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Double gold Nausicaa thanks her new coach Ton De Ridder.

At the 3* CDI in Arezzo the Italian small tour rider Nausicaa Maroni confirmed her leadership winning all three categories and two gold medals in the Italian Championship.

Nausicaa Maroni and Rockabella a triumph in Arezzo to conclude their small tour experience (photo © tuttoDRESSAGE).

Nausicaa  has been working really hard  in the last few months to finish her small tour experience with Rockabella and concluded it with a full success, recently she had the opportunity to work with Ton de Ridden that is now her trainer.

“In Arezzo Rockabella gave me great sensations and emotions, we are together as a pair since three years and I am so grateful to had the chance to find her and to work with her”, explaines a super happy Nausicaa just back form Tuscany to her stable located near Milan.

“My victories and my technical improvements are no doubt due to the work done with Ton De Ridder, his suggestions, his intuitions have given the right answers to our problems and doubts, I do have a great feeling with Ton and his wife Alexandra Simons-De Ridder. I hope the collaboration with Ton will be a long lasting one, he is just a fabulous trainer!

Ton De Ridder, the new coach of Nausicaa will guide her to the Grand Prix transition (photo © tuttoDRESSAGE).

With regards to their debut in the Big Tour the Milan bord rider said: “We are already working on the single exercises , some are already confirmed others are not yet so it will takes the time needed and I am sure that with Ton on my side we will arrive there, he will decide the timing, in the mean time I am also working with 12 horses among them many promising youngsters.
I want to take this opportunity to dedicate those victories to my always supporting family : my sons, my husband Roberto, our parents. A big thanks to Rockabella, to Ton De Ridden, to my grooms Marzia and Cristian and my sponsors:Accademia Italiana Style, De Niro Boots, Devocoux, Farnam, Lorenzini Titanio and Mangimificio Porrini.”

Nausicaa is a real down to hearth person and rider, she knows very well how difficult is to emerge in this sport but nevertheless she is very determinate and fearless of sacrifices, with no doubts she will fight to be a top Grand Prix rider.