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A record man

 

Gregorio Minervini is a second-level horse riding federal technician, owner with his wife and president of the Tourist and Sports Centre "La Macchia degli Esperti".
His training started in the United States where for more than ten years, he was pupil of the most famous professionals of the western riding among them the legendary Shorty Freeman.
Gregorio has been researching for more then 20 years on the riding of difficult horses and in the USA he directed for three years the school for horses with different problems.
For more than ten years he has been a pioneer of the western riding in the centre and south of Italy; besides he perfectly knows the “English riding” for this event he got a degree as trainer in Toronto, when he was 23.

His adventure has been narrated by F. Pankieviwicz in his book “Border to Border” andů
THIS RECORD IS STILL UNBEATEN

In Italy and above all in the States Gregorio is known as the only man that crossed all the States on a horseback, from the Mexican to the Canadian border, he was alone and without money or assistance. This crossing lasted 99 days and Gregorio with his faithful horse rode 5,000 km. He has done even more: the crossing also has a symbolic and educational value. Gregorio Minervini wanted to convey to young people a clear message. Through the mass media and American television, he taught young people that life dissatisfactions are not solved by taking refuge in drugs and alcoholism. Instead we must have the courage to believe in our dreams and we have to try to make our dreams come true by betting on ourself.
“Life is a goal, a project, a challenge, a journey. Life is a dream to pursue and I had consumed it to the full. It was not in the world that we needed to find our own balance, but in ourselves, and in harmony with the people we love”.

VICTORIES IN THE EQUESTRIAN SCOPE:
1990: champion of the Open Cutting at Hippos;
1992: champion of Open Cutting at Arcese (Milan); he was in the final of the American Cutting;
1993: he won the Cutting at Denton (Texas) in the category “5000 Novice Horses”; he got the silver medal to the European Championship, category Senior Reining;
1995: winner of the Jackpot Open of Cutting at Travagliato (Brescia);
1996: winner of the first Open Cutting of Bologna;
1998: he wins the first Open Cutting of Bologna and is second at the Open of Reggio Emilia; he came out first at the Senior Reining at Cavalese (Trento);
1999: he became qualified national judge of Reining;
2000: he is member of the “long List” for the world championships of Reining at Jeres de la Frontera;
2003, 2004, 2005: he is the regional champion of Reining in the categories Intermediate Open and Open;
2006: he is the regional champion in the Open category, bronze medal at Manerbio in the national championships of the Open Intermediate category;
2007-2008: he is the regional champion of Reining in the categories Open Intermediate and Open; he is awarded by the Regional Committee F.I.S.E. (Italian Federation of Equestrian Sports), as the best athlete in the region, for the brilliant competitive results achieved;
2009: 5th place in the Intermediate Open category in Manerbio, final of the Italian championship;
Verona 2009: winner of the 1st prize "HORSE EMOTIONS" as an instructor for the excellent work done with his athletes, during the competitive season released by F.I.S.E. (Italian Equestrian Sport Federation).

 

Gallery

Good job Body! the end of the trip
It's so cold that I am not feealing my legs
Riding a dream in to the sand.
Absolutely the best picture.
Dreaming a good cup of cofee!
ARIZONA

Trattoria, Pizzeria and Antipasteria

Trattoria, Pizzeria and Antipasteria

Horse Riding Centre and school

Horse Riding Centre and school

Soccer fields

Soccer fields

Events

Events

The Schools and us

The Schools and us

Speaking of CATERINA MINERVINI

Speaking of CATERINA MINERVINI

A record man

A record man

Macchia degli Esperti - Our History

Macchia degli Esperti - Our History

Photogallery

Photogallery

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