Yuri bought his first horse at age 13 and soon realised he wanted to become a professional rider. He decided to move to Europe and worked minor jobs until he found employment as a groom at Ludo Philippaerts’ yard in Belgium.
He returned to Brazil to become a horse trader in 2001, and in 2004 he began importing horses from Europe. In 2014 he set up a stable in Belgium, near Opglabbeek, where he trains horses.
|2017 Barcelona CSIO5* 145 – 1st|
|2017 Spruce Meadows CSIO5* Nations Cup – Team 2nd|
|2014 FEI World Cup Final Lyon – Ind. 23rd|
|2011 FEI World Cup Final Leipzig – Ind. 30th|