Inner circle's child, Edouard Monfort is the youngest of three siblings. His brother, François trains alongside their father Patrick on the Senonnes training center, while Céline, although evolving professionally in the medical field, is an experienced amateur rider having accumulated numerous galloping victories, and also in trot.
Having followed a general school curriculum, it was at the age of 16 that Edouard Monfort obtained his Gentleman-Rider license which will allow him to win no less than 130 races, in flat and over jumps, around the world. Flourishing record that will be punctuated by 6 Western Amateur Golden Whips and a title of Fegentri World Champion in 2011.
Ayant suivi un cursus scolaire général, c’est à 16 ans qu’Edouard Monfort obtient sa licence de Gentleman-Rider qui lui permettra de remporter pas moins de 130 courses, en plat et en obstacle, à travers le monde. Palmarès florissant qui sera ponctué par 6 Cravaches d’Or amateur de l’Ouest et un titre de Champion du Monde Fegentri en 2011.
Edouard Monfort, who holds a degree in Agricultural Engineering, works for 3 years with Séché Environnement as a site manager before leaving for Ireland, in October 2015, to join the team of the famous racehorse trainer. , Willie Mullins.
In March 2016, he comes back to France to become one of André Fabre's assistants, in Chantilly, until January 2017 where he leaves for the South West of France, in Pau, to work alongside Jean-Claude Rouget for 2 years. “The goal was to take the best, from the best. ", he confides. He continues: "The idea of becoming a trainer has always been in my head, but I wanted to take the "classic"route to see something else and keep my mind open. This is why I first went through the "Agricultural engineer" box. By taking this route, the idea was also to be certain of my career choices. It's done. "
En Mars 2016, il revient en France pour devenir l’un des assistants d’André Fabre, à Chantilly, jusqu’en Janvier 2017 où il partira dans le Sud-Ouest de la France, à Pau, travailler aux côtés de Jean-Claude Rouget pendant 2 ans. « Le but était de prendre le meilleur, chez les meilleurs. », confie-t-il. Il poursuit : « L’idée de devenir entraîneur m’a toujours trotté dans la tête mais je tenais à emprunter la voie « classique » pour voir autre chose et garder une bonne ouverture d’esprit. C’est pourquoi je suis d’abord passé par la case « Ingénieur agronome ». En empruntant ce parcours, l’idée était également d’être certain de mes choix de carrière. C’est chose faîte. »
On November 1, 2018, Edouard Monfort moves to the Mervé private training center, alongside his friend, but nonetheless colleague, Mathieu Brasmes. Together, they rent the facilities of Guy Henrot, a former racehorse trainer who made the reputation of these tracks by the number of victories he has obtained oin Europe, and for the biggest racing colours : 2,700.
Victories do not take long. Indeed, a month after settling down, Edouard Monfort wins his first race as a racehorse trainer on December 5, 2018 in Deauville with JUST SHERRY for the interest of a former comrade in the peloton, Franck Raoul.
JUST CHERRY, 5th décember at Deauville
First win, but also first Quinté (big handicap race) which will follow a few months later with BADIA, for the racehorse trainer, François Rohaut, on the Vichy racecourse.
This Quinté + win will also be followed by a first coronation at the Listed level at the Craon racecourse, thanks to PLEGASTELL, one of the first boarders in the stable, for the property of Jean de Cheffontaines. PLEGASTELL will also be the first starter of the team at Group 1 level in the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac - Critérium des Pouliches on October 6, 2019 where she will finish 5th in the competition in a high-quality lot.