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Alonso VALDEZ PRADO

Alonso VALDEZ PRADO, Peruvian Jumping athlete.

Name Alonso VALDEZ PRADO
FEI ID 10074625
Gender Male
Date of Birth 23/01/1978
Competing for Peru - PER
Registration Jumping 2018
Last update 20/09/2018
FEI Database
Jumping 70x70
General Interest
Nicknames Alon (ipd.gob.pe, 02 May 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement Competing at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (ipd.gob.pe, 02 May 2018)
Most influential person in career His father. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2016)
Hero / Idol Dutch rider Jeroen Dubbeldam. (Athlete, 09 Aug 2016)
Sporting philosophy / motto "You can set all the goals you want, but you have to work day by day and work as a group. You must improve every day." (Team Peru, 25 Sep 2015)
Ambitions To compete at the 2018 World Equestrian Games [WEG] in Tryon, NC, United States of America, the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, and the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (ipd.gob.pe, 02 May 2018)
Other information NATIONAL FIRST In April 2014 he became the first Peruvian rider to have qualified for the World Equestrian Games [WEG]. His performance at the 2014 World Cup event in Wellington, FL, United States of America, made him eligible for the 2014 Games in Normandy, France. He was also the first rider to represent Peru in jumping at the Olympic Games, ranking 56th in the individual competition at the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro. (SportsDeskOnline, 02 Jul 2018; El Peruano, 08 May 2018; fpdecuestres.com, 07 Apr 2014) STABLES He owns a stable in Lima, Peru, and Wellington, FL, United States of America, named Centro Hipico La Quadra. (El Peruano, 08 May 2018; Facebook team page, 29 Mar 2018) AMBASSADOR He has been appointed an ambassador for the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. (peru.com, 29 Sep 2017)
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He took up the sport at age 13 in Lima, Peru.
Why this sport? "I have loved horses since I was little. My grandfather played polo, my parents rode horses, so there was always a connection."
Club / Team Stal De Sjiem [NED] / Prado La Quadra [PER]:
Name of coach Jeroen Dubbeldam [personal], NED, from 2013
International Debut
Year 1997
Competing for Peru
Location Arequipa, PER
Further Personal Information
Residence Lima, PER
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Horse Trainer
Languages Spanish