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Simon Delestre
1,75m / 41 years old (20/06/1981)
  • Longines Rankings17 go to FEI page
  • numbers of wins101
  • Current stableEcuries Simon Delestre
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Son of international rider Marcel Delestre, who later became youth coach in France for many years before taking charge of the Colombian and then Moroccan teams, Simon Delestre has only known the highest level since his earliest years.

He joined the French team in his pony years and became double French pony champion with Aurore du Bigot and the purebred Arabian stallion HN Panama du Cassou in 1994 and 1995. In 1999, he won a new French champion title, in the juniors this time with Bella de Charmois. The following year, he won the title of European champion in the young riders’ category with Didam de la Ressée. 

In 2015, he won an individual bronze medal at the European Championships in Aachen on Ryan des Hayettes. 

In March 2016, Simon Delestre became the world number one.

years championship country city horse category Ranking
2015 European championships DEU Aachen Hermes Ryan individual 3
2014 World Equestrian Games FRA Caen Qlassic Bois Margot Team 2
2013 Nations cup final ESP Barcelona Qlassic Bois Margot Team 1
2000 European championships young riders GBR Hartpury Didam de la Ressee Team 1
1999 European championships young riders CHE Münchwilen Eddy de Villiers Team 3
years event competition horse height Ranking
2019 CSIW 5* of Amsterdam Grand Prix Hermes Ryan 1.60m 1
2019 CSI 5* of Paris Longines Masters Hermes Ryan 1.60m 1
2019 CSI 5* of Paris Grand Prix Hermès Hermes Ryan 1.60m 1
2018 CSI 5* of Paris Grand Prix Hermès Hermes Ryan 1.60m 1
2017 CSIW 5* of Verona Grand Prix Chesall Zimequest 1.55m 1