1.5 hours from Paris by train, or 3 hours by car, the Domaine de l’Isle-Briand provides facilities for horse training and the higher levels of equestrian competitions, its 18th century château, stud farm and homestead set amongst rivers and forests and extending over 440 acres. Stables, tracks, jumps, as well as a cross-country course, Spring Garden, galloping track and racecourse can all be found at this venue in a spectacular natural setting, dedicated to horses and riders year round. The estate hosts dozens of international equestrian events, including the "Mondial du Lion", the Eventing World Breeding Championships for Young Horses, where around 20 nationalities are represented each year. Various riders from the international circuit (including some Olympic and Paralympic medallists) have established themselves there or regularly attend, among them: N.Touzaint, T. Carlile, M. Lemoine and V. Vinchon. Isle-Briand is maintained by trained staff familiar with performance requirements. It is well-situated for the nearby medical and veterinary services and supported by a variety of high quality accommodation and dining options. Owing to its partnership with the IFCE-Cadre Noir de Saumur, hosted delegates can access a comprehensive training base of international standing for the various riding disciplines. Isle-Briand covers all the bases when it comes to providing competitors with optimal preparation conditions, while enabling them to enjoy the "sweetness of Anjou", as it is known in France.

Special features

Home to some remarkably diverse flora and fauna, this verdant setting is classified as a sensitive natural area. Here, state-of-the-art sports facilities blend harmoniously with what remains of the region’s particularly rich architectural heritage.

Located 15 minutes from Angers, this training base allows access to Anjou’s historic treasures and provides delegates with wonderful opportunities for tourism, culture and sport. Less than two hours from the sea, the beaches in La Baule and Les Sables d’Olonne are both easily accessible.

Riders and horses will find the calm and serenity they need to concentrate, as well as all the amenities helpful in exploring our country.

Angers-Marcé airport (35 mins).

Known for

Isle Briand plays host to the unmissable “Mondial du Lion”. The annual event has been enjoyed by thousands of eventing enthusiasts for 35 years. This international competition is a valuable springboard for many horses going on to huge success on the world scene, including the Olympics.

The site plays host to over 100 days of equestrian competitions and horse races each year. Among them is the longest race in the world, the “Anjou Loire Challenge”.

Optional extras

Meeting room Internet access Equipment available for private use Floodlit facilities Standard competition wheelchairs provided Hospital nearby Vehicle hire service Adapted vehicle hire service

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