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Home: Wellington, FL
Born: January 28, 1977
A featured name on the international circuit for many years, Roberto Teran (Jr.) first represented his home nation of Colombia at the championship level at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, aboard “Denver.”
With his top horse “Woklahoma,” Teran competed at the 2014 FEI World Equestrian Games™ in Normandy, France, as well as the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, where he won Individual and Team gold medals. Teran and “Woklahoma” also competed at the 2015 Pan American Games as part of the fifth placed Colombian team and also helped the Colombian team to a bronze medal finish at the 2015 Nations Cup CSIO4* in Ocala, FL, after producing the only double clear rounds on the team.
2016 was a big year for Teran. He and “Woklahoma” repeated their faultless performance at the Nations Cup CSIO4* in Wellington, Florida, to again secure the bronze medal for his home nation. The duo took second place in the $216,000 Lugano Diamonds Grand Prix CSIO 4* at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), and they hit the jackpot at HITS Ocala, beating 40 top international competitors to clinch the Great American $1 million Grand Prix and the $350,000 first-place prize money!
Teran also enjoyed top placings at the European shows that year, including second places at the Bolesworth Grand Prix CSI4* in England and Zandhoven Grand Prix CSI4* in The Netherlands both with “Brilliant Du Rouet.” The successful pair then helped the Colombian Team win the bronze medal at the FEI Nations Cup Final in Barcelona, Spain.
In 2016, Teran was named Rider of the Year in Colombia. He also received an Altius Award from the Colombian Olympic Committee.
Teran also enjoyed top results during 2017 including fourth place in the $130,000 Horseware Ireland Grand Prix CSI3* with “Brilliant Du Rouet” at WEF. He scored a one-two finish in the $10,000 Lugano Diamonds Youngster Bowl for 7 & 8 Year-Old Horses at the 2017 Split Rock Jumping Tour’s Lexington International CSI 3*. Teran rode to the win aboard “Entano,” owned by fellow international competitor and former countryman Daniel Bluman, edging out his own horse, “Al Ain FBH” who took second place.
At the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival (GLEF), Teran piloted “Brilliant Du Rouet” to the fastest double-clear performance to win the $100,000 Grand Prix of Traverse City CSI3*, their first FEI win together.
Teran first scored top placings at the Hampton Classic in 2013, when he and “Woklahoma” took seventh place in the FEI World Cup™ qualifier. At the 2017 event, he and “Brilliant Du Rouet” finished in eighth place in the $10,000 Wolffer Estate Open Jumper (1.40m) as well as the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI4* which featured a roster of top horse-and-rider athletes.
Teran earned several top placings on the 2018 winter circuit, including ninth place with “Brilliant Du Rouet” in the $205,000 NetJets CSI4* Grand Prix at WEF.