Beginning riding at his father's farm some 25 years ago, Cassio now counts winning the Grand Prix in Aachen (2009), the Nations Cup in Sopot in 2011, and the Grand Prix in Arezzo in 2011 and 2012 as his top performances in a career full of successes. Other highlights include 3rd place at the Grand Prix in Linz (2011), the Munster Grand Prix (2011) and the Nations Cup in Barcelona in 2011. Overall, his most memorable career moment is competing in the World Equestrian Games in 2006.
|Born :||20 Feb 1980 in Sao Paulo, BRA|
|Further Personal Information|
|Residence :||Brussels, BEL|
|Languages :||English, French, Portuguese|
|Higher education :||Business Administration – Paulista University – Sao Paulo, BRA|
|Sport Specific Information|
|When and where dis you begin
this sport ?
|He started riding at the age of seven|
|Why this sport ?||His enthusiasm for horses came from his father|
|For wich country :||Brazil|
|Memorable sporting achievement :||Competing at the 2006 World Equestrian Games (WEG) in Aachen, Germany, where he finished 10th in the team and 29th in the individual envent.He was ranking in 8th place individually at the Wolrd Equestrian Games in Cean, France.|
|Most influential person in career :||Former Brazillian equestrian rider Nelson Pessoa|
|Hero / Idol :||Nelson Pessoa|
|Sporting philosophy / motto :||“Keep working hard and you will be there”|
|Ambitions :||To become Olympic champion|
|Other information :||From Brazil to Ukraine
He as been riding for Ukraine since January 2009. He initially came to Europe after university, to enhance his riding skills, and was invited by Rodrigo and Nelson Pessoa to work for them at Haras de Ligny in Fleurus, Belgium. he stayed there until 2007 when he was invited to Ukraine by Alexander Onishchenko.