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The Haras Nationaux in France (English literal translation national stud farms) was the French national public administrative body responsible for the regulation and administration of breeding of horses and donkeys in France. It administered twenty-two regional studs, or horse-breeding centres.

Haras Nationaux
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Typepublic administrative organisation
Purposeadministration of breeding of horses and donkeys
Region served
Official language
Parent organization
L'institut Français du cheval et de l'équitation [fr]


From 1870 until 1999, Haras Nationaux was a branch of the French ministry of agriculture, then it became an independent governmental department[1] managing the twenty two national stud farms.

In 2010, along with the École nationale d'équitation [fr] (ENE, the national riding school), it became part of the new Institut Français du Cheval et de l’Equitation [fr] (IFCE, French Institute of Horse and Riding).[2]

In 2013 the twenty-two national stud farms were privatized, however IFCE continued to support the studs by paying about 75% of the employee salaries. But in 2019 the IFCE announced it would stop supporting the studs and the salary payments would cease as of 2022.[3]

Regional centresEdit

The regional centres of the Haras Nationaux are:[4]


  1. ^ Historique des Haras nationaux (in French). Haras Nationaux. Accessed July 2014.
  2. ^ Histoire d’un regroupement (in French). L’Institut Français du Cheval et de l’Equitation. Accessed July 2014.
  3. ^ "Haras du Pin : menaces sur le maintien des trois-quarts des agents". France Bleu (in French). 8 January 2019. Retrieved 14 September 2019.
  4. ^ Recherchez un Haras national (in French). Haras Nationaux. Accessed July 2014.

Further readingEdit

  • Jacques Mulliez (2004). Les chevaux du royaume: aux origines des Haras nationaux (in French). Paris: Belin. ISBN 9782701132815.

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