Fábio Menezes Alvarez - Rider
SL Sabbath – Silvestre x SL Coroada (Zocco XX)
SL Labirinto – SL Le Roi x SL Sedutora (Silvestre)
"My name is Fábio Menezes Alvarez; I am 8 years old; I ride in the C.G.C.C. (Caxangá Golf & Country Club). At the
last North-Northeastern championship (August 2009)
in Gravatá - Pernambuco, I finished in fourth place with my wonderful horse SL Sabbath.
With him I am still jumping only 0.70cm, but he can jump up to 1.10m. There in Gravatá I also had the opportunity of buying another SL horse, SL Labirinto. I am working with him and am very happy."
Maria Renata França - Rider
SL Visigodo V – Weissgold x SL Parceira (Paradox II)
“I bought Visigodo in March 2002. As I like to say, ‘it was love at first ride’. Since the first day I rode him, I loved him. A very comfortable horse; his work on the ground is exceptional and he has a heart of gold. Since then it has been six years of happiness, beginning with the tests of 1m to 1,20m. Visigodo is a horse like few I have known; a horse that never needed changing his bit all these six years, not for work, nor jumping, nor competitions. He always uses his little head piece of light rubber. He is a horse that never had a veterinary problem, not even the slightest. He is the horse I chose to take to the two clinics Neco (Nelson Pessoa) gave and the one Neco praised innumerable times, for his work on the ground as well as for his jumping technique. There is no doubt that of all the horses I have ever had, Visigodo was my best buy!”
Ricardo Nucci - Owner and Rider
SL Sabbath II – Silvestre x SL Coroada (Zoco XX)
“I bought SL Sabbath at auction. He is five years old. SL Sabbath came very well broken in. The rider Almir Rodrigues is helping me to prepare him. I am jumping Owners’ Competitions with him. He is turning out to be very good; he is easily led and I am very satisfied. Everybody likes him. He is honest, comfortable and neat. I am unable to ride a horse that is not comfortable (trot, gallop and jumping), and does not have a perfect rhythm. I have noticed that his brothers are also easily ridden.”
Ronaldo Castelo Branco - Rider and Horse Dealer
“I am João Carlos Ribeiro’s partner with SL Slogan. He is being trained in my training school and ridden by my son Marcelo. At present, he is jumping and winning competitions at 1,10m. I consider him ready for 1,20m, but being young, the time has not yet come. SL Slogan is a horse of very first quality and he is going to prove that at the Brazilian Championship for Young Horses, where he is going to jump in the class of four-year-olds. I consider him to be one of the best horses in Brazil in his age group.
He has already won several competitions at Marapendi and last month he jumped 1,15m at Luiz Felipe Azevedo’s studfarm, ranking third place at the two days of competitions.
I believe he will be an exceptional horse in the classes of 1,40m with the possibility of reaching the very high classes.”
Heraldo Nunes Souza - Engineer and Businessman
SL Sultão – Silvestre x SL Namorada (Noivo)
SL Sereno – Silvestre x SL Vanity (Weissgold)
“My partner Marco Antônio Alegria Simões and I acquired SL Sultão and SL Sereno at auction, both four years old. I believe they will be hailed as champions at the Brazilian Championship for Young Horses.
Everybody who has bought products from SL will notice that the animals have the same characteristics because of their having been broken in the same way. This facilitates the riders’ work because the horses are easy to manage, sweet tempered, calm, pure and have very good heads. All the people of my acquaintance who have acquired SL horses are extremely satisfied. SL Sultão is being ridden by a very young boy. He has always jumped with the rider Felipe Lima. SL Sereno is with Loisse Garcia. I want to invest in SL Sultão to take him up to the higher classes. Today he is worth a good two-room-apartment in the Southern part of Rio de Janeiro.”
Loisse Garcia - Rider
“I am working with SL Sereno Marcolab. He is brown and is nearly five years old. I will jump the Brazilian Championship for Young Horses with him. I began working him at the Hípica Brasileira. He came very well broken in, is pleasant, light, very flexible, easy to ride and he has lots of energy. He is jumping competitions of 1 meter and always gets placed. His owner, Marco Antônio Alegria Simôes, plans to sell him in the future when he has reached the more difficult classes. He is already training at 1,20/1,30m, but we will have to be patient.”
Rodolfo Figueira de Melo - Rider
SL Scorpion – Silvestre x SL Florença (Fanal)
“SL Scorpion, four years old, is a large and beautiful horse. He used to be at the Hípica Paddock and is no with me. I take pleasure in riding him. We have already won competitions in the class for four-year-olds. He will be a very marketable horse. Loisse or I will be showing him in the Brazilian Championship for Young Horses. I believe he is a horse that will reach the difficult higher classes. He has never refused at a jump. I keep SL Scorpion in partnership with Marco Antônio Alegria Simões.”
Patrícia Viana - Owner and Rider
SL Sigilo – Silvestre x SL Urbe (Urquell)
“I bought SL Sigilo from Ricardo Porto en April 2003, but who got him at auction was Marco Alho. Fábio Leivas is preparing SL Sigilo, jumping him at 1,10m. I jump the competitions of 1 meter. Fábio should be participating in the Brazilian Championship for Young Horses with SL Sigilo. We are very satisfied. He is calm, honest, very neat, he has never refused at a fence. He is easy to ride; he was a good buy. He has done very well in all competitions in which he participated, with Fábio as well as with me.”
José Júnior de Melo Leão - Businessman and President of the Federation of the state of Alagoas
SL Samurai – Silvestre x SL Verdade (Weissgold)
“I bought SL Samurai at auction, he is five years old. The rider Reginaldo Martiniano is starting him in the sport. We plan to take him to the Brazilian Championship for Young Horses.
SL Samurai is a very honest horse with a very good technique. He has been winning and getting placed in the North – Northeastern events. He is being prepared for my son to jump him in the juvenile class. He does not like to knock his knees, he is very neat and has a lot of strength. We are very satisfied with SL Samurai.”
Alexandre José de Coimbra Pinto - Businessman and Director of the Equestrian Fedeation of the state of Pernambuco
SL Surf – Silvestre x SL Nika (Midnight)
“I acquired SL Surf, born in 1998, at auction in Rio de Janeiro. He was trained by my son Lucas and is already jumping and winning competitions of 1,10m (internal tests at the Hípica and the Federation of Pernambuco). He has never committed a fault. He is an extremely docile horse with a very good mouth. He seems more like an adult horse, exceptionally mature! He is a horse type “M” in the SL Studbook classification, destined for the very young, young and juvenile classes.”
Sinval Silva Filho e Maria Lúcia Andrade - Rider
SL Severo – Silvestre x SL Fidalga (Fanal)
“We bought SL Severo, of brown color, when he was three years old. Now in October he will be five. He was left running free at the Studfarm Boa Fé until he was four years old. Maria Lúcia trained him in dressage and lots of exterior work. In March this year he began to jump with Mariana Cassetari at the Studfarm Boa Fé. Mariana is going to decide if he will be ready to go to the Brazilian Championship for Young Horses. We are satisfied, he is very tame and has a lot of strength.”