An Olympic gold-medalist in show jumping, he is an accomplished rider who followed in the footsteps of his father Nelson Pessoa. Rodrigo has represented Brazil at six Olympic Games.
At the start of 2017 Rodrigo was appointed Senior High Performance Director of the Irish Show Jumping team. It was a successful start as Senior High Performance Director with Ireland winning Team Gold at the European Championships in Gothenburg in August 2017.
|2004 Olympic Games Athens - Individual Gold|
|2000 FEI World Cup Final Las Vegas - Gold|
|1999 FEI World Cup Final Gothenburg - Gold|
|1998 World Cup Final Helsinki - Gold|
|1998 World Equestrian Games Rome - Individual Gold|