It was on 15 March 2006 that the famous Olympic stallion Rubi became the father of Barão. Rubi is a horse that has already picked up a vast range of accolades as well as participating in the London Olympic Games in 2012 having come in 16th in the KUR final. Barão takes his father as his inspiration to shine in the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art “Carousel” in which he debuted at the age of four. He trains sometimes with his brothers Barítono, Dirupe, Dourado, Jiripiti, Jura and Morango who are also School regulars. His mother is Unitiva II from whom he has three brothers in the School: Ijaque, Favorito and Jeremias. They call him the “head horse” as he leads the reprise. Physically, Barão is a little different to the typical Alter horse as he has a lot of white sections: in his muzzle and around his hooves!