Profiles

  • Luciana Diniz
  • Competing for: Portugal
  • From: São Paulo
  • Age: 46

Luciana Diniz is the daughter of polo player Arnaldo Diniz and dressage star Lica Diniz, who is recognized in the Guinness Book of World Records for eight consecutive wins in the Brazilian National Dressage Championships. Luciana, originally from Brazil, began horse riding at her parent’s farm as a child. Now with a showjumping career full of accolades, Luciana says that her mother and father remain her biggest influence to this day.

Luciana counts a victory in the 1998 Aachen Grand Prix with Dover and coming 2nd in the 2011 LGCT Estoril Grand Prix with Winningmood among the most memorable moments in her career. Other highlights include her move to the Portuguese team in 2006 and a finish of 5th place in the 2011 Global Champions Tour rankings.

She describes GCT as ‘the best tour in the world.’ Her advice to other riders is to ‘follow your dreams and never give up’.

Fast Facts

Competed in the 1994, finishing 4th in the Team event, and 2006 World Championships

Competed in the 2004 Athens Olympics and 2012 London Olympics

Competed in 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2013 European Championships

Competed in 5 FEI World Cup FInals: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

2014 LGCT Cannes Grand Prix Silver medallist with Fit For Fun 13

2015 LGCT Madrid Grand Prix winner with Winningmood

2015 LGCT Cannes Grand Prix Bronze medallist with Fit For Fun 13

2015 LGCT Paris Grand Prix Silver medallist with Fit For Fun 13

2015 LGCT Rome Grand Prix Silver medallist with Fit For Fun 13

2015 LGCT Vienna Grand Prix winner with Winningmood

2015 LGCT Doha Grand Prix winner with Fit For Fun 13

2015 LGCT Champion of Champions Gold Medallist