Meet the Subsequent Gen: Gilles Thomas

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You’ve gotten had a terrific 12 months; what has been your spotlight?

I’ve an such an incredible 12 months; it’s exhausting for me to choose 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’ Event was a improbable end result. Most just lately being on the Belgium group and successful the FEI Leaping Nations Cup™ Closing was unbelievable for me. I don’t suppose I can select simply a kind of moments!

What are you hoping to realize between now and the tip of the 12 months?

I hope to journey at CHI Geneva – that may be wonderful. Then in Belgium now we have 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 a very good end result 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; for my part, it’s the greatest present on the earth and the Rolex Grand Prix there is among the most prestigious courses 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 could 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 certain whether or not I shall be competing there but, however I hope that I’ll. They’re two very totally different reveals, however I’d nonetheless take Aretino 13, as regardless that the world at CHI Geneva is indoors, it’s nonetheless very massive. 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 extra space, so he fits outside arenas higher. CHI Geneva is such an incredible present and so I’ll plan to take my three greatest horses if I am going.

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