A PRIVATE CHAT WITH...

SIMON DELESTRE

WHEN WAS YOUR VERY FIRST EQUESTRIAN COMPETITION?
in 1988. I was 7 years old and it was with a poney named lascari.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR CAREER?
I’ve already had the chance to enjoy incredible moments in my sporting career, but i think that becoming world n° 1 was, to my mind, definitely the best thing. we know how demanding this place in the ranking is in terms of performance and regularity and how difficult it is to get there…

IF YOU HAD NOT GONE INTO HORSE RIDING, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO DO?
I'd have liked to be a scientist. i’m a math WIZARD !

YOU TRAVEL A LOT. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY?
hong kong, for its permanent energy. life over there is very pleasant and it’s safe, not forgetting that i love asian cuisine!

WHICH OBJECT DO YOU ALWAYS KEEP WITH YOU?
my cellphone!

WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETE?
ROGER FEDERER 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PIECE OF MUSIC?
I DON’T REALLY HAVE A FAVORITE GENRE WHEN IT COMES TO MUSIC, BUT I LIKE RHYTHM. AT THE MOMENT, I’M LISTENING TO “I DON’T WANNA LIVE FOREVER”

DO YOU PREFER THE BEACH OR THE MOUNTAINS?
THE MOUNTAINS

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION?
I never go away on holidays, but i would love to go to bora bora.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE MOVIE? 
INCEPTION 

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TV SERIES?
HOUSE OF CARDS

and the COCKTAIL you prefer?
VODKA TONIC

HOW DO YOU SPEND YOUR IDEAL SUNDAY WHEN YOU’RE NOT RIDING ?
my ideal sunday is when i win a grand prix ! if there’s no show, i love a family lunch and spending time with my children.

WHAT IS YOUR EVERYDAY CAR? AND YOUR DREAM CAR?
i’m a bmw ambassador, so i have the chance to drive amazing cars on a day to day basis. for the MOMENT, i have a bmw 7 series which is ideal for my long distances.

INTERVIEW & PHOTOS BY JESSICA RODRIGUES

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