Jean-Pierre DEROUBAIX began studying veterinary medicine before leaving to travel the world encouraged by his father who managed Haras de Bois Roussel (today the Wildenstein family’s stable). This trip took him to Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, the USA and South America before coming back to France to work at Haras d’Etreham, in Normandy. He then started working with bloodstock agent Paul Nataf who was at the foundation of the Horse France Bloodstock Agency, where he was employed before becoming a partner from 1970 to 1990. In 1990, he created the FBA Agency (French Bloodstock Agency) through which he provides a number of different services.
The FBA buys and sells horses for clients in twelve different countries and has bought or sold over 50 Group 1 winners. The agency looks after twelve stallions in Europe, and is also responsible for promoting them, and sells over 300 nominations every year. Arabian horses represent 20% of the business. Jean-Pierre Deroubaix manages for stallions like DAHESS (by Amer out of Danie de Cassou), who won 28 races including 13 Group 1’s in six different countries and exports frozen semen (minimum of 150 doses a year). His interest in Arab horses comes from his travels in the Gulf since 1991 to places like Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Oman, and Saudi Arabia...
He is also Secretary General of the Association Française des Courtiers de chevaux de galop (AFC - Association of French Bloodstock Agents) which has 30 members.
In 2008, Jean-Pierre bought the FIPS Agency (Française Internationale du Pur Sang). The two agencies continue their activities separately. The FIPS Agency has moved to Gacé, in Normandy, and is run by Hervé BUNEL. This association allows for a better service for the clients of the two agencies, with a presence reinforced by the FIPS Agency in the heart of Normandy along with the FBA office close to Paris. They serve an important client base both in France and abroad and develop their numerous activities which include the management of stallions, racing stables and breeding farms, advising foreign Jockeys Clubs and representing multiple enterprises that fabricate horse related products.
A total of 6 people work together, under the direction of Jean-Pierre Deroubaix, with the aim of meeting the needs of our clients.