A look back at Marco’s career shows that Colombia’s favorite son has been riding into the winner’s circle for many years. Beginning in 1990, he won the silver medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in Queretaro, Mexico. In 1991, he placed fourth in the team competition at the Pan Am Games in Havana, Cuba. That same year Marco placed first in the Samsung International Dressage Competition in Bogotá, Colombia and was awarded his prize by Princess Anne in a special ceremony in Berlin, Germany.
Marco earned a bronze medal at the Central American and Caribbean Games in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1993, and again placed first that year at the Samsung International Dressage competition in Bogotá. A consistent member of the Colombian Pan Am Dressage team, Marco placed fourth in the team competition at the Pan Am Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1995. Four years later, Marco and his team won the silver medal at the Pan Am Games in Winnipeg, Canada.
Marco’s name goes hand-in-hand with high scores in the dressage world. In 2005, Marco and his stallion Farewell IV earned the world record score at WEF, scoring an 85.385%. Later that year Marco was again back in the high-score winner’s circle, earning the high score at the prestigious National Horse Show on his stallion Maybach with a score of 78.462%.
Marco has continued to stay on top of the dressage world, qualifying for the Pan Am Games with Halbgott in 2007. The following year was a banner year for Marco, as he was named the leading rider at the National Horse Show in Wellington. Marco was granted the Wild Card in the 2009 Rolex FEI World Cup in Las Vegas, where he finished in 11th place, ultimately making his native Colombia very proud. He rode Diamore, owned by Meryl and Richard Cannon.