An interview with Moore Equestrian Brand Ambassador Tim Wilks
Moore Equestrian are delighted to introduce our Brand Ambassador Tim Wilks, the professional showjumper who has been cited as one-to-watch in the industry. Scroll down to hear more from Tim, and discover why he wanted to join the Moore EQ team.
1. Tell us about your career to date – how did you get into showjumping and professional competing?
I originally got into showjumping through my grandparents, who owned an equestrian center in the Isle of Man. Aged 10 I moved to Henley-on-Thames, which is where my professional career started, and now I compete at a Senior Level.
2. We’re proud that you’ve joined Moore EQ as a Brand Ambassador. What attracted you to the brand?
Moore EQ offers everything a male competitor could want when it comes to clothing. It has an exclusive and personal service with a wide range of products, and as a male competitor myself, I know this is difficult to come by in the industry.
3. Do you find the equestrian industry fails to cater – or at least has a limited offering – in menswear?
Yes! There is currently a very limited offering in menswear in the equestrian industry. That’s why I think Moore EQ should be the first shopping destination any male competitor.
4. How would you describe your style, both competing and in down-time?
I would like to think my style is classic and clean cut (However, others may have a different opinion…).
5. When it comes to event-wear, what are the key things you look for? (E.g. Functionality, style etc.)
Obviously, at an event you want to look tailored yet stylish. However, the functionality of the clothing is key – it must be comfortable and practical too.
6. What are your must-have pieces from the Moore Equestrian collections?
From Alessandro Albanese, my must-have pieces are the Technical Socks and Technoready Competition Jacket. From Cavalleria Toscana, it has to be the Compression Breeches.
7. You recently competed in the Global Showjumping Championships. When it comes to events, do you prefer competing at home or abroad?
It’s hard to say which I prefer, because it depends on the venue and the atmosphere. However, there’s a great feeling associated with competing on home ground, knowing the crowd is 100% behind you.
8. What have been your career highlights to date?
My career highlight has to be jumping double clear on my first, CSIO5* senior nations cup team representing Great Britain at Falsterbo, Sweden. This was a really big step in my career and a moment I will never forget.
9 Do you have any advice for those looking to follow in your career footsteps?
You must be patient and believe in yourself and the team around you.