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French Horse Institute
and horse riding

The French Horse and Riding Institute (IFCE) is a technical institute serving actors in the equine sector and public operator of state policies. IFCE is a support, expertise and research institute with a technical vocation. IFCE produces and transfers knowledge related to horses and riding, contributes to policies supporting equestrian sports and promotes tangible and intangible equestrian heritage. La Cense collaborates with IFCE to improve the transfer of knowledge to professional and amateur actors in the equine sector. This desire is reflected in the intervention of IFCE experts in the MOOC of La Cense and at various events, the publication of a monthly joint newsletter "Well-being Info", as well as relay actions on social networks, including Wednesdays of Equine Research where Internet users are called upon to formulate their research questions.

French Horse Riding Federation

Through the Clubs which are its members, the FFE issues federal licenses and diplomas, organizes training, draws up sporting regulations and coordinates the High Level in the various equestrian disciplines. The French Equestrian Federation supports the educational approach of the La Cense Method. In order to allow as many people as possible to benefit from this approach, FFE licensees benefit from a 10% reduction on all events organized at La Cense.

Ile-de-France Regional Riding Committee

The Ile-de-France Regional Equestrian Committee (CREIF) is one of the 23 decentralized regional bodies of the French Equestrian Federation: its mission is to encourage, promote, develop and organize equestrian activities in all areas. forms and practices in his region, but also to train riding teachers. La Cense is one of the CREIF training providers, preparing each year a promotion of ten students at BPJEPS as part of International Training.


With its 9 Training and Research Units (UFR) and its IUT, the Paris Descartes University covers all knowledge in the humanities and health sciences. The only university in Ile-de-France to combine medicine, pharmacy and dentistry, its health center is recognized in Europe and throughout the world. In 2015, Paris Descartes University and La Cense created the DU Ethics, Welfare and Horse Law. Initiative led by Axel Kahn, former president of the institution. The program is attached to the Faculty of Law.


A true "job center for horses" ,equi-ressources monitors the job market in the equine sector. From the management of offers and requests for jobs or internships, to the production of qualitative or statistical studies on the sector, its useful services for companies, also include a valuable information base on trades, training and dynamics. of the equine sector. La Cense posts its own ads on the equi-resources site. In addition, often requested in the framework of research for specific skills in horse education or pedagogy, the stud transmits these singular requests, so that they are relayed on the platform and inventoried.


The first environmental and animal welfare label in the equine sector, Equures labels La Cense in 2017. Le Haras joins 25 pioneering and innovative structures in the equestrian world in the area of ​​respect for the planet. Every two months, EquuRES offers an “environmental note” in the well-being info. It gives advice for ecological management of establishments in the equine sector.

Hippolia pole

The Hippolia Cluster promotes collaboration between companies, research organizations and training centers to bring out innovative projects that will lead to new products. It works daily to improve the competitiveness of its members and the French horse industry. La Cense joined the Pôle Hippolia in 2016, thanks to its commitment to transmitting knowledge and know-how and its innovative pedagogy.

FAE Equiloisirs

Specialist in horse riding, riding school and professional training center, FAE Equiloisirs is a major player in French equestrian tourism. Located in Corsica, the structure benefits from an exceptional environment, which promotes the development of its outdoor activities. Since 2016, FAE Equiloisirs and La Cense have been developing unique training in France, which prepares for the Equestrian Tourism Companion diploma and the Federal Certificate of Ethological Equitation I.

French Saddle Stud-Book

The FRENCH SADDLE STUD-BOOK represents the “Selle Français” breed of horses with stakeholders and interlocutors from the equine world as well as any interested public. La Cense collaborates in the characterization of young stallions. Manuel Godin, the technical director of the stud farm brings his expertise on the behavior of about thirty horses, in order to disseminate a maximum of information to breeders, on these future breeders. La Cense also supports the “YOUNG BREEDERS” project, which is a breeding competition dedicated to young people aged 16 to 25. They confront not only their knowledge of breeding, but also their horse preparation technique, as well as their ability to judge young horses. The final course of the French saddle team takes place at La Cense.

French Saddle Stud-Book

Practice Horse

Cheval Pratique informs all enthusiasts, leisure and sports riders, thanks to the collaboration of the best professionals in the sector in France. Historical partner of La Cense, the editorial team, led by Stéphane Litas, has supported the emergence, development and generalization of ethological riding for more than 10 years. Each month, Manuel Godin delivers his technical advice in the section “I educate my horse”. The exercises described and illustrated in the magazine refer to videos on the newspaper's site, to be always closer to the readers.

Horse Magazine

With 12 issues and 2 special issues per year, Cheval Magazine is the leading equestrian magazine in France. The monthly offers over 100 pages of exciting articles to understand, love and get to know horses. Since September 2018, the magazine has produced a mini web-series on International Training La Cense. Internet users follow the life and progression of second-year students until they obtain their BPJEPS and BFE EE II. An episode is broadcast each month on the magazine's web platform: chevalmag.com.

Association for Development
of Equine Sciences

At the initiative of Aude Caussarieu, the association aims to participate in the realization of scientific projects around horses. La Cense supports its innovative approach, which comes under the concept of 'participatory science', where each citizen becomes an actor in the production of knowledge. La Cense disseminates the results of the protocols implemented by the members of the association, following a scientific questioning supervised by researchers. In addition, the “a science page” section of the well-being info includes summaries of scientific articles published by the association.

Hipp up

Hipp up aims to provide advice to anyone who comes into contact with horses, who wants to better understand them and teach them how to evolve alongside us. La Cense and Hipp'up team up to spread knowledge about the well-being of the horse. The “ethological” response is a section of the Well-being Info, the bimonthly newsletter distributed by La Cense. Hipp up gives practical advice to take into account the behavior of the horse when interacting with it.

Paris horse show

A major equestrian event in France and Europe, the Paris Horse Show welcomes horse enthusiasts from all walks of life. Neophytes, amateurs, competitors and professionals, all come together around the animal and the variety of equestrian practices. Learn, discover, try, the fair is an extraordinary place of exchange. La Cense, a meeting place par excellence, finds itself in this dimension of openness.

Espace Rambouillet

A wild forest teeming with large animals, a path suspended in the trees accessible from 3 years old “the green odyssey®”, a spectacle of raptors in flight and a deer observation route: four good reasons to come and discover this unique space in Ile-de-France. Espace Rambouillet makes young and old rediscover the beauty of nature and the role of the men who manage it. Espace Rambouillet and Haras de la Cense have been collaborating since 2016 on the theme of animal welfare. Students of the University Diploma in Ethics, Welfare and Horse Law discuss during a day, with the park animalists, around questions related to the human-animal relationship and its presentation to the general public.