Raised with horses, Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel is born a morning of November 1965. Since her childhood, she lived on her lands in line with nature and horses.
High-level rider for 20 years, Champion of France in 2005, Virginie continues with the family tradition: horse farm, competition horses and riders training, in this idyllic frame.
In 2009, she created her company “Coupérie-Eiffel Consulting”, which involves the interpretation of an event, celebrities or brand identity, or the establishment of marketing or communication advices for a brand within the equestrian world.
As can be seen in her ambassador role of the Gucci Paris Masters, since their creation in 2009 with Christophe Ameeuw, Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel places her knowledge and know-how at the service of major operations: Global Champions Tour of Abu Dhabi and Monaco; or brands such as Gucci, Land Rover or Jaeger LeCoultre.
Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel also enjoys working as consultant for France Television during major equestrian events such as Beijing and London Olympic Games and lately the World Equestrian Games 2014 in Caen with Nelson Monfort. She appeared several times at consultant for other sport TV channels (Eurosport, Equidia, etc.).
Thanks to her proximity with emblematic equestrian figures, Virginie launched a book collection named “Rois et Rênes”, a mix of biographies and advices handbooks for riders. There are now four books:
- Kevin Staut, The Rider of Steel, Lavauzelle editions, with Jean Rochefort’s preface
- Edwina Tops-Alexander, The Winner of Oz, Lavauzelle editions, with Charlotte Casiraghi’s preface
- Pénélope Leprévost, Destinée Cavalière, Lavauzelle editions, with Guillaume Canet’s preface
- Bosty, L’Amour des Chevaux, Lavauzelle editions, with Marion Cotillard’s preface
In 2012, Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel got involved in Jappeloup movie as equestrian consultant: story of French rider Pierre Durand, Olympic Champion in 1988, written end interpreted by Guillaume Canet. Virginie played the role of the Canadian rider Gail Greenough.
In 2013, Virginie pursues her various activities: Château Bacon managing, where she organizes week-training and coaching according to her philosophy « Respect, listen and love horses. ». She also closely follows the equestrian competitions and strengthen bonds with riders such as Eric Lamaze, Kevin Staut, Pénélope Leprévost or Marcus Ehning.
In 2014, she launched Paris Eiffel Jumping presented by Gucci. This amazing show jumping competition occurring at the foot of the Eiffel Tower did not see the light of day for 23 years. Part of the Longines Global Champions Tour circuit chaired by former international rider Jan Tops, past July 4th, 5th and 6th 2014, the Champ de Mars welcomed the World’s best 40 riders, as well as passionate figures such as Bruce Springsteen, Anne Hidalgo, actual Paris Mayor, Jean Rochefort, Marion Cotillard, …. The competition was free for the public, allowing neophytes to discover and experience this sport.
Thanks to this event, she paid tribute to her parents: her mother, descendant of Gustave Eiffel and her father, Emeric Coupérie, Bordeaux Jumping founder.
Day after day, Virginie is developing her company, Coupérie Eiffel Consulting launched in 2009, with which she advises equestrian celebrities, brands or competitions. She especially offer the opportunity to Guillaume Canet, Charlotte Casiraghi, Edwina Tops-Alexander and Jessica Springsteen to be Gucci ambassadors.
For now, Virginie Coupérie-Eiffel is preparing the new edition of Paris Eiffel Jumping and pursues her objective to make equestrian sport accessible to everyone.