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Bernardo Alves

Bernardo Alves
Personal information
Full name Bernardo Cardoso de Resende Alves
Date of birth 20, 1974 (1974-11-20) (age 42)
Place of birth Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Date of death Expression error: Unrecognised word "dd", YYYY (aged Expression error: Unrecognised word "yyyy")
Home town , 22x20px Brazil
Height 1.86 m
Weight 76 kg

Bernardo Cardoso de Resende Alves (b.November 20, 1974, Belo Horizonte)[1] is a show jumping rider from Brazil.

Early life

He is the son of João Baptista Ribeiro de Resende Alves and Maria José Cardoso.[1] His interest in the sport of show jumping began at age four on a visit to a farm.[1] He began to learn the sport at this age under the instruction of Joseph Wilson.[1] His first attempts were dramatic as he took many falls, but he was determined and his trainer saw in him a lot of potential.[1] By the age of eight, his determination noticeably paid off, as he won his first title and graduated to the tutelage of Vitor Alves Teixeira.[1] By the age of 16, he was competing in the professional class. In May 2001, he trained for three months at the school of Nelson Pessoa in Belgium.[1] This prepared him for his debut at the CHIO Aachen.[1]

Career highlights

  • 2002
    • Bronze medal for Brazil, World Championship of Young Horses
  • 2003
    • Voted the best rider of the CSI-W Mechelen, Belgium
    • 3rd place in Grand Prix CSI-A La Coruna, Spain
  • 2004
    • 2nd place in the Grand Prix World Cup CSI-W Vigo, Spain
    • 1st place in Grand Prix CSI Bois-le-Roi, France
    • 1st place in the King's Cup CSI-A Madrid
    • 2nd place in Grand Prix CSI-A Monte Carlo
    • 1st place in the IXth Grand Prix CSI Vejer de la Frontera



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