• Two vice world championships
  • Over 80 important titles of international championship
  • 6 titles of  french championship or vice championship, without taking into account horses who originated from Gargassan
  • Some evaluation records concerning movements with maximal rates


Some of the best studs in France have Gargassans in their bases..

Ekla de Gargassan 1992-2010

(Neral x Na Copala), sold to Avalon Stud

  • Best in Show Montauban 1992 (as foal)
  • Best foal Bordeaux 1992
  • Junior Champion Toulouse 1993
  • Junior res. Champion Avignon 1993
  • Junior res. National Champion of France 1993 and 1994
  • Junior res. Champion All Nations Cup Aachen 1994 (Germany)
  • Junior Champion Gerone 1994 (Spain)
  • Junior Champion Grosseto 1994 (Italy)
  • Top Ten World-Championship 1994
  • Senior Champion Toulouse 1999
  • Senior res. Champion of France Pompadour 2002

Raswan de Gargassan *2005

(Vladimir de Falgas x Must de Gargassan), presented by Loic Boulay in Menton 2015

  • Bronze Medal Senior Stallion Menton 2015
  • Bronze Medal Senior Stallion Vichy 2015
  • Senior Champion Deauville 2015
  • Best Movement Male Award Deauville 2015
  • Trophy Pegaze Menton 2016

Sheyk de Gargassan *2006

(Perfect de Lafon x Emira de Gargassan), presented by Loic Boulay, sold to Padirac Arabians

  • Top Ten World-Championship 2010
  • Top Ten European Championship 2010
  • Best French Horse Menton 2010
  • Gold Medal Albi 2012
  • 2013 Qualification to 90km endurance
  • French National Champion 2014
  • Trophy of best movement
  • Top Ten European Championship 2014
  • (4x 20 points in movement)
  • Best French male at World-Championship 2014
  • 2015 1st 90km in Bàscara 



Azziz de Gargassan

Azziz in Compiègne

Azziz de Gargassan was born in 1988 as our very first arabian horse foal out of Durra, a german bloodmare we bought at famous Weil-Marbach and sired by Warandes Pascha. 

With only 3 years he won the national championship in Pompadour and got sold by the french national stud. Till 2012 he used to be one of the most demanded stallions for Endurance in France. 

All in all he got around 625 foals! He died in 2017 on the stud "élévage milinriant".


I’m very proud of the distinction of Azziz de Gargassan to an elite stallion in endurance. It is an honour to me that he received this title amongst others such as Royal Sadepers, Dijn Lotois, Persicko and Melfik d’Alauze. I’m very happy about this little part of Gargassan in the french breeding history but I do not want to forget that this happened to us thanks to all the breeders who chose Azziz as their stallion and the equestrians of his decendants who prove the quality of his genes. 



Lemir de Gargassan

Lemir de Gargassan was born in 1999. His father is Ali Mabrouk (Ali Zafir x Bint Mabrouk by Mabrouk), a stallion with its origin in Egypt, born in the USA in 1990 and passed away in 2004 due to cancer. We bought Ali Mabrouk in 1996 just because of his appearance, he was not without mistakes but he was somehow complementary to our remaining two stallions NA Colt and Vladimir de Falgas.

Lemirs mother, Emira de Gargassan, was born in 1992 on the stud. Amongst him she is the mother to Sheyk, Vizir and Roumba de Gargassan. The father of Emira, NA Colt (Warandes Plakat x Hamira) was born in 1986 in Belgium. He was the first stallion of Gargassan and became vice world champion

already at the age of 2.                                                                                                                                     

NA Colts strengths:  Bone structure, coat but most importantly his movements which, today, is an important characteristic of Gargassan.

His son, Cérès de Lafon, is the foundation stallion of the stud „L’élévage d’endurance de Suleiman“, which is specialised in endurance horses. He has russian and hongrian origins (Babolna, Berceau de Shagya)

The mother of Emira, Durra (Saher x Hamdi by Halef), was born in 1974 in Germany on the national stud of Marbach.

She is one of the three foundation mares of Gargassan. Besides this, she is the mother of Azziz de Gargassan, our first foal.


Nicolas Ballarin & Lemir de Gargassan (2007-2016)

  • 4000 km
  • 37 participations
  • 35 placements
  • 13 CEI*** competitions and 160 km at the World Equestrian Games Sartilly
  • 14 podiums, amongst these 7 at CEI*** and four times 4th placements at CEI***
  • Four times Montcuq: 13th in 2009, 47th in 2011, second in 2012 and 2013
  • Four times Florac: 8th in 2009 with 130 km and with 160 km: 6th in 2010, second in 2013 and forth in 2015
  • One silver medal at the World Equestrian Games 2014

Other endurance horses of our breed are Tooyou, Jazzy, Nanty, Iff... de Gargassan,

as well as Ratoon de Gargassan and Tonik de Gargassan, members of the endurance team of Monaco,

Roman de Gargassan (Rajas) won the presticious H.H.Sh.Mohammed Al Maktoum Endurance Cup 2017.


Some horses of our Domaine were also successful in other disciplines we did not expect.

For example the US-american stud "de Boise" have chosen three Gargassans as their base: King, Keen and Lorka de Gargassan. 

Hazel de Boise

(Keen de Gargassan by Ali Mabrouk x Vaguely Noble), born 2007

  • 2x Scottsdale Reining Futurity Finalist
  • Scottsdale Non Pro Derby Champion
  • 2x Scottsdale Intermediate Non Pro Derby Champion
  • Champion Scottsdale Limited Non Pro Derby Champion


"A lot of horses have come and gone throughout my lifetime. There are a few that really leave a mark and this little mare is one of them. 

There is so much heart, try and kindness wrapped up in one little bay Arabian." says Nicole Kent, rider of Hazel 





Domaine de Gargassan

1 Rue des Haras 

33590 St. Vivien-de-Médoc

Tel.: +33 (0)675120356