Rodrigo Pessoa for Hermés – video

Status and Rodrigo PessoaHermés er ganske enkelt indbegrebet af fransk luksus. Udover tøj, sko, tasker og accessories, står de bag rideudstyr i topklasse. Hermés har altid været tæt knyttet til hestesporten og sponserer flere topryttere. Heriblandt springrytteren Rodrigo Pessoa og hesten Status, som mærket nye, inspirerende kampagnevideo handler om.


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Besides clothing and accessories, Hermés does equestrian stuff and the brand has always been great supporters of the sport. Among other things they support show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa and have recently done this inspirational video on him and his horse. Talking about Rodrigo means talking about his parents to start with. Nelson (Neco) and Regina are ‘cariocas’ (born in Rio de Janeiro). The father, fascinated with horses, and the mother with dogs and plants. They moved to Chantilly, France in 1965, a few years later, Rodrigo was born in the American Hospital of Paris in 1972.

From an early age Rodrigo was very precocious and curious. He traveled along with Neco to the shows, his love for the sport growing stronger at each stop. Although he was encouraged to pursue his education in the early years, it was clear that Rodrigo would follow Nelson’s famous footsteps into a show jumping career. Rodrigo preferred the school of life, learning new cultures and languages along his journey. It is because of this menagerie  of cultures that Rodrigo is now proficient or fluent in seven languages. As his own career began to blossom, Rodrigo and Nelson became teammates for several Championship events and even jumped off against each other for the prestigious title of the Grand Prix of Aachen in 1994. It was Nelson’s selfless support that truly catapulted Rodrigo into the winner’s circle. Forty years of worked passed on to the next generation to continue to run with.