A PRIVATE CHAT WITH...

SAMY COLMAN

Where does your passion for horses and equestrian sports come FROM?
My father has always loved horses but he never rode them. one day he decided to enroll me in a club and give me the opportunity to try it out. i immediately fell in love with it. i started by riding casually and then i started to jump. my father has followed me since my first competition. I was probably 13 years old.


WHAT’s your best memory related to this SPORT?
it happened quite recently. it was in la baule this year when i won the young talents grand prix with simara alia. i had been having a lot of good results but i had never won a class. this victory was a reward for the work i’ve been doing with my new coach, marcel delestre, AND with simon delestre. i moved into their stables a few months ago. this will remain a good memory, until new ones come, i hope! we keep working hard everyday to get there.

Which show jumping event would be a dream come true?
for the amazing settings, i would say the miami and paris stages of the longines global champions circuit.

Which horse of the 5 star circuit thrills you the most?
daisy, ridden by meredith michaels-beerbaum, is a mare that has all the qualities in the world.

What’s your favourite city?
casablanca, because it’s my hometown, but i also love miami.

which object do you always keep with you?
i always wear my necklace, a gift from my mother.

who is the athlete you admire the most?
michael schumacher, and in show jumping, simon delestre.

what kind of music do you like?
i like modern music and also house music, like solomun, for example.

what’s your favourite holiday destination?
without hesitation, ibiza !

WHAT’s your favourite TV SERIES?
right now, i’m watching narcos.

what is your everyday car? and your dream car?
my everyday car is a audi a7. it’s already a dream car to me! if i could pick a higher range, i would choose the audi rs7 performance. but i am very happy with the car i have today.

what are your expectations for your career in the coming months?
I have just qualified for the world equestrian games to represent my country, morocco. it’s a beautiful event and a major goal for the coming months. it would make me very proud to have a good performance there!

INTERVIEW & PHOTOS BY JESSICA RODRIGUES

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