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InnoEquine -project


Horse management is one of the few growing area among rural businesses. In the countries of the Central Baltic Sea region the equine economies have a lot of features in common: the native breeds have a common genetic heritage, the natural conditions are of the same type, equine businesses are small and the networks are few.

The InnoEquine project's goal was to create a base for cross-border networking in the horse industry. The goal of the project is to promote the competitiveness of the equine industry by developing networking and the skills of entrepreneurs, finding practical solutions to environmental and security issues and by helping entrepreneurs to develop their services with introduction of innovations and policy recommendations.

The project was managed and coordinated by MTT Agrifood Research Finland (MTT) and carried out in collaboration with Helsinki University, The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) and Latvia`s University of Agriculture. In addition, central national equine organizations were also involved in the project. The Final Seminar of InnoEquine  was held on 31st August 2013 in Ypäjä at the same time with Royals of Finnish horses-event .

The project was carried out in the following areas: 

  • Finland: Uusimaa, Varsinais-Suomi and South-West Häme
  • Estonia: Saaremaa and Northern Estonia 
  • Latvia: Kurzeme, Riga, Zemgale 
  • Sweden: Gotland, Gävleborg, Östergötland, Stockholm and Uppsala in Södermanland

On these pages you can explore the main outputs of the project: information and legislation about safety, manure management and the well-being of horses in Finland and Sweden, as well as good practices regarding safety, manure management and grazing. In addition, you can explore the guidebook, which aims to help you, as a horse entrepreneur, to develop your services and operations.




Disclaimer: The content of the publication reflects the authors views and the Managing Authority cannot be held liable for the information published by the project partners. Do not copy photos.