Dourado shares with his brothers Barão, Barítono, Dirupe, Jura and Jiripiti the “champion” father Rubi, who was a regular competition winner as well as a participant in the London Olympic Games in 2012, where he acheived 16th place in the KUR final. Dourado was born on 21 January 2008 and, like his brothers, joined the Portuguese School of Equestrian Art at the age of four, where his sheer versatility has transformed him into a star able to shine not only in the ridden “Airs above the Ground” (especially in the “Levades” and “Courbettes”) but also by hand, such as in the “Carousel”. His mother is Uxepa. Dourado has a very strong personality and is almost always sleepy…. Whenever they remove his headguard, he yawns three or four times before placing the bridle bit. Physically, Dourado stands out for his patches of vitiligo.