Brazil Olympic Team All Under 25 & 2 Members of Same Family
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July 19, 2016
The team for Brazil, host nation of the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, was announced and includes two members of the same family and all four riders under the age of 25, including Luiza Tavares de Almeida heading to her third Olympics.
Giovanna Prado Pass, 18 years old, and Zyngaro de Lyw, 12-year-old Spanish-bred stallion;
João Victor Marcari Oliva, 20 years old, and Xamã dos Pinhais, 13-year-old Lusitano stallion;
Luiza Tavares de Almeida, 24 years old, and Vendaval 04, 14-year-old Lusitano stallion, and
Pedro Manuel Tavares de Almeida, 22 years old, and Xaparro do Vouga, 13-year-old Lusitano stallion.
Manuel Tavares de Almeida Neto, the twin brother of Pedro, on Vinheste.