- Simon Delestre
- Competing for: France
- From: Metz
- Age: 37
Born into a family of sport and horse lovers, Simon’s father Marcel Delestre was a showjumper himself and has been his son’s biggest career influence. In childhood, Simon took part in junior competitions and cites his first Pony Gold medal as his most memorable career moment.
Many years later, Simon has collected a record of top performances, from a win for his team at the European Young Rider Championships in Hartpury, to victories at Longines Global Champions Tour CSI5* shows.
When representing France at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, his right rein broke on the penultimate fence of the first round in the team competition. First out for France and clear up until that point, he received six faults. Simon's ambition is to win an Olympic medal in Rio 2016.
Simon describes Longines Global Champions Tour as the ‘best competition in the world.’
2009 Med Games Champion with Melodie Ardente
Competed in the 2011 and 2014 FEI World Cup Final
Competed in the 2012 Olympic Games
2013 LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix Silver medallist with Qlassic Bois Margot
2014 World Team Silver medallist with Qlassic Bois Margot
2015 LGCT Antwerp Grand Prix Gold Medallist with Ryan Des Hayettes
2015 LGCT London Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Qlassic Bois Margot
2015 LGCT Valkenswaard Grand Prix Silver medallist with Qlassic Bois Margot
2016 LGCT Antwerp Grand Prix Silver Medallist with Hermes Ryan
2018 LGCT Cannes Grand Prix Bronze Medallist with Hermes Ryan
2019 GCL team rider for Hamburg Giants