Your key to the french horse industry

Created in 1949, the "Union Nationale Interprofessionnelle du Cheval" (UNIC) is an officially recognised non-profit organisation. Its main goal is to promote and develop the French horse industry around the world.

 

Benefit from our network

 

The UNIC brings together all the key actors and organisations in the French equine sector. Its team of professionals is available to help and guide international clients interested in France’s expertise and production.

Through a network that is constantly being expanded and improved, we foster collaboration between the French and international actors in the equestrian world.

Calling on our organisation will give you access to our network and our experienced team, and open the right doors to optimise the development of your project.

 

A recognised know-how

 

With its expertise and know-how on the 5 continents in about 30 countries, the UNIC galvanises the connexions and commercial exchanges between the French market and foreign countries.

Do you want to learn more about the French equine industry? Do you need the expertise and know-how of the UNIC team to develop your project? Please, call on us!

Our missions

Expertise

UNIC provides you with its expertise and facilitates connections between professionals in the equine sector.

  • Managing projects of development and cross-sector cooperation in different countries.
  • Missions on the 5 continents and about 30 countries.
  • Over 55 years experience.

 

Some examples:

  • The Rio Frio project in Portugal – audit and guidance for the creation of an equestrian complex.
  • In partnership with the French Equestrian Federation, UNIC exported the French equestrian organisational system to China.
  • Judging at breed shows – organisation and coordination of training for judges in Argentina.

Information

  • Information on the French horse industry.
  • French Events Calendar.
  • Access to the network of the equine sector and contacts with professionals and associations.
  • Promoting the French equine industry participating in international trade shows and exhibitions.

Some examples:

  • UNIC organises and coordinates the « French Pavilions » at trade fairs around the world, displaying France’s long experience and expertise in the equine industry.
  • UNIC assisted the Stud-Book Selle Français with the publication of its book « Judging at Breed Shows » in English and Spanish.
  • In partnership with the French television channel Equidia, UNIC produced a video presenting the French equine sector in English, Spanish and Chinese.

Assistance

Business Tour Operator: optimise your visit to France

  • Organise visits and meetings with professionals and institutions.
  • Support and assist you in all kinds of research: horses, products, equipment, know-how…
  • Negotiation assistance, translation and interpretation.

Logistical assistance

  • Export: coordination and connections with the right contacts ; sanitary protocols, customs, transportation…

After-sales services and support

  • Monitoring relationships.
  • Legal assistance and defence of your interests.
  • Guarantees.

Some examples:

  • The reception in France of international delegations interested in developing their projects.
  • Planning of training sessions for international equestrian teams in France or abroad.
  • Organisation of export logistics for horses and ponies sold to international clients.

Network

UNIC:

  • Brings together all the actors in the French equine sector.
  • Represents both private and public sector interests in the French horse industry (racing, sport, education, leisure, research…).
  • Establishes partnerships with the French equine industry.
  • Coordinates and mobilises key professionals for the achievement of your project.

The team

The UNIC team is composed of 8 complementary, dynamic and responsive people, ready to dedicate themselves to your projects. Our specialty: assist in the development of your projects with the French horse industry.

Olivier Boisbault

UNIC President

 

Languages

Contact

Tel : +33 (0)2 43 40 53 40

Erik GRANDIERE

Erik Grandière

General manager

 

Professional experience

  • Creation of the “Equi Vet Services” clinic in 2002
  • Veterinarian for more than 25 years
  • Horse-rider and breeder status
  • Agricultural status

Diplomas

  • Veterinarian diploma from the Veterinary School of Maisons-Alfort (1992) > Thesis: “Effort tolerance on eventing horses”

Languages

Main fields of action

General management of the UNIC

Contact

Tel: +33 (0)2 43 40 53 40
Mob: +33 (0)6 89 89 32 61

Estelle Rewega

Development manager

 

Professional experience

  • Since January 2017, development manager for UNIC
  • June 2011 – January 2017, project manager for UNIC
  • August 2010 – April 2011, internship student for UNIC
  • 2009, internship student shared between the Basque Equestrian Federation and the company Equisport specialized in equestrian events.
  • 2008, Internship student for the association Jump Calvados, participating in the organization of the Jumping Liberté of Herouville Saint Clair.

Diplomas

  • Mastère specialized in “Sciences and Management of the Horse Industry” (MESB) in Agrosup Dijon, Burgundy, offering 3 months of internship in specialized places, including one month in Lexington, USA.
  • Master in Sports Management and Strategy of sportive organizations, STAPS, University of Basse-Normandie in Caen and University of Pays Basque in Vitoria Gasteiz, Spain.
  • License in Sports Management, option horse riding, STAPS, University of Basse Normandie in Caen.

What else?

