Italian event rider Vittoria Panizzon has bought a new yard from which her string of event horses will be
Previously based at Norton Grounds, near Chipping Campden, Vittoria and her team will be remaining in Gloucestershire, with her new yard based close to Hartpury.
Announcing the news on Facebook, Vittoria said of her time at Norton Grounds: “My team have had the most spoiling time and we will always be so grateful! So so much to learn now. Fields to manage, tractor to be driven…We will miss Andy and Sean, but not too far away up the hill from Hartpury with great facilities to teach and train from.”
Vittoria also wished Charlotte Agnew, who will be moving to Norton Grounds to share facilities alongside Clare Valender, luck in her new venture.
Charlotte, who was previously based near Cirencester so also remaining in the county, said she was thrilled to be moving to the new yard, commenting: “Thrilled to be announcing we are moving up in the world! From December team Agnew will be based in North Glos, at Norton Grounds Farm near Chipping Campden, which will provide the horses with unrivalled facilities including an indoor school and spectacular hills for hacking and fitness work.”
The move will allow Charlotte to expand her operations with room for schooling and competition sales and liveries and provide her with the opportunity to teach.
On its Facebook page Norton Ground said: “Sad that Vittoria Panizzon and team are leaving us, Vittoria has bought her own house and yard and we wish them good luck and can’t wait to visit.
We are excited to announce that Charlotte Agnew is joining us. She will be available for teaching and livery. Charlotte is one of the country’s most promising event riders and at only 20 completed her first Badminton and won team gold at the young Rider European Championships.”
Sarah Carless Reporter at Large