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Simon DELESTRE

Simon DELESTRE is a French athlete and competes in Jumping.

Name Simon DELESTRE
FEI ID 10002790
Gender Male
Date of Birth 21/06/1981
Competing for France - FRA
Registration Jumping 2021
Last update 06/02/2021
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Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport in 1986 at his family's stables.
Why this sport? His father Marcel was a professional rider and Delestre wanted to follow in his footsteps.
Club / Team Ecurie Delestre: France
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Magali, daughter Louana, son Leo [2016]
Residence France
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, French
General Interest
Sporting philosophy / motto "Work hard." (horsenetwork.com, 09 Mar 2016)
Famous relatives His father Marcel competed at an elite level in equestrian and has since worked as a coach in France. (estrepublicain.fr, 29 Jul 2011)
Ambitions To compete at the Olympic Games in 2020 and 2024. (francebleu.fr, 20 Feb 2019; vl-media.fr, 25 May 2018)
Other information STABLES His parents set up Ecurie Delestre near Metz, France, with just a few horses when Simon was a child. Delestre took up an active role in the business in 2001, and by 2011 was running it largely by himself. (simon-delestre.fr, 01 Dec 2020; ecuriesimondelestre.fr, 01 Apr 2014) WITHDRAWAL He could not take part at the 2018 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Tryon, NC, United States of America, after the owner of his main horse, Hermes Ryan des Hayettes, refused to take the risk of transporting the horse to the event. Hermes Ryan des Hayettes had sustained an injury during the flight to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. "It is a hard decision, but it is not mine, for I had based my complete season upon this event. The horse has not had a long flight since Rio and the owner [Philippe Berthol] does not want to take the risk. Ryan is no longer 10 years old and if some kind of physical problem might happen it would mean, surely, the end of his career." (republicain-lorrain.fr, 19 Sep 2018; grandprix-replay.com, 26 Jul 2018)