François Lamontagne Forges Ahead

He credits one of his early instructors, Julie Proulx, with being one of those empathetic, caring coaches who is a major influence in launching youngsters’ riding careers. “She was really good, and very patient – she really made a difference.” François progressed to taking lessons with Isabelle Lapierre at La Chaudiere farm in Breakeyville, QC. At 14 he entered his first national grand prix; at 15 he won his first grand prix aboard the Thoroughbred mare Amazing Guess, a horse with “a really good heart.” Following several years working and gaining experience in the horse business in the US and Europe after he finished high school, François returned to Quebec and the Lamontagne family bought Ferme Lamontagne in St-Eustache in 2005. François, his parents Aline and Yvan, and his younger brother Hubert have developed the property into a top-calibre training, coaching and sales facility that currently has 29 horses in…

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