Cadre Noir de Saumur

French horsemanship, world heritage

In 2011, the French traditional horsemanship was inscribed on the representative list of the intangible heritage of humanity. This file led by the team of horsemen Cadre Noir of the city of Saumur, is the fruit of a work of analysis and synthesis of the methods of horsemanship to find the common denominator of the […]

Delton - Fillis

The equestrian photographs of the Deltons

We know the famous photo of James Fillis galloping on his back, or that of Blanche Allarty as a horsewoman, doing a school jump. These images were immortalized by Delton. Louis-Jean Delton Sr., a former cavalry officer, was a pioneer of equestrian photography. Thanks to him, the golden age of 19th century equestrian Paris was […]


Lafosse’s horse medicine in color

If we are to believe General Mennessier de la Lance, we owe Lafosse junior (1738-1820) a “true monument to the global study of the horse”. His Cours d’Hippiatrique ou Traité complet de la Médecine des Chevaux (Course in Horse Medicine or Complete Treatise on Hipiatry), published in 1772, cost the author a fortune estimated at […]