Bertrand was born in Normandy and started riding when he was already 15. However, he showed a lot of talent, progressed quickly and seemed to have a preference for eventing.
Soon he was riding on Grand Prix level all over France and in 1998 he bought his first horse to compete in the young horses SHF eventing competition. He was very succesful and managed to be selected for the finals at the prestigious Haras de Pompadour.
At that time Bertrand was simultaneously working at the Haras de la Cour Bonnet (Mr. Evain) and the 'Ventes Fences'.
He then decided to turn his hobby into his profession.
Thanks to the former director of the Haras du Pin, Mr Jean-Pierre Cosniau, he managed to be turored by Patrick Le Rolland so Bertrand went to live in Belgium.
Bertrand has been very fortunate to be tutored by Patrick Le Rolland, eminent dressage trainer and coach of top level dressage riders.
For over 10 years Bertrand has studied the elementary values and details of dressage riding and had many interesting contacts in Belgium and abroad (Ireland, France, USA...)
Bertrand then went on to be coached by Claude Merrien, teacher, to improve his showjumping skills and obtained his teaching degree.
One year later he obtained this degree and having acquired a lot of jumping experience he decided to return to his former mentor, Patrick Le Rolland.
Bertrand has been living at the Haras Ferme Rose since 2006 and has a solid reputation as competition rider and trainer for dressage, jumping and eventing riders.
Vincent De Reys
Vincent started riding at age 7 at the Chevalerie.
When he was 9 we bought Thender Doudou and in 2008 Vincent entered his first competition. Results soon followed : 2nd place in the Kronos Poney Trophy and a qualification for the prestigious Brussels Jumping.
Thender unfortunately became too small and Oranie des Etisses arrived in our stables. Vincent and Oranie did very well in the Classic Tours and managed to qualify for the Jumping at Liège.
End of 2009 a new horse arrived to keep Oranie company : Arrado 1 van de Coquelle.
Ever since he started competing Vincent continues his winning ways :
- 2010 first CSI junior at Vidauban : 12 go's, 5 wins, one third and one 4th place;
- 2011 first competition year at the Botte D'or juniors 120 and Vincent qualifies for the finals in which he becomes 14th.
- CSI Fontainebleau Grand Parquet Amateurs 10th and 11th place ;
- CSI Haras du Pin Amateurs : 3rd and 4th place with Oranie and 2nd place in the Grand Prix amateurs with Arrado;
- CSI Dinard Amateurs : 8th place with Oranie and 5th place GP Amateurs with Arrado.