11-13 August 2023


EquiRencontre – a grand meeting for riders and drivers  – has been organized since 1972.

Each year, trail riders and drivers outfit their horses and carriages and hit the trails of Wallonia for a grand meeting at the August 15th weekend. They walk/drive for two days, a week, a month or more, alone or in a group, to converge on a venue Friday afternoon. A day’s ride/drive is organized on Saturday, with a bucolic picnic and a warm, friendly atmosphere.

11-13 August 2023

Enjoy an unforgettable weekend with your horse.

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What is an EquiRencontre?

Each year, riders and drivers from all over Belgium and neighbouring countries come together for a weekend in August on or around August 15. The beautiful provinces of Wallonia reveal their charms each year in succession, giving everyone an opportunity to discover new landscapes at a horse’s pace.
An EquiRencontre is a combination of discoveries, recreation and enjoyment.
The trail riding and driving give all and sundry a chance to discover the region and its riches. Various games and introductions to equestrian sports and activities, such as archery and pleasure horse trials, the ice-breaking and gala evenings with musical entertainment, campfire, and much more all participate in this equestrian communion.

And this year?



A weekend, meeting people, riding, driving, workshops, etc.


For whom?

For pleasure riders and drivers who want to hit the trails or discover trail riding/driving.



At the Abbey of Good Hope (Abbaye de Bonne Espérance), near Binche, in Hainaut Province.



From 11 to 13 August 2023, inclusive.



On horseback, by carriage or by van, for a day or the entire weekend.

What's the programme?

Discover the detailed programme as well as the prices and registration form by clicking on the button below.


On horseback/by carriage or by van
11 August
  • Welcome & info (1-5 pm)
  • Vet check & equipment check
  • Setting up paddocks & tents
  • Dinner & ice-breaking evening


Choose your distance
12 August
  • Morning feed & breakfast
  • Sign-posted ride/drive, discovering the area
  • Dinner & gala evening


A la carte
13 August
  • Morning feed & breakfast
  • Workshops - training courses
  • Discovery of FFE equestrian activities
  • Rides/drives following a map or GPS
  • Dinner & relaxed evening

L'Abbaye de Bonne Espérance

Our Lady of Good Hope Abbey rises out of the countryside in the peaceful village of Vellereille-les-Brayeux, a few miles from Binche (Mons-La Louvière-Charleroi), in Hainaut Province, as if by magic. This 900 year old monument is rife with stories of the past. 

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