The 36th Cheval Passion horse show takes place in January at the Avignon fairgrounds, the "Parc des Expositions". Over 1,200 horses, 90 hours of performances, 250 exhibitors, 12 corrals, 12 display halls on grounds covering 50,000 m2. Cheval Passion also means Poney Passion, field trip days, shows of the Crinières d'Or gala.
In January, Avignon becomes the horse capital of othe world with its equestrian festival Cheval Passion. Cheval Passion is the 3rd biggest event of its kind in Europe and without a doubt the most creative. 250 exhibitors who work with many items related to the equestrian art -such as equipment, tack, saddles, food, care, clothing, tourism ...andmany others.
Exhibitions, competitions and performances never stop. Cheval Passion has built on its 34 years of experience, adding to the popular events which include: Poney Passion and the Poney Passion competitions and shows, the benchmark for all of France; the educational days; he Iberian Horse Masters, the International Market for Equestrian Performances, and other events.
The highlight of the festival is daily performance of the Crinières d'Or gala show. "The best of equestrian performers ride into the ring in Avignon! For 34 years, the Crinières d'Or gala has delighted its loyal audiences and presented artists - both horses and riders - beloved stars, new stars and tomorrow's stars!" The programme is poetic, dynamic and daring, ranging from the best dressage to hip-hop, with lots of surprises announced for this year.