For more than a century, the centre-east region where Nievre is situated, has produced “Burgundy” AQPS champions in France and internationally.

At the heart of the region, Cercy-La-Tour has always been a major contributor both agriculturally and in local economic development, especially through the creation of a variety of jobs.

The local government has recognized and supported the establishment of Cercy Stud, as it has proved a major economic driver for the entire region.

Nièvre accounts for 12% of the AQPS horses bred in France. It continues to thrive as the premier breeding region for AQPS horses, who by tradition, graze alongside Charolais cattle.