Count Antoine Cartier d'Aure
(1799–1863) was a riding master in France.
Antoine Henri Philippe Léon Cartier d'Aure was born in Toulouse
, southwest France. He graduated from the Military Academy, St Cyr
. In 1817, he joined the "Grand Stable" of the Palace of Versailles
, which was under the direction of Pierre-Marie d'Abzac, as an assistant instructor. He entered the Riding School of Versailles as an instructor. He was the Master of the Grand Stable for Louis XVIII
and Charles X
D'Aure was the chief trainer of the Riding School in Saumur
(1847–1854), accepted over the other well-known master of the time, François Baucher
. While there, he promoted jumping and the use of the medium and extended trot to help with the training of the horses. D'Aure was a strong opponent of the methods of Baucher, believing his training to be forceful and unsympathetic.
D'Aure was appointed the Director of the stables of Napoléon III
and then installed as General Inspector of the stud farms in 1861.
The published works of the Comte Antoine-Henri-Philippe-Léon d'Aure include but probably are not limited to the following:
- Aperçu sur la situation des chevaux en France, par M. le Vte d'Aure,... 1826
- Projet relatif aux chevaux et aux écoles d'équitation, par le Vte d'Aure 1828
- Traité d'équitation, par M. le Vte d'Aure... Paris: Mme Leclère, 1834, "Treatise of equitation"
- Situation chevaline de la France, par le Vte d'Aure 1835
- De l'Amélioration......