Brazilian Sport Horse

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Brazilian Sport Horse
Marcio Carvalho Jorge and Josephine at the Olympic Games in London in 2012
Conservation status
Other namesBrasileiro de hipismo
Country of originBrazil
  • Male:
    600 kg[2]
  • Female:
    550 kg[2]
  • Male:
    168 cm[2]
  • Female:
    165 cm[2]
Colourusually bay, dark bay or chestnut

The Brazilian Sport Horse or Brasileiro de hipismo is a modern Brazilian breed of warmblood horse. It was bred as a sport riding horse for competitive equestrian sports, particularly show jumping, dressage and three-day eventing.[3]: 503 


Breeding of the Brazilian Sport Horse began in the 1970s. Local Crioulo mares were put to stallions from a wide variety of sporting breeds, among them Andalusian, Anglo-Argentine, Belgian Warmblood, Hanoverian, Holsteiner, Irish Hunter, Oldenburger, Selle Français, Thoroughbred, Trakehner and Westphalian stock.[4]: 447 [3]: 503 


The Brazilian Sport Horse usually stands at least 162 cm at the withers;[4]: 447  average heights are approximately 165 cm for mares and 168 cm for males (geldings or stallions).[2] The coat is most often bay, dark bay or chestnut.[3]: 503 


Like other sport horse breeds, the Brazilian Sport Horse was bred and selected specifically for equestrian competition, particularly in show jumping, dressage and three-day eventing.[3]: 503 


  1. ^ Barbara Rischkowsky, Dafydd Pilling (editors) (2007). List of breeds documented in the Global Databank for Animal Genetic Resources, annex to The State of the World's Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. Rome: Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. ISBN 9789251057629. Archived 23 June 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Breed data sheet: Brasileiro de Hipismo / Brazil (Horse). Domestic Animal Diversity Information System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. Accessed February 2023.
  3. ^ a b c d Élise Rousseau, Yann Le Bris, Teresa Lavender Fagan (2017). Horses of the World. Princeton: Princeton University Press. ISBN 9780691167206.
  4. ^ a b Valerie Porter, Lawrence Alderson, Stephen J.G. Hall, D. Phillip Sponenberg (2016). Mason's World Encyclopedia of Livestock Breeds and Breeding (sixth edition). Wallingford: CABI. ISBN 9781780647944.