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The Rolex One to Watch July 2011 - Antonio Alfonso

Friday, 19 August 2011


Antonio Alfonso and SNAI BoaVista. Photo by Sportfot/RolexThe Rolex One to Watch for July 2011 is Italian rider, Antonio Alfonso. Based at the Castello Stables in Rome, Italy, the 33-year-old jumped from number 368 to 218 during July – a move up the Rolex Rankings of 150 places. 


The now 33 year old Alfonso, started to ride some of his uncle’s horses when he was five-years-old. He first competed when he was 13. Currently Alfonso works very closely with Natale Chiaudani, who shares the same sponsor. Chiaudani has competed in five FEI Nations Cups and won the silver medal at the Italian Championships in 2009.


From January 2011 Alfonso has ridden in 21 official Jumping competitions, both nationally and internationally. He has been in magnificent form, recording nine victories, seven second places, and nine third places. These results have allowed him to climb 150 places into the Top 250 of the Rolex Rankings. He is now on the list of nominated entries for the FEI European Jumping Championships in Madrid (ESP) from 13 –18 September 2011.




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