Meet the Subsequent Gen: Gilles Thomas

(Photograph: Rolex / Ashley Neuhof)

You could have had a terrific yr; what has been your spotlight?

I’ve an such a tremendous yr; it’s exhausting for me to select only one spotlight! I had my first 5* victory within the King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead in July, which was wonderful, after which coming third within the CP ‘Worldwide’ on the CSIO Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Match was a unbelievable consequence. Most not too long ago being on the Belgium group and successful the FEI Leaping Nations Cup™ Last was unbelievable for me. I don’t suppose I can select simply a type of moments!

What are you hoping to realize between now and the tip of the yr?

I’m hoping to trip at CHI Geneva – that will be wonderful. Then in Belgium we’ve got the have a 5* present which features a FEI Leaping World Cup™, in Mechelen, between Christmas and New 12 months’s Eve. This present is at all times crucial to Belgian riders, and my household are concerned within the organisation of it, so I actually hope I can have consequence within the FEI Leaping World Cup™ there.

What are your hopes and ambitions for 2023 and past?

My final dream is to compete at CHIO Aachen; in my view, it’s the greatest present on this planet and the Rolex Grand Prix there is likely one of the most prestigious lessons within the calendar. I’m additionally aiming to compete in a Belgium senior group at a giant championship. I’ve competed in Junior and Younger Rider groups, however to be a part of the Belgium group on the FEI World Championships or the Olympic Video games and win a medal can be a dream come true.

After your nice efficiency within the CP ‘Worldwide’, how will you put together for CHI Geneva?

I’m not completely positive whether or not I will probably be competing there but, however I hope that I’ll. They’re two very totally different exhibits, however I might nonetheless take Aretino 13, as regardless that the world at CHI Geneva is indoors, it’s nonetheless very huge. If I am going to CHI Geneva, it is going to be the one indoor present that Aretino 13 competes in as a result of he’s a giant horse and desires more room, so he fits outside arenas higher. CHI Geneva is such a tremendous present and so I’ll plan to take my three greatest horses if I am going.

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