By Roberta Milani / ABCCH (Translated by Caroline Padilla)
Photography: Rider’s personal archive
Brazilian Sport Horses have stood out at several levels of competition in both the national and international showjumping scenes. In 2021, at the National Showjumping Competition that took place at Brasília Country Club, in Brasília, Brazil, the two best places of each national federation qualified for the FEI Childrens’ Finals in 2022.
This event has just taken place in Guadalajara, Mexico. In Group VI, the Gold Tour Series, Brazil qualified with rider Esther Faldini Pinheiro Koren, on top of Brazilian Sport Horse Carenthus Jmen (Calisco Jmen x Ritual Jmen). The pair recorded four faults in 89.97 seconds. It is also worth mentioning that the Brazilian rider Giullia Atrasas Bolson achieved the third best result in Group VI riding Brazilian Sport Horse Job Método (Canturano x Vivaldi Método Domar) and stamped her passport for the international competition. Both riders rode horses selected by the organizing committee, as stated in the rules of the competition.
National Breeding was also a highlight of the qualifiers of the Silver Tour Series. Claiming first place was Valentina Alves de Brito Gonçalves riding the Brazilian Sport Horse Risling do Rioacima (Darno Z x Apolo Senzala) with an unbeatable clear round in 89.90 seconds.
Second and third places on the leaderboard were also Brazilian Sport Horses with Sophie Roccia riding Rosen Fee JMen (Ritual Jmen (Te) x Calisco Jmen), and Bruno Dias Cambraia Henriques Costa in the saddle of Helena-X M (Cardenssee M (Ia) x Attack Z), both with clear rounds.
The 16 best host-country athletes and the 16 best foreign athletes were invited to the competition – with a maximum of two per federation.