Sidney Dufresne

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Sidney Dufresne

  • 83 - Reliquaire


It will be a first Badminton for French rider Sidney Dufresne (31) who is based in the district of Yvelines on the outskirts of Paris.

Sidney began riding aged 10 and competed in his first pony international in 2002 and was later selected to ride for the French team at European Championships at Junior (2004) and Young Rider level (2006 & ’07).

In 2009 Sidney became the stable jockey to Mark Todd in Berkshire and later that year with  his Young Rider horse Gros Bonnet, Sidney completed his first four-star at Burghley. In 2012 he returned to France.

Last year with the stallion Tresor Mail (a son of Jaguar Mail) Sidney won the CCI2* at Le Pin – his first three-day win.

Sidney is the son of Yves Dufresne who also competes in international eventing – he competed at Burghley in 1992. Sidney and his partner Iris de Fleurieu have two children; Leon (3) and a ten month old boy.

Reliquaire owned by Agnes Troublé is a 12-year-old Selle Francais. He is by the Trakehner stallion Balisto out of a Dutch mare by the showjumper Emilion. ‘Chubby’ was spotted by Sidney in 2013 during his time at the yard of Jean Teulere who was then riding him. Sidney offered to buy him but it was not till a year later, in 2014, he was able to do so. Jean Teulere took him to two-star level. Last year with Sidney ‘Chubby’ was second at Le Pin CCI3* – this will be the first four-star for the horse. Chubby is owned by the famous French designer and stylist Agnes B.




SF, France, 2005
16.0hh , bay , gelding

Sire Balisto

Dam Lancaster (Emilion)

Breeder Jean Luc Martron

Owner(s): Agnès Troublé, Yvelines, France

Notable Results

2016 – Boekelo CCIO3* 11th Tresor Mail

2016 – Blenheim CIC3* 8/9 35th Tresor Mail

2016 – Le Pin CCI2* 1st Tresor Mail

2016 – Le Pin CCI3* 2nd Reliquaire

2016 – Saumur CCI3* 13th Reliquaire

2015 – Blenheim CIC3* 8/9 8th Tresor Mail

2013 – Pau CCI4* 40th Popof des Bois

2013 – Bramham CCI3* 13th Popof des Bois

2012 – Burghley CCI4* Ret Quincey

2012 – Aachen CICO3* 34th Popof Des Bois

2012 – Saumur CCI3* 21st Quincey

2011 – Bramham CCI3*U25 16th Quincey

2010 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* El Gros Bonnet

2010 – CIC3* Houghton Hall CIC3* 16th Gros Bonnet

2009 – Burghley CCI4* 49th Gros Bonnet

2009 – Bramham CCI3*U25 10th Gros Bonnet

2009 – Fontainebleau CIC03* 64th Gros Bonnet

2007 – Blair Castle CH-EU-YRC2* 11th Gros Bonnet

2006 – Pardubice CH-EU-YRC2* 48th Gros Bonnet

2004 – Pratoni CH-EU-JC1* 32nd Champion Du Soleil

2002 – Macon Laize CCIP2* 31st Etiole de Longe