“TRAIT COMT’EST” international heavy horse meeting 2016 in France
The Association for the Promotion of the Comtois Draught Horse (Association de Promotion du Trait Comtois) is organizing a large international draught horse event in summer 2016. It will take place in the Département of Nièvre in Burgundy, on a 40 hectare site at the Ferme de Marault.
From August 26th to 28th about 400 participants and 250 horses representing 12 teams from different countries will compete against each other, to demonstrate the versatility of draught horses. Amongst the competitions, driving single horses, pairs and four horse teams, as well as marathon driving, ploughing and logging are scheduled.
The European Championship for Horse Logging will also take place at the event.
In addition, the newest developments in using horses as a renewable energy source will be presented - a demonstration area for horse drawn machines and manufacturers as well as those offering horse powered services; demonstrations with commentary, lectures and the awarding of an prize for innovation.
Motorised vehicles will not be allowed on the grounds, people, equipment, feed and bedding for the animals, food and drink will be transported with draught animals and the rubbish will be sorted and recycled.