The Team

Olivier Martin

Co-Manager & Partner

Olivier-Martin

Role & Responsibilities

Olivier Martin, Co-Manager & Partner of the Ecurie de Beauclerc, is responsible for the commercial management of the enterprise as well as in charge of the training and sports development program for the horses, whether they belong to the stables or are entrusted to the latter by private owners under the diligent care of the team. The commercial side of his management responsibilities encompasses the decision to accept new horses into the stables, the training period required and, the appropriate timing for their commercialization and ultimately, their sale. The sports development part of his task consists of devising a tailored program for each horse depending on its maturity and physical capabilities which, in turn determine the level and intensity of training and the show jumping events in which they would compete.

On another level, Olivier is in charge of all that relates to the good management and proper functioning of the stables including, but not limited to, the wellbeing of the horses, the coordination of all relevant professionals (equine federations, horse associations, vets and others), the relationship with private owners and finally, the maintenance of the equestrian facilities at the best standards of comfort and security for both horses and riders.

Experience

  • 2009-2019 professional and principal rider, as well as, Stable General Manager of the Haras de Semilly of Richard Levallois
  • 2007-2009 professional rider in Germany
  • 2006-2007 professional rider in Belgium

Education

  • BEPA Aménagement de l’Espace à Merdrignac (Brittany)
  • Fluency in French and English with basic knowledge of German.
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Karim-Antoine Souaid

Founder & Co-Manager

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Role & Responsibilities

Karim-Antoine Souaid, Founder & Co-Manager of the Écurie de Beauclerc has started this project of setting up a show jumping stables in the Manche sector of the Normandy region, after the acquisition of the property located in the town of Feugères in 2012, and with the construction of modern equestrian facilities between 2013 and 2014.

An amateur rider with a passion for horses, his role & responsibilities are focused on all the strategic decisions of Beauclerc. These include the continuous investment program in sport horses, equestrian equipment and facilities, as well as, leading Beauclerc’s main objective of developing and sustaining a professional, high caliber stables, that is dedicated to the training & development of sports horses and their commercialization.

Experience

  • 2007 till Present Manager of an investment fund in charge of the monitoring of several corporations involved in different fields including, logistics, air transport, building & construction materials, collection & treatment of waste, food distribution and biometrics.
  • 2000-2007 Investment banker in charge of the Middle East and North Africa region at the Crédit Commercial de France, then at HSBC after the merger of the two banks.

Education

  • LLB from the University of St Joseph – School of Law & Political Sciences (Lebanon)
  • LLM from Harvard University– Law School (U.S.)
  • Member of the Bar of the State of New York since 1989
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Julien Fremicourt

Senior Stable Rider

Julien Fremicourt

Role & Responsibilities

Julien Fremicourt, a professional rider joined the Ecurie de Beauclerc in 2020, and is principally in charge of the training and athletic development of the young sports horses (5 to 6 years old) that are entrusted by the stable to the good care of the team. Julien works closely with Olivier Martin, following his advice and training sessions on a daily basis, in order to develop a rigorous program focused on the sporting performance of young horses, both in flat work and in show jumping, whilst taking care of key aspects of their mental well-being and their physical safety.

The aim is to participate and succeed in the classic cycle competitions for young horses as well as in other events, which take place throughout the competition season. Julien is also responsible for the overall care services relating to all horses under his watch, as well as, for the efficient running of the activities at the stable, adding by his experienced contribution, an important added-value to the team.

Experience

  • Haras D’Elle – Young Horse Rider (2017-2020) 
    Classic cycle 4,5,6 years with qualifications for the big week of Fontainebleau. Work with older horses (7 years +) – Presentation of horses to customers
  • Haras du Chêne Day – Young Horse Rider (2017 show jumping season)
    Classic cycle for young horses, and work with older horses. Presentation of horses to customers
  • Yohann Mignet Stable – Young Horse Rider (2016 show jumping season)
    Work of young horses; breaking-in 3-year-olds, presentation of the horses to the customers
  • SCEA Sport Cheval – Young Horses Rider (2013 -2016)
    Further training under the tutelage of J.M. Bonneau (show jumping) and V. Guilloteau (dressage); maintenance of the structure; organization of competitions

Education

  • 2016 – DEJEPS ; CH Niort
  • 2015 – CS Cavalier Jeunes Chevaux – ; Bournezeau
  • 2013 – Bac Technologique STI2D ; La Rochelle
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Anne Sophie Leterrier

Senior Groom

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Role & Responsibilities

Anne Sophie Leterrier holds a critical position within the organizational structure of Écurie de Beauclerc being in charge of all caretaking chores (feeding, grooming, clipping, longing, and preparing horses for work), as well as, the specific tasks (follow-up vet and health-caring services, managing the training programs that are tailored for each sport horse at the stables, etc.).

Anne Sophie has a deep understanding of horses, of the equestrian milieu, and of the professional ecosystem that surrounds the Ecurie (riders, horse owners, vets, farriers, tack shop reps, food suppliers).

She enjoys a large degree of autonomy and possesses the faculty to adapt to difficult situations and for taking the necessary initiatives to ensure optimal working conditions at the stables for the sake of the horses’ safety & well-being, as well as, for the comfort & efficacy of the team. She is a multitasking and rigorous professional, with an innate sense of organization and a knack for logistics.

Experience

  • Over 20 years of working experience with horses
  • Dressage rider (St Georges’ level)
  • Proficient in horse care with key roles at several stables for sports horses

Education

  • Master’s degree in foreign languages
  • International Master’s degree in logistics
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