Belgium rider scoops Longines King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead for the first time since 1931

Belgium's Gilles Thomas won the Longines King George V Gold Cup at the Longines Royal International Horse Show at Hickstead, West Sussex (c) Elli Birch/Boots and Hooves Photography

Belgium’s Gilles Thomas had his first five-star win on Sunday, 31st July 2022 when claiming the historic Longines King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead on board Aretino 13. It was the first time a Belgian rider has lifted the iconic trophy since Jacques Misonne’s win in 1931. The Longines King George V Gold Cup Eight riders made it through…

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