Maria Francesca Patrizi, Trainer
Having graduated from University of Perugia in history and philosophy and having been passionate about horses since the age of 11, I met Antonello Radicchi at 18 and, since then, life with horses has been a constant sharing of sacrifices and gratifications. Level I FISE license since 1986. Dressage in 2006, after the birth of my two children Matilde and Samuele. I participated as an auditor in numerous stages held by the maestro P. Karl both in Italia and in France following Antonello. At tehr same time I followed courses with Uisp and FISE obtaining teh following qualifications: -Operatore Cavalgiocare Uisp , -Tecnico di Volteggio di II liv Fise ., -Operatore Tecnico di Equitazione di Base Fise (OTEB), -Tecnico Attività Ludica Fise ( ex Animatore Pony di II liv.). During this period, I presided and managed my centre Asd Le Pistrine and the Caldese equestrian centre where I trained numerous athletes and brought them to competitions in disciplines of vaulting and in the pony categories of pony games, gymkhanas, synchronised riding obtaining medals both as a club in the Italian championships and as a region representing Umbria in the Pony Olympics from 2004 to 2011. Since 2012 I work at “Scuderia di Reschio Srl” following the stud and Antonello’s school while continuing to attend seminars and updates, the last of which on “Eating behaviour disorders and assisted interventions with equines: potential and experiences” of the Italian Paralympic Committee. I believe competition as an opportunity for comparison and aggregation is positive. Over the years I have grown ever more convinced that there is a lack of both method and predisposition, also on the part of the teacher, to allow the student to grow. The objective is not competition per se but how one gets there, how one lives it and how horse and rider read the results; if it isn’t accompanied by personal growth it becomes frustration firstly for the horse and then the rider. My passion to teach springs from wanting to give some answers to resolve problems for the horse and rider first of all within that specific pairing at physical, psychic, motorial and functional levels; I have found these answers and it is for me a great satisfaction to see these results transmitted. I live with “my feet in the sand”. I feel good when I can make horses and people live beautiful experiences, perhaps because I myself feel good and believe that I succeed in transmitting this.