Chefs de Race

Chefs- de- Race
About a hundred years ago, a French thoroughbred racing scholar named Lt. Col. J.J. Vuillier conducted a study of the top runners in England and France.
Vuilllier noticed that certain stallions kept appearing on those pedigrees. He studied their records and determined which characteristics they passed on.
He called these stallions the chefs-de-race or “chiefs of the breed ” What’s more, he noticed that every decade or so, new stallions showed up on the list.

At the Haras du Gazon our 4 gîtes are named after 4 legendary French ‘Chefs-de-Race’ or influential sires of show jumping horses:

1. ALMÉ

ALme stallion picture

2.BALOUBET DU ROUET

baloubet de Rouet

3.COR DE LA BRIÈRE

Cor de la Briere

4.DOUBLE ESPOIR

Small Double Espoir picture