Horse passionate and talented rider, Emmanuelle’s devotion and love for horses and equestrian sports have always been limitless. The number of hours spent with horses as a youngster are just countless.
Already a jumper and three-day event competitor at young age, Emmanuelle discovers Dressage through her encounter with Marie-Josée Delisle; the pursue of balance, precision and harmony in motion of this equestrian discipline is particularly appealing to her.
In 1983, she is awarded one of the Trophées Espoir by the Quebec Ministry of Education, Recreation and Sports, offered to young promising athletes of various disciplines. She wins, with her young Thoroughbred Bucéphale, the Quebec Dressage Junior Championship in 1984 and 1985, and the Canadian Dressage Junior Championship in 1985.
At the age of 14, she successfully takes part in the Florida Dressage Circuit with her horse Admont, imported Oldengurg, then competing in 4th level. She flies to France at the age of 16, where she trains full time with Isabelle Judet (FEI 5* Dressage judge) and competes in Young Rider and PSG classes, representing Canada at two CDIs. At 19, she leaves for Switzerland to train with Christine Stückelberger (three-time Olympic medalist) with the persepective of taking part in the Barcelona Olympic Games.
Lacking sportive psychological support and resources, Emmanuelle abruptly puts a stop to her riding career.
Back to Quebec, she enters Veterinary Medecine Faculty, obtains her Equine Veterinary Diploma in 1997, and practices for a few years. She also becomes mother of four wonderful children during those years, and slowly comes back to her passion, Dressage, as a trainer in her own Equestrian Center in the Eastern Townships.
In 2008, she acquires prestigious Friesian stallion Lord Ans, then only a few days old. He becomes not only her working partner but her muse… As a diamond sculptor, who trims rough diamond to reveal its whole brightness, Emmanuelle strives to make Lord Ans self confident and proud so he fully expresses the glory of his unique personality.
Also, in 2008, she gets accredited by equestrian Canada as a Dressage Judge and has been actively judging since then. She obtains her first promotion in 2018.
In 2017, Emmanuelle completes the leadership and coaching Program PRECOG, axed on human behaviour and strategic intervention towards durable development of individual potential. The integration of this new knowledge and those new skills towards riders’ development and advancement greatly enhances her teaching.
In 2019, Emmanuelle relocates her Equestrian Center on a magnificent site in Ste-Catherine-De-Hatley, where her teaching and training continues. Although Lord Ans stands as a breeding stallion for a few years already, she acquires three gorgeous mares (one Holsteiner and two Friesians) to start breeding pure bred Friesians and Friesian SportHorses.
Besides teaching riding biomechanics and Dressage, Emmanuelle has, over the years, developed an expertise in distinct care and training of the Friesian horse, in stallion management (handling and routine), in equine psychological development (pride, self-esteem and well being), and in human - horse relationship and communication.
Her services include coaching (in-person and online), clinics and seminars.
Expertise, experience, feeling, devotion and professionalism underlie her teaching.