SPORT: Equestrian Jumping
Eighth place at the 2011 Pan American
Games; Grand Prix Winner at Lyon, France;
five-time Puissance High Jump Winner at
2.20 metres ( 7 feet, 2 inches); four-time
recipient of the Bermuda Government
Achievement Award; two-time Olympian;
three-time Pan American Games athlete.
>>HOW I GOT STARTED
My grandfather Claude Terceira owned horses
that raced at Shelly Bay in the 1950s. On my
eighth birthday I started taking riding lessons;
there was no stopping me and definitely no
>>HOW I TRAIN
I train six horses everyday, ranging from my
young five-year-old horses through to my
grand-prix horse, who’s now 16 years old.
Everything in moderation.
>>HOW I GOT INSPIRED
My inspiration comes from my spirit. It’s in my
soul. I love horses. They are majestic, powerful animals. I love the connection I have with
them. I love the kindness in their eyes. I love
the independence and freedom of riding, but
I also love to compete. I love the thrill, the
speed and the athleticism of jumping! I love
that equestrian is one of the only sports where
men and women compete as equals. I love the
challenge! My parents always told me I could
do anything I put my mind, body and soul into.
>>WHAT I DO IN MY FREE TIME
I spend any free time I have with my son.
PHOTO: NICOLAS SCHIMP