Belgium's Gilles Thomas is a real young talent to watch. In 2016 he was named Belgium's Jumping Talent of the Year, an accolade he cemented with successes in the 2019 World Championships at Lanaken, placing 10th. Gilles was born into an equestrian family. His mother has ridden at Championship level, and his aunt is married to Belgian rider Marc van Dijck, who runs Stal Nieuwenhof (Brussels). Gilles was also crowned double European Champion for Juniors, and also won the Belgian Championship in the junior category.
2016 Belgium Jumping Talent of the Year
2019 World Championships at Lanaken - 10th
2016 Junior European Championships - Individual and Team Gold