The best riders and jockeys come from Normandy. Famous international riders such as Eric Navet, Eric Levallois, Florian Angot, Pénélope Leprevost, Patrice Delaveau are from Normandy. Indeed, Julien Leparoux, a champion jockey racing in the United States was trained in Normandy. Not to mention Thierry Duvaldestin the best French Trotters trainer in France whose horses won the Grand Prix d’Amérique.Top notch training adapted to industry needs is a constant in equine Normandy. Within this context, an international horse school dedicated to sharing our expertise with the world is currently under construction at Le Pin National Stud, and the Normandy Horse Training Program has been developed. Working with horses is a vocation. And here, we put everything in place to succeed. It’s in our genes: Normandy itself is a school of equine expertise.
Geneviève and husband Dominique Mégret chose to settle the Clarbec stud in Normandy to enjoy high quality of life and develop both a breeding stud and a show stable. Their high skills and expectations led the pair to become owners and breeders of some of the best show jumping horses.
They put all their trust in one the most talented female rider on the planet, Pénéloppe Leprévost and this successful partnership took the whole Clarbec Team around the world jumping the best courses with Flora de Mariposa, Vagabond de la Pomme, Dame Blanche Van Arenberg, Nayana, Ratina d'la Rousserie and many others!
As a former rider herself, the charismatic Geneviève Mégret used to come to Normandy to compete in jumping shows. "When we decided to start breeding our own horses with my husband, we naturally decided to look for an opportunity to buy in Normandy. It is the best region to breed horses. We bought the Clarbec Stud in 1998. It used to be a thoroughtbred stud."
"Lower-Normandy is the perfect place to develop equestrian activities. The climate is great for horses, lands are excellent and the equestrian culture here, is stronger than anywhere else in the world. Moreover, Normandy is only two hours away from Paris and two major places were developped these past few years : Saint Lô's Equestrian Pole and Deauville's International Equestrian Pole. Many shows are taking place every year in Normandy. The region has everything that is needed to become one of the biggest land of horses."