A New Equestrian Generation Begins in Nice

Christian Estrosi

A new equestrian generation has begun in Nice as a large crowd gathered this past weekend to officially inaugurate the newly expanded equestrian center in Nice.  City Mayor Christian Estrosi enthusiastically spoke about the value that this impressive 6.8 miilion euros investment will add not only to Nice, but to the entire Cote d’Azur.

The equestrian center is a part of an ambitious urban project by the City of Nice and the Conseil General to transform the west valley of Nice as an “Eco Valley” with benchmarking eco-projects in sustainable development. The equestrian center was designed and planned as part of this eco valley plan that will also include an eco-Olympic stadium currently in construction, an evironmental teaching and research center, and large scale cultural facilities.

Christian Estrosi emphasized the strategic location of the equestrian center with its close proximity to the airport and other sporting complexes thus ideally positioning itself to become a major training center and international venue to host world class equestrian events. The first horse competition will be the Nice Spring Tour 2012 », Jumping international 1 & 2 stars, scheduled for March 1st-4th, and 8th-11th.

The 11-hectare equestrian center features new riding rings, shower stalls, new stables and will also include a club house, living quarters for caretakers, boutique and information center.