In 1984, she meets Julien Clerc, came to buy a horse Castle Bacon. The same year in August she won, in front of his family and with the training of his cousin, Edward Coupérie2, his first victory in Grand Prix CSI (International Jumping Competition) on the saddle Orchestra. It's the ultimate victory which Emeric Coupérie assists, since he died suddenly in June 1985.
Virginia married Julien Clerc in September of the same year. Three years later she gave birth to the couple's first child: Vanille. His little brother, Barnabas, born in 1995. They remain married 22 years and divorced in 2007.