Luciania Diniz began horseback riding at her parent’s farm in Brazil as a child. Now with a showjumping career full of accolades, her mother and father remain her biggest influence to this day. Luciana counts a victory at the Grand Prix in Aachen in 1998 with Dover and coming 2nd at Global Champions Tour Grand Prix in Estoril with Winningmood (2011) among the most memorable moments in her career. Other highlights include her move to the Portugal team in 2006 and a finish of 5th place in last year’s 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’.