A successful test for Grégory Wathelet
Taking advantage of a very sparse winter season, Grégory Wathelet packed his bags and took a good part of his stable to the Portuguese sun of Vilamoura. On the program, the return to competition of several horses including the 7-year-old Belgian Champion, Argentina de la Marchette (Acajou de la Marchette), and a former finalist of the 7-year-old World Championship, Melia de Regor (Elvis Ter Putte), who both took advantage of this peculiar summer to devote themselves to transferring embryos.
A newcomer also made his debut under the saddle of the Condroz region rider: Nerio de la Haute Bruyeres (Elvis Ter Putte x Cheurano Z x Canadian River), who didn’t mess up right from the start by completing three clear rounds at just 7 years old. The BWP gelding started his training with Virginie Thonon last year, before continuing on with Van Massenhove this summer.
He’s not the only newcomer to the stable, as Grégory Wathelet also made his debut with the approved stallion New Star Quality (Nabab de Rêve x Corrado), out of Corofino's full sister, who was trained by Caroline De Laet, before joining the Belgian rider, reaffirming the partnership he started several years ago with Patrick De Roeck.
For a few weeks now, Grégory Wathelet has also been able to count on the approved stallion Figaro de Kalvarie (Aganix du Seigneur x Calvaro Z x Ramiro Z), who is none other than a grandson to the former Zangersheide star, Rinnetou Z, who won at the highest level under Piet Raymackers.
Julien Counet - Featured photo: Sébastien Boulanger