Showjumping Rider

Now based in Belgium with his wife, Angelica Augustsson-Zanotelli, Marlon is originally from Brazil. He took up riding at the young age of 4 in Fortaleza, Brazil, influenced by his grandfather Darcy and father Mario.

His forefathers built a riding school from the ground up, with his parents developing a project called Equitakids in Maceio, Brazil to encourage children to start sport at a young age.

Marlon has enjoyed a very successful global career riding for Brazil. Some of his career highlights include being a double clear for team Brazil at WEG 2014, followed by wins in 2015 that include La Baule in France, Arezzo Italy, and the Connolly’s RED MILLS International 7- & 8-year-old class at the Dublin Horse Show in 2015 with Eis Isaura. He also recorded a double of wins with Extra Van Essene at the 2017 LGCT Doha.

Winning highlights

  • 2015 Pan American Games Toronto – Team 4th
  • 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games Caen – Ind. 23rd
  • 2017 GCT/GCL Doha CSI5* 145-150 – 1st
  • 2017 Samorin CSI4* 160 – 1st

“I have been using RED MILLS and Foran Equine products for many years now, and not only are my horses performing at their best but they are also in great condition. When feeding high-performance horses, it is important that the products are made from the highest quality ingredients, and these products speak for themselves. Their nutritional team provides great advice and the fact that they are available across the globe is a huge plus when competing abroad.”