Lorenzo de Luca
- Date of birth
"Stay hungry, stay foolish"
Lorenzo de Luca, #GrandeLorenzo, started riding horses when he was 9 years old. He grew up in the South of Italy, in a little town called Lecce, where he started competing as well. When he was 11 years old, he had his first show jumping competition with a horse called “Eponi Constelina” which means “little star”. Even though he doesn’t have a family who rides horses, he believes everybody can be a showjumper. As long as you work hard, everything is possible.
When Lorenzo became 18 years old, he started riding professionally. His parents couldn’t help him financially and he had to prove horse-riding was a great path to take. Before joining the Stephex Stables in 2015, Lorenzo worked for the Neil Jones trading stables in Belgium. Since joining the Stephex Stables, he became a serious competitor in the 5-star circuit.
Nowadays, Lorenzo is a regular on the Italian national team, he is participating in Nations Cups and in the World Equestrian Games. He competes wearing an Italian military uniform, the Italian Air Force. The government in Italy supports the best Italian athletes, getting the opportunity to wear the uniform, shows that the military stands behind him. A big dream of his, is to compete in the Olympic Games.