Denis Mesples

Wednesday 7th - 11th May 2025

Denis Mesples

  • 35 - Oregon de la Vigne


Olympic French rider Denis Mesples (54) who is based in Corbreuse, 40 miles south-west of Paris, last competed at Badminton in 2014. Last year with Badminton entry Oregon de la Vigne he was 16th at Pau and in 2016 the pair completed Burghley.

In 2012 he was a member of the French Olympic team in London 2012 – team eighth and 50th individually – and rode as an individual at the WEG in Caen. With Vanpire he won team silver at the 2001 European Championship in Pau.

Denis, who is a full time rider and teacher, began eventing in 1971. He trains with Theirry Touzaint and in his spare time enjoys diving.

Oregon de la Vigne, is a 16-year-old Selle Francais gelding Bred by Lucien and Jacques Villotte at Elevage de la Vigne near Deauville he is by the Selle Francais Desir du Chateau (by Quidam de Revel) who now stands at Morningside Stud in Ireland. He is out of the SF mare Valse Brune by the Anglo-Arab Gentil Pierre. He was acquired by Denis from the breeders and has been produced by him through the grades.





Oregon de la Vigne

SF, France, 2002
15.3hh , bay , gelding

Sire Desir du Chateau

Dam Valse Brunegent (Gentil Pierre)

Breeder Jacques Villotte

Owner(s): Rider

Notable Results

2017 – Pau CCI4* 16th Oregon de la Vigne

2017 – Luhmuhlen CCI4* 30th Oregon de la Vigne

2016 – Burghley CCI4* 30th Oregon de la Vigne

2016 – Bramham CCI3* El Oregon de la Vigne

2015 – Caen WEG El Oregon de la Vigne

2014 – Bramham CCI3* 25th Oregon de la Vigne

2014 – Fontainebleau CICO3* 27th Oregon de la Vigne

2013 – Blenheim CCI3* 14th Olipper Schervil

2013 – Burghley CCI4* 21st Oregon de la Vigne

2013 – Sandilon CIC3* 2nd Olipper Schervil

2012 – Pau CCI4* 12th Oregon de la Vigne

2012 – London OG 50th Oregon de la Vigne

2011 – Pau CCI4* 30th Maestro du Hamel

2011 – Blenheim CCIO3* 33rd Oregon de la Vigne

2011 – Bramham CCI3* 17th Oregon de la Vigne

2010 – Pau CCI4* 25th Maestro du Hamel

2001 – Pau CH-EU-CCI3* 13th Vanpire


2014 – El Oregon de la Vigne

2013 – 42nd Oregon de la Vigne