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Lavinia, Ballantines 39 and the beauty of “taking care”

The story behind the silent work of grooms dedicated to the care and love for horses.

Lavinia, 26, got into the saddle for the first time when she was eight and fell madly in love with the adrenaline of competitions. Along the way, she discovered the intimacy and trust that comes from looking after your own horse on a daily basis. 

So, 3 years ago, she began asking herself: «Why should I carry on riding when there’s a profession that allows me to enjoy my relationship with horses on an equal footing? »

This question prompted the definitive decision to become a professional groom – and thanks to Riccardo Boricchi, she became part of the team at the Arezzo Equestrian Centre, where she follows a very precise routine: «I arrive at the stables at 6.30 so I can brush, clean and saddle the five horses I look after. I feel that I am very fortunate to be able to spend so much time with friends and take care of them on a daily basis». 

However, you don’t learn the work of a groom from books but in the field: «Growing professionally means it is important to watch and steal the secrets of people who have more experience than you. In every context, especially where top riders are concerned, I have always meticulously observed how their grooms work, in the practice and the competition rings alike, learning a great deal. Working near professionals such as farriers, riders, veterinarians and instructors also helped me understand more deeply how to manage all the needs of horses».

And Fieracavalli, thanks to its versatility and the involvement of the most important figures on the equestrian scene, is the perfect stage for learning more about this world: I started following the event on TV and on Internet from an early age. I didn’t want to miss anything, so much so that as soon as I got my driving licence, the first trip with my friends was precisely to Fieracavalli. And ever since then, it has always been an essential occasion».

The appointment with the most important event on the international equestrian scene is in Verona 9-12 November 2023.

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The story of Anastasia
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The story of Angelo
and Jasmin Z

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The story of Nicole
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Longines FEI Jumping World Cup e Gala d’Oro

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup and Golden Gala

Italialleva

Area Commerciale Top Brand e Campo prova FWC

Top Brand Commercial Area and FWC Test Field

Arena FISE

Purosangue arabo e GIA

Arabian Horse and GIA

MASAF

Area Commerciale B2C

B2C Commercial Area

Area Commerciale B2B

B2B Commercial Area

Salone cavallo Iberico e Horse Friendly Arena

Iberian Horse Salon and Horse Friendly Arena

Barrel Racing e Pole Bending

Barrel Racing and Pole Bending

Perimetro sicurezza cavalli

Perimeter safety horses

Animazioni

Animation
Perimetro sicurezza cavalli
Perimeter safety horses

Morfologie Razze Americane, SEF Italia, Special Events

American Breed Morphologies, SEF Italy, Special Events

Food Court

Area Kids

Salone del Turismo Rurale e dei Prodotti Tipici e Area Family
Exhibition of Rural Tourism and Typical Products and Family Area
Area H
Area F
Area E
Area C
Area D
Area B
Area A
PALA EXPO

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE "SAN ZENO"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"CANGRANDE"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"RE TEODORICO"

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup e Gala d’Oro
Longines FEI Jumpinag World Cup and Golden Gala

Italialleva

Area Commerciale Top Brand e Campo prova FWC

Top Brand Commercial Area and FWC Test Field

Arena FISE

Purosangue arabo e GIA
Arabian Horse and GIA

MASAF

Area Commerciale B2C
B2C Commercial Area
Area Commerciale B2B
B2B Commercial Area
Salone cavallo Iberico e Horse Friendly Arena
Iberian Horse Salon and Horse Friendly Arena
Barrel Racing e Pole Bending
Barrel Racing and Pole Bending
Perimetro sicurezza cavalli
Perimeter safety horses
Animazioni
Animation
Perimetro sicurezza cavalli
Perimeter safety horses
Morfologie Razze Americane, SEF Italia, Special Events
American Breed Morphologies, SEF Italy, Special Events

Food Court

Area Kids

Salone del Turismo Rurale e dei Prodotti Tipici e Area Family
Exhibition of Rural Tourism and Typical Products and Family Area

Area H

Area F

Area E

Area C

Area D

Area B

Area A

PALA EXPO

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE "SAN ZENO"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"CANGRANDE"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"RE TEODORICO"

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup e Gala d’Oro

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup and Golden Gala

Italialleva

Area Commerciale Top Brand e Campo prova FWC

Top Brand Commercial Area and FWC Test Field

Arena FISE

Purosangue arabo e GIA

Arabian Horse and GIA

MASAF

Area Commerciale B2C

B2C Commercial Area

Area Commerciale B2B

B2B Commercial Area

Salone cavallo Iberico e Horse Friendly Arena

Iberian Horse Salon and Horse Friendly Arena

Barrel Racing e Pole Bending

Barrel Racing and Pole Bending

Perimetro sicurezza cavalli

Perimeter safety horses

Animazioni

Animation
Perimetro sicurezza cavalli
Perimeter safety horses

Morfologie Razze Americane, SEF Italia, Special Events

American Breed Morphologies, SEF Italy, Special Events

Food Court

Area Kids

Salone del Turismo Rurale e dei Prodotti Tipici e Area Family
Exhibition of Rural Tourism and Typical Products and Family Area
Area H
Area F
Area E
Area C
Area D
Area B
Area A
PALA EXPO

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE "SAN ZENO"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"CANGRANDE"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"RE TEODORICO"

Longines FEI Jumping World Cup e Gala d’Oro
Longines FEI Jumpinag World Cup and Golden Gala

Italialleva

Area Commerciale Top Brand e Campo prova FWC

Top Brand Commercial Area and FWC Test Field

Arena FISE

Purosangue arabo e GIA
Arabian Horse and GIA

MASAF

Area Commerciale B2C
B2C Commercial Area
Area Commerciale B2B
B2B Commercial Area
Salone cavallo Iberico e Horse Friendly Arena
Iberian Horse Salon and Horse Friendly Arena
Barrel Racing e Pole Bending
Barrel Racing and Pole Bending
Perimetro sicurezza cavalli
Perimeter safety horses
Animazioni
Animation
Perimetro sicurezza cavalli
Perimeter safety horses
Morfologie Razze Americane, SEF Italia, Special Events
American Breed Morphologies, SEF Italy, Special Events

Food Court

Area Kids

Salone del Turismo Rurale e dei Prodotti Tipici e Area Family
Exhibition of Rural Tourism and Typical Products and Family Area

Area H

Area F

Area E

Area C

Area D

Area B

Area A

PALA EXPO

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE "SAN ZENO"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"CANGRANDE"

INGRESSO / ENTRANCE
"RE TEODORICO"