The FEI World Cup™ Finals are the pinnacle of Dressage and Jumping.
Yes, you have Hester, Werth and Minderhoud, Nip Tuck, Glock’s Flirt and Vancouver K - those athletes and horses that you’d expect to see. But they had to start somewhere.
There’s always a first time for every champion, and this year is no exception.
We wanted to turn the spotlight onto one of these first-timers who have made it all the way to the Finals - Jumper Martin Rodriguez from Uruguay.
Martin knows this is a special time, “Being part of this wonderful event and sharing the stage with the best riders in the world, this is a great privilege for us. And for Uruguay it is a wonderful achievement!” says the man who will be Uruguay’s first-ever contender in the long history of the FEI World Cup™ Jumping Finals.
Martin constantly refers to the team he has around him that have made it all possible.
His friend and groom, Joachin Lagos and Denis Gouvea and Vitor Alves Teizeira, “two great coaches and Brazilian riders of great experience who are fundamental to my being where I am today” are all key members of his back-up crew.