Dorian started riding lessons at the age of 3 and participated in his first competition at the age of 6 with Spanish cross-country rider Carmen Casan. He bought his first horse at the age of 12 and competed throughout his youth in show jumping (Spanish Championship) trained by Ismael Garcia Roque. His training with Benjamin Aillaud continued during the near ten years of working with him. Dorian has accumulated nearly 3,800 hours of training through sport-studies where he went to the stables of the Elfes Blancs, a breeding farm in France with more than 300 Lippizans. There, he participated in the horses’ starting, development, and education in several disciplines (Dressage, Jumping, Vaulting, and Driving).
Dorian was then sent to England to become a professional stuntman participating in several films and commercials with Gerard Naprous (Troy, War Horse, and British series).
Selected for the creation of Cavalia Odysseo, Dorian moved to Quebec in 2011. He has traveled the world developing his knowledge of all artistic equestrian disciplines, particularly trick riding and Liberty through the Haute école.
At 21, Dorian became the equestrian director, responsible for approximately 20 riders and more than 70 horses for the Cavalia Odysseo show, the world’s biggest equestrian show. He has more than 1000 performances to his credit.
In 2015, Dorian created the Cavalia Sutton QC training center. He recruited and trained young horses in parallel with his continued trips to Europe to buy nearly 100 horses for shows and private clients.
Dorian’s entrepreneurial spirit and passion for competition pushed him to rent the equestrian facilities at Domaine Avalon in 2016, so he could have a place for training to call his own and help him get back to Showjumping. He created this equestrian endeavor with his partner Sarah Gibault and, in 2020, became joint owners of Domaine Avalon.