A great evening for all the family!!
2016 looked like this.....
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Vittoria Panizzon represented Italy at the 2012 London Olympics riding Borough Pennyz, a grey mare
owned by Sally Bullen. This qualitative horse produced by Vittoria herself, participated at this
Olympic campaign at only 9 years old and impressed the public so much as to be nicknamed by
speakers and journalists as ‘the jumping machine’. Clear in both cross country and jumping, Vittoria
and Pennyz closed their Olympic games in a very exciting 11th position, best of the Italians and with
a bright future in front of them!
Vittoria represented Italy at the 2008 Beijing Olympics with her horse, Rock Model, finishing 16th
overall. She was also a member of the team that won the bronze medal for Italy in the 2007 European
The Gloucestershire-based rider has represented her country at Pony, Junior, Young rider and Senior
levels and has been a member of the national senior squad at major championships since 2005.
Vittoria’s mother is Scottish and her father is Italian. She grew up in Italy, and at the age of 17, she
moved to the UK to finish her education and to further her eventing career. She graduated in 2005
from Bristol University with a degree in Biology and is a corporal in the Italian Air Force with the rank of
Aviere Capo.Vittoria currently has a few Advanced rides as well as a promising team of novice horses.
Her top horses are Sally Bullen's exceptional jumper Borough Pennyz, Merlot's Magic and her own
Beijing ride, Rock Model.
Limited numbers - so make sure you have your place booked well in advance!
Contact: Helen Smith, Hon. Hunt Secretary, on 07768 337186