Brazilian Team Announced for Pan-American Games

Ruy Fonseca, Carlos Parro, Marcio Carvalho Jorge and Henrique Plambon accept their team silver medals. Photo by Jenni Autry.

With Burghley behind us, we’ve got all eyes on this year’s Pan-American Games, set to take place from October 26-29 in Santiago, Chile. This hybrid 3*-L/4*-L event features CCI4*-L dressage and showjumping phases, while cross-country will be run as an 8-10 minute CCI3*-L track. The competition, which will include teams from North, Central, and South America, is, most pertinently, the final chance for teams to qualify for next year’s Paris Olympics. The top two as-yet-unqualified nations will receive a berth at the Olympics, and as the US has already clinched their spot at last year’s World Championships in Pratoni, we’re expecting strong bids from both Brazil and Canada, leading the charge of the rest of the nations.


To that end, the Brazilian team has announced its line-up for next month’s Games, with a full roster of British-based talent stepping up to bat. 

The team, listed in alphabetical order, is as follows:

  • Carlos Parro and Safira
  • Marcelo Tosi and Starbucks
  • Marcio Carvalho Jorge and Kilcoltrim Kit KatRoyal Encounter, or Castle Howard Casanova
  • Rafael Mamprin Losano and Withingthon or Master Quality Imp
  • Ruy Leme de Fonseca Filo and Ballypatrick SRS

The reserve horses and riders, in alphabetical order, are:

  • André Parro and Carin L
  • Marcelo Tosi and Siena Agromix
  • Pedro Henrique de Resende Nunes and Tamanho do Rincão
  • Vinicius Albano Almeida Leal and Texas do Rincão

The team trainer for Brazil will be British Olympian William Fox-Pitt, assisting National Coach Guto de Faria and chef d’equipe Julie Louisa Purgly.

You can follow more from #Santiago2023 on the official website here. More information on the equestrian competition, including full nominated entries when available, can be found here

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