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Vittoria Panizzon

  • 33 - Borough Pennyz


Gloucestershire-based Italian rider Vittoria Panizzon (32) who last competed at Badminton in 2013, has represented her country at Pony, Junior, Young rider and Senior levels. She has recently relocated and is now based near Ledbury, having bought her own yard.

Vittoria’s father was Italian, her mother Scottish and she grew up in Italy and started riding aged six. In 2000 she was the winner of the Junior European Eventing Championships in Italy after which aged 17, with her mother, she moved to the UK to finish her education and to further her eventing career. For ten-years she was based with her trainer Sarah Bullen in Hampshire. She graduated in 2005 from Bristol University with a degree in Biology and is a member of the Italian Air Force sport group with the rank of First Aviator

In 2003 with Rock Model she was second in the Young Rider European Championships and since 2005 has been a member of the Italian national senior squad at major championships.  She was a member of the team that won bronze in the 2007 European Championships and represented Italy at the 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games. In London with Borough Pennyz, she was 11th and Borough Pennyz was the highest placed mare.

The pair was 8th at the 2013 European Championships and Pennyz was BE’s leading mare at the end of the year. They were selected for the 2014 WEG in France but had to withdraw immediately before their dressage test when Pennyz went lame.

Vittoria trains with Sarah Bullen and Lizzie Murray


Borough Pennyz is 13-year-old British-bred mare. Bred by her owner Sally Bullen she is by the Billy Stud’s jumping stallion Cevin Z out of a homebred mare by Dutch Gold. She has been produced by Vittoria and came to prominence when winning the seven-year-old two-star championship at Osberton in 2010. In 2013 the pair won the pre Badminton CIC3* at Belton – The Grantham Cup. Last year (2015) she was the highest scoring mare of the year at the SHB(GB) mare gradings. Through embryo transfer – a prize won at Badminton 2013 donated by Beaufort Embryo – Pennyz has a yearling filly by advanced event stallion Weston Justice.

Vittoria also rides Pennyz half-brother Borough Free Flight (by Catherston Liberator) – in 2014 they won the CCI1* at Ballindenisk.




Borough Pennyz

TB/WB, Great Britain, 2003
16.0hh , grey , mare

Sire Cevin Z

Dam Sovereign Flight (Dutch Gold)

Breeder Sally Bullen

Owner(s): Sally Bullen, Hook, Hants.

Notable Results

2016 – Barocca D’Alva CIC3* 7th Borough Pennyz
2015 – Ravenna CCI3* 1st Borough Pennyz, 9th Merlot Magic
2015 – Ballindenisk CCI3* 6th Borough Pennyz, 18th Merlots Magic
2015 – Wellington CIC3* 1st Borough Pennyz, 2nd Merlots Magic
2014 – Caen WEG W/D
2014 – Gatcombe CIC3* 10th Borough Pennyz
2014 – Belton CIC3* 2nd Borough Pennyz
2014 – Fontainebleu CICO3* 2nd Borough Pennyz
2013 – Malmo CH-EU-C3* 8th Borough Pennyz
2013 – Belton CIC3* 1st Borough Pennyz
2013 – Fontainebleau CICO3* 5th Borough Pennyz, 53rd Rock Model
2012 – Ballindenisk CCI2* 1st Merlots Magic
2012 – London OG 11th Borough Pennyz (highest placed mare)
2012 – Barbury Castle CIC3* 11th Borough Pennyz
2012 – Belton CIC*** 4th Borough Pennyz, 11th Rock Model
2012 – Montelibretti CCI*** 3rd Borough Pennyz, 5th Rock
2011 – Blenheim CCIO*** 6th Borough Pennyz
2011 – Barbury Castle CIC*** 16th Merlot’s Magic
2010 – Le Lions D’Angers CH-M-YH-CCI2* 9th Borough Pennyz
2010 – Osberton CCI2* (7yr old) 1st Borough Pennyz
2008 – Hong Kong OG 16th Rock Model
2008 – Bramham CCI*** 8th Rock Model
2007 – Pratoni CH-EU-C3* 8th Rock Model
2005 – Blenheim CH-EU-C3* 17th Rock Model
2003 – Bialy Bor CH-EU-YRC2* 2nd Rock Model



2013 – 7th Borough Pennyz (highest placed mare)
2008 – RET XC Rock Model