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In brief: Cecília Gazzola Pinto

Who is Cecília Gazzola? Find out below in this edition of ‘in brief’.

Tell us your name, age and where you’re from:

Cecília Gazzola Pinto, age 29 from Varginha, MG, Brazil

What is your background?

I am a veterinarian by trade and I currently work at sales in two different companies.  One of them is called Equiboard, a manufacturing company developing equestrian training appliances. The company is now venturing into appliances for pets as well. The other company is called IBVET –  a Brazilian institution focused on veterinary education programs around the country.

What do you consider your biggest achievements in endurance riding?

Being named Brazilian Champion in the Endurance Junior category was my first major achievement. Since then I have been awarded the second place on the Brazilian Championship twice, in 2004 and 2006. I have also been listed in the first place in the CBH Ranking of 2004. In 2014, I was Brazilian champion in the 80km category.

And how did you get into the sport?

I started riding at the very young age of 7. My mother was an endurance rider. Watching her ride inspired me to do the same. According to my mother I started to spend time with the farm workers and, by the time she realised what was going on, I was already able to ride horses. On the other hand, my father claims he taught me instead [laughs]. I started endurance riding when I was 8.

What made you choose endurance over other forms of equine sports?

My mother has been an endurance rider since the 90s and my father used to ride as well.

Since a very young age I have been attracted to riding horses. And I think that spending so much time with them made the horses choose me too.

I love being close to the nature and to the horses. That is something only endurance riding can offer you. I love being on the trails. There is this great feeling of freedom that cannot be grasped.

Do you train and ride your own horses, or ride others?

I usually ride my own horses.

During the weekdays, my mother and Paula oversee training the horses. Occasionally I take part in training on those days too. Apart from that, I ride every weekend. It is sacred to me. If I’m not there, there is no one that can do the training for me.

The one thing that I like the most is riding. Other than that, I enjoy exercising and jogging.


Feature Image credit: Heleno Clemente

In-article image credit: Luis Carlos Ruas


FEI Profile: Cecília Gazzola Pinto

Instagram: @ceciliagazzola

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In brief: Cecília Gazzola Pinto

Who is Cecília Gazzola? Find out below in this edition of ‘in brief’.

Tell us your name, age and where you’re from:

Cecília Gazzola Pinto, age 29 from Varginha, MG, Brazil

What is your background?

I am a veterinarian by trade and I currently work at sales in two different companies.  One of them is called Equiboard, a manufacturing company developing equestrian training appliances. The company is now venturing into appliances for pets as well. The other company is called IBVET –  a Brazilian institution focused on veterinary education programs around the country.

What do you consider your biggest achievements in endurance riding?

Being named Brazilian Champion in the Endurance Junior category was my first major achievement. Since then I have been awarded the second place on the Brazilian Championship twice, in 2004 and 2006. I have also been listed in the first place in the CBH Ranking of 2004. In 2014, I was Brazilian champion in the 80km category.

And how did you get into the sport?

I started riding at the very young age of 7. My mother was an endurance rider. Watching her ride inspired me to do the same. According to my mother I started to spend time with the farm workers and, by the time she realised what was going on, I was already able to ride horses. On the other hand, my father claims he taught me instead [laughs]. I started endurance riding when I was 8.

What made you choose endurance over other forms of equine sports?

My mother has been an endurance rider since the 90s and my father used to ride as well.

Since a very young age I have been attracted to riding horses. And I think that spending so much time with them made the horses choose me too.

I love being close to the nature and to the horses. That is something only endurance riding can offer you. I love being on the trails. There is this great feeling of freedom that cannot be grasped.

Do you train and ride your own horses, or ride others?

I usually ride my own horses.

During the weekdays, my mother and Paula oversee training the horses. Occasionally I take part in training on those days too. Apart from that, I ride every weekend. It is sacred to me. If I’m not there, there is no one that can do the training for me.

The one thing that I like the most is riding. Other than that, I enjoy exercising and jogging.


Feature Image credit: Heleno Clemente

In-article image credit: Luis Carlos Ruas


FEI Profile: Cecília Gazzola Pinto

Instagram: @ceciliagazzola

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