- Kevin Staut
- Competing for: France
- From: Le Chesnay
- Age: 37
Kevin Staut is one of France’s most prominent riders. He began riding aged 10 as his mother was a competitive showjumper. In 1996, Kevin began training with Michel Hécart where he was exposed to top quality horses.
In 2000, he won a Young Rider European Championship Gold medal and moved to work for Hubert Bourdy. In 2002 he set up Ecurie Kevin Staut, using the stables that his grandfather had built at his weekend property. In 2008, he moved the business to a facility near Nantes, France, before switching his base again in 2010 to the Ecaussinnes Stables in Belgium.
Staut won his first major senior medal in 2009 when he claimed Individual European Gold. He has since collected two World Championship Team Silvers (2010 and 2014) and a European Team Silver (2011).
The most influential person in his career has been Pierre Baldeck, and his favourite horses are Silvana de Hus, Kraque Boom and Zeta.
His advice to other riders is to ‘be patient’ and his motto is 'Keep going'.
2009 European Champion with Kraque Boom
2010 World Team Silver medallist with Silvana
2011 European Team Silver medallist with Silvana
Competed in the 2012 London Olympics
2012 LGCT Monte Carlo winner with Reveur de Hurtebise HDC
2014 World Team Silver medallist with Reveur de Hurtebise HDC
2014 LGCT Paris Grand Prix winner with Silvana HDC
2014 LGCT Cannes Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Silvana HDC
2015 LGCT Vienna Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Sivana HDC