Carlos Paro

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Carlos Paro
Carlos Paro Political Mandate Dairy Farm Burghley 2010.jpg
Carlos Parro and Political Mandate at the Dairy Farm during the cross-country phase of Burghley Horse Trials 2010.
Medal record
Representing  Brazil
Pan American Games
Silver medal – second place 2015 Toronto Team eventing
Bronze medal – third place 2007 Rio de Janeiro Team eventing

Carlos Parro (born June 5, 1979 in Colina, Brazil) is an event rider who won a team Bronze medal in the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2007 and a team Silver medal in the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto in eventing (equestrian) for Brazil.[1] He competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney.[2]

His 1st major event was the World Equestrian Games in Rome in 1998 at the age of 19 which they finish the team competition in 9th. He also won the team gold medal in the South-American Games in Belo Horizonte in 2001. Now based in the U.K. he is the only Brazilian to complete Badminton Horse Trials and Burghley Horse Trials several times.

He was named as a reserve for the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and few days before the Games started he was called into to the team as one of the horses were injured, but due to a misunderstand in the Brazilian Equestrian Federetion (CBH – Confederacao Brasileira de Hipismo) his forms were never sent to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) which meant he wasn't allowed to compete.

In July 2015, Carlos Parro rode as one of the team members for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto riding Calcourt Landline. The team won the silver medal just a few marks behind the USA.

Parro competed at his second Summer Olympics in 2016. At the Games held in front of his home crowd in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, he finished 7th in the team competition and 18th individually with the horse Summon Up The Blood.


  1. ^ "Brasil é bronze no hipismo e ganha vaga para Pequim". Terra Networks Brasil. 22 July 2007. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Olympic Equestrian start list". AAP General News. 21 September 2000. Retrieved 26 March 2010. 

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