PROFESSIONAL DRESSAGE RIDER
On horseback by age 5, I practiced riding on the family bull ranch (toros bravos). Working with bulls naturally led me to the bullfighting stable. From there it was a quick step to teaching myself about dressage and working with young horses.
At the end of my studies, my passion for the Lusitano breed led me to Portugal, to the stable of Manuel Jorge Oliveira. There, I became a rider for and a pupil of Master Nuno Oliveira.
In 2010, I started to train under Christian Forlini, dressage rider and renowned trainer. This allowed me to start competing, with very satisfying results:
- In 2014, in the “Amateur 2” category, I finished vice-champion of Europe at the Masters du Cheval Ibérique (MCI) final, as well as at the regional PACA championship.
- In 2016, I won 6th place at the European MCI championship at the “Saint Georges” level.
In 2017, I began training under Arnaud Serre, an internationally-acclaimed rider. The rigorous work that we did helped me win first place at the grand regional competition in Aix-en-Provence in the “Pro 2” category.
Out of different riding schools and different teachings, I have forged my own riding methodology, one that subtly balances equestrian art and sport riding.
“Equestrian art begins with the perfection of simple things.” – Nuno Oliveira.