Gregory Wathelet

Official website of belgian rider, Grégory Wathelet

A victory and multiple placings for Gregory in Ascona

Gregory had a great show at CSI*** in Ascona, Italy, where he won the 1.40m class on Friday with his new mount Phelius Ste Hermele. He also placed 10th the next day in the big class on Phelius and just missed the chance to ride for the win on Sunday when he finished with four faults. His young 7-yo horse, Bayamo, also did very well. Gregory did not want to run against the clock with Bayamo on Friday and finished with four faults Saturday, just missing the qualification for the young horse finals. Regardless, Gregory was very happy with the performance of this young horse at the show. Olympie had an unlucky eight faults the first day (on the first two jumps) but bounced back over the remainder of the competition, finishing 6th in the 1.45m on Saturday.

With regards to Copin, Gregory aimed him at the Grand Prix. Copin jumped the first day of the show as a schooling round and did not show again until Sunday. Copin performed up to Gregory's expectations in the Grand Prix, jumping with ease despite the tall height and difficulty of the course. Only 15 horse and rider pairs went on to jump in the second round and all riders rolled the dice to win the class. From this battle, there emerged only two double clear rounds after the second phase of the Grand Prix: Gregory Wathelet and Robert Smith. Robert Smith was sllightly faster than Gregory, winning him a new car. Regardless, Gregory was thrilled with Copin's performance and his second place finish!

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