Guillaume Canet: why did he end his riding career?

In his youth, Guillaume Canet was destined for a career as a rider. But everything changed when he was 18 and had a serious accident.

The life and career of Guillaume Canet could well have turned out quite differently. As a child, the comedian dreamed of becoming a professional race car driver. The son of horse breeders in Yvelines, he explained Marie Claire have “grew up in a stable”. Today, Guillaume Canet, passionate about horses, did not always hold the same opinion. “Little, I didn’t like it! I was following my two older sisters who were climbing, nothing more. Once, when I was 12, I saw them jump, confessed to her husband Marion Cotillard in columns Parisianin 2018. This got me interested. Two weeks later I won the stable training competition.” At that time, Guillaume Canet dreamed of becoming a professional race car driver. But life and fate decreed otherwise.

“I had a serious accident: at the age of 18 I broke half of my body”said the actor, who then “fell into a form of frustration and total doubt”. That’s when he “began to think about something other than horses”. After the accident, it would have taken him nearly twenty years to get back on his horse during filming. jappeloop. And since then, he has regained his taste for horseback riding and competition, in which he participates when his schedule allows. “When I can, that is, two or three times a week in addition to competitions on weekends. But for 6 months I practically did not climb, except for competitionsadded the Parisian Guillaume Canet. I’m lucky that everything is going well, but since I don’t want to break down, I need to train again.”

Guillaume Canet: “The horse pulled me out of the cell”

If he is still so passionate about horseback riding, it is because this sport has become his salvation. “I used to be a real rock and roll willingly admitted Guillaume Canet to Elle’s columns. Sometimes I slept only four hours a night. I smoked a lot of firecrackers.” He himself admitted this: “Returning to high-level competition helped me a lot. You could say the horse pulled me off the hook!” When he has “lost [son] desire for cinemaTherefore, Guillaume Canet decided to renew his passion of yesteryear. “I took back my professional riding license and started competing internationally all over Europe again. he continued. I lived in my truck and it made me feel good.”

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Guillaume Canet
As a child, the humorist dreamed of becoming a professional racer.

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The son of horse breeders in Yvelines, he explained to Marie-Claire that he “grew up in the stables.”

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Today, Guillaume Canet, passionate about horses, did not always hold the same opinion.

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Guillaume Canet
“When I was little, I didn’t like it! I followed my two older sisters who were climbing, nothing more. Once, when I was 12, I saw them overcome obstacles”

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Guillaume Canet
“Two weeks later I won the stable training competition.”

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At that time, Guillaume Canet dreamed of becoming a professional race car driver. But life and fate decreed otherwise

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“I had a serious accident: at the age of 18 I broke half of my body”

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He then “fell into a form of frustration and complete doubt”.

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It was then that he “began to think about things and not about horses.”

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After the accident, it would have taken him nearly twenty years to get back on his horse during the filming of Jappeloup.

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Guillaume Canet
And since then, he has regained his taste for horseback riding and competition, which he enters when his schedule allows.

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