Double victory for João Victor Macari Oliva in Inaugural Brazil Qualifier for Pan American Games Team

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João Victor Oliva on Biso das Lezirias. © 2019 Erica Costa

SÃO PAULO, Brazil, Mar. 18, 2019–João Victor Oliva on Biso das Lezirias claimed a double victory at Small Tour while Pedro Manuel Tavares de Almeida on Aoleo was successful at Grand Prix in the first of four competitions to qualify for Brazil’s Pan American Games team.

João Victor Oliva, 23, based in Germany, rode the 13-year-old Lusitano stallion to scores of 71.863 per cent in the Prix St. Georges and 69.951 per cent at Int. 1. Biso das Lezirias was previously competed by Maria Caetano of Portugal.

The 2018 World Equestrian Games combination of Pedro Manuael on Aeleo, a 16-year-old Lusitano stallion, scored 68.007 per cent in the Grand Prix.

Pedro Manuel Tavares de Almeida on Aoleo. © 2019 Erica Costa

Teams for the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru in July can be made up Big and Small Tour combinations but must include a Grand Prix pair to earn one of the two places to start at the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. The United States that plans to send a team to Lima qualified for Tokyo with its silver medal performance at the Tryon World Games.

The Pan Ams are staged once every four years. Brazil captured Pan Am team bronze in 1975, 1983, 2007 and 2015.

Results of the competition at Sociedade Hípica Paulista:

Grand Prix
1. Pedro Manuel Tavares de Almeida/Aoleo – 68.007%
2. Leandro Aparecido da Silva/Dicaprio – 67.971%
3. Micheline Schulze/Bretina SN Command – 59.493%

Intermediate I
1. João Victor Oliva/Biso das Lezirias – 69.951%
2. Mauro Pereira da Silva Junior/Don Enrico AMM – 69.657%
3. Yara do Amaral Fernandes/Dileto HI – 69.265%
4. Paulo Cesar dos Santos/Espartano LS – 69.118%
5. Luiza Tavares de Almeida/Baluarte do Vouga – 69.118%
6. Victor Trielli Avila/Corsario IGS – 68.1866%

Prix St Georges
1. João Victor Oliva/Biso das Lezirias – 71.863%
2. Mauro Pereira Junior/Don Enrico AMM – 70.245%
3. Yara do Amaral/Dileto HI – 69.608%
4. Luiza Tavares de Almeida/Baluarte do Vouga – 69.412%
5. Paulo Cesar dos Santos/Espartano LS – 69.216%
6. Paulo Cesar dos Santos/Fidel da Sasa Je – 67.892%