Friday, 23 March 2012

National Equestrian School, Saumur

When visiting Saumur recently, quite by chance we came upon the National Equestrian Centre which is the home of the Cadre Noir.

Le Cadre Noir de Saumur dates back to 1825 when it provided training to the Officers of the French Cavalry and gets its name from the black uniforms that are still used today.  Since 1830 when the Versailles school closed Saumur has been the sole custodian of the French equestrian tradition.

The buildings were impressive but what really caught our eye was the outdoor equestrian training area

The Cadre Noir de Saumur is visiting London in May, 2012.

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