At Arcadia Elevage, we aim to breed racehorses and give them the best possible care so they can grow on to become sound and competitive athletes. We offer permanent and seasonal boarding services and our activities also include sales preparation and consignment on request.
Arcadia Elevage is a thoroughbred stud farm set over 86 acres of land at the heart of Normandy. For 40 years up to the acquisition of the farm in 2019, it had been used to raise cattle organically. It has since been fully transformed to accommodate horses. Regular rotations with cattle, periods of rest and amendments are carefully conducted to ensure the quality of the soil and grass.
The buildings include a newly built barn for which special attention was given to the light and ventilation, large outside stalls and a five-box foaling unit fully equipped with cameras. Investments were made to equip the farm with all the necessary tools allowing to conduct a quality sale preparation. They include a walker, a wide lunging ring and a 400 meter woodchip track allowing to hand walk the yearlings.
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Arcadia Elevage is ideally located in Calvados, being only 25 minutes away from Deauville and close to France’s leading stallion stations. It is 10 minutes from the A13 motorway and 1h30 from Paris. The farm is only 10 minutes away from an equine vet clinic.
La Grandville, 14130 Saint-André-d'Hébertot, France
+33 7 65 20 71 22
Arcadia Elevage was started by Antoine Bellanger, a native of the Maine-et-Loire area who grew up in a family of National Hunt breeders and developed a passion for horses early on. He completed his formative years with renowned French breeder Patrick Boiteau, before spending three years abroad with Derrinstown Stud in Ireland and Lane’s End Stud Farm in the USA. Upon his return to France in 2008, he joined the Ecurie des Monceaux as yearling manager and saw the stud farm become a leading breeder and vendor on the international stage. Antoine Bellanger, whose partner Aline Giraud is also actively involved in the racing industry, embarked on a new challenge in 2019 and set on to offer his services in this newly built structure.