Profiles

  • Roger-Yves Bost
  • Competing for: France
  • From: Barbizon
  • Age: 50

Roger-Yves Bost’s, or Bosty as he is affectionately know, began a career in show jumping because horses were his single biggest passion, and his supportive equestrian family remains his biggest influence to this day.

Following a collection of Young Rider Championship wins in his youth, Bosty has enjoyed a long and distinguished career. Famous for his unique riding style and his speed around a course, Bosty has enjoyed the patronage of Lady Georgina Forbes of Ireland since 2011 taking on her two top horses Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois and Vivaldo. 

Bosty is a regular fixture on the French international team and has collected 8 major championship medals during his career. In 2007, he was honoured for his achievements by the French government receiving the Chevalier du Merite Agricole and Palme d’Or. In 2013, Bosty and Myrtille Paulois won European Individual Gold in closely fought competition.

Bosty’s motto is ‘it’s never finished.’ Bosty has won nearly €4million in prize money during his career.

Fast facts

1990 World Championship Team Gold medallist with Norton de Rhuys

Competed in the 1991 European Championships, finishing 4th in the Team event

Competed in the 1994 Olympic Games, finishing 4th in the Team event

1994 World Championship Team Silver medallist with Souviens Toi III Equus

1995 European Championship Team Bronze medallist with Souviens Toi III Equus

1998 World Championship Team Silver medallist with Airborne Montecillo

Competed in the 2009 European Championships

2013 European Champion with Castle Forbes Myrtille Paulois

Competed in 8 FEI World Cup Finals: 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1995, 1996 and 2013

2016 LGCT Grand Prix of Mexico City Gold Medallist with Quod’Couer de La Loge