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  • Gregory Wathelet
  • Rijdt voor: Belgium
  • Woonplaats: Huy
  • Leeftijd: 41

Gregory Wathelet began riding at his father's farm aged eight. At 10, his parents bought him a horse and he competed in his first regional show at 16. Though Gregory liked his first experience of riding, he originally did not want to be a professional rider because it was too expensive. He tried to combine school and riding but found it too difficult, so at age 19 he decided to have one year just riding, and ended up continuing.
From 2005 to 2007, Gregory represented Ukraine under the patronage of Unkrainian showjumping enthusiast Oleksandr Onyschchenko.
Overall, Gregory considers his most memorable show jumping moments were coming 4th with his team at the World Championships in Aachen in 2006 and winning the Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Cannes in 2007. In a career full of fantastic horses, he rates Lantinus and Cortes as the finest.
If he had to describe Global Champions Tour in a few words he'd say 'best riders and top sport'.

Fast Facts

Competed in the 2012 London Olympic Games
Competed in the 2006 World Championship finishing 4th in the team event
Competed in the 2014 World Championship
Competed in the 2017 FEI World Cup Final 7th with Forlap
Competed in the 2001 European Championships Young Riders
Competed in the 2007 and 2011 European Championships
2015 European Championship Individual Silver wih HH Conrad
2017 European Championship individual 4th with Coree

2007 LGCT Cannes Grand Prix winner with Lantinus 3
2015 LGCT Chantilly Grand Prix winner with Conrad de Hus
2018 LGCT Shanghai Grand Prix winner with Coree
2018 LGCT Cascais Grand Prix Silver Medallist with MJT Nevados S 
2018 LGCT Super Grand Prix Qualifier (Shanghai)