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Hard worker, tenacious and talented, Simon Delestre is a regular feature at the top competitions around the world. Frequently selected for the French team, he can call on exceptional horses such as Napoli du Ry and Qlassic Bois Margot. In 2011, he racked up a string of impressive performances on the CSI5* circuit. Qualified for his first Olympics in 2012 with Napoli du Ry, the French is unlucky. After a clear round, his right rein breaks on the last before the first team event. He finished with six penalty points. Since, luck came back. In 2013, he won the Grand Prix CSI5*-W Bordeaux, ended 3rd with the French team at the Nations Cup in Rome with Qlassic Bois Margot and won, with the same horse, the Gold medal by team in the final of the prestigious Circuit Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup in Barcelona. In 2014, he was selected for the WEG in his home country where he won team Silver. But it's really in 2015, associated to Hermès Ryan, this true atypical horse, that his career knows a turning point. Sucesses after successes, the pair reached the culmination with their individual bronze medal at the European Championship of Aachen in the summer of the same year. Since then, Simon Delestre has won the World Cup Grand Prix in Verona, and above all, the Gucci Gold Cup at the Longines Masters of Paris in December and made his firsts steps in the world top 10 ranks. An amazing way to start this year 2016 with the long way to the Olympics of Rio.
* Individual and team gold medallist at the Mediterranean Games of Pescara 2009 (Mélodie Ardente)
* 1st at the Jumping International of Bordeaux Land Rover Grand Prix 2013 (Qlassic Bois Margot)
* Team gold medallist at the Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup final of Barcelone 2013 (Qlassic Bois Margot) 
* Team silver medallist at the WEG in Normandy 2014 (Qlassic Bois Margot)
* Winner of the Gucci Gold Cup at the Longines Masters of Paris 2015 (Chesall)
* 2nd at the Longines Grand Prix at the Longines Masters of Paris (Hermes Ryan des Hayettes)