Andres Vereecke, the new "Talent of the Year" of the Flemish federation

28 December 2020

Every year one of the riders of the Flemish Equestrian Sports Federation is crowned "Talent of the Year" during Mechelen Jumping. Although this event was canceled in 2020, nine talents still competed for the title, and the show jumper Andres Verrecke took the crown from Thibeau Spits.

The 23-year-old Belgian won the Belgian indoor championship last year. Despite 2020 being a complicated year for many, Andres Verrecke still managed to win or achieve places in almost every event he started in. His record this year shows no less than 16 international victories, including CSI2* in Oliva, Lier, Opglabbeek and Dortmund. With this title, the son of Belgian rider Koen Verrecke was awarded an individual training package worth 7,500 Euros and a wooden sculpture of a horse's head.

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