Stephan de Freitas Barcha riding Landpeter do Feroleto at the Rio 2016 OG Photo Arnd Bronkhorst

Success comes in a variety of packages that can make a breeder feel quite giddy! But it's not always necessary to see Olympic Games and World Championships as the only goal that will put your name in lights on the global showjumping stage. For Bia Nicotero, a small-scale Warmblood breeder in Brazil whose Haras do Feroleto production might be considered 'boutique', the CHIO Aachen is another fantastic achievement. Landpeter do Feroleto (2002: Landritter - Wynza x Wangmix) has recorded impressive results throughout his career, first carrying Sergio Henriques Neves Marins (BRA) to individual silver, team bronze at the 2014 South American Games, then earning team selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games (60th individually, team fifth) under the saddle of Stephan de Freitas Barcha (BRA). Since then, however, having moved into the hands of Mexican Olympian Federico Fernandez, Landpeter do Feroleto's horizons have embraced some of the world's top venues, from Spruce Meadows to Aachen, to Dublin in 2017... and, once again, to the German capital of equestrian sport just this week. Not only giddiness, but the emerald lawn of the CHIO Aachen arena also inspires goosebumps that a Brazilian horse from a small-scale breeding enterprise in the countryside outside São Paulo, continues to fly the flag for Haras do Feroleto and Bia Nicotero's accomplishments whenever he enters an international ring.