Since 1988 we breed arabian horses at Domaine de Gargassan right next to the atlantic coast in France.

Our stud is well known for its horses in show, endurance and leisure. Furthermore we have the ambition to breed horses which are beautiful, friendly  and athletic at once.

Our aims of breed

"I would be even more contented if Azziz would inspire those people who doubt the possibilty of a horse to be both: beautiful and good. In 1991, one assumed him to have show genes. However, he originated from an old russian-polish line which focussed on athletic qualities. He was successful in Show and priced as elite endurance sire. I think this proves that both abilities are possible to be connected in one horse or even presuppose each other.


At this point, I want to add that it makes a great difference if one just follows the trend or if one lays the foundations for a new one, if one creates something new. You will find everything in the show business. However, the difficulty is that there is no parameter just as the stopwatch is one to the racetrack. Here, the focus is on the taste – but how do you want to rate taste?


I enjoy watching arabian shows, but for my own breed I am devoting the greatest part of my  attention to find my own way."

-Marianne Capdeville


The facilities

The proximity to the atlantic ocean and therefore the rather light winters allow us to keep the horses outside during the entire year. Our stud, at the headland of the Médoc, is a veritable dream manor to breed horses. 80 hectares of meadows and pastures optimise the health and well-being of our arabians.

The stable of our mares was an old store of wine, which we rebuilt to a very comfortable barn, consisting of 16 ample and intimate boxes. The other barn for our stallions and training horses harbours a riding hall, 22 boxes and a shower cubicle, etc. Another shelter situated a kilometre away in the middle of several huge paddocks, houses the other horses, which live in herds outside. Our Arabians are divided into age-independent herds so that they can naturally learn a respectful and social interaction with conspecifics and develop optimally. Especially the last point is very important to us. Only a horse that has been able to develop freely for at least the first 3 years, or even better the first 5 years, without any restrictions in its social and physical development, will have the best conditions for a successful training and a long, healthy life afterwards.


Gentle hint to the German nationalstud Marbach: Durra, the mother of Azziz de Gargassan, was born there in 1974. One year later Masan, the grandfather of Djin Lotois, was also born there. Different families but the same stud, which understood how to connect athletic and show qualities.. Just like Tersk did with Persik, Vatican, Drug ...

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