A show-jumping groom since 2009, Benoît has worked as an employee for the Haras de Vulsain, then for Blandine Roux (at the Hubert Bourdy Stables), Agathe Vacher and, finally, Philippe Rozier. It was in 2013 that he decided, owing to the increasing requests for services, to become independent.
In 2016, he moved to Switzerland and, with Marie, created the company BCMV SARL. He works as groom and driver and is responsible for planning, estimates and invoicing.
« I started in this profession after my studies: I did not want to continue in my branch in the immediate future and I gave myself 5 years to combine my passion for horses with my professional life, conscious of the fact that it is a special and difficult field. I was lucky that Mr. Levy (Haras de Vulsain) gave me his confidence from the start and that I was able to work with Thomas Lévèque at the Stud and at shows, and to then continue with the horsemen with whom I had much pleasure in working, in structures which allowed me to learn and advance. Of course, this 5-year period has long expired but I am lucky to be able to continue to live from my passion !
The activity of a freelance groom is very rewarding. Certainly, I no longer remain in frequent contact with a group of trained horses and I definitely miss this. The same is true as regards habits, follow-up and exchanges with the horses and their horseman. But it is extremely interesting to discover various systems, which are sometimes very different but all of which are worth studying. Freelance also enables me to get to know a large number of horses, horsemen and their team, and other persons involved in this branch, such as veterinary surgeons,…And I regularly see the horses for which I was responsible, which I really enjoy. Being able to manage my planning schedule according to my private life or to develop other projects is also a major advantage.
After having worked under the system of an auto business in France, which in my opinion can hardly be recommended, my departure to Switzerland and the creation of BCMV SARL represent a real adventure and give me great satisfaction. Thanks to this structure, we are able to have a very stable activity in excellent surroundings, be it for our team or for our clients, their horses and their equipment”.
A little less present at horse shows, Marie remains nevertheless an essential part of the smooth functioning of the company.
President of BCMV SARL, Marie carries out most of the administrative tasks in parallel with her activity for her trust company SARDIS FIDUCIAIRE SA.
« After having ridden horses for more than 20 years, of which approximately 10 years taking part in shows, health problems led me to do less riding. I have always owned several horses and enjoyed spending time with them.
My meeting Benoît triggered off the launching of BCMV SARL, parallel to my main activity as accountant via my company SARDIS SOCIETE FIDUCIAIRE SA. I am therefore lucky to remain in contact with this branch, of which I am very fond, and to be able to accompany Benoît to horses shows, even helping out at times on site.
I can thus combine pleasure with work”.
Margaux join the team in January 2022. We are pleased to put her experience in the field of horse-jumping and her kindness at your disposal.
“Passionate about horses since childhood, the alliance between my Passion and my Profession goes back 15 years. 15 years in which I gained experience by their side.
With young horses or with top-level performers, my priority is and always will be their well-being.”