Gregory Wathelet

Official website of belgian rider, Grégory Wathelet


Unfortunately, Gijon was not Gregory's show. Starting Wednesday, Gregory first showed the 1.40m class where he had 12 faults on Phelius. Gregory then had Cybertop in the 1.50m class and finished with 2 rails down. This was used as a schooling class to prepare for the Nation's Cup on Saturday. On Thursday, Crushing jumped around the 1.40m class and finished with 8 faults and Phelius had the same result in the 1.50m class later that day. On Friday, Gregory's day started off badly when he discovered that Cybertop was sick. The horse had a fever the night before but Gregory was hoping his temperature would have come down overnight since Gregory had planned on putting the horse in the Nation's Cup the following day. This was a hard hit for the Belgium team who would have to show with three horse/rider combinations instead of four. While Gregory tried his best to continue with his day on Friday after such a big disappointment, his day did not really improve on Friday. He had to retire with Phelius in one class. Happily, things got brighter at the end of the day when Crushing had an opportunity to win the 1.45m class however one rail kept them in the 8th position in the final rankings. On Saturday, only Crushing showed in another 1.45m class where she jumped beautifully and finished third. Belgium was not able to perform well in the Nation's Cup since the team was at a disadvantage with only three riders due to Gregory's unfortunate withdrawal. Sunday was Gregory's last do show and he decided to leave right after showing Phelius in a class where he finished with 8 faults.

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