Pascal Leroy

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Pascal Leroy

  • 62 - Minos de Petra


This will be the sixth visit to Badminton for the French pair of Pascal Leroy (59) and Minos de Petra – and the 11th season of international competition for the pair.

Last year at Badminton they were 24th; in 2014 the pair gained their best ever result when coming fifth at the event.

Pascal is a professional rider and riding school manager, based in Blain – between Nantes and Rennes. He first competed at Badminton twenty-four years ago. In 2012 with Minos de Petra he was second in the World Cup final at Le Pin au Haras and in 2010 the pair was 20th at the WEG in Lexington in 2010. In 2014 they competed on home ground at the WEG in France finishing in 35th place.

He has two older children (Laurie 28 & Aurelian 24 from his first marriage and a five-year-old son with his partner. His son Aurelian also events and has competed successfully at Junior and Young Rider level competing in European Championships at both levels – in 2013 Aurelian was fifth in the YR European Championships with the young horse Rhexia de Petra who he competed in the CIC3* at Blenheim in 2014 and is  now competing in international showjumping.  His daughter Laurie is an equine vet

Pascal trains with Thierry Touzaint. Outside of eventing he enjoys Kite surfing

Minos de Petra, owned by Laurie Leroy and the rider, is a 17-year-old Selle Francais gelding. Bred by Martine Chiavassa, he is by the show jumper Sioux de Baugy (a son of Grand Veneur) out of a mare by the famous Anglo-Arab Garitchou, the dam-sire of many successful horses and stallions including show jumper Jus De Pommes. He was acquired in 2003 from the breeder and has been produced through the grades by Pascal – the pair competed in their first international one-star in 2006. Pascal describes him as ‘an extraordinary horse with incomparable energy’.



Minos de Petra

SF, France, 2000
17.0hh , bay , gelding

Sire Sioux De Baugy

Dam Northia (Garitchou)

Breeder Martine Chiavassa

Owner(s): Laurie Leroy, Loire Atlantique, France
& Rider

Notable Results


2016 – Pau CCI4* El Minos de Petra

2016 – Burghley CCI4* ret Minos de Petra

2015 – Burghley CCI4* 17th Minos de Petra

2015 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 10th Minos de Petra

2014 – Pau CCI4* W/D after dressage Minos de Petra

2014 – WEG Caen 35th Minos de Petra

2014 – Aachen CIC3* 21 Minos de Petra

2013 – Pau CCI4* 14th Minos de Petra

2013 – Burghley CCI4* El Minos de Petra

2013 – Hartpury CIC3* 56th Minos de Petra

2013 – Saumur CCI3* 17th Minos de Petra

2012 – Le Pin au Haras CIC3*-W 2nd Minos De Petra

2011 – Pau CCI4* 24th Glenburny du Leou, RET Minos de Petra

2011 – Luhmuhlen CH-EU-C3* EL Minos de Petra

2010 – WEG Lexington 20th (Minos de Petra)

2009 – Pau CCI3* 3rd (Minos de Petra)

2009 – Saumur CCI3* 4th (Minos de Petra)

2008 – Pau CCI4* 9th (Glenburny de Leou)

2007 – Pau CCI4* Glenburny de Leou



2016 – 24th Minos de Petra

2015 – 17th Minos de Petra

2014 – 5th Minos de Petra

2011 – 22nd Minos De Petra

2010 – 25th Minos De Petra

2006 – 40th Glenburny de Leou

1991 – 45th Logical Song