The region of Normandy has a passion for horses and indeed the famous Percheron horse is from the Perche Valley. There are numerous horse shows in Bagnoles de l'Orne and Deauville which may inspire you to have a go yourself. Equestrian centres throughout the region cater for families and English-speaking visitors. Whether you want a short hack through the forest in Eure or to cross the Mont St Michel bay on horse back, Normandy has a lot to offer any horse lover. And, if you'd like a flutter, how about a day at the races at Deauville!