Events Calendar - Waregem

 Waregem and the Horse - Events 2017

International Competitions and events

Waregem Koerse

29 August 2017

One of the most important sporting events in Belgium attracts a crowd of over 35.000 people. The event is an ideal mixture of sport, recreation, meetings and networking. The Waregem Koerse Hat competition is renown all over Belgium.


  • Trot : 2350m – 1800m – 2350 m
  • Steeple Chase: 4400m – 4600m
  • Grand steeple chase of Flanders – 4600m main event with price of € 100.000
  • Hurdles: 3400m

International Eventing

Waregem/Anzegem and cross country

24 – 27th of September

Large scale event with cross country, dressage and jumping combined with a life style country fair

CPEDI International

Paralympic  competition for disabled people

18 to 23 April


International Para-Equestrian Competition with closing ceremony with federal mounted police

National Competitions and events

Great Classics Trotting races

30 trotting races each summer from May – September

National Eventing de Gaverbeek

9 April

National Eventing l’Equino

Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd of August

National Eventin Military

30 August – 1 September

American Day racing

Sunday 22th of  May

Belgian Championship Horse-Ball

2 – 3 September



Local events

Carriage elegance tour

Sunday 18st of June


Some 30 carriages part are graded by a professional jury and an audience of spectators. An ideal parade to enjoy grace and style of the carriages, their horses and the drivers.

Carriage Tour for disabled people

Sunday 23rd of August

Carriage ride for disabled residents with police supervision



Horse parade 170 years Waregem Koerse

19- 20th of August


Parade to celebrate 170 years of Waregem Koerse. The parade includes more  three hundred horses, 45 floats and 750 participants. The link with European twin towns of Golega horse in Portugal, Pardubice in the Czech Republic, Jerez de la Frontera in Spain and Wroclaw in Poland is reflected in the Parade.


Foto exhibition Euro Equus network and its member cities

17 to 24 August

Exhibition by local photographers with pictures of Golega, Waregem, Pardubice, Wroclaw and Jerez

European Horse day

Sunday 9th of September


ceremony European Horse Day



Opening  visitor HIPPO.WAR

11 November

Traditional Festival of Saint Hubert (hunting)

19h of  November


Visitor centre with info  about the role of the horse and the American involvement in Waregem region during world war 1


Communion service and animal blessing on market place. Over 100 horses receive the blessing



© Mesto Pardubice