Jean Teulere

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Jean Teulere

  • 31 - Matelot du Grand Val


French rider Jean Teulere (63) who is based near Saumur, has the honour of being the oldest competitor this year. He returned to Badminton last year finishing in 17th place (Matelot du Grand Val) – his last previous visit was 2011. Despite having competed at top level for over 25 years this former World Champion (Jerez, 2002) and French team veteran is an infrequent competitor in the UK.

Jean began riding aged 14. He joined the National riding school in 1981 and established his own yard nearby.  He has represented France at four Olympic Games and was a member of the French Olympic gold medal team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens where he finished fourth individually. With Badminton entry Matelot du Grand Val, he was a member of the French team for the 2014 WEG in France and was the flag bearer for the France at the opening ceremony. In 2004 he was named Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur.

He trains with Thierry Touzaint.

He has two children with partner Melique Laure; Lolo (9) and Pierre (14).

Matelot du Grand Val owned by SARL Esoir & rider, is a 17-year-old Selle Francais gelding. He is by Eveil de la Cour a son of the Thoroughbred Kings Road. He is out of Marine who is by the Thoroughbred African Joy. Marine is also the dam of four-star eventer Ilot du Grand Val who was 41st at Badminton in 2009 ridden by Manon Fournier.




Matelot du Grand Val

SF, France, 2000
17.2hh , bay , gelding

Sire Eveil de la Cour

Dam MARINE (African Joy)

Breeder Mr Frederic Haentjens

Owner(s): SARL Espoir, Paris, France
& Rider

Notable Results

2016 – Pau CCI4* 19th Matelot du Grand Val

2016 – Le Pin au Haras CIC3* 7th Matelot du Grand Val

2014 – Caen WEG 23rd Matelot du Grand Val

2013 – Blenheim CCI3* 2nd Matelot du Grand Val

2012 – Burghley CCI4* 16th Matelot du Grand Val

2012 – Belton CIC3* 36th Matelot du Grand Val

2011 – Pau CCI4* 14th Matelot du Grand Val

2010 – Saumur CCI3* 6th Matelot du Grand Val

2009 – Pau CCI4* 5th Matelot du Grand Val

2009 – Fontainebleau CCIO3* 7th Matelot du Grand Val

2007 – Pratoni EU-CH-3* 4th – Espoir de la Mare

2004 – Athens Olympic Games 4th ind and team gold Espoir de la Mare

2002 – Jerez (WEG) 1st Espoir de la Mare

2000 – Sydney Olympic Games team 10th

1996 – Atlanta Olympic Games 4th ind

1988 – Seoul Olympic Games 7th individual, 6th team


2016 – 17th Matelot du Grand Val

2011 – 37th Matelot du Grand Val

1993 – 42nd Royal des Tanues