“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
The competition results achieved by the horses and the stable do not belong to an individual, they are a team effort :
Xavier Marie has believed in me since 2005; he supports me and encourages me to always do my very best. He heads the Haras de Hus where I have been working since 2006. Through the Haras de Hus, Mr. Marie has been a trigger and a catalyst for my career in high performance sport. I cannot thank him enough...
Hans Heinrich Meyer zu Strohen has been my trainer since 2007. He’s German and one of the world’s best dressage trainers. I have the utmost confidence in him. His ability to adjust to each horse is one of his greatest strengths.
Ariane Pourtavaf assists my coach. She lives in Germany, is German but also French. We have been working together as a team since the beginning of our fabulous story.
Gonzalo Rodriguez Diaz : Rider Groom
Ian Bijoux : Groom
Gilles Botton has been heading the show-jumping yard of the Haras de Hus since 2010. He’s always on hand to have the dressage horses jump. Gilles has participated in CSIOs with the Belgian team a few years ago. This knowledge and this experience make him a high level specialist. It enables him to carry out selection and training horses appropriated for business and today competition. He has trained champions like CONRAD DE HUS and COREE DE HUS.
Emmanuel Rialland is the member of our staff who manages the fodder stocks and strips our stalls every six weeks. “Manu” is also the strong man for every situation and always ready to help!
A team of 3 vets working collaboratively :
Dr Olivier Geffroy is a locomotion expert and has been my referring vet since 2009; he’s also an equine surgeon and eventing rider. Olivier and I share the same philosophy about veterinary issues. The idea is to have a non-invasive and protective approach of the horses. The basic strategy entails observing the horses and managing them by adjusting their work.
Dr Emmanuelle van Erck is a vet specializing in internal medicine and sports medicine. She has been looking after my horses for several years, since Riwera de Hus caught a respiratory disease just before the World Equestrian Games in 2014. Since then, Emmanuelle has helped me put in place significant measures to ensure the respiratory well-being of my horses. For example, probiotics are fogged twice a week to manage the environment.
Dr Natacha Gimenez is a vet who also specializes in osteopathy. She is currently the only person whom I truly trust when it comes to osteopathy: her knowledge as a vet makes the difference!
A team of farriers with complementary technical skills :
Xavier Derrien is the farrier based in Brittany. He has a lot of experience and worked in the past for many years with Antoine Corona.