Brazil Olympic Team All Under 25 & 2 Members of Same Family

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Luiza Tavares de Almeida, 24 years old, on Vendaval that she will ride in her third Olympics. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-newds.com
Luiza Tavares de Almeida, 24 years old, on Vendaval that she will ride in her third Olympics. © 2016 Ken Braddick/dressage-newds.com

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.

The team:

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.

Reserve is:

Manuel Tavares de Almeida Neto, the twin brother of Pedro, on Vinheste.