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His sporting prestige precedes him, but his passion is Law and Finance

There are multifaceted people who are known as such. However, it is also the case of people who are known for their more public facet and yet their skills are the most diverse. This is the case of Gustavo Mirabal Castro whose sporting prestige precedes him, but his passion is law and finance. Today we will discover the reasons for his sporting prestige and a little more about his passion for law and finance. Without further ate, let’s get started.

Gustavo Mirabal Castro is a man who has his last name in his blood. Each of his passions have been inherited from his father, but in him they have been infinitely enhanced. There are three passions that father and son share: horses, finances, and law.

Each with its own particular characteristics and in its own field. But these three passions have been transversal to their lives. It is certainly something they carry in their blood.

Before talking a little about these passions let’s take a brief walk through the life of his father Gustavo Mirabal Bustillos.

G&C Farm - Gustavo Mirabal and G&C Leroy

Gustavo Mirabal Bustillos, his sporting prestige precedes him, but his passion is law and finance.

No doubt what applies to the child also applies to the father. Most know Gustavo Mirabal Bustillos for his passion for equestrian sports, specifically horse racing. From a young age seeing the power of horses became a great hobby for Gustavo Mirabal Castro.

Over time he became more involved, to the point of having with his partners two haras: the trabucazo and the tamborazo.

This passion was transmitted to his children by incorporating them into the recreational activities of the club in which they participated. In that club, horse riding and equestrian jumping were the most demanded activities by the boys who liked horses. For Gustavo Mirabal to discover horses at the age of 9 was a moment of enlightenment. There he found a place where his competitiveness and physical constitution would find “fertile ground”.

At the age of 10 he was already participating in amateur competitions of the highest level in Venezuela. This is how father and son found an intense connection and a common language. This would be repeated on two more occasions with finance and law.

Gustavo Mirabal Bustillos is a man who is also known for being a great lawyer. That led him to be a rather prolific politician belonging to the Democratic Action party. Perhaps the only passion in which Gustavo did not accompany his father was in the passion for politics. Gustavo Jr. found other ways to channel his support to other people through his company and his equestrian ventures.

But it didn’t take long for Gustavo Jr. to emulate the father’s successes in the field of law and law.

Mauricio Azar and Gustavo Mirabal Bustillos - National Institute of Racetracks in Venezuela
Mauricio Azar and Gustavo Mirabal Bustillos – National Institute of Racetracks in Venezuela


Gustavo Mirabal, his passion is law and finance.

The title of this section reflects the extent to which Gustavo senior and Jr. are alike. As if it were the same person, it exemplifies the extent to which father and son shared both passions. For the father, public finances were the key to his management as a public servant. This was applied both in his administration as governor of the state of Miranda and in his management as president of the INH.

The INH is the National Institute of Hippodromes and was the governing institute of racetracks and horse racing. There Gustavo Sr. was able to unite his sporting prestige that precedes him with his passion for law and finance. Without a doubt, a management that no one will forget.

That same passion for public finances was demonstrated by the success of his studs or haras. And he also had some businesses that were the example that his son Gustavo Mirabal Castro would later follow.

His father’s passion for law was also passed on to his son. Thanks to this, Gustavo Mirabal Castro practiced law prominently in private companies in the financial sector. Among the companies I work for were Britannica Insurance and The Construction Bank. Thanks to them he acquired the experience that would direct him to become an outstanding financial advisor. But his first and final influence was and always would be his father.

Father and son shared passions and that made them very close. Today, they share their passions and whenever they can they exchange anecdotes from their respective worlds. This explains the origin of his other passions, but does not answer the question:

Why Gustavo more recognized for his sporting side?

Next, we’ll find out…

His sporting prestige precedes him, but his passion is Law and Finance.
His sporting prestige precedes him, but his passion is Law and Finance.

Gustavo Mirabal became a public person with G&C Farm, his prestige supports him, but his passion is law and finance.

Gustavo Mirabal became famous thanks to G&C Farm and the successes of his equestrian farm. For years Gustavo successfully practiced as a lawyer and financial advisor. However, this facet was a very private. He even required some degree of privacy for his clients especially in the financial advisor facet. People are jealous of their heritage because there are always those who want to take advantage.

The amount of attention received by G&C Farm became a surprise to him and his wife Maria Carolina Chapellin. Gustavo became part of Venezuelan high society residing in the state of Florida in the U.S. and a public person, which he never expected.

His wife was used to the spotlight, because Carolina Chapellin de Mirabal had been a participant in miss Venezuela. She was no stranger to public attention. However, for Gustavo Mirabal Castro this was not the case. Despite his participation in amateur equestrian jumping competition, this level of attention was not pleasant for him. He liked recognition, but not a fanatical attention that also attracted envious people with very bad intentions.

On the one hand, a magazine called its facilities in Florida “Equestrian Disney.” On the other hand, some publications began to look for how to criticize him.

G&C Farm became the visible facet of Gustavo Mirabal and Carolina Chapellin. Because of this he was seen as a passionate equestrian around the world. This led them to Europe and their new equestrian farm.

That is why the spotlight pointed to this facet for Gustavo Mirabal. However, his passions are divided between his different facets. We could even talk about his greatest passion which we have not yet mentioned, and which is also shared by father and son.

Family, the fourth great passion of Gustavo Mirabal Castro

Gustavo Mirabal Castro’s greatest passion is his family. That is why he has decided to temporarily retire from horseback riding, as he has wanted to devote more time to his family. The move to Dubai has been a sea change for everyone and yet they have enjoyed it. That unconditional support from his family for his other passions and for moving along with him are key. This makes it clear that his great love is his family.