For horse lovers, the Avenches National Equestrian Institute (IENA) organises the traditional horse festival in collaboration with Haras National Suisse. Countless equestrian competitions, such as the National FM, the Swiss sports horses' championship, trotting and galloping races as well as family days called "Discovering the horse" are held on IENA's unique site.
The "Ballet for Children" by Claude Debussy is performed in Porrentruy.It was first meant to be a ballet for puppets. In 1913, the musical part of "La Boîte à Joujoux" (the toy box) was commissioned from Claude Debussy by the toy manufacturer André Hellé. Debussy then created a magical and mysterious composition for his daughter Chouchou which not only enchants the children's ears, but anyone who still dares to dream at times.