Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Interview with Jean-Michel Grimal Chef d’Équipe of the French team

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21st December 2021
Photo credit: Eric Trescazes and Murielle Mulder Fotografie

Artagnan, South of France. The French endurance team has been performing very well in the last championships and heading this team is 45 year old Jean-Michel Grimal.

Who is Jean-Michel Grimal?

“My parents were carpenters, my mother was very keen on horses. When she was pregnant of me, she decided to cover her mare. So I arrived the same year as the first foal in Artagnan breeding. Passionate for horses from my young age I tried to do normal school and horse riding. And for sure I got the passion for horses from her. From childhood I was active with horses testing all what you could do with horses.

It is difficult to speak about myself. I am a farrier, horse breeder and trainer. I consider myself to be a real horse man. So I tried to learn and keep going to learn from experienced horse people in all different disciplines, from the breeding to competition.

At school, I learnt mathematics and marketing and with horses I passed the exam to become farrier...”

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