Although he has competed at the top level for over 20 years, this former World Champion (in Jerez 2002) is a rare visitor to Burghley and this year the 57-year-old has the honour of being the oldest competitor.
Jean was a member of the French Olympic gold medal team at the 2004 Olympics in Athens where he finished fourth individually. He is based near Saumur and has two children.
Matelot du Grand Val is a Selle Francais by Eveil de la Cour a son of Kings Road (XX). He is out of Marine who is by the Thoroughbred African Joy. Marine is also the dam of four-star eventer Ilot du Grand Val who was 41st at Badminton in 2009 ridden by Manon Fournier.
- 2011 - Badminton CCI**** 37th Matelot du Grand Val
- 2010 – Saumur CCI*** 6th Matelot du Grand Val
- 2010 – Le Pin au Haras CIC***W 12th Loberon de Sourire, 22nd Matelot du Grand Val
- 2010 – Mezieres-en-Brenne CIC** 1st Cavallino
- 2009 – Pau CCI**** 5th Matelot du Grand Val
- 2009 – Fontainebleau CCIO*** 7th Matelot du Grand Val
- 2008 – Deauville CIC***W 12th Matelot du Grand Val
- 2007 – Pratoni (Eu Ch) 4th – Espoir de la Mare
- 2004 – Athens Olympic Games 4th Espoir de la Mare