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Special Envoy (horse)

Medal record
Pan American Games
Gold 1995 Mar del Plata Team jumping

Special Envoy was a horse ridden by Rodrigo Pessoa. He won many top international competitions in the sport of show jumping.

  • Markings: Star, near hind sock
  • Height: 16.3 hh (170 cm)
  • Born: 1980 in Ireland
  • Died: February 2010
  • Breeder: Mary Hughes, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Riders: Rodrigo Pessoa & Nelson Pessoa

Special Envoy was first jumped with success as a novice in Ireland by Marion Hughes, who is also related to his breeder. He was then sold by Marion's father Seamus Hughes to Nelson Pessoa. Nelson had a lot of success on him before passing the ride to his son Rodrigo.[1]


Major achievements

  • 1992 Olympic Games, Barcelona[2] - 9th with Rodrigo Pessoa
  • 1995 Pan American Games, Mar del Plata - team Gold medal

International wins

  • 1990 Nice Grand Prix
  • 1990 Donaueschinger Grand Prix
  • 1991 Zuidlaren Grand Prix
  • 1991 Aachen Nations Cup - double clear
  • 1991 Padenborn Grand Prix
  • 1992 Malenes Grand Prix
  • 1992 International Championship Germany
  • 1993 Wiesbaden Grand Prix
  • 1993 Paris Grand Prix
  • 1993 Eindhoven Derby
  • 1994 Aachen Grand Prix
  • 1994 Aarhus Grand Prix
  • 1996 Dortmund Grand Prix


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Special Envoy". All Breed Pedigree. Referenced July 11, 2008.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Pessoa's horses". www.rodrigopessoa.com. Referenced July 11, 2008.

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