Who are the partners involved in the project?

This Transnational Project wouldn't be possible whitout a good cooperation between all the partners.


Lycée Agricole Daniel Brottier


The agricultural vocational secondary school D. Brottier, which forms pupils in the jobs of the horse, is one of the 200 establishments of Apprentis d 'Auteuil. Apprentis d'Auteuil is a Catholic foundation (recognized to be of public utility since 1929) which receives, educates and forms more than 13 000 boys and girls in difficulties to allow them to be inserted in the society as free and responsible adults. They receive a specific accompaniment in a reassuring frame for advance in the life, to develop their knowledge in the professional domain. Levels are heterogeneous in the same class and we must create adapted pedagogic methods. European projects can help our pupils to integrate in the society, to learn to adapt themselves in new situations. These are also very motivating projects because they increase interest, and permit students to meet another people and develop self-confidence.


Students in this school prepare the certificate of professional agricultural Trainer Horse (CAPA Soigneur d'équidés).They need to :

-Identify the characteristics of a horse.- Provide daily care to the horse (grooming, maintenance of the stables, behavioral observations, apply the requirements of a veterinary, transport).

- Participate in the public reception

-Participate in the implementation of the work program.

- Maintain and participate in the maintenance of equipment and facilities.

- Organize its work and report on its work.

- Make, from instructions given, the maintenance and use of horses, equipment and facilities of a company horse, with a certain autonomy, and apply hygiene and safety rules.

The CAPA is prepared in two years.

Students have a level of riding that goes from 2 to 4.

They discovered dressage, jumping, trick riding, hiking, and Gait Models Contest.


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MFR Les4Vents


The Maisons Familiales Rurales were set up in 1937. Originally, farming families wanted to offer their children an education adapted to their farming background.

An association of families serving people and local environment

The MFR is a network of relationships with : pupils, families, professionnal partners (the trainers, or training managers) and local communities.

 The school is located in the southern Vosges, eastern France, 2 hours away from Strasbourg (european parliament). It is ideally based to explore the tree regions of Alsace (Mulhouse, Colmar), Lorraine (Nancy, Metz)and Franche-Comté (Besançon).

The school has a double activity : training and holiday cottage. This complex is located in a beautiful Park of 8 hectars. It is equipped with 45 rooms and 3 flats. You will also find an equestrian center with an indoor riding arena and a career, a mini-golf course, a swimming pool with a children pool, hamman, jacuzzi and a pond for fishing

Students : 259(aged from 14 to 20 years)

orientation class, specialized professional classes on careers in agriculture and horse

Staff : 60(school staff : 18)


A sandwich training course

The MFR is an alternate training system, so that the young people stay alternately :

In a socio-professional environment


At the MFR

A Part-time presence , a full-time education !

19 Weeks, on thetraining place

16 weeks per year in the MFR

Several criterias chosen :

Presence of an instructor

presence of some young horses

contribution to various jumping

We must work 35H/Weeks at most atwo days consecutive day-off


Tasks done during the internship(training course) :



clean-up the boxes

tidy up the stables

feed the horses

help(Assistant) to the lessons


Qualified trainers called « moniteurs »

A team of « moniteurs » is in charge of the MFR activities and internal management.


At school

The MFR of Ramonchamp is a kind of boarding school (systemin which pupils live at school during the term).

The week at school begins with an assembly, on Monday.

Subjects : French, History, geography, mathematics, horse riding, zoology… Professional subjects which deal with environment, equestrian structure and its organisation, …


In all there are thirty-nine horses and ponies. There is a breed for any discipline

There are two tack-rooms, one for the pony club and one for the owners.

And there is one shed for the hay and straw.

There are twenty four loose-boxes in all, fifteen inside.

There are nine outside loose-box

The soil of the indoor-ring is made of tires.

The size is 20 x 40m.

The indoor-ring’s wall is made of wood.

The soil of the outdoor-ring is made of sand.

