Luciana Diniz

Luciana Diniz with Lacontino Wiesbaden 2013 (CSI 5*)

Luciana Diniz (born 11 October 1970 in São Paulo, Brazil) is a Brazilian-born Portuguese equestrian whose discipline is show jumping. She currently ranks thirteenth on the FEI Rolex Ranking List.[1] In addition to her show jumping work, Diniz is also known for G.R.O.W., an "informal education philosophy" that teaches adults and children. She is also started a documentary series on her horses called the Hoofprint Series.

Luciana went to the 2016 Olympic Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro as an individual competitor for Portugal with Fit For Fun.[2]

BiographyEdit

 
Diniz celebrating a clear round aboard Fit For Fun in the LGCT Grand Prix of Paris

Diniz is the daughter of former Brazilian dressage rider and eight-time champion Lica Diniz and polo player Arnaldo Diniz.[3] Her two brothers, Andre and Fabio, followed their father and are now the top two Brazilian polo players in the world.[3] She has a third brother, Arnaldo, who is an amateur racer and won the Brazilian Amateur Championships in 2014.[4] Originally Diniz began with dressage like her mother and rode the family horse Marko until his death when she was eleven.[3] Luciana quit riding for a month before returning and discovering show jumping.[3] She won the Children's Jumping Championships at the age of twelve and the Junior Jumping Championships at the ages of fourteen and eighteen.[3]

Diniz left home at eighteen and trained at various stables of show jumping champions including Alwin Schockemoele before starting her own business in Fürstenau, Lower Saxony.[3] At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Diniz came in seventh individually.[5] In 2015, she was the overall winner of the Longines Global Champions Tour.

Personal lifeEdit

Diniz have twin sons, Pedro and Paulo.[3] She currently lives in Sankt Augustin. She is known for her intelligence as well and is fluent in five languages.[3] She has also created an "informal education philosophy" called G.R.O.W., which is supposed to teach people—mostly children—how to become better individuals and improve society.[6] In addition to helping people, G.R.O.W. also trains horses—mostly for show jumping—and sells them to riders that she thinks best suit them.[7]

Top HorsesEdit

Horse Known As Year Foaled Breeding Gender Owner Accomplishments
Winningmood Winnie 1999 Belgian Warmblood Stallion Societe Civie de L'Ecurie de Meutry[8]
  • €300,000 LGCT Grand Prix of Vienna, 2015[9]
  • LGCT Grand Prix of Madrid, 2015
Lennox 2001 Oldenburg Gelding Arnaldo and Luciana Diniz
  • FEI World Cup Qualifier Leipzig, 2015
  • CSI5* Basel Grand Prix[10]
Fit For Fun Fitti 2004 Hanoverian Mare Luciana Diniz and Ralf Jῡnger
  • €200,000 Longines Grand Prix Port of Rotterdam, 2016[11]
  • CSI5* Grand Prix Doha, 2016[12]

SponsorsEdit

She is also sponsored by Bruno Delgrange Sellier, Deserata Show Jackets, and Roeckl Gloves.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rolex Ranking n°150". 30 June 2013. Retrieved 7 July 2013.
  2. ^ "We will take part in the Olympic Games in Rio!". Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h "Luciana Diniz". Luciana Diniz. Equestrian Village. Retrieved 8 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Bio". www.luciana-diniz.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  5. ^ 2012 Summer Olympics on NBC, 8 August
  6. ^ "About GROW". G.R.O.W. Haus. Retrieved 8 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "GROW Horses". G.R.O.W. Haus. Retrieved 8 July 2013.[permanent dead link]
  8. ^ "Winningmood". www.luciana-diniz.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  9. ^ "Luciana Diniz Wins €300,000 Longines Global Champions Tour of Vienna". www.noellefloyd.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  10. ^ Showjumping, www.worldofshowjumping.com, World of. "The Basel Grand Prix To Luciana Diniz and Lennox | World of Showjumping". www.worldofshowjumping.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  11. ^ "Fit For the Challenge: Luciana Diniz & Fit For Fun are Best in €200,000 Longines Grand Prix Port of Rotterdam". www.noellefloyd.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  12. ^ Showjumping, www.worldofshowjumping.com, World of. "Luciana Diniz and Fit For Fun best in the CSI5* Grand Prix in Doha | World of Showjumping". www.worldofshowjumping.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.
  13. ^ "Sponsors & Partners". www.luciana-diniz.com. Retrieved 2016-07-31.

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