Kevin Staut (born 15 November 1980) is a French equestrian. His specialty is show jumping, either individually or as part of a team. He has received medals at the Show Jumping French Junior Championships, the Show Jumping European Championship for Young Riders, the Show Jumping European Championships, and the Show Jumping World Championships. He placed 34th at the 2012 Summer Olympics and is currently ranked sixth on the FEI Rolex Ranking List.
Kevin Staut on Gastronom Z* in October 2010
|Born||15 November 1980|
Le Chesnay, France
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg; 11 st 0 lb)|
|Horse(s)||Kraque Boom, Silvana*HDC, Rêveur de Hurtebise*HDC, Affair LS La Silla, Cheyenne 111 Z*HDC, Estoy Aqui de Muze*HDC, Uchin Van de Centaur, Zoncordes, Rituel du Sartel, Salomé de Ravel|
Staut is recognized as a JustWorld International Rider Ambassador, and frequently donates his time and talent to helping the organization fracture the cycle of poverty for children around the world.
Kevin Staut was born 15 November 1980 in Le Chesnay, France. When his mother's horse, Apollon, retired in Normandy, he became immediately fascinated in horseback riding. When Staut was in his fifth year of secondary school, he left the school system to follow correspondence courses. In 1996, he left to stay with Michael Hécart and received an opportunity to ride "some top-quality horses".
In 2000, Staut won the gold medal at the Show Jumping European Championship for Young Riders on the horse Crocodile Man and then went on to work with Hubert Bourdy for a year and a half. In July 2007, Staut, the newest member of the French national equestrian team, went to Aachen, Germany, where his team placed tenth. Soon after, he was selected again for the team to be a part for the European Championships in Mannheim, Germany.
On 30 August 2009, Staut won the gold prize at the Show Jumping European Championships for individual jumping. The next year he was part of the Show Jumping World Championships, where his team ranked second. When he went back to the European Championships, his team ranked second again. At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Staut advanced to Round A of the final round for individual jumping, where he ended in thirty-fourth place on Silvana. Staut was also part of the French team for team jumping, where the team ranked twelfth and Staut personally received four faults. He was later named the President of the International Jumping Riders Club.
Kevin Staut's equestrian team includes Laurence Gazel, Frédéric Bouvard, Clémence Jourlin (Riders International Management Company), Vincent Goudin (veterinarian), Dimitri Vandormael (smith), Pierre-Henri Renault (smith), and Kevin Blanco (cavalier).
|Silvana*HDC||1999||Mare||Gray||Corland and Donate (Wisdor)||BJ Ter Denge||Haras des Coudrettes|
|Rêveur de Hurtebise*HDC||2001||Gelding||Chestnut||Kashmir van Schuttershof * Capricieux des Six Sense SBS||Severine Siraux||Haras des Coudrettes|
|Kraque Boom||1998||Stallion||Bay||Olisco and Baby Boom IV (Joyau d'Or A)||Henriette Evain||Elevage des Nations|
|Cheyenne 111 Z*HDC||2003||Mare||Bay||Chatman and Ivera M (Calimero)||Harries Theeuwes||Haras des Coudrettes|
|Estoy Aqui de Muze*HDC||2004||Mare||Chestnut||Malito de Reves and Boyante de Muze (Kashmir van Schuttershof)||Van Mele de Brabander||Haras des Coudrettes|
|Ayade de Septon*HDC||2006||Mare||Chestnut||Wandor van de Mispelaere and Naiade de Thieuses, SBS||Val de Somme SPRL||Haras des Coudrettes|
- "KEVIN STAUT" (in French). Retrieved 22 August 2012.
- "Rolex Ranking n°146". 28 February 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
- "Kevin Staut - Kevin Staut / Biographie" (in French). Archived from the original on 15 August 2012. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
- "Individual Jumping - Olympic Equestrian | London 2012". Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- "Team Jumping - Olympic Equestrian - Standings". London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. 6 August 2012. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
- "Kevin Staut - Kevin Staut/ Hors-Piste" (in French). Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- "Kevin Staut - Les chevaux" (in French). Retrieved 9 November 2012.
- Official website (in French)