A PRIVATE CHAT WITH...
CAMILLE CONDÉ FERREIRA
what memory do you keep of your first equestrian competition ?
it wasn’t really an official competition but i recall it vividly. i was at home and my father was going through a course with his horse while i was following him on a shetland. i was probably five but i still keep a good memory of that moment.
what is the highlight of your career so far?
I’m thinking of my victory at the 2015 junior european championships in wiener neustadt in austria, on the saddle of pirole de la chatre. it was the consecration of an amazing season.
WHICH SHOW JUMPING EVENT INSPIRES YOU THE MOST?
there are quite a lot, but the one that comes to my mind is the global champions tour in miami.
WHICH HORSE IN THE FIVE-STAR CIRCUIT THRILLS YOU?
i love good luck, ridden by cian o’connor, but also niels bruynseels’s mare, cas de liberté.
IF YOU HAD NOT become a rider, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE LIKED TO DO?
i think i would have gone to the air force. i would have liked that.
what is your favourite dish?
gnocchi with chicken and cream sauce.
WHICH OBJECT DO YOU ALWAYS KEEP WITH YOU?
I always wear my bracelets as they all have an important meaning to me, especially a pandora bracelet, a gift from my parents.
who is your favourite ATHLETE?
i admire renaud lavillenie in athletics. In show jumping i would say PATRICE DELAVEAU, JULIEN EPAILLARD and KEVIN STAUT.
DO YOU HAVE A FAVORITE PIECE OR TYPE OF MUSIC?
i like the latest hits, the ones we can listen to on the radio.
WHICH HOLIDAY DESTINATION DO YOU PREFER?
THE BEST MOVIE OF ALL TIMES?
I don’t really have a favourite. I have watched the intouchables many times, but i don’t actually watch a lot of movies or TV series.
what do you do in your free TIME?
i like shopping, especially at superdry and vicomte arthur.
WHAT IS YOUR EVERYDAY CAR? AND YOUR DREAM CAR?
I have just turned eighteen and got my driving license. I drive a Mini. My dream car would be the AUDI RS3.
INTERVIEW & PHOTOS BY JESSICA RODRIGUES