The winner of the first Hermès Talents (riders under the age of 25) is 23-year-old Angelica Augustsson (SWE). Ever since her victory in the World Cup last February in Göteborg with Midtown du Tillard, she can no longer be considered fameless.
The success has not really disorganized the professional path of the young rider, though: “Of course the media have been very interested in me after this victory, but after things had gone back to the daily routine, the work remained the same, I have not modified my plan. If I keep up the success and if I am frequently successful, I was told that I could be part of the Swedish team.”
Thus her victory in the Hermès Talents is not a big surprise, as Angelica was the most “titled” one among the fourteen young talents. She enjoys her victory: “It’s incredible to ride in this space, in the middle of Paris… it’s a very special feeling.” Walter 61, the horse she’s riding in the Grand Palais, is not the one she is successful with on Swedish ground: “Midtown du Tillard is at home, resting.” In Sweden? “No, in Germany, in the stables where I’ve been working as a professional rider for four and a half years now.” It is not only possible to rely on talent in this sport: Experience as well as hard work play an essential role!