Born in 1980 in Chesnay (78) Kevin Staut began his professional career in 1996 winning the French Junior Criterium Championships in Le Touquet with Vicomte d’Aloys. In 1999 he became French Second Category vice-champion and the following year European Young Rider Champion with Team France in Hartbury. In 2003, he joined the stables of Pierre Baldeck in Alsace, then moved to Switzerland in 2005. His collaboration with Haras de Hus, close to Nantes, began in 2007. The following year he won the Nations Cup with Team France in the CSIO4* of Zagreb with Le Prestige St-Lois and in 2009, the Nations Cup at both Lummen and Aachen with Kraque Boom. The greatest victory of his young career was the title of European Champion, won in Windsor in 2009 with Kraque Boom. The same year, he moved to Belgium. In 2010, he was World vice-champion with Team France and Silvana and he became World Number 1 in July of the same year.
He remained World Number 1 on the FEI Ranking List for ten consecutive weeks from July 2010 to April 2011. Today he is in 7th place. Kevin Staut is the first top level rider to become FEI Bureau Member.
Kevin Staut joined the HDC Team with Silvana *HDC. HDC bought the mare in order that Kevin could keep her and take part in the key events of 2012, principally the London Olympic Games in early August. To back up Silvana, Rêveur de Hurtebise joined Kevin’s stables in April 2012 under the HDC colours. Today, he also rides Ayade de Septon*HDC and Cheyenne 111 Z*HDC.
As of June 2012, Kévin is 10th on the FEI World Rolex Rankings List..
Kévin Staut is selected at the Olympic Games (FFE Tuesday, June 26, 2012) with Silvana * HDC.