Brazilian Colonel Salim Nigri dies at 81

Colonel Salim Nigri dies at 81

This Friday (21/01), Colonel Salim Nigri died. He was 81 years old and had a heart attack. Great supporter and collaborator of national dressage, Nigri had an extensive career. He was national and international judge (FEI 4) of the modality, as well as dressage director of the Brazilian Equestrian Confederation and instructor and commander of the Army Riding School. As an FEI 4 judge, Nigri judged the Pan American Games in Winnipeg in 1999.
Nigri graduated as a cavalry officer in 1962 and was an instructor at the Army Riding School for five years. As an athlete, he was state and national champion several times and participated, as an international rider, in several CDIs.

More recently, Nigri taught several training courses for judges. In September 2021, he taught a course for dressage judges at the Army Physical Training Center – Urca (RJ), with the aim of recycling CBH judges and preparing FEERJ state judges.

The funeral will be on Sunday, 1/23, at 10 am, at the Cemitério Comunal Israelita in Rio de Janeiro.

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