LETTER OF PRESENTATION C.I.D.E.
At present, our club has 52 members ( all unpaid) from 11 countries
around the world. This club has been created 21 years ago in France and
, at present, have members in Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Germany,
Austria, Japan, Argentina, Polen, United Kingsdom , Portugal United
States of America , Canada and Switzerland.
Some collectors are very experts on spurs, stirrups, bits or saddles.
The main Horse Museums in Europe also are members of our association.
We publish a revue « La Lettre » ( + /- 120 pages) four times a year
with articles about spurs, bits, stirrups,saddles… with many colored
The majority of the articles ( with many illustrations if possible) are
in french, but if a foreign member send us an article in his own
language ( english, german, spanish, polish, italian…), it is published
in his own language with a french translation. Every two reviews, we
have à file-case ( +/- 60 pages) affected to a theme ,for instance in «
La Lettre N° 85 – april 2008 « concerning the spurs, bits, saddles
during the Antiquity, and precedently , two reviews ago,about the side
saddle. The review N° 93 – april 2010 concerned the harness of all
horses guardians in the world. « La Lettre » N° 101 for instance,
concerne the XIXth and XXth centuries
As I said, everybody is an unpaid member and every member has to
regularly contribute to our revue by personal articles, reporting of a
visit to an interesting museum, questions about pieces of his own
collection or answer to a question of an other member, chapter of a book
in his language ,…..( +/- 2 articles a year).
The revue is exclusively reserved to our members and all members have to
pay the amount of 90.00 Euros a year ( european members), covering
printing and shipping of october – january- april and july « of our
review : « La Lettre ».
Every year, we have an annual meeting , including a visit to a very
interesting member’s collection and museum’s collection, mainly what is
in storage. This year 2010 (8-9th october) we visited a horse museum in
Beaucaire ( South of France) created from the big collection of a member
of our club and in 2011, the great collection of a german member