This reflection will certainly shock the most of our readers but when you think about it, saddle horses can be seen as slaves: they are locked into a cage, we bring out them of this confinement to our will, most of the time to make them work and require a performance, we also feed them in our will and are capable of forcing them to obey. This image is hard and unfortunately sometimes real...
Very fortunately, most of the riders and horsemen chose this job because they like these animals so sensitive, so just and so powerful.
It's this love, this passion of the horse that manages our team every day.
In our stables, the essential element is the listening and the respect for the horse. We think that it is because they are understood and respected that the horse wants to learn and will give the best of him.
For that reason, we grant importance to the wellfare and the moral of the horse.
Within our stable, every horse evolves according to its physical abilities but also by taking into account its character, its qualities, its defects, its fears and its needs.
We establish a working program on the ground, jumping obstacles, gymnastics, preparation and participation to the competitions, but also walk of paddock to adapt to the needs for every horse.
So, we try to understand the way of functioning of each of the horses of which we take care. We adapt our work to reach the fixed goal for each of them. We never ask a horse to enter a pre-established way of functioning !
For us and all our team, this philosophy and method of work is the way to go to obtain the complicity between the horse and the man to become a successful combination.
Not born in a rider's family, at 10 Jérôme Guery began riding a pony. During 8 years, he will be supported by his parents, trained by his father-in-law, Jean-Pierre Thonet and regularly followed by Nelson Pessoa. In 1998, then 18-year-old, he won the belgian championship for Juniors. At the age of 19, he fends for himself and is committed to the « Hayettes stables » where he will train numerous young horses among which Mozart des Hayettes and Hugo Gesmeray.
In 2000, Jérôme met his future wife Patricia then member of the Bar of Brussels and also fascinated by horses. One year after their meeting, in summer 2001, Patricia asked for a suspension and they decide, together, to create their own stable. At first, they settled down a few months in Jérôme's family stables to Assesse, then a passage in the stables of Harnoy, and other rents like the Stud farm of Bornival or the Stud farm of Wisbecq. So during 5 years, they developed their good horses as well as their clientele. They also began a collaboration with the breeder Luc Henry (breeding Hero) which will turn out very promising.
In December, 2006, after long searches, they bought a former building of farm surrounded with 5 hectares in the Brabant wallon; region of Patricia's origin. After several months of arrangements and works, in the course of which horses are accommodated and worked in Lasne (in the stables La Hussière), the site can finally welcome their first occupiers.
The first horses arrived at stables Guery in October, 2007. Among them, we counted Waldo entrusted by Stal de Kalvarie while the horse evolves in 1m20 level competitions.
In 2010, after a big work realized with Waldo and after numerous victories with the latter but also with Ramiro de Bellevue, Jérôme entered for the first time the Super League by participating in the prestigious CSIO of La Baule (France).
At the same time Jérôme and Patricia continued to train numerous young horses confided by their collaborator and friend Luc Henry. This is the way Tic Tac du Seigneur, bought together from his 2 years, and after a long training, will allow Jérôme to be crowned Belgian Champion in 2012.
It belongs then to Upper Star, bought at the beginning of 2011, while he evolved in 1m level competition, to become successful and to compete with the most famous riders during the prestigious competition in Aachen , August 2013. During this summer, stables Guéry also began a new collaboration with « L’élevage du Seigneur » by welcoming the brother of Tic Tac du Seigneur, Boyfriend du Seigneur who will be, one year later, 3rd of the Belgian’s championschips of the 7 years old horses in Lummen.
During this CSIO of Lummen in 2014, Jérôme also reached the 3rd place of the Grand Prix with V Pleasure, renamed Curtis by his new owners. The end of the summer, 2014, the stable Guéry which counted already two additional breeders with Daniel Boudrenghien ( the breeding Sitte) and Don Leys ( Hedonist breeding) began a new collaboration with the breeding of Mariposa (Koen De Brabander) by welcoming the daughter of talented Flora de Mariposa.
Year 2015 is already begun. Jérôme and Patricia continue the training of young and more experimented horses …
The current horses, selected, bought and trained by the stables Guéry are very promising. Thus all the hopes are allowed for the future …
Les installations se situent dans le petit village de Sart-Dames-Avelines, dans le Brabant wallon, à 12 km de Waterloo, 35 km de Bruxelles et environ 15 km de l’aéroport de Charleroi.
Dans un cadre retiré, les écuries s’étendent sur 5 hectares. Le bâtiment principal abrite 30 boxes (dont 10 ont vue sur l’extérieur), 3 selleries, 5 salles de préparation.
Le manège couvert entièrement en bois et dont la piste est réalisée en sable blanc dispose d’un club house offrant une vue sur l’intérieur ainsi que sur la piste extérieure permettant un accueil agréable des clients. La piste extérieure faite en sable blanc est prolongée par une piste en herbe contenant des obstacles fixes et diverses buttes aménagées. Les écuries disposent d’un rond de longe en sable, d’un marcheur, de trois paddocks ainsi que de trois grandes prairies disposant d’abris.
La structure compte deux camions permettant à l’ensemble des chevaux de participer aux concours nécessaires à leur formation.