The size is 30 x 50 m

The outdoor-ring fence is made of wood

The students have a two hours horse riding lesson per week

There are riding lessons on Wednesday and Saturday for children


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Västra Götalandsregionens Naturbruksskolor


Our mission is providing education at upper secondary and adult level, and to offer short courses. We have a mission to be the center of excellence for green industries and be actively involved in rural development.We train future natural clients in areas such as horseback riding, horse and harness racing, farming, gardening, garden design, animal care, forestry, biology, hunting and trapping, work with dogs, environment, nature tours and science.

The horse-center based on the participants develop and their activities in collaboration where resources in terms of facilities, locations, skills and investments can be used jointly for the whole of the area's best. It means that each activity contributes parts to build a whole offers greater possibilities than any other facility in the country will be able to do.

Sustainable horse keeping
A future sustainable horse business requires horse management systems, and other conditions that take into account both the horse needs, animal welfare legislation, entrepreneurs - and employees' need for an ergonomic and working environmentally healthy environment and a rational maintenance that enables a sustainable economy for the entrepreneur. We are working with industry andresearchers to strengthen the industry's potential for growth and development.

Farrier School
Farrier School in Skara has been conducted since 1700 and the only Swedish farrier training course approved by the European Farrier Organization EFFA. Today pursued undergraduate- and postgraduate education.

Horse riding and trotting training at the elite level
NIU is a program that caters to students who have the potential, skills and ambition to invest in their sport. Axevalla provides a facility that provides the conditions to achieve the training objectives and the opportunity to train for qualified coaches. There are plenty of stables and accommodation will be offered in connection to the area.


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Escola Profissional de Desenvolvimento Rural de Abrantes


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Em 1989 foi criada a Escola Profissional de Agricultura de Abrantes (EPAA), através de contrato-programa celebrado ao abrigo do Decreto-Lei n.º 26/89, de 21 de Janeiro e foi a primeira escola profissional agrícola de natureza pública a ser criada em Portugal.
A Escola iniciou a sua actividade no ano lectivo 1989/1990 com uma turma de 20 alunos do ensino profissional do curso Técnico de Gestão Agrícola. 

Inserindo-se numa matriz de formação para o meio rural foi pioneira ao conceber e ministrar outros cursos, de acordo com o “input” recebido da comunidade. Assim, no ano seguinte foi iniciado o curso Técnico Florestal, cujo curriculum foi desenhado nessa altura com participação activa da Escola. O pioneirismo desta escola continuou com a concepção do curso Técnico de Gestão Equina, cuja leccionação se iniciou no ano lectivo 1993/1994. Posteriormente a oferta formativa foi-se ampliando, passando a incluir os cursos Técnico de Turismo Ambiental e Rural e Técnico de Gestão e Recuperação de Espaços Verdes.

A Portaria n.º 274/2000, de 22 de Maio, através da qual foi criada a Escola Profissional de Desenvolvimento Rural de Abrantes (EPDRA), passando então a integrar a rede de estabelecimentos de ensino oficial do Ministério da educação. A EPDRA tem-se assumido como motor do desenvolvimento sustentável local e regional tendo como missão prioritária a formação dos jovens para a cidadania.

A EPDRA intervém num contexto formativo local, regional, nacional e transnacional. Desde que iniciou o seu funcionamento, já formou alunos de todo o território nacional (ilhas incluídas), do espaço lusófono (Guiné, S. Tomé e Príncipe, Cabo Verde, Angola, Moçambique e Timor) e do espaço europeu (França, Alemanha, Itália,Finlândia, Hungria, Roménia e Bulgária).



The school is called Burtnieki Secondary School which is located 120 kmaway from the capital city Riga, on lake Burtnieks (north-east of Latvia). There are 90 students aged from 7 up to 19. The number of pedagogical staff is 15. Hypology or studies about horses is one of the optional courses for senior students (age 15 - 19 ), but some younger children also go to the horse stable to work and train horses. They attend the horse stable after thei lessons, twice a week.theoretical part once a week 3 lessons 40 minutes. The best students take part in horse ridingcompetitionsin Latvia with good reslts

In the school the students are taught in the Latvian language, which is an official state language in Latvia. But there are several students whose native language is Russian , Ukrainian, Byelorussian, etc.

