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mission statement


The Voltaire Design mission is to help everyone fulfill their full riding potential.


We believe our goal is to not only sell high-end products to our customers, but to work with each rider to create a product that will help improve their riding.

We don't tell our suppliers what we need, instead we work with them to get the best out of what they have to offer. They provide us with unparalleled service and products. They appreciate that we have high-quality standard and they help us create outstanding products.

We don't want our employees to be restrained in a box. We want to understand their strengths in order to rely on them. We try to challenge each employee to improve and go beyond where their background and education would otherwise have led them.



values


We believe that humility and ambition can go together. Kindness and simplicity are very important to us. Last but not least, we would not work as hard as we do if we were not having fun!



why voltaire design is different?


Voltaire Design relies on the long French tradition of saddle making. But Voltaire Design is also the first saddle maker to get help from the fashion industry in the design of our products. Voltaire Design is also the first environmentally-friendly saddler in the world.






management




Brice Goguet is the President and Founder of Voltaire Design Inc. Before starting Voltaire Design, he ran the North American operations and European sales of a large equestrian company.


Olivier Poychicot has over 20 years of experience in making custom saddles. He is widely considered to have the best "hands" in France, and possibly even in the world!


Géraldine Gilmas is in charge of design and communication. Géraldine is not only a skilled engineer and a designer, but also a certified instructor. For over 15 years, she has dedicated her unique skills to designing innovative products that can bring something beneficial to the riders and the horse.


Claude Mode is the U.S. Office Manager and is in charge of Voltaire Design's largest branch. From dusk till dawn, he has only one concern: make every single customer happy.




sales managers





Bertrand Ganee is the US Sales Manager. Bertrand was part of the launch of Voltaire Design and decided to leave France and change his life to get involved in this venture. After being a successful sport saddle expert in California, Bertrand is now in charge of sharing his skills with the rest of the team.
Romain Quque is the European Sales Manager. Romain used to be a Grand Prix rider and a coach in France. Now, he dedicates his passion for horses to Voltaire Design as a firm believer that saddles can have a great impact on improving rider position and the performance of the horse.




experts





Florian Ruppel is one of the best saddle fitters in the world. He focuses his research on the development and the implementation of solutions to improve welfare and performance of the horse.
Bryan Cytryn is a senior sport saddle expert. Bryan is a mentor for all new employees, guiding them and sharing his vast knowledge and experience.





























production


Our heart and primary workshop is based in the South of France, in beautiful Bassussarry.
All of our saddles are handmade in France with passion and love.


While we moved from our beloved garage in Espelette to a bigger workshop in Bassussarry, the spirit still remains the same.























eco-responsibility



1 saddle purchased = 1 tree planted


Voltaire Design contributes to the campaign to plant a billion trees. This is a global effort implemented by the United Nations Programme for Environment. This campaign encourages the planting of native trees adapted to the environment of each region. As a lover of horses and nature, it seems important to make a modest contribution to the environmental balance.

Less paper, more efficiency

Orders are taken directly on iPad, and receipts and invoices are sent by email. It is faster, more convenient (no risk of losing the paperwork) and more environmentally friendly.








mission statement


The Voltaire Design mission is to help everyone fulfill their full potential.


We believe our goal is to not only sell high-end products to our customers, but to work with each rider to craft for them a product that will help improve their riding.

We don't tell our suppliers what we need, instead we work with them to get the best out of what they have to offer. They provide us with unparalleled service and products. They appreciate that we have hight quality standard and they help us create outstanding products.

We don't want our employees to be restrained in a box. We want to understand their strengths in order to rely on them. We try to challenge them to improve and go beyond where their background and education would otherwise have led them.



values


We believe that humility and ambition can go together. Kindness and simplicity are very important for us. Last but not least, we would not work as hard as we do if we were not having fun!



why voltaire design is different?


Voltaire Design relies on the long French tradition of saddle making. But Voltaire Design is also the first saddle maker to get help from the fashion industry in the design of our products. Voltaire Design is also the first-environmentally friendly saddler in the world.






management




Brice Goguet is the President and Founder of Voltaire Design Inc. Before starting Voltaire Design, He ran the North American operations and European sales of a large equestrian company.


Olivier Poychicot has over 20 years of experience in making custom saddles. He is widely considered to have the best "hands" in France, and possibly even in the world..


Géraldine Gilmas is in charge of design and communication. Géraldine is not only a skilled engineer and a designer, but also a certified instructor. For over 15 years, she has dedicated her unique skills to designing innovative products that can bring something to the riders and the horse.


Claude Mode is the US our Office Manager and is in charge of Voltaire Design largest branch. From dusk till dawn, he has only one concern: make every single customer happy.




sales managers





Bertrand Ganee is the US Sales Manager. Bertrand was part of the launch of Voltaire Design and decided to leave France and change his life to get involved in this venture. After being a successful Sport Saddle Expert in California, Bertrand is now in charge of sharing his skills with the rest of the team.


Romain Quque is the European Sales Manager.Romain used to be a Grand Prix rider and a coach in France. Now, he dedicates his passion with horses to Voltaire Design as a firm believer that saddles can have a great impact on improving riders position and the performance of the horses.




experts





Florian Ruppel is one of the best saddle fitters in the world. He focuses his research on the development and the implementation of solutions to improve welfare and performance of the horse.


Bryan Cytryn is a Senior Sport Saddle Expert. Bryan is a mentor for all new employees, guiding them and sharing his vast knowledge and experience.









production


Our heart and main workshop is based in the South of France, in beautiful Bassussarry.
All of our saddles are handmade in France with passion and love.


While we moved from our beloved garage in Espelette to a bigger workshop in Bassussarry, the spirit remains the same.



eco-responsibility



1 saddle purchased = 1 tree planted


Voltaire Design contributes to the campaign to plant a billion trees. This is a global effort implemented by the United Nations Programme for Environment. This campaign encourages the planting of native trees adapted to the environment of each region. As a lover of horses and nature, it seems important to make a modest contribution to the environmental balance.

Less paper, more efficiency

Orders are taken directly on iPad, and we receipts and invoices are sent by email. It is faster, more convenient (no risk of losing the paperwork) and more environmentally friendly.