professional equestrian competitor, competing in three disciplines: show jumping, eventing and dressage.
“I saw a horse for the first time in my life when I was 3 years old. I saw it and I was crazy about it. I think that animals have always been very important to me. The fact is, however, that horses are the most important. When I was about 5, I put a lot of pressure on my parents to start riding horses or to have anything to do with horses at all. It sounds a bit like “terrorizing” my parents in some way, but I think my parents were in a comfortable situation in some respects. Because if there was any horse anywhere, they could just leave me under the fence and do their thing. I just stared at a horse or horses for hours and it was enough for me to be happy…”