Deauville, France – May 12, 2021 – Patrice Delaveau (FRA) has announced that he will no longer be fully comitted to riding horses for Haras des Coudrettes (HDC). The famous French rider had represented the renowned stables for eleven years, having had huge success riding their top horses. In fact, Delaveau won several major grands prix aboard their horses, going on to represent Les Bleus in several legs of the FEI Nations Cup and international competitions with their amazing horses.
The highlight of the partnership came on home soil when Delaveau teamed up with Orient Express HDC, earning silver in both the individual and team competitions at the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Caen, France. Although Patrice will no longer be based at their stables, he will continue to ride some of Haras des Coudrettes’ horses, moreover, he is open to other owners as well.
The Frenchman made the following statement on his Instagram account:
“The past eleven years have been the best of my sporting career for me, thanks to the commitment and unfailing support of Haras des Coudrettes and the Perron-Pette family.
A few weeks ago, I had a shoulder operation that will keep me away from the competition grounds until the middle of the summer. This forced immobilization allowed me to mature certain reflections on the follow-up to be given to my sporting project and my mode of operation. For their part, Emmanuèle and Armand Perron-Pette want to continue to serve high level sport not only in competition but also through their breeding. They develop their sporting activities by refocusing them around their facilities at Haras des Coudrettes, in the rapidly expanding Pays d’Auge.
If the friendly and sporting association with Emmanuèle and Armand will always go hand in hand with the present, I will soon be leaving the site of the haras de la Forge while continuing to ride the HDC horses, and I will now welcome in a neighboring and independent stable, new owners and new horses in order to boost my high-level competition stake and diversify my activity, particularly in the coaching of students.
I will be sure to share and develop this project with you and others to come.”
Source: Patrice Delaveau
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