After lessons students can take part in out-of- class activities such as dancing, singing, sport, drama, visual art, photo, young fire fighters,young national guards.

The school traditions are Knowledge day (September 1), Teachers day, National Soldiers day, Martinmas,

The Independence day, Christmas,Easter, Mothers day. The students board take an active part in preparing the activities for other students.


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Incontro a cavallo


“Incontro a Cavallo” (which literally means “meeting on horseback”) is a no profit Amateur Athletic Association born in 2004 from a group of disabled children’s parents.

The goal is to combine leisure, fun and athletic activities in order to fit every single participant’s level and intentions. The activities take place around Milan area in two main riding stables, which leave their structures at disposal of Association, on certain days.

The vision and mission is based on the main principle of inclusion and growth for both disabled and able-bodied people, and the unique working method is based on tailored and personalized programs. As both of them have really been appreciated, we eventually evolved into a National Movement called EQUITABILE®, which is now training new professionals accordingly to the particular approach to equine therapy and it’s building up a strong network of people who believe and share these principles.

Our aim is to offer our services to as many special children as possible, particularly if they risk exclusion from other programs due to economic difficulties.

This is why we are committed to involve new Partners and Sponsors in our programs, so that we can overtake any obstacle that may exclude some children from an activity that could really improve their life.

The nature of work is not purely rehabilitative: the Association carries out its activities without any "aggressive medical treatment" typical of many centers of "Hippotherapy", where for each person, the components "sick" or "not able", are the only ones to be considered.

Instead, we focus on the whole person, recognizing the relationship with the horse and the sport as important formative moments for the development of the residual capacity, in an environment that facilitates and encourages, without judging, to achieve life skills of all day, for a full health, self-esteem and social inclusion, beyond the specific features, difficulties or problems that our riders can have …

So not only disability or handicap proper, but difficult situations and hardships in daily life!


"Incontro a Cavallo", è una Associazione Sportiva Dilettantistica, senza scopo di lucro, nata nel 2004 da un gruppo di genitori di bambini diversamente abili.

Il suo obiettivo è quello di coniugare il tempo libero, divertimento e attività sportive, al fine di adattare il livello e le intenzioni di ogni singolo partecipante. Le attività si svolgono intorno a zona di Milano in due maneggi principali, che mettono, le loro strutture in alcuni giorni, a disposizione dell’Associazione

La“mission” si basa sul principio fondamentale di inclusione e di crescita sia per le persone diversamente abili che normodotate; il metodo di lavoro unico si basa su programmi su misura e personalizzati.

In conseguenzadell’apprezzato lavoro, e’ stato creato un movimento nazionale chiamato EQUITABILE®, che cura la formazione di nuovi professionisti che operano sviluppando il particolare approccio all’Equitazione Integrata e costruendo una rete di persone che credono e condividono questi principi.

L’obiettivo è quello di offrire i servizi al maggior numero di utenti, dedicando particolare attenzione alle persone a rischio di esclusione sociale, a causa di difficoltà economiche, coinvolgendo quanto piu’ possibile nuovi partner e sponsor

La natura del lavoro non è puramente riabilitativa. La Associazione svolge la propria attività senza alcun "accanimento terapeutico" tipico di molti centri di "Ippoterapia", dove le persone vengono qualificati con gli aggettivi: "malato" o "non in grado".

in un ambiente che facilita e incoraggia, senza giudicare, viene consideratala totalita’ della persona, attribuendo al rapporto con il cavallo ed alla pratica sportiva, un importante ruolo formativo per lo sviluppo delle capacità residue. Al fine di raggiungere competenze utili per la vita di tutti i giorni, per una piena salute, per migliorare l'autostima e l'inclusione sociale, al di là delle caratteristiche specifiche, difficoltà o problemi che i cavalieri possano avere ...

Quindi non solo la disabilità o l’handicap specifico , ma tutte le situazioni difficili e le avversita’ della vita quotidiana!