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Coach, rider, jockey ... Focus on these professionals who have known how to turn their passion into a profession.

Zuzanna Lupa

Meeting with Antoine Bellanger
Yearlings Manager at Haras des Monceaux


Preparing the Yearling for the August sales in Deauville and ensuring their well-being is the job of Antoine Bellanger and his team at the Haras des Monceaux. Behind the scenes of these sales like no other.

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Meeting with Jean-Edouard Mazery and Francisco Bensadon
President of the Deauville International Polo Club and professional player


One presides over the Deauville International Polo Club, the other participates in the final of the Deauville Polo Cup. Jean-Edouard Mazery and Francisco "Pancho" Bensadon, two professionals passionate about polo, present Deauville to us as "Le Paradis du Polo".

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Meeting with Stéphane and Anastasia Wattel
Horse trainers


The horse is a family story. Based at the Deauville-La Touques racecourse, Stéphane Wattel has been training winners since 1992 and has won 1000 times. Pushed by her parents to favor studies, Anastasia nevertheless accumulated eight years of learning on the field before obtaining her coaching license in February 2018. Meeting with a father and daughter on the slopes of Deauville. A story of passion, obstinacy and transmission.

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Meeting with Jean-Claude Rouget
Coach


He is one of the best French coaches. Jean-Claude Rouget, at the head of more than 6000 victories, explains to us why he chose Deauville to relocate part of his stable.

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Meeting with Ludovic Henry
Cavalier


Meet Ludovic Henry, Olympic rider, who takes us behind the scenes of dressage and meet his horse After You, with whom he participated in the Rio Olympic Games in 2016.

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Meeting with Franck Le Mestre
Director of the Deauville-La Touques racecourse


Deauville, its sea air and its sea baths do not only benefit humans. Horses revel in it. The Deauville-La-Touques racetrack swarms during the Deauville Barrière Meeting. Franck Le Mestre, its director, introduces us to a world of passionate little cares for thoroughbreds.

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Meeting with Bertrand Lestrade and Barbara Guenet
Show jumping and amateur rider


The Grand Steeple-Chase, one of the flagship events at the Clairefontaine racecourse. It is on this occasion that Bertrand Lestrade, double Golden Whip in Obstacle and Barbara Guenet, World Champion of FEGENTRI riders in 2014, let us discover this impressive discipline.

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