Astier Nicolas and BABYLON DE GAMMA - Blair Castle International Horse Trials 2021, Blair Castle, Scotland
Sire: MYLORD CARTHAGO
Dam: SUNSHINE DES KA
Sire of Dam: HAPPY VERGOIGNAN
Owner(s): Astier Nicolas
Astier Nicolas is a prominent French eventing rider whose equestrian prowess and dedication have earned him acclaim in the world of competitive horse riding. Born on March 22, 1989, in Saumur, France, Nicolas hails from a region with a rich tradition in equestrian sports. His journey in the realm of eventing, a demanding discipline that combines dressage, cross-country, and show jumping, has been marked by notable achievements and a steadfast commitment to excellence.
Nicolas's equestrian journey began at a young age, influenced by his family's background in horse riding. He quickly rose through the ranks, showcasing a natural talent for working with horses. His early training in the historic French equestrian center in Saumur, known for its emphasis on classical riding and horsemanship, laid a solid foundation for his future success.
One of the defining moments in Astier Nicolas's career came during the 2016 Rio Olympics. Riding the talented Piaf de B'Neville, he contributed significantly to the French eventing team's gold medal victory. His exceptional performance in the dressage and cross-country phases demonstrated both skill and synergy with his equine partner.
Beyond his Olympic success, Nicolas has consistently performed well in prestigious events on the international stage. His commitment to the sport and his ability to form strong bonds with his horses have been key factors in his success. The partnership between a rider and their horse is crucial in eventing, where trust and communication play pivotal roles in navigating challenging cross-country courses and executing precise dressage movements.
In addition to his competitive endeavors, Nicolas is known for his sportsmanship and dedication to the welfare of his horses. He emphasizes the importance of building a connection with each horse, understanding their individual strengths and quirks. This approach not only enhances their performance in competitions but also ensures their well-being.
Astier Nicolas continues to be a prominent figure in French eventing, inspiring aspiring riders and earning respect within the equestrian community. His journey is a testament to the symbiotic relationship between rider and horse and the transformative power of dedication and skill in the world of eventing. As he continues to compete on the global stage, Astier Nicolas remains a symbol of French excellence in equestrian sports.
Blair CCI4*-S - 1st
Blair CCI4*-S - 2nd
Saumur CCI4*-L - 3rd
Blair CCI4*-S - 1st
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