From: Weatherford, Tx
Phone: (682) 258 7860
- 4-Year-Od Open at the National Cutting Horse Association (NCHA) Metallic Cat Summer Spectacular, Sanctus.
- 5/6-Year-Old Intermediate Open at the 2020 NCHA Summer Spectacular, MVP
- Derby Open Champion at The Cattlemen’s, Sanctus
Rodrigo, 31, has been blazing a trail in the United States showing Cutting Horses since 2018. He was born in the state of Sao Paulo, Brazil, the largest cutting horse area in the country. He lived with his parents, Carlos and Luzia, and older brother Luis on a ranch where Carlos trained cutting horses. Rodrigo started competing at the age of 7 and trained horses professionally for the public in Brazil for 12 years winning in excess of 750,000 BRL in Brazil ($143,000 U.S) before moving to the United States. Rodrigo always had a dream of seeing if he could make it in the U.S training cutting horse’s and that became a reality when Oklahoma trainer Jody Galyean, who had been mentoring Rodrigo for nine years, helped guide Rodrigo to go work for Beau Galyean in 2018, which was an astronomical success. Rodrigo and his wife Nila now train for the public out of a beautiful facility in Weatherford Tx.