We are very proud to have in our team several riders of international level, but we are even more proud when three of them are selected for the World Equestrian Games (WEG) of Tryon! Familiar names (or not!) will be going:
Age: 37 years old Nationality: Belgian
WEG Horse: MJT Nevados S (10 years, Makrum Jumping Team's property)
Last results with Nevados S: 2nd in the GP of ESTORIL, 4th in the GP of Hamburg, 5th in the GP of the Grand Palais
Gregory Wathelet and Nevados S will be reservists for the 2018 Games. This will be Gregory's 2nd participation in the WEG. Indeed, at just9 years old, the Holsteiner stallion Conrad de Hus had signed, under the saddle of the Belgian, performances noticed in Caen in 2014. It is with Nevados S, his 7-year-old World Champion in 2015 that he will fly for this 8th edition.
Age: 33 years old Nationality: French
WEG horse: Pivoine des Touches (15 years, property of Anne-Sophie and Donatien Schauly)
Last results with Pivoine: Team gold medal in the Haras du Pin, Gold medal in the GP of Tartas, 2nd in Saumur
Donatien and Pivoine, his 15-year-old mare that he has been riding since she was 4 years old, will participate in their first world championships in 2018. Donatien will be returning to the French team for a big championship since the Olympic Games in London in 2012. Indeed, chosen in 2017 for the European Championships, they had had to forfeit following an injury of Pivoine during the preparation camp. This year, the talented rider intends to offer a good performance to the French team.
Age: 31 years old Nationality: French
WEG horse: Timon d’Aure (11 years, property of André Chenu)
Last results with Timon: 2nd in Dublin, Gold medal in La Coruna, 6th in Rotterdam
Alexis and Timon will participate in 2018 in their first WEG. Given their regularity this season and their performances in the Nations Cup, they have inherited a selection within the French jumping team. However despite their recent good results, this couple is still discovering the high level.
We will find these three riders and the rest of the national teams from September 11 in Tryon.
We wish them luck!