Giel Vanhouche

Eventing | Belgique

Biografy :

Giel Vanhouche (° 1973) runs in Boutersem together with his wife Sofie the «Bost Paardenservice» training and retirement house. Already at his 18th, Giel started working professionally with horses. Making saddle became his specialty. As a young rider he was also very active in the event sport, and participated in the European Championship for Juniors in England with his "Goei Gammin" bred by his father in 1991.

However, the event was somewhat in the background with the further expansion of the stable. The focus was on training young horses, retirement, and teaching. A few years ago, he accidentally came back in contact with his beloved sport. Everything struck in an acceleration with the purchase of the then 6-year-old Figaro past, stall name «Dragon». This horse evolved into one of the most talented eventing horses of its year, grew in rapid pace to international level and is now Giel's top horse. In 2014 they became champion champion at the Belgian Championship, in 2015 they participated in the European Championship in Blair Castle (Great Britain). In addition to Dragon, Giel drives some talented horses on an international level, where he regularly gets good results. He also has promising young horses, which he trains and delivers on competitions with great passion and devotion.