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Sport Eventing, Jumping
NOC Brazil   
Born11 Dec 1968 in Ribeirão Prêto, BRA
Height1.78 m
Human Interest
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He has been riding since childhood.
Further Personal Information
Occupation Athlete, Business Owner, Coach, Horse Trainer
General Interest
Nicknames Guega (, 31 Aug 2019; Facebook profile, 28 Nov 2017)
Other information STABLES
He owns and manages Centro Hipico Guega in Ribeirao Preto, Brazil. The centre's facilities include 70 stables and two competition areas. As well as riding lessons, the centre holds regular competitions for all equestrian sports. (, 23 Oct 2019;, 01 Mar 2016;, 29 Aug 2017; Facebook team page, 06 Oct 2021)

At age 15 he moved to England, where he was coached in eventing by Lars Sederholm at the Waterstock House Training Centre in Oxford. (, 01 Mar 2016)

His family has Russian heritage. His grandfather was a member of the cavalry of Czar Nicholas II and fought against Vladimir Lenin's Bolshevik forces during the Russian Revolution in 1917. "My grandfather ended up hiding in a ship and escaping from there." The ship arrived in the People's Republic of China and there his grandfather was given the option of going to Australia, Canada or Brazil. "He thought Brazil was the farthest and the most hidden country and decided to come here because no one would come after him." In Brazil, his grandfather joined a Russian immigrant community where he met Fofanoff's grandmother, also a Russian immigrant. (, 21 Jun 2018)

He has served as a course designer for national eventing competitions in Brazil. (, 24 Sep 2020)
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Centro Hipico Guega: Ribeirão Prêto, BRA
Further Personal Information
Languages Portuguese
Last Update
  17 Aug 2022
General Interest
Injuries He injured his thigh in July 2014 and was unable to compete for five weeks. (, 19 Aug 2014)
Awards and honours In 2009 and 2011 he was presented with the Brazil Olympic Award by the Brazilian Olympic Committee [COB] as the best eventing rider of the year. (, 10 Feb 2017)

Major Results
Olympic Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2012 OG-C London (GBR) BARBARA TW EL 9
2000 OG-C Sydney NSW (AUS) SANDERSTON 6 6
1996 OG-C Atlanta GA (USA) Kaiser Eden 15 15
1992 OG-C Barcelona (ESP) Kaiser Eden EL  
World Equestrian Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2010 6th WEG-C Lexington KY (USA) EKUS T.W. EL 12
1994 2nd WEG-C Den Haag (NED) Fri Ribe Off 54  
1990 1st WEG-C Stockholm (SWE) Kaiser Eden 36  
Continental Championships and Games
Year Venue Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
2011 Pan-Am Games-CCI2* Guadalajara (MEX) BARBARA TW 20 3
2007 Pan-Am Games-C3* Rio de Janeiro RJ (BRA) EKUS T.W. 10  

Current Results
Date Venue Competition Horse Ind. Rank Team Rank
26.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC2* Barretos SP (BRA)   YANKEE DEAPPER 5  
26.04.2014 to 27.04.2014 CIC2* Barretos SP (BRA)   ESTIVA TW 11  
28.03.2014 to 30.03.2014 CCI1* Colina SP (BRA)   YANKEE DEAPPER 10  
28.03.2014 to 30.03.2014 CCI1* Colina SP (BRA)   ESTIVA TW 13  
08.03.2014 to 09.03.2014 CIC1* Ribeirao Preto SP (BRA)   ESTIVA TW 3  
12.09.2013 to 15.09.2013 CIC2* Colina SP (BRA)   BARBARA TW WD  
15.08.2013 to 18.08.2013 CCI2* Le Pin au Haras (FRA)   ASPEN ASPIRE 34  
18.05.2013 to 19.05.2013 CIC3* Barretos SP (BRA)   BARBARA TW EL  
20.04.2013 to 21.04.2013 CIC2* Colina SP (BRA)   BARBARA TW EL  
28.03.2013 to 31.03.2013 CIC2* Deodóro RJ (BRA)   BARBARA TW 2  
28.07.2012 to 09.08.2012 Olympic Games-C London (GBR)   BARBARA TW   9
Abbreviation Meaning
DNF Did Not Finish
DNS Did Not Start
DNQ Did Not Qualify
DSQ Disqualified
FNR Finished No Rank
RET Retired
WDW Withdrawal

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