Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials

Wednesday 3rd May - Sunday 7th May, 2017 #MMBHT

Helene Vattier

  • 83 - Quito de Baliere


French rider Helene Vattier (44) last competed at Badminton in 2011 – her first time – and completed with Jubal. Helene is a riding teacher based in the stables of Fontenay sur Eure, south-west of Paris.

She is the daughter of two school teachers and began riding aged eight at the Club Hippique du Carillon where she also taught. She began eventing aged 14 but completed studies in accounting before taking up riding more seriously. Her first instructor Nathalie Carriere became a long-standing supporter and is the owner of her two event horses – her former four-star horse Jubal – and her Badminton entry Quito de Baliere enabling Helene to compete on the international stage.

Helene’s brother Laurent show jumps and her father was the former President of the riding club. In her spare time Helene who is single enjoys skiing and running.


Quito de Baliere, owned by Mrs Nathalie Carriere and rider, is 12-year-old Selle Francais gelding. He is by Lord Calando out of a mare by the thoroughbred Valiant Heart.

Lord Calando a well-known Holstein jumping sire stood at the French National stud – he is the sire of the famous showjumper and sire Lux Z.

Quito was acquired as a six-year-old and at 17.2hh is one of the tallest horses in the field.



Quito de Baliere

SF, France, 2004
17.2hh, bay, gelding

Sire Lord Calando

Dam Graziela de Balier (Valiant Heart)

Breeder Mrs Brigitte Mace

Owner(s): Nathalie Carriere, Luisant, France
Guy Vattier, Fontenay sur Eure, France
& Rider

Notable Results

2015 – Pau CCI4* 24th Quito de Baliere

2015 – Waregem CICO3* 13th Quito de Baliere

2015 – Bramham CCI3* El Qiuto de Baliere

2015 – Fontainebleau CICO3* 9th Quito de Baliere

2014 – Blair Castle CCI3* 13th Quito de Baliere

2014 – Saumur CCI3* 8th Quito de Baliere

2013 – Pau CCI4* 21st Jubal

2012 – Blenheim CIC3* 6th Quito de Baliere

2010 – Burghley CCI4* 27th Jubal

2010 – Bramham CIC3* 25th

2009 – Pau CCI4* 23rd Jubal


2011 – 40th Jubal