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Leading rolls: Clémence Faivre and Gotan.
Such beauty and grace. Plus hard but inspiring work, always in trust.
Clémence was born on 31 December 1981 in Argenteuil, France. She grew up in Gouvieux, north of Paris. Her father offered her her first horse Forrest at the age of twelve. Passionate about riding and the world of show business, and having acquired her high school diploma, she enrolls in 2000 in the prestigious Florent School of Dramatic Arts in Paris to become an actress. To learn English, she leaves In 2003 for a one year Australian adventure.
In 2004 she meets stuntman Mario Luraschi, and joins his team Les Cascadeurs de Paris. She learns trick riding and she plays stunt-double rolls for renowned actresses in a number of French films and in the British series Merlin.
Additionally, in 2005, she participates in the World Cup in Dubai and the phenomenal performance of Ben Hur at the French National Stadium in 2006. Clémence decides to leave for Spain in 2007 and settles in Seville. She spends every Wednesday at the Royal Andalusian School of Equestrian Art Foundation in Jerez, and perfects herself alongside the Athens Olympic Bronze Medalist, Rafael Soto. She participates in many shows with Alvaro Domecq, the founder of the school in Jerez.
Clémence is awarded with the leading role in the greatest European Medieval Horse Show, produced by Mario Luraschi and performed in Kaltenberg in Germany. On her return, she has a chance encounter with Gotan… and it is love at first sight! He turns out to be totally exceptional, and together they give their first individual performance of Haute Ecole in Freedom at Saintes-Maries de la Mer in 2010.
The young horsewoman is a formidable rising star in equestrian art and performances.
Clémence Faivre and the magnificent Gotan!