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Sport Dressage, Eventing, Jumping
NOC Italy   
Born14 Sep 1983 in Rome, ITA
Height1.68 m
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence England
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team CS Aeronautica Militare: Italy
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Higher education Biology - University of Bristol: England
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport? She has been involved in equestrian almost all her life.
General Interest
Hero / Idol New Zealand equestrian Mark Todd. (, 01 Dec 2010)
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When and where did you begin this sport? Her mother first put her on a horse at age two. She began riding seriously at age seven and got her first pony at age eight.
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Occupation Armed Forces Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
Languages English, Italian
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Sporting philosophy / motto "Always smile, no matter what is happening. It makes it look like what you are doing is easy." (, 01 Dec 2010)
Other information FROM ITALY TO ENGLAND
Born to an Italian father and a Scottish mother, she lived in Italy until her final year of high school. After her father passed away, her mother decided they should move to England so Panizzon could go to university and further her eventing career. She spent approximately 10 years working for British eventer Sarah Bullen, before setting up her own equestrian centre in 2010 in Moreton-in-Marsh, England. In 2015 she acquired Hollins Court Farm in Gloucestershire. (, 25 Jun 2021;, 02 Nov 2009)

She is a member of the Italian Air Force sport group. "I get paid a salary to represent them, which is why I ride in uniform. It is a massive help and a huge bonus. Nearly all the Italian team ride in uniform so we stand out a mile, but it makes deciding what to wear for trot ups easy." (, 28 Dec 2019;, 22 Oct 2017;, 01 Apr 2009)
Last Update
  20 Dec 2021
General Interest
Injuries In December 2019 she sustained a concussion while guiding a visitor at her facility in Gloucestershire, England. (Facebook page, 25 Dec 2019)

She fractured her collarbone after falling from her horse during a competition in July 2016 and was unable to compete at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (, 16 Jul 2016)
Nicknames Vitto, Vicky (, 29 Jul 2021; Facebook profile, 15 Nov 2019)
Hobbies Polo, spending time outdoors, animals. (, 29 Jul 2021)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) BOROUGH PENNYZ 11  
2008 OG-C Hong Kong - Beijing (CHN) ROCK MODEL 16 6
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE) BOROUGH PENNYZ 8 4
2010 CH-M-YH-CCI2* Le Lion d'Angers (FRA) BOROUGH PENNYZ 9  
2007 CH-EU-C3* Pratoni del Vivaro (ITA) ROCK MODEL 8 3
2005 CH-EU-C3* Blenheim (GBR) ROCK MODEL 17 5
2004 CH-EU-Y-C2* Barroca d'Alva (POR) KING OF THE CASTLE II DNF 9
2003 CH-EU-Y-C2* Bialy Bor (POL) ROCK MODEL 2 3
Other Events
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) BOROUGH PENNYZ 7  
2008 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR) ROCK MODEL RET  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
03.07.2014 to 06.07.2014 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   MONARCHS EXCLUSIVE 24  
03.07.2014 to 06.07.2014 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   MONARCHS EXCLUSIVE 24  
05.06.2014 to 08.06.2014 CCI3* Bramham (GBR)   MERLOTS MAGIC 22  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC3* Chatsworth (GBR)   MERLOTS MAGIC 6  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC1* Chatsworth (GBR)   BOROUGH FREE FLIGHT EL  
17.05.2014 to 18.05.2014 CIC1* Chatsworth (GBR)   MONARCHS EXCLUSIVE EL  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   BOROUGH PENNYZ 2  
04.04.2014 to 06.04.2014 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   MERLOTS MAGIC 11  
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CICO3*-NC Fontainebleau (FRA)   BOROUGH PENNYZ 2 4
19.03.2014 to 23.03.2014 CICO3*-NC Fontainebleau (FRA)   MERLOTS MAGIC 24  
03.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CICYH1* Osberton (GBR)   BOROUGH FREE FLIGHT 3  
03.10.2013 to 06.10.2013 CCI2* Osberton (GBR)   HOOS HARRY 41  
29.08.2013 to 01.09.2013 CH-EU-C3* Malmö (SWE)   BOROUGH PENNYZ 8 4
15.08.2013 to 18.08.2013 CCI2* Le Pin au Haras (FRA)   MERLOTS MAGIC 1  
08.08.2013 to 11.08.2013 CCI2* Hartpury (GBR)   BOROUGH PENNYZ 1  
02.08.2013 to 04.08.2013 CIC3* Gatcombe Park (GBR)   MERLOTS MAGIC 18  
02.08.2013 to 04.08.2013 CIC3* Gatcombe Park (GBR)   ROCK MODEL RET  
02.08.2013 to 04.08.2013 CIC3* Gatcombe Park (GBR)   BOROUGH PENNYZ EL  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   MERLOTS MAGIC 13  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   HOOS HARRY 35  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC2* Barbury Castle (GBR)   HEARTBREAKER 58  
04.07.2013 to 07.07.2013 CIC3* Barbury Castle (GBR)   BOROUGH PENNYZ EL  
06.06.2013 to 09.06.2013 CCI3* Bramham (GBR)   MERLOTS MAGIC 12  
11.05.2013 to 12.05.2013 CIC3* Chatsworth (GBR)   ROCK MODEL 12  
03.05.2013 to 06.05.2013 CCI4*-HSBC Badminton (GBR)   BOROUGH PENNYZ 7  
12.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   BOROUGH PENNYZ 1  
12.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   ROCK MODEL 3  
12.04.2013 to 14.04.2013 CIC3* Belton (GBR)   MERLOTS MAGIC 8  
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CICO3* Fontainebleau (FRA)   BOROUGH PENNYZ 5 3
21.03.2013 to 24.03.2013 CICO3* Fontainebleau (FRA)   ROCK MODEL 53  
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal

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