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.
Sport : Jumping
NOC : Brazil
Gender : Men
Born : 20 Feb 1980 in Sao Paulo, BRA
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 his 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
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. He is back under the Brazilian flag since 2017.