The Brazilian Equestrian Federation has announced the team that will represent Brazil at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, on 11 - 14 July 2015. Pan Am dressage will be held at the Caledon Equestrian centre.
After a series of qualification events, CDI's held in the Sao Paulo area this 2015 winter and spring show season with last weekend's CDI Aracoiaba da Serra as concluding trial, the selectors were able to pick the riders for the team. The criterium was two scores above 68.00% in the small tour in order to be considered for team nomination.
The Brazilian dressage team is supported by Technical director Mariette Withages, team vet Marcelo Servos and chef d'equipe Marcelo Vasconcellos.
The 2015 Brazilian Pan Am Team includes:
- João Victor Marcari Oliva on Xamã dos Pinhais, a 12-year old Brazilian Lusitano
- Sarah Waddell on Donnelly, a 14-year old Westfalian by Donnerruf x Athletico
- João Paulo dos Santos on Veleiro do Top, a 13-year old Brazilian Lusitano by Quadro do Top x Rabi
- Leandro Aparecido da Silva on Di Caprio, a 13-year old Oldenburg by De Niro x Canaster
The reserve rider is Pedro Tavares de Almeida on Baluarte do Mito, a 9-year old Brazilian Lusitano by Oceano x Distinto.