Jayson started riding when he was just two years old
Now only twelve, Jayson Henri has already won the first three FEI Competitions for Children in reining and has also achieved wins at various national and international championships.
His father Bertrand was an accomplished rider who enjoyed reining, so it was natural to get his son involved too. Jayson had a pony named Poly, who he used to do barrel racing and pole bending events with. Bertrand gave Jayson his horse, Hangten, when Jayson was 7. As Jayson says ‘my father did reining and I wanted to be just like him’, so he started competing Hangten in sprint and reining events…with more success than anyone could have imagined.
When asked what achievement he is most proud of, Jayson (quite rightly!) struggles to choose just one. He lists some of his proudest moments as winning three CRI children’s competitions, retaining his top spot on the European circuit, winning various large international and national championship titles, and also mentions that he is incredibly proud to be coached by Alexander Ripper and Franck Perret.