Riders of DEGP

Bernadette - Miguel - Willian - Amandine - Serge


Bernadette BruneLike many riders Bernadette has been passionate about horses all her life.  She became a riding instructor when she was 22 at a dressage stables in Dusseldorf, before coming back to France.  She started her competitive career in show jumping and participated in numerous international competitions until 2007 with, among others, Amour du Vicomte and Call me Future.

In February 2006 Bernadette created the Domaine Equestre des Grands Pins offering high quality equestrian infrastructures in a natural environment, far from the madding crowd.  She successfully migrated from show jumping to dressage in 2008 with the help of some of the best dressage riders : Anky Von Grunsven, Jan Bemelmans, Ulf Möller and currently Udo Lange.  Since then she has won and been placed in many national and international competitions.

Always looking for a new challenge, in October 2012 Bernadette launched EQUIVIDA Horse Balance, a brand of natural horse cosmetics.  This range of care products has been specifically conceived for the health and beauty of all horses.  Each product works in harmony with the natural regulation mechanisms of the skin, coat and hooves and the range is preservative, silicone and paraffin free. 

For more information www.equivida.mc


Serge started his career with 22 years in the Cavalry Regiment of the Garde Republicaine in Paris.  He spent two years at the head of the regiment’s dressage team.  In 2010 he decided to use his instructor’s diploma away from the military by becoming a professional dressage rider.

During his military career Serge was regularly placed in dressage competitions, particularly in the French Championships (2000 : silver medal in the small tour, 2001: gold medal in the small tour, 2005/2006: gold medals in the French Military Championships…..)  He was also able to participate in several federal training sessions with well known trainers : Georges Fincke, Margit Otto-Crépin, Patrick de Rolland et Monica Théodozescu.

In January 2011 Serge joined Bernadette Brune’s stables.  In 2012 he started participating in CDI***, entering Big Tour classes with Laocoon and Small Tour with Deborah 83.  He also prepares trains and coaches numerous privately owned horses (amateur level minimum).



The Domaine Equestre des Grands Pins covers about 70 hectares and comprises 3 specific zones: the sale and livery yard, the competition zone and the Centre Equestre de Vidauban.

The Sale and Livery Yard

  • 72 individual stables with automatic insect protection
  • 30 paddocks with shelters
  • 3 solariums
  • A covered 8 horse walker
  • A covered lunging ring
  • A round pen
  • 3 arenas by Toubin Clement and Hopster
  • An ultramodern indoor school 65 x 25m
  • A 900m racetrack

The Competition Zone

  • 3 Bordsol arenas (90 x 60m, 80 x 50m and 100 x 40m) with special ‘no shadow’ lighting for evening classes
  • Space to install 600 competition stables
  • A lorry park with 300 places
  • A covered dining area with views over two arenas with room for up to 1000 people
  • A tradestand village during the national and international shows

An enchanted place

In the heart of Provence, under azur skies, at the end of several kilometres of country lanes passing lavender, vines and pine trees nestles the Domaine Equestre des Grands Pins.

St Tropez, St Maxime, Grimaud, Cogolin, Plan de la Tour, La Garde Freinet, Le Thoronet… all these legendary villages are just a stone’s throw from the Domaine. The A8 motorway is just 10 minutes away, leading to Aix en Provence, Nice and Monaco which are just an hour from the Domaine!

The story of a woman’s love of horses

February 2006, Bernadette Brune makes a dream come true. A dream shared by all those passionate about equestrianism elegance. A dream of nature, freedom, beauty and light. Today, the Domaine Equestre des Grands Pins is one of the most innovative equestrian complexes in the world.

Bernadette Brune

Horses are my strength, my energy and my therapy. Having trained with some of the world’s top riders I wanted to create a centre open to all those who share the same ideas of quality and comfort. My passion for horses and my wish to defend equestrian values helped me conceive this place. I dreamed of high quality arenas in a natural environment, far from the madding crowd, and I am proud to be living my dream!

Sharing the passion

This is Bernadette’s motto. Bernadette grew up on a horse and has been in love with the equestrian world since early childhood. She is the daughter of Walter Brune, a well known German architect, and has travelled the world and won many international equestrian titles. Bernadette has been trained by some of the world’s top riders such as Michel Robert, Dirk Hafemeister, Gert Meyer, Anky Van Grunsven, Jean Bemelmans and Peter Holler. She rides five or 6 horses and day, and devotes her life to her passion.

Domaine price list


Empty box 400 € / month
Basic livery 1 000 € / month
For more information – please contact us


Member 500 € / year
External member 300 € / year

Overnight stabling

Bedding From 35 € (not during competition)
Bedding and hay From 40 € (not during competition)

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