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Kevin STAUT

Kevin STAUT is a French athlete and competes in Jumping.

Name Kevin STAUT
FEI ID 10001927
Gender Male
Date of Birth 05/11/1980
Competing for France - FRA
Registration Jumping 2016
Last update 25/04/2016
FEI Database




Jumping 70x70
General Interest
Nicknames Kevain [from a mispronuciation of his name]. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2012)
Hobbies Sport, reading, music. (Facebook page, 24 Apr 2016)
Most influential person in career Coach Pierre Baldeck. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2012)
Hero / Idol German showjumper Marcus Ehning, British showjumper Scott Brash, German showjumper Ludger Beerbaum. (equnews.com, 25 May 2015; Athlete, 20 Jul 2012)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs He strokes his horse five times on each side of its neck before competing. (Athlete, 20 Jul 2012)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Obtaining a good technique is difficult. You have to work hard and be very strict with yourself. The goal is to be able to do difficult things easily and this requires sensitivity. In fact, to be a good rider, you need a mix of technique and feeling." (animoitalia.com, 09 Mar 2015)
Other information STABLES After training with many riders, 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. By 2015 the business was located at the Haras de la Forge in Vauville, France, where Straut trains horses and riders. (kevinstaut.com, 23 Oct 2015) ATHLETE FIRST He served from 2011 until 2013 on the executive board of the International Equestrian Federation [FEI]. He was the first athlete to be appointed to the board. “These are exciting times. I will continue to compete while helping the FEI to build closer partnerships with athletes, national federations and rider groups around the world." (fei.org, 05 May 2011) BEING NUMBER ONE In 2010 he spent a year ranked as world number one showjumper. "Being number one didn't change anything for me. I'm still waiting for my success. You can keep riding into old age and I think that's one of the best things about the sport, but you are only at your physical peak for five, maybe 10 years. I was at a national championships and everything seemed to be going wrong. That night, feeling sad and alone in the truck, I decided to change career and become a Formula One driver instead. But when I looked up the requirements I realised how difficult it was. The next day I was back riding." (thehorseridersjournal.com, 13 Apr 2016) OTHER ACTIVITIES He has worked as an ambassador for Just World International. The charity was established by former US equestrian rider Jessica Newman, and is dedicated to humanitarian causes. (FEI, 11 Aug 2010)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age 10 in Deauville, France.
Why this sport? His parents separated when he was a boy, which meant he would often spend weekends at his mother's home in Normandy, France. "My mother used to jump in competitions. When she stopped, she retired her horse Apollon in Normandy. I was age 10, and that's where my story began."
Club / Team Haras de la Forge: Vauville, FRA
Name of coach Philippe Guerdat [national], SUI
International Debut
Year 1998
Competing for France
Location Reims
Further Personal Information
Residence Vauville, FRA
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages French, English
Higher education Economics, Literature - University of Normandy: Caen, FRA