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PAM AM 2017 athlete presentation, part 1

FEI Pan American Endurance Championship senior and young rider, Punta Del Este, Uruguay 2017

Part 1

Uruguay

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Guillermina BulaName: Guillermina Bula
Age: 24, senior rider
Horse: Maruco (2007)
Trainer: Owner and trainer Andre Laborde
Personal training: I train myself riding him and also walking and swimming.
Horse’s palmares: Maruco raced in 11 opportunities, and qualified in 9. His average speed in most of the races is over 20km/h.
Rider’s palmares: Many years ago, my father used to ride in Raid and the family was always involved in horsesports. In 2003 my sister started to race and I joined the sport in 2012. Since then I rode in 23 CEI events.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Maria PereiraName: Maria Pereira
Age: 21, senior rider
Horse: Amarillo HLM (2003)
Trainer: In 2007, Jose Luis Gomez got Amarillo at the Haras Los Mendez auction and realised the good recovery heart.
Personal training: I train whenever I can.  Sometimes it is a bit complicated as I live in Montevideo and go to University.
Horse’s palmares: Experienced horse. 2013 Pan Am Champion with Orinana Rica. Participated in the World Championship in 2014 unfortunately did not finish. He won 8 CEI events.
Rider’s palmares: Pan American Championship 2012, 2nd place individual, winner by team. Endurance World Championship in Trabes, France 2013. 14th place Pan American Championship, Flores 2013. Winner individual, by team and Best Condition.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Jonatan Riveria IriarteName: Jonatan Rivera Irirarite
Age: 33, senior rider
Horse: El Sheik (2005)
Trainer: La Galponera
Personal training: I am riding every day, actually based in the UAE
Horse’s palmares: Average speed of the horse in CEI events over 21km/h. He Rode 11 races and was in the top ten in 5 of them.
Rider’s palmares: Jonatan participated in the World Championship in Slovakia 2016

 

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Pilar Saravia.02Name: Pilar Saravia
Age: 15, senior rider
Horse: Baraka Nasim (2004) and Che Niebla (2003)
Trainer: My whole team is focusing on the 2 horses we have for the panam. My mother, the vet, the trainer, all helping to make sure we arrive in perfect condition.
Personal training: I ride as much I can, participate in races and also do physical exercises.
Horse’s palmares: Baraka Nasim participated in 8 events and Che Niebla in 16.
Rider’s palmares: Pilar is a Top Rider, leading the Open World Endurance Ranking 2017. Because of her young age she only started last year to race in international level. Until today she raced in 58 CEI events, most of them in senior category.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Isha Judd.01Name: Isha Judd
Age: 55, senior rider
Horse: JQ Zarial (2006)
Trainer: Federico (Zubiaurre) and Fernanda (Villar). My trainers are doing an amazing job as well as their team.
Personal training: I try to ride every day and also do Gym & weights as well as a very strict sport diet. I focus on keeping my weight down and keeping my body strong.
Horse’s palmares: She has won 4 races and always placed in the top 3. 5th place in the world championship.
Rider’s palmares: I been riding since I was a child and started endurance 10 years ago after purchasing Zarial. I still continue learning and improving in every race and every training session, my mare just keeps getting better.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Luis Crucci.11Name: Luis Crucci
Age: 29, senior rider
Horse: HLD Patron (2003)
Trainer: Diego Martinez & Luis Crucci
Personal training: Riding every day.
Horse’s palmares: HLD Patron rode in 20 CEI races. He won 4 times and came 5 times 2nd.  Winner of the Open Combination World Endurance Ranking 2016.
Rider’s palmares: Luis Crucci started endurance in 2011 and rode 29 races.

 

 

Name: Paulina Berriel
Age: 16, young rider
Horse: SB Bayda Gebha (2004)
Trainer: SB Bayda Gebha is trained by Aldo Furiatti (Stud las perlas)  together with Angela Vicentino.
Personal training: I train with Bayda at least three times a week and on weekends. I ride him since the beginning of his sports career.
Horse’s palmares: SB Bayda Gebha started to race last year, the mare got a 3rd place in 120km 20,30km/h.
Rider’s palmares: I started horse riding at a very young age. Along with the whole team we hope to have the opportunity to represent the best to Uruguay in this Pan-American. Paulina is currently holding the 1st position of the YR FEI.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Belen MendezName: Belen Mendez
Age: 18, young rider
Horse: SM Kiss Me Yah 2006
Trainer: Santa Maria Endurance.
Personal training: I try to do all the important trainings with the mare.
Horse’s palmares: My mare’s task at this time is to play a good role in the race. She is a steady and constant mare, always eager. Won 2 races, one of them average speed 26,2km/h. Speed record in 80km in Haras La Perseverancia 31.07.2016
Rider’s palmares: My sports career is mainly based on improving myself as a rider. Belen Mendez finished in 2nd place in the young rider world endurance ranking 2016.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Teresa SanchezName: Teresa Sanchez
Age: 18, young rider
Horse: LG Muneereh
Trainer:  Zubiaurre Family, training in La Galponera.
Personal training: I train myself with the mare whenever I can and also ride my own horses.
Horse’s palmares: The mare has a 7 finish at all distances, she won 2 races. She also participated in the senior world in Slovakia.

