Gregory Wathelet is not as young as we thought as he has reached the age of 32. Not that 32 is old of course, but for some reason when we first opened our eyes for this brilliant rider last year we somehow thought he was younger. Why we assumed so is hard to say because Gregory has done a lot over the years and has been lucky to ride some brilliant horses like Lantinus, now seen with Denis Lynch, and Cortes, one of Beezie Madden’s top horses.
So how did it all start? Gregory explains that he started riding ponies when he was seven or eight years old. He did some national shows and when he was ten his parents bought him a horse that he competed with at some smaller shows. “I liked it and wanted to do more,” Gregory states. So he was lucky enough to get a couple of more horses. Nothing expensive, but horses he could ride some smaller classes on.