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Francesco BORTOLETTO

Francesco BORTOLETTO, Italian Jumping, Vaulting athlete.

Name Francesco BORTOLETTO
FEI ID 10074117
Gender Male
Date of Birth 12/05/1993
Competing for Italy - ITA
Registrations Vaulting 2018
Jumping 2011
Last update 20/09/2018
FEI Database
Vaulting 70x70 Jumping 70x70
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up vaulting at age 10.
Why this sport? "I started vaulting after trying many other sports, but every time I soon got tired of what I was doing. Vaulting was different, maybe because it united my desire of exercise with the passion for animals. I started when I was 10, after seeing a show, and I have never stopped."
Club / Team Club Ippico Monzese: Villasanta di Monza, ITA
Name of coach Daniele Dall'Ora [national]; Laura Carnabuci [personal]
Training Regime "My training varies depending on whether we work with the horse or not. When we have a horse session I warm up for about an hour, both on the barrel and with fitness exercises, focusing especially on what I want to train on in that session. Then we usually work for a couple of hours with two different horses and in the end more fitness and stretching. It takes at least four hours."
Further Personal Information
Family Partner Francesca Malaspina
Residence Padua, ITA
Occupation Athlete, Coach, Student
Languages English, Italian
Higher education Sport Studies - University of Padua: Italy
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement Competing in Aachen, Germany. "To me it was a little dream coming true. I was in the very field that I used to see on the internet when I was a child. It was the thrill of a lifetime." (thevaultingreview.com, 27 Jun 2018)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Even if there are things that might seem impossible, you will eventually overcome them, if you are willing to do sacrifices." (thevaultingreview.com, 27 Jun 2018)
Famous relatives His partner Francesca Malaspina has represented Italy in equestrian jumping, dressage and eventing. (fei.org, 2018; Facebook profile, 24 Aug 2018)