Rider’s palmares: I competed in endurance since I was 8 years old. First in the young rider ranking 2015. Have been through all kinds of races, although I never ran for the selection in a World Cup or Pan American.  I traveled to different countries to race.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Micaela VigoritoName: Micaela Vigorito
Age: 20, young rider
Horse: Jezabeel (2007)
Trainer: Four years ago, it was Dad (Luis Vigorito) who was in charge. For the past 2 years it is Saul Silva looking after her.
Personal training: Being in university is a little harder, so I ride two or three times a week and go to the gym.
Horse’s palmares: The mare races from 2013. 11 FEI races, of which 7 were 120km. Finished twice 1st place and no eliminations.
Rider’s palmares: The fact of being in University does not allow me to have a great sporting schedule. Now I am dedicating everything I can to this Pan American especially since most of my races have been with Jezebel.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Joaquin StirlingName: Joaquin Stirling
Age: 19, young rider
Horse: LG Chichone (2009)
Trainer: Alejandro Posadas, principal of Las Glicinas.
Personal training: My preparation for the Pan American was simple, feeding me healthy and riding LG Chichone as many times as possible. I am a university student and this demands a lot of me.
Horse’s palmares: Finished 5 FEI races,  the last 2 with average speed of 23 km/h .
Rider’s palmares: Joaquin rode in 65 races. He started in 2011 at the age of 13. He finished 2nd in a national championship. He participated in the last pan American in Flores, Uruguay.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Valentina MendezName: Valentina Mendez
Age: 15, young rider
Horse: AS Mister (2009)
Trainer: Luis Vigorito & Saul Silva from Santa Maria Endurance
Personal training: My preparation was based on going to the gym on weekdays and riding on weekends
Horse’s palmares: AS Mister finished 7 races, won 3, came twice second and 1 time 3rd.
Rider’s palmares: I started endurance at the age 10 and after 5 years I understood that everything is a matter of patience, time and dedication. Thank God in helping to fulfil my dream to represent Uruguay in a Pan-American. Valentina finished 2nd place in the young rider world endurance ranking 2016.

 

Athlete presentation made with the assistance of Lucia Olascoaga

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PAM AM 2017 athlete presentation, part 1

FEI Pan American Endurance Championship senior and young rider, Punta Del Este, Uruguay 2017

Part 1

Uruguay

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Guillermina BulaName: Guillermina Bula
Age: 24, senior rider
Horse: Maruco (2007)
Trainer: Owner and trainer Andre Laborde
Personal training: I train myself riding him and also walking and swimming.
Horse’s palmares: Maruco raced in 11 opportunities, and qualified in 9. His average speed in most of the races is over 20km/h.
Rider’s palmares: Many years ago, my father used to ride in Raid and the family was always involved in horsesports. In 2003 my sister started to race and I joined the sport in 2012. Since then I rode in 23 CEI events.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Maria PereiraName: Maria Pereira
Age: 21, senior rider
Horse: Amarillo HLM (2003)
Trainer: In 2007, Jose Luis Gomez got Amarillo at the Haras Los Mendez auction and realised the good recovery heart.
Personal training: I train whenever I can.  Sometimes it is a bit complicated as I live in Montevideo and go to University.
Horse’s palmares: Experienced horse. 2013 Pan Am Champion with Orinana Rica. Participated in the World Championship in 2014 unfortunately did not finish. He won 8 CEI events.
Rider’s palmares: Pan American Championship 2012, 2nd place individual, winner by team. Endurance World Championship in Trabes, France 2013. 14th place Pan American Championship, Flores 2013. Winner individual, by team and Best Condition.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Jonatan Riveria IriarteName: Jonatan Rivera Irirarite
Age: 33, senior rider
Horse: El Sheik (2005)
Trainer: La Galponera
Personal training: I am riding every day, actually based in the UAE
Horse’s palmares: Average speed of the horse in CEI events over 21km/h. He Rode 11 races and was in the top ten in 5 of them.
Rider’s palmares: Jonatan participated in the World Championship in Slovakia 2016

 

