Gustavo Mirabal in the Equestrian World
Gustavo Mirabal is a Venezuelan businessman, lawyer by profession, rider and former employee of Banco Construcción, former owner of the G & C Farm training center. Some may wonder how a man like Gustavo Mirabal has achieved success in various fields. In this article we will explain it to you.
Gustavo Mirabal studied law at the University Santa Maria (USM) Venezuela, where he graduated with the title of Lawyer in 1988. After graduating he worked in recognized institutions such as: British Insurance, C. A., Horizon Insurance, S.A. and the Construction Bank. Later he founded his own law firm called Mirabal & Asociados, S.C. He never settled for working for others but set out on his own path after learning from the great
The true passion of Gustavo Mirabal
However, his true passion since childhood has been riding.
It is important to note that Gustavo Mirabal’s father, Mr. Gustavo Alfredo Mirabal Bustillo, was a former leader of the Acción Democrática party. He himself was former governor of Miranda state for the year 1985. It is commented that the equestrian passion of Gustavo (son) is hereditary, because his father was president of the National Racetrack Institute in the eighties. It was precisely his father who at nine years old took him to the stables to discover his true passion and what would mark the rest of his life.
Mirabal began to practice tirelessly and at 10 years old began to participate in amateur competitions which gave him the necessary practice to become one of the amateur riders with the best record. Knowing from the rider’s place the equestrian world allowed him to open his way again. Learning from the greats from below, Gustavo was projected to embark on his new life as an equestrian entrepreneur by founding G & C Farm
G & CFarm is a paradise located in the United States. The G & C Farm has become a benchmark for horse racing at the international level thanks to the success achieved by its horses and the riders who have been associated with this “caraqueño”
G & C Farm Vision
The property of Gustavo Mirabal and also of his wife María Carolina Mirabal, began his activities in 2009. His vision was to examine the riders in all the high level tournaments. As well as, in the final competitions of the World Cup, World Equestrian Games. Also qualify those who participate in the famous Olympic Games.
In this order of ideas, the facilities of the G & C Farm, had a jumping field, a treadmill for eight horses, an individual treadmill, six paddocks. They also had a laundry, a hay deposit (mowed and dried grass that is used as livestock feed). As well as a quarter of food and veterinary medicine and a two-room apartment for people who had for their job the care and maintenance of stables.
G & C Farm had representation in the best competitions in the United States, Canada, South America and Europe. Gustavo not only managed the farm, he was also a rider, having participated in competitions such as “Longines Athina Onassis Horse Show”, the “Longines Global Champions Tour 2017” in Madrid, where he won the inaugural trophy.
Riders featured in the G & C Farm
Throughout time, G & C Farm achieved a very good reputation in the world of equestrian sports. This organization worked with the Colombian Mark Bluman, as well as the Brazilians Nelson, Rodrigo and Helio Pessoa.
This farm was also a champion in the exhibition races. He developed the Venezuelan riders Luis Miguel Martinez, Gustavo Arroyo, Luis Fernando Larrazabal and Pablo Barrios. Especially his support for Barrios, led him to the top 25 in the world ranking. For the year 2015, Gustavo Mirabal established a partnership with the Spanish Olympic athlete Sergio Álvarez Moya.
High Performance Equestrian Center (Centro del Alto Rendimiento Hípico) in Madrid
Together with Sergio Álvarez Moya, he developed the project of the High Performance Equestrian Center in Madrid. The center belongs to Sergio Álvarez Moya but has been developed to the highest international standards. This Center of High Performance was achieved thanks to the advice and leadership of Gustavo Mirabal.
It is said that Gustavo Mirabal is one of the most representative figures in the equestrian world both in the United States and in Spain. Together with his wife they have established a space with the best conditions for the practice and development of equestrian sport. The passion of Gustavo Mirabal, has led him to have the vision of developing great competitors in equestrian sports.
Finally, this website will continue to deepen issues related to the equestrian world. In this way, we will continue to praise the extensive international career of Gustavo Mirabal in the tournaments.
“Those of us who are in love with this sport and are fascinated with jumps and horses can never be completely withdrawn”
At the beginning of this year 2018, Gustavo Mirabal sold the facilities of G & C Farm and moved away from the amateur riding competition to dedicate himself to his family.
Among his projects for the future is a Pan-American medal, to continue promoting the Latin American riders and some rumors speak of an invitation to participate in an equestrian competition in Dubai. Soon we will know what the year 2019 holds for Gustavo Mirabal Castro
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