Brazilian Team Selected for 2016 Olympic Games

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 09:36
Brazilian Dressage News

The Brazilian equestrian federation has announced the team that will represent Brazil on home turf at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 9 - 15 August 2016.

Team trainer Mariette Withages has made her selection, which was announced at a press conference held at the Socidade Hípica Paulista in São Paulo on Monday 18 July 2016.

The Brazilian team will consist entirely of Lusitano bred horses. Marcelo Vasconcellos will serve as chef d'equipe.

Brazil will be represented by:

  • Giovanna Prado Pass (18) – Zingaro de Lyw
  • João Victor Marcari Oliva (20) – Xamã dos Pinhais
  • Luiza Tavares de Almeida (24) – Vendaval 04
  • Pedro Manuel Tavares de Almeida (22) – Xaparro do Vouga

The reserve combination is Manuel Tavares de Almeida on Viheste AR

Photo © Astrid Appels

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