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Five Minutes with Giorgia Burns – find out what you didn’t know!

Five Minutes with Giorgia Burns – find out what you didn’t know!

Images courtesy of Dave Cameron Photography – all rights reserved and are subject to copyright

Which is your Favourite Event and why?

Fave event : we are very lucky that we get to compete at some of the most beautiful settings in the country so having a favourite is really difficult, I do love when there is a castle or a stately home, this year driving into the new venue at glamis castle with the stunning view of the castle right in front of you, it felt like I was in an episode of downtown abbey lol

What is your most embarrassing moment?

I have Many ! If you ask my sister she will vouch that I attract embarrassing situations, I have no filter this seems to be my problem. One that’s just off the top of my head as it’s sort of horsey related, I walked into the stable managers at Blair this year and the FEI vets, officials and such were there, they were having a go at telling each other jokes (it was evening and the wine was opened) , they asked me to tell one, so after a quick think I proceeded to tell them the most shockingly inappropriate joke, I immediately had one of those did I just say that out load moments, The joke didn’t get much laughs, and I made a swift exit, and no I am not telling you the joke !

Do you have a hobby/ favourite pastime away from the horses?

I am a horse addict which leaves me no time for any other hobbies, I do a little bit of extra exercise and yoga, but that’s only to help me with the riding not because I enjoy it.

Whats your favourite motto?

’fail to prepare, prepare to fail’ my high school PE teacher told me that and it’s stuck with me and it really suits me.

Whats the most interesting thing about you that we wouldn’t learn from your resume alone?

I have major self esteem issues, it really holds me back in every aspect of life as I dont push myself, or put myself out there, I stay very much in my comfort zone, and I allow myself to be treated unfairly, especially in this industry. But I am working on it, just doing this is a major step for me. I am a very bubbly person so you would never know.

What is your favourite TV programme?

I am more into movies, I love a Rom com or something funny, no scary movies ! Oh and anything that David Attenborough does, he is my ultimate fave human

If you could be an animal what would you be and why?

nothing ! I would hate to come back as an animal, there is so much animal abuse out there I would no doubt come back as something like a whale that’s ingested a tonne of plastic ! However, if I could have a super hero power it would be to stop time, as I am always late !

What do you think about when you’re alone in your car?

I love being organised, so will often plan my day out, and what I am doing the next day, or if I am going to a show I visualise my dressage tests, my theory is, if I can do my test in my head with all the distractions of the roads, then surely I can remember my test on a horse.

What were you like in high school?

I was a total cringe in high school, always getting myself into situations that were so uncool, hence why I was never popular, and always the girl that liked horses

What is your guilty pleasure?

I can be a bit of a party animal, I don’t drink apart from When I am out so after a few drinks I get a bit wild, And as I don’t get out much, I often find myself never wanting to go home at the end of a night…. I am that guy that’s always up for an after party, However I am so ill the next day I don’t make a habit of partying, it doesn’t mix well with trying to ride horses.

What album/song do you listen to on way to events?

I always have music playing, even when I am riding, it helps me stay more focused on my job, my brain doesn’t wander so much, I don’t have any particular song that is my fave, I like a bit of a variation.

What five things could you not live without?

My family and friends (I have a huge family and we are very close)
My yard, I have my dream yard, and I now live on site, I have told everyone when I die I want scattered over the fields, morbid ? Nah !
My horses, there is nothing in the world I would rather do than work with horses.
My diary, I literally wouldn’t know what to do without my diary, I have it all planned out weeks, sometimes months in advance, still doesn’t make me on time though.
I want to say the dogs, but after one of them left me a lovely present in the car today, I think I would like to change my mind lol.

What would your autobiography be called?

‘the girl that can’t be silenced’ I don’t know of your getting the vibe already … but I can really talk !

Who would play you in a film?

Emma stone, I love her and I think she would do a good enough job lol.

What would your pets say about you if we asked for a reference?

firstly they will say why does this human always kiss us so much. I kiss the horses more than is humanly healthy. secondly, does she know we don’t understand her even although she talks to us constantly, lastly, I would like to think they would give me a 5 star review of being the best human mum ever, my whole world evolves round them, so they had better !

You’re on death row, what would your last meal be?

hmm I am a major foody, so there isn’t much I dont eat, so maybe pasta, in fact Chinese, or maybe curry, I do love pizza, but then there’s McDonald’s, oh I don’t know. Let’s just hope I don’t end up on death row !Funniest thing to have happened to me recently : a certain someone thought it would be hilarious to take a screen shot of me on FaceTime looking, how shall I put it, not at my most attractive. It turns out If you put a pair of sunglasses onto this pic of me, I am identical to Lewis capaldi, like we could be separated at birth. The image was then again photoshopped on to a horse. I showed my sister, and we actually couldn’t move as we were in hysterics. Again no, not a chance your getting to see the pic !

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

Funniest thing to have happened to me recently : a certain someone thought it would be hilarious to take a screen shot of me on FaceTime looking, how shall I put it, not at my most attractive. It turns out If you put a pair of sunglasses onto this pic of me, I am identical to Lewis capaldi, like we could be separated at birth. The image was then again photoshopped on to a horse. I showed my sister, and we actually couldn’t move as we were in hysterics. Again no, not a chance your getting to see the pic !

Giorgia burns xc
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