7/10/2011 – Guadalajara, México – XVI Jogos Pan-americanos – Hipismo Saltos – Na foto, o atelta Bernardo Alves durante apresentação, realizada no Guadalajara Country Club.
Bernardo Alves was out of contention for a position on Team Brazil for the 2012 London Olympics last year due to the fact that his main horse, Bridgit, suffered an injury. However, after discussions earlier this year, it looks as though the long-time and well-respected Brazilian jockey looks at hopeful prospects for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro with a new partnership with none other then Paul Schockemöhle. Having established a long-term partnership, Paul has secured two talented seven years old mounts with hopes of Olympic glory.
The mare Nintara (Nintender x Cento) as well as the Never Mind (Nintender x Carthago). Both horses are set to be just the beginning for this new partnership and feeds hopes of a Brazilian victory on home soil in three years time. Bernardo will compete Nintara this week in Bratislava at the Furusiyya Nations Cup event. Bernardo recently competed at the CSIO5* event in Falsterbo, Sweden where he finished third in the Gigantprint Falsterbo Derby aboard Kingly du Reverdy.
It seems that this new partnership between Paul Schockemöhle and Bernardo Alves is one that has been secured until the Olympic Games in 2016 and could quite possibly secure some more star mounts for the long-time Brazilian rider. “Bernardo is an important rider for Brazil. He has a lot of experience and I hope that this new partnership will Paul means that Bernardo can produce some new top horses. We can always count on his results. If we need a clear round, Bernardo will go in and produce a clear round. He is a real fighter. He could really be a big help for Brazil for the World Equestrian Games in Normandy and the Olympics in Rio” said fellow team mate Doda Miranda.
“Bernardo has the most experience on our team this week and although he hasn’t always had the best horses, he always has good results and that is why he is so important for Brazil.”