Dual nationality French-Spanish, Ukrainian origins, a cat, a volley ball and the team that goes with it, a Celtic harp and friends scattered all around the world… it keeps me busy on my spare time!

Languages

Main fields of action

Latin America (and other specific areas: Quebec, Kazakhstan) / Communication / Strategy and development / Public and institutional relations

Contact

Tel : +33 (0)2 43 40 53 43
Mob : +33 (0)6 21 87 39 46

Cassandra Berthelot

Project manager

 

Professional experience

  • Since August 2012: Project manager for UNIC,
  • 2010-2011: Internship student (marketing and communication) for the Living Horse Museum in Hennebont.
  • 2010: Internship student for the Grand Parquet in Fontainebleau.

Diplomas

  • Master in Sports Management – Sportive and Touristic events.
  • License Management of the Horse industry.
  • DEUG Applied languages specialized in international business

What else ?

Photography lover and occasional singer, music gives rhythm to my daily life. When I am not hitting the road or in the air, I love doing sports, a true source of energy !

Languages

Main fields of action

South Korea and Western Europe / Partnerships / ADEPTA

Contact

Tel : +33 (0)2 43 40 53 44
Mob : +33 (0)6 67 38 01 90

Linda Trassard

Secretary accountant

 

Professional experience

  • Since March 2009: Secretary accountant for UNIC
  • 2001-2008: Head of the budget and financial gestion at the communal centre of Social Action in Romorantin Lanthenay

Diplomas

  • Professional Baccalaureate Office and Accountancy
  • BEP Commercial Administration and Accountancy
  • CAP Commercial and Administrative Services

What else ?

I like assisting my husband doing showjumping and taking care of his stables, doing sports and activities with my daughter.

Languages

Main fields of action

Reception / Switchboard management / Administration / Accountancy / Visas

Contact

Tel : +33 (0)2 43 40 53 40

Michelle Chen

Project manager in China

 

Professional experience

  • Since January 2013, Project manager for UNIC in China
  • 2007-2012: Project manager Companies for the Representation Office of the Pays de la Loire Region in China

Diplomas

  • Master of French Language (translation/interculture) in Xiamen University (China)
  • Professional License of Accommodation and Touristic Environment in Western Brittany University, Brest
  • License in French Language in Oceanic University of China

What else ?

My leisure, art and travelling.

Languages

Elise Bourdin

Communication manager

 

Professional experience

  • Since the end of March 2016: communication manager for UNIC
  • 2015: Internship student for UNIC
  • 2014 : Internship student in communication for MAD Brussels, Fashion and Design agency
  • 2012-2013: Internship student in logistics and production management for Lisi Medical Orthopaedics
  • 2010: Internship student as commercial assistant for Masselin Industrie

Diplomas

  • Master 2 French-American Management of Foreign Affairs
  • Master 1 Diagnostic and Management of Organisations – 1 semester spent in the US
  • License Management of Operations
  • DUT Management of Businesses and Administrations, option Small and Medium size Businesses

Languages

Main fields of action

Communication & information / Website and social medias / Projects' monitoring / Imageries' creation / Temporary events support

Contact

Tel : +33 (0)2 43 40 53 42
Mob : +33 (0)6 31 31 79 55

Camille Martin

Camille Martin

Riding Technical Delegate FFE - UNIC

 

Professional experience

  • Since may 2016, Riding Technical Delegate FFE – UNIC
  • 2014 – 2016, Equestrian center Director of Barbados
  • 2015 – 2016, Riding team trainer of Barbados
  • November 2012 to June 2013, Internship student at the FFE – DTN Formation from
  • November 2011 to may 2012, Internship student at the direction of l’UCPA Saint Priest

Diplomas

  • Master in Sports Organizations Management, STAPS faculty, Lyon 1 Claude Bernard
  • License in Equestrian Centers Management, Saumur

What else?

Always on the road with a surfboard, a book or a guitar not very far

 

Languages

Main fields of action

China: formation, federal system implantation and promotion of the horse industry

Contact

0086 182 1742 6476 (China)
+33 (0)6 85 27 88 46

Charlotte Boyer

Charlotte Boyer

Project Manager Assistant

 

Professional experience

  • Since june 2017, Project Manager Assistant for UNIC
  • 2 months in 2016, Groom duty (racing and dressage stable) and help in a tourism horse stable, New-Zealand
  • 3 months1/2 in 2015, Project Manager Intern for Sagem’s security service, Safran group
  • 3 months in 2015, Project Manager Intern for Safran SA’s security service, Safran group 

Diplomas

  • Currently studying for the Specialized Master of Equine Science and Business (MESB)
  • 2015, Master’s degree in law and security’s strategy, University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas
  • 2013, Bachelor’s degree in law, University of Toulouse 1 Capitole

What else?

