Wouter Devos had another huge performance this week. The Belgian rider scored an enormous victory at the recent Grand Prix Longines in Cras-Montana.
Aboard his 14-year-old gelding Tonik Hero (by Ogano Sitte), the Belgian rider managed to end his jump-off round with a perfectly executed run. He finished his jump-off and claimed the victory in just 36.93 seconds. Wouter was followed by French rider Nicolas Deseuzes with his Quilane de Lezeaux (by Grenat de Grez).
Swiss rider Niklaus Rutschi and his Carassina (by Colman) took the third spot with a time of 37.73 seconds. Fourth place went to Barbara Schnieper with Cicero F, while Titouan Schumacher and Atome Z settled for the fifth place.
About Wouter Devos, the Belgian show jumping champion:
Born in 1988 in Belgium, Wouter Devos is a Belgian show jumping star who started competing at a very young age. Wouter first competed internationally in 2001, but it was in 2003 when he became Belgian vice-champion. As a young rider, Wouter was selected twice for the EC, and even drafted several times into the Belgian national equestrian team.
Wouter also competed in the 2005 Schaffhausen Continental/Regional Championships in Switzerland and the 2007 Auvers Continental/Regional in Auvers, France. In 2014, Wouter won his first medal at the senior championship in Lanaken, Belgium.
In addition, Wouter also scored four international victories with his horse best friend Tonik Hero. Wouter’s main competition horses include the 14-year-old Chestnut BWP Emporio Van T Holeinde, the 14-year-old gelding Tonik Hero, Cantaloup 2, and Just Me D.
Wouter’s brother Pieter Devos also competed in major equestrian events, including the 2015 World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. The 30-year-old Wouter Devos currently works part-time for the family-owned business Devos Group, which sells fruits and vegetables in the market. He also works part-time at the Devos Stables in Bekkevoort, Belgium.