Change of tack for Rodrigo Pessoa

Rodrigo Pessoa and HH Let's Fly.
Rodrigo Pessoa and HH Let’s Fly.  © Sportfot

Leading showjumper Rodrigo Pessoa is leaving Double H Farm after riding for the operation for seven years.

During the time he was principal rider for Double H Farm, Pessoa won Individual Silver and Team Gold Medals at the 2007 Pan American Games (Rufus), was fourth at WEG 2010 with HH Rebozo, won team silver at the 2011 Pan American Games (HH Ashley), won the $500,000 Grand Prix of Charlotte and the Grand Prix of Rome in 2009 with HH Let’s Fly, and was fifth at the World Cup finals in 2009 with Rufus.

“We have had a great relationship and friendship with Rodrigo and have enjoyed being able to support him,” said Double H Farm owner Hunter Harrison. he said Double H Farm would now focus on other aspects of its business.

“We were happy to be a part of Rodrigo’s success in the past seven years and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors,” Harrison said.

Hunter Harrison with Rodrigo Pessoa in 2009.
Hunter Harrison with Rodrigo Pessoa in 2009.

The French-born Brazilian rider said moving forward on good terms was important. “To that end, I will keep Let’s Fly in my own string. I think that shows the good will and respect that we have for each other.

“I have learned a lot and been lucky enough to work with Hunter through this time. His experience as a leader and as a partner is a unique and special situation, and I’m extremely appreciative for what he has done for me. We will remain good friends and look back fondly on the great success that we have had together.

“Hunter is not just a good boss, he’s a great boss,” Pessoa said. “I know we will remain close and I will continue to consult with him.”

Owned and operated by the Harrison family, Double H Farm is based in Ridgefield, Connecticut, and Wellington, Florida, focuses on show jumpers and hunters. With riders Quentin Judge, and Cayce Harrison, the horses of Double H Farm show at the best competitions in North America and the world.

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