Youth Equi-Draft Challenge

Youth Equi-Draft

Organised for the first in 2006, Youth Equi-Draft is aimed at agricultural educational establishments (high schools, rural family homes etc.). It is a friendly challenge in the use of working equines.

Youth Equi-Draft is an opportunity for young people aiming for a career in agriculture to discover the professional uses of horse power. It is also a fun competition between the various establishments.

Epreuve de toilettage Equi-Trait-Jeunes 2015

© Clémentine Bonnin


The competition is by teams (of three to five young people) with animals (draft horses, regional breed horses or donkeys) provided by the organisers.

It is made up of varied events in the following categories:

– Breeding (grooming and judging of equines)

– Agriculture and forestry (sleds, logging)

– Driving (harnessing, urban handling)

– Tourism and leisure (obstacle courses, ridden and with pack animals)

Places and Dates

The competition is run like a championship with a number of qualifier events and a final. Each qualifier event takes place over a weekend, with two days of competition. The final occurs over single day at the Salon de l’Agriculture in Paris.


Youth Equi-Draft is organised by CGA (General Agriculture Contest) and SFET (French Working Equine Society), in partnership with IFCE (French institute of the horse and horsemanship) and the Haras Nationaux (National Stud), along with the Fédération nationale des Centres d’Initiative pour Valoriser l’Agriculture et le Milieu rural (National federation of initiative centres to add value to agriculture and the rural environment).

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For More information about : Youth Equi-Draft Challenge

Images from earlier competitions are available on the SFET Faceook page

If you have any further questions, please contact us.


Some documentation :

The Youth Equi-Draft concept (French only)

Article in French magazine SABOTS – 2015 (low definition)

Article in French magazine SABOTS – 2016 (low definiton)



Registration forms, scoring grids, sponsorship files and high definiton files are also available on request.


The organisation can also supply invitations to one of the 2018 qualifiers to those who want to find out more about the competition.