Sucandi® - Cavalos do Brasil originated from a little girl´s dream. Giovana was only six years old when she watched the Olympics in 2004 and she was amazed and expressed her wish to someday ride at the Olympics as well. Her parents started immediately to research about the art of riding. In their search they discovered this wonderful breed: the Lusitano. The belief in their daughter's dream and in the international market for Lusitanos created Sucandi® - Cavalos do Brasil. Today Sucandi is a reference for selection, training and export of sport Lusitanos.

Giovana was the youngest equestrian in Rio 2016 and also represented Brazil in The World Equestrian Games in Tryon 2018. In 2020 she will graduate from Veterinarian School and will split her time between her new home base in Florida and Europe with her trainer.

Giovana´s trainer and also Sucandi business’s partner is the Spanish Olympic rider Claudio Castilla. He both trains our horses and riders as he sources for horses in Europe for our selection.

Sucandi Cavalos do Brasil can offer the largest selection and the best training available. The only one with double Olympic seal of approval.

Roberta P. Pass 
Lawyer, graduated at the PUC-SP University, fluent in 4 languages. Roberta is a horse and dressage lover but most of all she has developed an excellent eye and special talent of a true matchmaker. It is her mission and greatest reward to find just the right match for her clients. As she says: "with every horse we deliver, our clients become our friends and our friends become our family". 

Giovana P. Pass 
The girl, reason for Sucandi's existence, is now a 23 years old Olympian. Giovana was a member of the Brazilian Dressage Team in Rio 2016 and also at WEG –Tryon 2018. She is also 2018 Grand-Prix Brazilian Champion. Her young career started back in 2007 as Interclub Dressage Champion as a Baby- Rider. In 2008 she won the Brazilian and the Paulista Championships. In 2009 she became Brazilian vice-champion and in 2010 she became Brazilian and State Champion for the second time in two higher classes with two different horses. She has graduated at Veterinary School in 2020 and is living in Europe since January 2021 and training with Claudio Castilla.


Claudio Castilla Ruiz 
Spanish Olympic dressage rider. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro where he finished 38th in the individual and 7th in the team competition. Castilla Ruiz also competed at the 2010 World Equestrian Games and at four editions of European Dressage Championships (in 2009, 2011, 2017 and 2019). His best result came at the 2011 Europeans, when he placed 5th in the team dressage competition. Also in the 2018 World Equestrian Games Tryon, USA.


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