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Pilar Saravia.02Name: Pilar Saravia
Age: 15, senior rider
Horse: Baraka Nasim (2004) and Che Niebla (2003)
Trainer: My whole team is focusing on the 2 horses we have for the panam. My mother, the vet, the trainer, all helping to make sure we arrive in perfect condition.
Personal training: I ride as much I can, participate in races and also do physical exercises.
Horse’s palmares: Baraka Nasim participated in 8 events and Che Niebla in 16.
Rider’s palmares: Pilar is a Top Rider, leading the Open World Endurance Ranking 2017. Because of her young age she only started last year to race in international level. Until today she raced in 58 CEI events, most of them in senior category.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Isha Judd.01Name: Isha Judd
Age: 55, senior rider
Horse: JQ Zarial (2006)
Trainer: Federico (Zubiaurre) and Fernanda (Villar). My trainers are doing an amazing job as well as their team.
Personal training: I try to ride every day and also do Gym & weights as well as a very strict sport diet. I focus on keeping my weight down and keeping my body strong.
Horse’s palmares: She has won 4 races and always placed in the top 3. 5th place in the world championship.
Rider’s palmares: I been riding since I was a child and started endurance 10 years ago after purchasing Zarial. I still continue learning and improving in every race and every training session, my mare just keeps getting better.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Luis Crucci.11Name: Luis Crucci
Age: 29, senior rider
Horse: HLD Patron (2003)
Trainer: Diego Martinez & Luis Crucci
Personal training: Riding every day.
Horse’s palmares: HLD Patron rode in 20 CEI races. He won 4 times and came 5 times 2nd.  Winner of the Open Combination World Endurance Ranking 2016.
Rider’s palmares: Luis Crucci started endurance in 2011 and rode 29 races.

 

 

Name: Paulina Berriel
Age: 16, young rider
Horse: SB Bayda Gebha (2004)
Trainer: SB Bayda Gebha is trained by Aldo Furiatti (Stud las perlas)  together with Angela Vicentino.
Personal training: I train with Bayda at least three times a week and on weekends. I ride him since the beginning of his sports career.
Horse’s palmares: SB Bayda Gebha started to race last year, the mare got a 3rd place in 120km 20,30km/h.
Rider’s palmares: I started horse riding at a very young age. Along with the whole team we hope to have the opportunity to represent the best to Uruguay in this Pan-American. Paulina is currently holding the 1st position of the YR FEI.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Belen MendezName: Belen Mendez
Age: 18, young rider
Horse: SM Kiss Me Yah 2006
Trainer: Santa Maria Endurance.
Personal training: I try to do all the important trainings with the mare.
Horse’s palmares: My mare’s task at this time is to play a good role in the race. She is a steady and constant mare, always eager. Won 2 races, one of them average speed 26,2km/h. Speed record in 80km in Haras La Perseverancia 31.07.2016
Rider’s palmares: My sports career is mainly based on improving myself as a rider. Belen Mendez finished in 2nd place in the young rider world endurance ranking 2016.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Teresa SanchezName: Teresa Sanchez
Age: 18, young rider
Horse: LG Muneereh
Trainer:  Zubiaurre Family, training in La Galponera.
Personal training: I train myself with the mare whenever I can and also ride my own horses.
Horse’s palmares: The mare has a 7 finish at all distances, she won 2 races. She also participated in the senior world in Slovakia.

Rider’s palmares: I competed in endurance since I was 8 years old. First in the young rider ranking 2015. Have been through all kinds of races, although I never ran for the selection in a World Cup or Pan American.  I traveled to different countries to race.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Micaela VigoritoName: Micaela Vigorito
Age: 20, young rider
Horse: Jezabeel (2007)
Trainer: Four years ago, it was Dad (Luis Vigorito) who was in charge. For the past 2 years it is Saul Silva looking after her.
Personal training: Being in university is a little harder, so I ride two or three times a week and go to the gym.
Horse’s palmares: The mare races from 2013. 11 FEI races, of which 7 were 120km. Finished twice 1st place and no eliminations.
Rider’s palmares: The fact of being in University does not allow me to have a great sporting schedule. Now I am dedicating everything I can to this Pan American especially since most of my races have been with Jezebel.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Joaquin StirlingName: Joaquin Stirling
Age: 19, young rider
Horse: LG Chichone (2009)
Trainer: Alejandro Posadas, principal of Las Glicinas.
Personal training: My preparation for the Pan American was simple, feeding me healthy and riding LG Chichone as many times as possible. I am a university student and this demands a lot of me.
Horse’s palmares: Finished 5 FEI races,  the last 2 with average speed of 23 km/h .
Rider’s palmares: Joaquin rode in 65 races. He started in 2011 at the age of 13. He finished 2nd in a national championship. He participated in the last pan American in Flores, Uruguay.

 

Athlete presentation PAN AM Uruguay Valentina MendezName: Valentina Mendez
Age: 15, young rider
Horse: AS Mister (2009)
Trainer: Luis Vigorito & Saul Silva from Santa Maria Endurance
Personal training: My preparation was based on going to the gym on weekdays and riding on weekends
Horse’s palmares: AS Mister finished 7 races, won 3, came twice second and 1 time 3rd.
Rider’s palmares: I started endurance at the age 10 and after 5 years I understood that everything is a matter of patience, time and dedication. Thank God in helping to fulfil my dream to represent Uruguay in a Pan-American. Valentina finished 2nd place in the young rider world endurance ranking 2016.

 

Athlete presentation made with the assistance of Lucia Olascoaga

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