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Alexandre AYACHE

Alexandre AYACHE, French Dressage athlete.

Name Alexandre AYACHE
FEI ID 10074174
Gender Male
Date of Birth 20/09/1982
Competing for France - FRA
Registration Dressage 2017
Last update 27/08/2015
FEI Database
Dressage 70x70
International Debut
Year 2014
Competing for France
Tournament Grand Prix
Location Barcelona
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? "I could do jumping, but I have not found in this discipline the same subtlety as in dressage."
Club / Team Ecurie La Pirouette: France
Name of coach Jan Bemelmans [national]
Training Regime He usually trains with French riders Arnaud Serre and Marc Boblet. He likes to go for a 20-minute light ride with his horse at the end of each session, and never uses a stick on a horse in training or competition. He has also worked on improving his horse's trot and canter with national coach Jan Bemelmans.
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Grete Barake
Residence Lantosque, FRA
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Horse Trainer, Tradesperson
Languages French
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Taking part in the 2014 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. “Competing at the world championships at home only happens once in your life. It was a great honour and very emotional when all the stadium applauded. I was on a cloud.” (, 25 Aug 2014;, 25 Aug 2014)
Sporting philosophy / motto “Never let people keep you from dreaming. Everybody can reach far in equestrianism, regardless of the discipline, or of conventional wisdom.” (, 21 Nov 2014)
Famous relatives His partner Grete Barake was selected to represent Estonia in dressage at the 2014 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Normandy, France. (, 13 Aug 2014)
Other information BUSINESS OWNER He runs the dressage, eventing and jumping stable Les Ecuries La Pirouette in Lantosque, France. (Facebook page, 19 Feb 2015) HUMBLE BEGINNINGS Despite the conventional belief that equestrian sports are for the rich, he says he started with very little financial support, and had a van worth 1000 euros which he had to remodel himself to accommodate his horse. He says he also had to fight against negative comments from people that did not believe he "belonged" in the dressage world. But he says he has been lucky to have met good people and horses who have helped make his dreams a reality. “When you don’t have money, meeting the right people and the right horses will forge your destiny.” (, 21 Nov 2014)