Roger-Yves BOST

HDC rider

Nicknamed Bosty by his father at an early age, Roger-Yves Bost was born among the horses of the Haras des Brulys, in Barbizon (77), where his parents lived. It is therefore quite natural that he started competing on ponies and obtained his first successes at the age of eight. He won two French Pony Championship titles and a silver medal at the European Championships at just 12 years old. Jorphée du Prieur then went on to win seven European medals in the youth category between 1982 and 1986, including individual gold for young riders in 1983.

A precocious talent
Holder of a BEES 2 diploma, Roger-Yves Bost has been a member of the French show jumping team for more than 20 years, working in the family structure of the Haras des Brulys. His record of achievements is one of the most impressive and his reputation is excellent on the competition grounds, where all the riders admire “Bosty”. After numerous performances with Col Canto, Avec Espoir, Vallée d’Or III, Fée d’Helby, Galisco du Mesnil, Jovis de Ravel, Souviens Toi III, Airborne Montecillo and Norton de Rhuys, to name but a few, he won the most important Grand Prix in the world with Idéal de la Loge.

The consecration 
In 2013, he obtained a new medal and the title of European Champion in Herning (DEN) with Myrtille Paulois, the mare of Lady Forbes. Since Lady Forbes’ retirement, Roger-Yves Bost has been able to count on a solid group of horses to regularly climb the most beautiful international podiums.
In 2016, he was selected with Sydney Une Prince to participate in the Rio Olympic Games, alongside Pénélope Leprevost, Philippe Rozier and Kevin Staut. On August 17, he was crowned Olympic team champion, ahead of the United States and Germany.
In 2017, he was selected to represent France at the European Championships in Gothenburg (SWE) with Sangria du Coty. She becomes his new leading mare after the sale of Sydney Une Prince. Bosty and Sangria take part in the FEI World Cup Final in Paris in April 2018, then are reserves for the continental deadline in Rotterdam (NED) in summer 2019.
The pair had a string of good results, notably in the Grand Prix of Paris and then in early 2020 in Bordeaux (33), Doha (QAT) and Saint-Tropez (83).
In 2021, Bosty is ranked in the Grand Prix 5* of Chantilly and Valencia with Cassius Clay VDV Z. He can also count on Bluemuch des Baleines.

In 2022, Bosty and his wife Cyrille created an equestrian space dedicated to the Henson at the gates of Barbizon! Rides and excursions are organized.

Prize list 
2016 : Olympic champion by team
2013 : European champion in individual
1998 : World vice-champion in team competition
1995 : Bronze medal at the European championships
1994 : World team vice-champion
1991 : Third in the World Cup final
1990: World team champion

Source: @FFE