Gábor Szabó, Jnr.
Gábor Szabó, Jnr. started competing at the age of twelve. In 2008 he joined Timpex, one of the best privately owned stud farms in Hungary, in Nyíregyháza.
In 2009, he won the semi-finals of the 100-strong field at the European Youth Championships in the Netherlands, and in 2010 he became the young rider champion in Kiskunhalas. In 2011, he won the semi-final of the 259-rider field at the World Championships for Young Horses riding Timpex Cent. In 2013 he was a member of the Hungarian national team at the CSIO in Budapest, and in the same year he finished ninth in the semi-finals of the European Championships in Denmark on Timpex Cabale. He is the hero of the CSIOs in Budapest: he won the Grand Prix in 2014 riding Timpex Cent and in 2016 Timpex Bölcsész. In 2017 the qualified for the World Cup Finals in Omaha. The pair also did very well in the World Equestrian Games in Tryon, USA in September 2018.
He is a rider with the highest valid score in the 2020 Hungarian show jumping ranking. In 2021 he would be the winner of the Kecskemét GP, but this time in the colours of his new club, University of Debrecen Athletics Club. Partnered with the mare Mezőhegyes Chabala, owned by the traditional Hungarian Mezőhegyes National Stud, he is a member of the Hungarian national team. Thirty-one-year-old Gábor Szabó, Jnr. is also a competitor in the Hungarian National Equestrian and Sport Horse Breeding Programme.