The Alltech World Equestrian Games (WEG) Village here in Caen, France, isn’t lacking in fun things to do, for adults and children alike. In addition to the nightly concerts–including a trip down ’70s lane with Kool & the Gang–and the daily equestrian demonstrations, the Village stands offer a plethora of fun activities. I’ve compiled a top 10 list of the coolest things to do at the WEG Games Village: 

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1) Ride a horse synthesizer. Forget the stationary equine mannequins you see modeling horse wear in saddle shops, the Stubben stand here at the WEG Village has a moving one. That's right. A moving horse. While it might seem like a good way to try out a new Stubben saddle, that's actually not the point, said the stand workers. In fact, it has little to do with Stubben saddles at all. This synthesizer horse goes through 10 speeds in the three classic gaits for an educational purpose: teaching people to ride better. By removing all the factors of the living horse, riders can learn to concentrate (with the help of an instructor) on correct posture and position. Stubben offers the instructor, the synthesizer, and, of course, the saddle of your choice for an in-village riding lesson.

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2) Take a selfie as an FEI-level horse in his stall. You can’t say the FEI doesn’t have