Gwendolen Fer

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Gwendolen Fer

  • 39 - Romantic Love


French rider Gwendolen Fer (31) completed Badminton 2016 in 16th place with Romantic Love – her entry this year. In 2015 the pair was third at Bramham and Gwen rode as an individual for France at the European Championships at Blair Castle.

Gwendolen is a professional rider, stable manager and trainer based in the south of France between Toulouse and Carcassonne. She has ridden since a child and aged 16 was the French Junior Champion (Day Nice) and three years later the French Young Rider Champion with Leria du Ter with who she made her Badminton debut (2011). The pair completed Burghley the following year.

With Leria du Ter who she acquired as a five-year-old, she enjoyed success at Pau, her local four-star event. In 2009 she was ninth and won the HSBC training grant and in 2010 was sixth jumping clear cross country with a broken breastplate and a clear round show jumping despite torrential rain.

Gwendolen trains with Thierry Touzaint.

Gwendolen’s partner Maxime Chataigner is an Olympic skater in short track and was world number one in 2011.

Romantic Love owned by SARL Equil, is a 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding. He is by the Oldenburg jumping stallion L’Arc de Triomphe (also the sire of Thomas Carlile’s ride Quiro Hoy, second in the Belton three-star last year).  Romantic Love is out of a thoroughbred mare by Sherlove Ville (a grandson of Shergar). He was acquired as a two-year-old and has been produced and ridden by Gwen.




Romantic Love

SF, France, 2005
16.2hh , bay , gelding

Sire L'Arc de Triomphe

Dam Sherlove Ville (Shercame)

Breeder Mrs Lydia Gallone

Owner(s): S.A.R.L Equil, Saint-Léon, France

Notable Results


2016 – Le Pouget CIC3* 2nd Romantic Love

2016 – Jardy CIC3* 1st Traumprinz

2016 – Aachen CICO3* El Romantic Love

2016 – Fontainebleau CICO3* El Romantic Love

2015 – Le Pouget CIC3* 1st Romantic Love

2015 – Blair Castle CH-EU-CCI3* 36th Romantic Love

2015 – Bramham CCI3* 3rd Romantic Love

2015 – Fontainebleau CICO* 2nd Romantic Love

2013 – Blenheim CIC3* 18th Romantic Love

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 37th Liera du Ter

2012 – Verdalle CCI2* 1st Liera Du Ter

2010 – Pau CCI4* 6th Leria du Ter
2010 – Pompadour Pro –Elite Championship grand prix 10th Leria du Ter

2009 – Pau CCI4* 7th Leria du Ter

2009 – Saumur CCI3* 25th Leria du Ter

2009 – Barroca D’Alva CIC3* 9th Leria Du Ter

2008 – Kreuth CCI3* 8th Leria du ter

2007 – Dijon CCI2* 1st Leria du Ter (National Young Rider Champion)

2006 – Le Lions D’Angers CCI2* 13th Leria du Ter
2003 – Bonneville Boissets (National Juniors) 4th Day Nice
2002 – Dijon Bonvaux (National Junior championships) 1st Day Nice


2016 – 16th Romantic Love  

2011 – El Liera Du Ter