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In brief: Josefina Rolt

This edition of ‘in brief’ interviews Josefina Rolt from Argentina

What is you age and where are you from?

I’m 18 years of age from Bragado, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Notable achievements:

Third place in the Pan-American Championship Pinamar, 2012
National Champion, 120km for junior riders, 2013 and 2015

When did you start racing?

I started racing when I was 4 years old in national races of 20km. When I was 8 years old I competed in my first 80km juniors. I remember well that my first race was a mix of emotions, I felt nervous but excited at the same time.

Does riding run in the family?

Yes, my family was one of the first ones to compete in a FEI race in Argentina. My mother and cousins also participate in endurance races. My mother has been able to participate in several international championships as Pan-American and World Championships. On the other hand, my father does show jumping.

Why horses?

Because it is a family passion and since an early age I’ve been around horses.

Why endurance?

Because it is a sport in which you are able to know completely your horse.
It is the competition and the fact that the rider has to be connected in a high level with his horse which I most love about this sport.

You own horses?

Yes, we own horses.
One of the most meaningful horses I’ve ridden is our mare JC Seductora. We were national junior champions in 120km in 2015 and my mother qualified with her for the WEC last year in Samorin, Slovakia. It is a mare with a very emotional bond to our family for all of the triumphs she has given to us.

Do you train horses?

Yes, when I have spare time from studying I train our horses. My trainer is my mother and we train our horses together. I study engineering in agricultural production in Buenos Aires. So, during the week I live in the capital city and on weekends I go back to my house in Bragado.
I really like training on weekends, it is a way to get to know your horse 100% and also to distract yourself from study issues.

I only train when I go to my house at Bragado, but sometimes I complement my training with running.

Do you have other hobbies?

I really don’t have any other hobby. I was born among horses and I dedicate all of my time to them. It is an acquired passion.

What are your ambitions?

I hope in the near future to be confirmed for the national team for the next Pan-American championship to be held in Uruguay in October of this year and also for the WEC Juniors in Verona, Italy.

What are your strongest points?

I am not the best at any, I really have a good connection with my horses so I am able to understand them well. But nevertheless, this sport is mainly having good luck and trying your best to keep your horse sound throughout the race.


Instagram: @josefinarolt
FEI Profile: Josefina Rolt

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In brief: Josefina Rolt

This edition of ‘in brief’ interviews Josefina Rolt from Argentina

What is you age and where are you from?

I’m 18 years of age from Bragado, provincia de Buenos Aires, Argentina

Notable achievements:

Third place in the Pan-American Championship Pinamar, 2012
National Champion, 120km for junior riders, 2013 and 2015

When did you start racing?

I started racing when I was 4 years old in national races of 20km. When I was 8 years old I competed in my first 80km juniors. I remember well that my first race was a mix of emotions, I felt nervous but excited at the same time.

Does riding run in the family?

Yes, my family was one of the first ones to compete in a FEI race in Argentina. My mother and cousins also participate in endurance races. My mother has been able to participate in several international championships as Pan-American and World Championships. On the other hand, my father does show jumping.

Why horses?

Because it is a family passion and since an early age I’ve been around horses.

Why endurance?

Because it is a sport in which you are able to know completely your horse.
It is the competition and the fact that the rider has to be connected in a high level with his horse which I most love about this sport.

You own horses?

Yes, we own horses.
One of the most meaningful horses I’ve ridden is our mare JC Seductora. We were national junior champions in 120km in 2015 and my mother qualified with her for the WEC last year in Samorin, Slovakia. It is a mare with a very emotional bond to our family for all of the triumphs she has given to us.

Do you train horses?

Yes, when I have spare time from studying I train our horses. My trainer is my mother and we train our horses together. I study engineering in agricultural production in Buenos Aires. So, during the week I live in the capital city and on weekends I go back to my house in Bragado.
I really like training on weekends, it is a way to get to know your horse 100% and also to distract yourself from study issues.

I only train when I go to my house at Bragado, but sometimes I complement my training with running.

Do you have other hobbies?

I really don’t have any other hobby. I was born among horses and I dedicate all of my time to them. It is an acquired passion.

What are your ambitions?

I hope in the near future to be confirmed for the national team for the next Pan-American championship to be held in Uruguay in October of this year and also for the WEC Juniors in Verona, Italy.

What are your strongest points?

I am not the best at any, I really have a good connection with my horses so I am able to understand them well. But nevertheless, this sport is mainly having good luck and trying your best to keep your horse sound throughout the race.


Instagram: @josefinarolt
FEI Profile: Josefina Rolt

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