LEADER IN EUROPE
FOR HORSE AND RIDER EQUIPMENT
THE LARGEST BRAND PLATFORM
The leading brand platform in Europe for horse and rider equipment
Founded in 1967, the EKKIA Group has established itself as
Europe's leading brand platform for horse and rider equipment. Located in the heart of Alsace, open to Europe, it now radiates throughout the world. In a market with annual growth of +5%, the Group is building its growth strategy around its three structuring platforms: Creation (fast fashion and novelties), Brand (Pénélope, own and distributed brands) and Customer (network of PADD stores
Regarding it's position as an equipment manufacturer in the field of horse riding, the Group intends to accelerate its development while proactively investing in an approach
reduction of its impacts, through its Green Impact label. In 2022, EKKIA is embarking on a B-Corp (ESG) certification process.
The EKKIA Group in figures (2022): 265 employees,
2,300 resellers in 73 countries, 15,000 product references,
80 PADD stores and nearly 400,000 annual customers,
47 brands distributed.
Our priority, the Customer.
Our strength, the Team.
Our motivation, surpass our own limits.
Our story, the Product.
EKKIA has the largest brand portfolio available in Europe, including Equithème and its Pro Series, Pénélope, Norton, Eric Thomas, Riding World, Feeling, Hippotonic...
EKKIA is also the preferred partner of the biggest international brands in order to ensure their distribution in Europe and worldwide, including Back On Track, Casco, Komperdell, Wintec, Bates, Sprenger, Officinalis...
Above all, our priority is the customer.
Our team of designers define very precise specifications.
The design of each product brings together several technical specificities: choice of materials, ergonomic cut, thermal regulation, resistance of the seams, breathability, certification and labels.
They monitor new fashion trends and equestrian practices.
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Karim Florent Laghouag discovered horse riding during the school holidays with his uncle, trainer Pierre Defrance. He became a riding instructor while pursuing his way to the top level.
In 2006, he participated in his first World Equestrian Games and finished 10th. In 2018, he enabled the EQUITHÈME – JIMENEZ FVA team to win the Grand National eventing circuit. Olympic team champion in 2016 Entebbe de Hus, and bronze medalist in 2021 with Triton Fontaine, several horses have accompanied his career and his successes. With his indoor cross country accomplice, Triton Fontaine, they won 7 victories and 2 second places out of 12 participations! Several horses have accompanied his career and his successes. He was Olympic team champion in 2016 on Entebbe de Hus and bronze medalist in 2021 with Triton Fontaine.
In the saddle since she was 3 years old, Pénélope Leprevost participated in her first French show jumping championships at the age of 6, and quickly pursued her career at the top level. In 2010, Pénélope joined the world top 10 then multiplied the rankings in CSI 5*. In 2012, she participated in the London Olympics with Mylord Carthago. Olympic team champion at the Rio Olympics in 2016, she is also vice-world champion thanks to two silver medals won in Lexington in 2010 and Caen in 2014. In 2016, she reached her highest international rank since her debut by being 3rd in the FEI Longines Ranking List.