Helene Vattier

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Helene Vattier

  • 80 - Quito de Baliere


French rider Helene Vattier (46) competed at Badminton last year – but did not complete as Quito tore a muscle at the beginning of the cross country.

Helene is a riding teacher based in the stables of Fontenay sur Eure, south-west of Paris.

She is the daughter of two school teachers and began riding aged eight at the Club Hippique du Carillon where she also taught. She began eventing aged 14 but completed studies in accounting before taking up riding more seriously. Her first and current instructor Nathalie Carriere became a long-standing supporter and is the owner of her two event horses – her former four-star horse Jubal with who she completed Badminton, Burghley and Blenheim – and her Badminton entry Quito de Baliere, enabling Helene to compete on the international stage.  Helene made her Badminton debut in 2011 and completed with Jubal.

In her spare time Helene enjoys snow-boarding and running.

Quito de Baliere, owned by Nathalie Carrier, Guy Vattier and rider, is 13-year-old Selle Francais gelding. He is by Lord Calando out of a mare by the thoroughbred Valiant Heart. Lord Calando, a well-known Holstein jumping sire, stood at the French National stud – he is the sire of the famous showjumper and sire Lux Z that stands in Ireland. Quito was acquired by Helene as a three-year-old and at 17.2hh is one of the tallest horses in the field.




Quito de Baliere

Selle Fran�ais, France, 2004
17,2 , bay , gelding

Sire Lord Calando

Dam Grazeliade Balier (Valiant Heart)

Breeder Mrs Mace Brigitte

Notable Results


2016 – Pau CCI4* 15th Quito de Baliere

2016 – Le Pin CIC3* 1st Quito de Baliere

2016 – Jardy CIC3* 12th Quito de Baliere

2016 – Belton CIC3* 24th Quito de Baliere

2015 – Pau CCI4* 24th Quito de Baliere

2015 – Waregem CICO3* 13th Quito de Baliere

2015 – Bramham CCI3* El Qiuto de Baliere

2015 – Fontainebleau CICO3* 9th Quito de Baliere

2014 – Blair Castle CCI3* 13th Quito de Baliere

2014 – Saumur CCI3* 8th Quito de Baliere

2013 – Pau CCI4* 21st Jubal

2012 – Blenheim CIC3* 6th Quito de Baliere

2010 – Burghley CCI4* 27th Jubal

2009 – Pau CCI4* 23rd Jubal


2016 – El Quito de Baliere

2011 – 40th Jubal