- Roger-Yves Bost
- Competing for: France
- From: Barbizon
- Age: 54
Roger-Yves Bost’s, or Bosty as he affectionately knows, 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.
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 Global Champions League Team Rider for Cannes Stars
2017 Global Champions League Team Rider for Shanghai Swans
2018 & 2019 Global Champions League Team Rider for Chantilly Pegasus