The Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage pays tribute to this French art of horse riding marked by the harmony of relations between man and horse, where the common denominator of the riders is the desire to establish a close relationship with the horse, marked by mutual respect.
This inscription is the crowning achievement of the work of the horse trainers and riders of the Ecuyers of the Black Frame, as well as their ability to transmit the principles of French tradition riding. It is the recognition of an ancestral know-how that is part of the military, sports and cultural history of France, marked by great names, such as Japeloup and Idéal du Gazeau, who have shaped the French passion for equestrian culture. This passion is reflected in the strength of the ties that unite the French and the horse whether in equestrian sport, races, the circus or the live show with the successes met by Bartabas.
It is a very strong support to the economy that combines breeding, dressage and competition, but also to the great French equestrian sites such as the large stables of Chantilly, the Norman studs and the historical racetracks.
The Minister of Culture and Communication and the Minister of Sports congratulate the École Nationale d'Equittion who took this issue collegially.
This registration will be celebrated during a symposium dedicated to the heritage of French horse riding, which will be held at the National School of Equitation of Saumur, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Communication, from 7 to 9 December 2011.