I’m a globe-trotter and a curious, passionated and committed person. I like people, human’s culture and also the splendor of the Earth’s landscapes. On horseback, on foot, by running or by swimming, I’m exploring the world and collecting memories thinking of what’s coming next!

Languages

Main fields of action

Support on current projects / Research on sources of funding for the horse industry's associations

Contact

Tel: +33 (0)2 43 40 53 42
Mob: +33 (0)6 75 15 79 50

Jean-Yves Camenen

President advisor

 

Professional experience

  • From October 2001 to mid-January 2017: General manager of the UNIC
  • 2001: Instructor in the Royal Stables of Oman
  • 1995 – 2000: Jumping Instructor of the Egyptian team
  • 1987 – 1995: Founder/Manager of an equestrian structure (reproduction, commerce, competition, boarding..)
  • 1987 – 1987: Equestrian instructor

Diplomas

French Instructor Diploma (BEES2)

What else?

Horses… again and again!

Languages

Main fields of action

China

Contact

Tel: +33 (0)2 43 40 53 40
Mob: +33 (0)6 70 84 25 79

Board Members

The Chairman, Mr Olivier Boisbault, is assisted by five other members in the UNIC Board.

Laurence Meunier

Laurence Meunier

Vice President

 

Professional experience

  • 1995-2002 : CEO of ECOLIT > Production and commercialisation of horse litter made of linen (general manager since 2002).
  • 1987-2002 : Creation, development and management of the Haras de la Chapelle (general manager since 2002).
  • 1986-1988 : Export Manager for the Société Générale de Construction France.

Voluntary activities

  • Since 2015 : Advisor at the CSER (Regional Economic, Social and Environmental Council).
  • Since 2011 : Fondation Hippolia > Treasurer.
  • Since 2010 : Horse Industry Innovation Center or « Pôle Hippolia » > President.
  • Since 2009 : Foundation ARSEP (Association for the Research on Multiple Sclerosis)> Founding member and member of the Board.
  • Since 2006 : Normandy Horse Industry Club > President.
  • Since 1997 : Basse-Normandie Horse Council :
    • 1997-2005 > Member of the Board as regional representative of the Syndical Chambre of Horse Traders.
    • 2005-2007 > Chief administrative officer.
    • 2007 > Vice-president in charge of the Horse industry Innovation center.
    • 2016 > President of the Normandy Horse Council.
  • Since 1995 : Cabourg Horse racing society > Chief administrative officer then President since 2002.

Diplomas

  • Licence in Economic Science in Paris I, 1985.
  • A-Levels B-series, 1982.

Languages

Main fields of action

Member of the UNIC Board as President of the Innovation Centre Hippolia.

Contact

Tel: +33 (0)2 31 23 75 15
Mob: +33 (0)6 07 60 90 06

Yves Chauvin

Yves Chauvin

Vice President

 

Professional experience and Voluntary activities

  • President of the Société Hippique Française (SHF) since 2013.
  • CEO at Financière de Courcelles.
  • President of Stud-Book Selle Français from 2007 to 2012.
  • Sport horse breeder since 1983.

Languages

Main fields of action

Member of the UNIC Board as President of the "Société Hippique Française".

Contact

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 75 17 47
Mob: +33 (0)6 08 43 26 84

Michel Aubertin

Michel Aubertin

Treasurer

 

Professional experience and Voluntary activities

  • President of the “Grand Est” French Horse Council.
  • Farmer breeder for 50 years.
  • Retired dentist.

Languages

Main fields of action

Member of the UNIC Board as President of the National Federation of Horse Councils.

Contact

Tel: +33 (0)3 26 21 40 22
Mob: +33 (0)6 84 10 89 88

Capucine Houel

Capucine Houel

Chief Administrative Officer

 

Professional experience

  • General manager of the FRBC since 2012.
  • Project manager at the FRBC (2011-2012).
  • Public Relations manager at the FRBC (2008-2011).

Diplomas

  • Dual diploma in Business and International Event Management at Le Havre Business School in partnership with Brighton University (2008).

Languages

Main fields of action

Member of the UNIC Board as General Manager of the FRBC.

Contact

Tel: +33 (0)1 49 10 23 34
Mob: +33 (0)6 78 73 43 84

Marie-France Wissocq

Marie-France Wissocq

Board Member

 

Professional experience and Voluntary activities

  • Property manager of the LE TROT.
  • President of the Regional Committee of the Trot of Centre-East of France.
  • Vice-President of the horse racing society of Lignieres en Berry.
  • Property manager of the horse racing society of Vichy and Chateauroux.
  • Management and marketing in pharmacy.
  • Professionnal owner of racing horses.

Languages

Main fields of action

Member of the UNIC Board as Property manager of the LE TROT.

Contact


Mob: +33 (0)6 85 09 91 73