For Horses Brand Ambassador Giulia Levi is a 5th year law student at Bocconi University in Milan, a talented Show Jumper and great horse enthusiast.
We talked to her about a typical day in her life, her passion for horses and how she balances taking care of her horses, competitive riding and student life.
My passion for horse riding happened at an early age when I went to see my older sister Elisabetta compete on ponies, and from that moment I immediately fell in love with horses.
By the age of six I was already in the saddle, and I haven't stopped since that day!
To all those who want to approach this discipline I would advise you to never become demoralized in front of a difficulty, but to take it as an opportunity to improve, to always have the desire to learn, to be determined in what you want to achieve and let yourself be helped by those who are more experienced.
Let's say that managing stress is not my strength, although through continual experience I have learned to control it.
I can say that over time I am able to improve because after every mistake, I think about what I did wrong and I realize that many mistakes are due to a lack of keeping a cool head and allowing anxiety to take control.
I train 6 days a week and ride 5/6 horses a day. A year and a half ago I moved near Brescia to the stables of Stefano Cesaretto and Giulia Martinengo to live and train. My day starts at 7.30 and I ride until lunchtime. My afternoons are dedicated to studying and finishing my degree.
2019 ended in the best way! I am very satisfied with my second place win in Salzburg in the 155 EYCUP final with my partner Van Dutch, and it certainly gave me the right energy to start working in 2020 with more determination, self-awareness and strength.
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