Italy’s Show Jumping Champion for 2021 is Luca Marziani and with silver medallist Giulia Martinengo Marquet and bronze medallist Fabio Brotto, they are the first three Italians guaranteed to represent Italy in the Rome CSIO in Piazza di Siena. The DeNiroBootCo Senior Italian Show Jumping Championships were held at Le Siepi in Cervia and also allocated three 'passes' for the coming appointment at the historical Roman international show to be held from May 26th to May 30th.
This is Luca Marziani’s second Italian title after his win in 2019. “It’s a different kind of feeling - said the Italian rider - compared to how I felt two years ago when I won with Tokyo du Soleil. I felt under pressure then because I was the favourite. This time, riding Lightning, things were different even if winning wasn’t totally unexpected.I have believed in this horse’s potential from the very beginning and I am sure there is still room for improvement and above all that he will play his part in being useful to Italy also as a team member in view of our coming commitments, especially Piazza di Siena!".
Marziani will therefore be riding in the Piazza di Siena CSIO for the seventh time and the fourth time in a row. 2021 marks Giulia Martinengo Marquet’s fourteenth time riding for Italy in the Roman show (the seventh in a row) after finishing second at Le Siepi riding Elzas. Fabio Brotto is competing in the CSIO for the seventh time and for the third time riding Vanità delle Roane, a horse bred at the family stud, and his return to Piazza di Siena after last being selected in 2014.
photo © LP