Giovanni De Marchi

Giovanni De Marchi started horse riding at the age of 10 at the Garbagnate Sporting Club. His teacher was Nicola Fouqué, who, seeing strong passion for the sport in the young rider, accompanied him to the riding yard so that he could take lessons. After many years’ horse riding around the stables, Giovanni discovered traditional horse riding. Later, alongside his wife Cristina, he would go through the most important phases of his training: the pair first met Luis Valenca and then Pedro Batista de Almeida at the Portuguese National Stud. Since then, he has participated in many apprenticeships, particularly in England at Training the Teachers of Tomorrow.