Wardrobe malfunctions and bad habits: five minutes with Vittoria Panizzon *H&H Plus*

  • The Olympic rider on croissants, running late and a wardrobe malfunction.

    The Gloucestershire-based Italian event rider has finished in the top 20 at the Olympics twice and won team bronze at two European Eventing Championships, as well as finishing in the top 10 at Badminton.

    Who was your first pony?

    Blù-Blù was a small riding school pony in Italy who I rode when I was five. He was grey with a hogged mane and I adored him despite his occasional habit of ducking out of the arena under the fence, while adults ran to rescue me as I was swept off by the rails! He would wait for me outside the café while I went in to get water.

    If you could have any horse in the world, which would you want?

    I just hope I get to jump my 2012 Olympic ride Borough Pennyz again one day. She is in foal to Timolin this year which is exciting, but I long to get that special feeling again.

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