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Countdown to the 2016 Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final: Rider no. two – Simon Delestre

Friday, 09 December 2016
Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final 2016

Simon Delestre with Ryas des Hayettes. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson. Simon Delestre with Ryas des Hayettes. Photo (c) Jenny Abrahamsson.

In the week leading up towards the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final in Geneva, World of Showjumping presents the ten riders that will compete. Today we have reached the day of the final, and world no. two Simon Delestre will be wrapping the presentation up together with ranking leader Christian Ahlmann.

Name: Simon Delestre

Age: 35

Country: FRA

Current world rank (N° 191): No. 2

No. of times in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final: Two (2011 and 2015)

Best result in the Rolex IJRC Top 10 Final: Runner-up in the final in 2015, in Geneva with Hermès Ryan des Hayettes

No. of months in the Top 10 during 2016 (January-November rankings N° 181-N° 191): Eleven

Best world rank during 2016: No. 1 (Ranking N° 182, 183, 184 and 186)

Thrills from 2016: Being in the top three on the world ranking during the entire year as well as world no. one for three consecutive months, and having one of his top mounts Chesall Zimequest ending up as the best horse on the WBFSH Rolex World Ranking

Spills from 2016: Having to withdraw Hermès Ryan des Hayettes from the Olympic Games in the very last minute due to a minor injury, missing out on competing in Rio


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