” The Grand Parc equestrian stadium has undergone several extensions since its inauguration in 1992, and in 2022 will be welcoming you in a completely renovated setting. This major investment is part of the preparation policy for the 2024 Olympic Games, to which the Department of Oise and the Hauts de France Region have made large contributions. For their part, the City of Compiègne and the Agglomeration of the Compiègne Region wanted to undertake an ambitious programme, centred on eight disciplines, including equestrian sport. Our efforts to develop our sporting attractiveness have been accompanied by the implementation of new orientations so that the imperial city will be truly considered as a ” town of the horse”.

I have encouraged the creation of a local public company, Mr François DEVULDER, an experienced and respected professional has been entrusted with the general management to bring together our various facilities: the Cercle Hippique for instruction, the Grandes Écuries du Roi, formerly the Haras National de Compiègne, for the initiation of the youngest and for liveries, and our Stade Equestre du Grand Parc for competition.

In 2022, you will be able to watch the best dressage horses and riders perform in a new arena, close to the official grandstand, which will thus regain its function. We are proud of what the Compiègne Equestre association has achieved at World class level in dressage. The previous event saw a large number of the World’s best participating, including many Olympic riders and their mounts.

With the local public company, the Pôle Equestre du Compiégnois, of which I am personally the Chairman, we are determined to rise to new challenges and to place ourselves at the forefront of those towns in France that are friendly towards equitation.”

Philippe Marini