Arnaud Evain is born in 1953. Agronomical engineer, he decided in 1979 to quit his commercial job in a big pharmaceutical company to start his own business in Horses.
He is born in a « horseman’s family » : His father was a good international amateur rider and his sister is one of the most successful steeple chasers trainer in France.
He was successively breeder, trainer, course designer and agent before founding in 1984, with Eric Palmer and Pierre Julienne, the company Equitechnic, first company in the world to freeze and sell sport horses semen. In 1989, he founded the Fences Auction Sales together with B Lecourtois, E Negre, Y Lemaire, M Rozier and B Souloumiac.
Today Fences is number one in France and one of the largest auction sales company in Europe. Fences is the only company how sales horses belonging to their breeders and coming from all stud books all around Europe. Amongst the large number of champions auctionned at Fences Barbarian and Caucalis represented the french team in the Sydney Olympic games, Kraque Boom and Myrtille Paulois became European champions in 2009 and 2013, Itot du Château and Quickly de Kreisker shined at the very high level…
In 2002 he created the Groupe France Elevage, how is today owned by 350 horse breeders, and ho became in 15 years one of the 3 largest stallion owners company in Europe. GFE owns major stallions as Kannan, Contendro I, Untouchable 27, Mr Blue, Calvaro Z, Air Jordan… and a large group of young and promising sport stallions.
Their international catalog features also some stallions from other owners as Mylord Carthago , Conquistador, Cornert Obolensky, Comme Il Faut… In 2018, GFE was present in 39 countries in the world.