Giacomo Casadei: Riding High in the Global Equestrian Scene

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Casadei Giacomo ITA Corradiena van't Klein Asdonkz al LGCT di Miami

In a recent interview HSJ sat down with the young rider, Giacomo Casadei, born in 2002 in what we so Call the digital area, young Casadei always out-stood with his passion for the equestrian sport. Since young age he has been working his way to the top of the sport, always supported by his Parents, Marcella and Mirco. His big win was the individual gold medal at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics, but his great results don’t stop there.

By today Giacomo Casadei is a distinguished figure in the world of equestrian sports, inf at this year he is competing together with the “bigs” on the Global Champions Tour circuit representing the team Mexico Amigos. A few weeks ago during the Italian Championships in Le Siepi, Cervia Giacomo shared with us his exhilarating experiences from the Miami leg of the Global Champions League. As a seasoned rider with a passion for excellence, Casadei provided unique insights into the dynamic and thrilling nature of competitive show jumping.

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LGCT Miami Beach – Giacomo Casadei riding Marbella Du Chabli – ph.Stefano Secchi / ImageSS

Reflecting on his time in Miami, Casadei expressed satisfaction with his horses’ performances, highlighting their impressive jumps and adaptability to the challenging course. Despite a minor setback with his mount Marbella in the first round, Casadei commended her composure and the invaluable learning experience gained from the event.

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LGCT Miami Beach – Giacomo Casadei on Corradiena Van’t Klein Asdonkz – ph.Stefano Secchi / ImageSS

“The atmosphere in Miami felt straight out of a movie,” Casadei recalled, painting a vivid picture of the picturesque setting by the ocean and the bustling energy of spectators lining the beach.

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LGCT Miami Beach – Giacomo Casadei on Corradiena Van’t Klein Asdonkz – ph.Stefano Secchi / ImageSS

Delving into the nuances of the competition, Casadei discussed the innovative rule allowing riders to switch horses between the first and second rounds of the Liga and Europa Champions League events. He praised this rule for its fairness and strategic advantage, emphasizing how it enables riders to optimize their performance and provide opportunities for different horses to shine.

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LGCT Miami Beach – Giacomo Casadei riding Marbella Du Chabli – ph.Stefano Secchi / ImageSS

When asked about his thoughts on the Global Champions Tour circuit, Casadei emphasized its unparalleled competitiveness and the enriching experience of competing alongside top riders in breathtaking locations worldwide. “It’s definitely a very high-level circuit,” he remarked. “Competing alongside top riders, you learn a lot and get to compete in incredible locations around the world, so I think it’s a beautiful thing.”

In conclusion, Giacomo Casadei’s interview provides a fascinating glimpse into the electrifying world of professional show jumping.

With his unwavering passion for the sport and dedication to excellence, Casadei continues to inspire and captivate enthusiasts worldwide as he eagerly anticipates the next stages of competition.

V. Sozzi

Ph. Stefano Secchi

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