Equita Lyon

Lyon, France
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Event Update

Equita Lyon's 2024 edition will be hosted as a live trade show at the Euroxpo Lyon. The event will take place between 30.10.2024 and 03.11.2024. The event site will not feature Covid-19 safety precautions, due to the removal of the country's pandemic-related limitations. 

A Brief Overview of Equita Lyon

No other event for equestrian sports and horse breeding in Europe quite compares to the popularity and magnificence of Equita Lyon. This is the number one horse event in France and a dominating force in the industry across the continent, pulling fantastic numbers. If you’re looking to make a name for your brand, this is the stage you’ve been waiting for. Nowhere do visitors encounter the depth and breadth of products and meet with top breeders from all around Europe. Not to mention the thrills of the best in equestrian sports – all in one convenient place in Lyon, France. 

When it comes to making hotel bookings during Equita Lyon, competition is fierce. Wait too long and all hotels close to EUREXPO will get book. Let our team at GETA ltd plan the ultimate trip to the number-one horse fair in Europe in style. Our database features hotel offers at all price points from low-cost hostels to five-star boutique hotels. Plan the business outing you deserve. What we promise is a great location and preferential prices. Large groups are always welcome. 

Build on top of your hotel reservations for Equita Lyon with additional services. We can arrange an airport transfer upon arrival and departure, provide rent-a-cars and have a team build your stand at a great price. 

Why Your Visit Is Worth It

Exhibiting at Equita Lyon is a no brainer. An exhibition stand here positions you in front of the best and biggest buyers in the industry. Introduce new products to an enthusiastic audience that’s hungry to discover the next best thing. The visibility you receive drives up sales significantly and before you know it, you’ve made for all expenses on the very first day. Even with the pandemic, Equita Lyon continues to dominate in terms of scale and attendance:

  • 750 international exhibitors and breeders
  • 165,000+ international visitors in total 
  • 140,000 square metres of exhibition space
  • 3500+ horses on display
  • 11 arenas

Industry Relevance 

Equita Lyon holds a prominent position as the largest equestrian event in France and subsequently across all of Europe. Taking place annually in October at EUROEXPO in Lyon, France, this grand gathering of equestrian enthusiasts, athletes, professionals and breeders has been captivating large audiences since its inception back in 2005. With each edition, Equita Lyon presents a thrilling 5-day program that captures the spirit and long tradition of equestrian culture in France, which is widely known worldwide. The event is a dynamic showcase of the latest equestrian products, equipment, diverse horse breeds and nutritional supplements all within meticulously designed themed areas.

Visitors at Equita Lyon are granted the unique opportunity to connect with professional riders, horse breeders, as well as food and care experts in person. The event provides an ideal setting for forging new relationships, gaining insights and accessing a wide range of equestrian expertise. Spectacular demonstrations and competitions add to the excitement, captivating audiences with displays of extraordinary horsemanship and skill. The venue itself offers ample space for an array of activities, including workshops, riding lessons tailored for both children and adults, and a dedicated marketplace, ensuring that attendees have a truly immersive and enriching experience.

One of the notable highlights at Equita Lyon is the Breeding and Horse Sales area, which honours the invaluable contributions of breeders who’ve played a pivotal role in establishing the reputation of French breeding across the world. This area creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere where breeders and associations engage with visitors. Equita Lyon features an unforgettable daily parade that introduces spectators to over 40 different horse and pony breeds, renowned for their diverse characteristics and beauty. From Shetlands to Comtois, Thoroughbred Arabs to Iberian horses, and Friesians to Connemaras, the parade offers a delightful spectacle and an opportunity for buyers to do research before committing to a purchase. 

Equita Lyon's commitment to high-level equestrian sport has been unwavering since its inception. Over the years, the event has hosted prestigious FEI Jumping and Dressage World Cup legs, attracting top-tier competitors and impressing audiences with breathtaking performances. The addition of the FEI Jumping Ponies' Trophy and the FEI Indoor Four-in-Hand Driving World Cup leg further enhanced the event's standing in the equestrian world. Since partnering with Longines in 2013, Equita Lyon can now boast the reputation of one of the two events in the world to host four FEI World Cup legs. It’s no wonder over 165,000 visitors make the trip to Lyon to attend.

Equita Lyon stands as a testament to the passion, dedication, and excellence within the equestrian community. Equita Lyon combines education, entertainment and commerce in such a way that’s simple irresistible whether you’re a rider, a breeder or an enthusiast, who appreciates the beauty of horses and equestrian sports. 

Who Are You Going to Meet? 

As already demonstrated, Equita Lyon has a broad appeal. It’s the perfect family activity. Kids can learn how to ride and find additional entertainment at the Children’s Village. The whole family can enjoy the parades, competitions and special live performances by troupes and artists. On the professional side, there are riders, owners, groomers, trainers, veterinarians and many more that you can network with and exchange knowledge. 

The exhibition grounds are populated by exciting companies and associations like Asso Cheval Arabe, CDR Gauthier, Belmondo, Chevval Habitat, Domaine de Roseiere, Ecozoone and Bordsol to name check only a few. 

Additional Value of Attending 

Equita Lyon not only offers an exhilarating showcase of equestrian products and competitions but also provides an enriching information program that caters to the diverse interests of attendees. Within each themed area, visitors have the opportunity to engage in a variety of events and lectures that delve into specific topics and provide valuable insights. One such example is the health area, where experts share their knowledge and expertise on crucial equine health matters.

During the previous edition of Equita Lyon, the health area featured a compelling program that covered a range of informative sessions. One of the sessions, titled "My horse is coughing: how do you navigate the lab tests?" was led by Doctor Xavier d'Ablon, a renowned veterinarian. This session addressed the concerns and challenges surrounding equine respiratory issues, providing attendees with practical guidance on navigating lab tests and diagnosing potential causes of coughing in horses.

Past editions

Equita Lyon 2023

01.11.2023 - 05.11.2023

Equita Lyon

+/- 625



Exhibitor countries

178 000


Cancelled because of COVID-19


Total Exhibitors


Total Visitors


SQ M of Exhibition Area

How to get to Equita Lyon

On Foot

On Foot

Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport – not advisable

Lyon - Perrache Bus Station – not advisable


By Car

Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport – 20 mins via D29

Lyon - Perrache Bus Station – 35 mins via A7


By Public Transport

Lyon–Saint Exupéry Airport – 1hr via Rhoneexpress and 68

Lyon - Perrache Bus Station – 55 mins via A and 28