Wellington, Florida, USA – December 23, 2020 – Artemis Equestrian has strengthened Rodrigo Pessoa‘s (BRA) string of horses with the acquisition of Taylor Alexander‘s (USA) Lord Lucio and Michael Duffy‘s (IRL) Jammy Dodger for the all-time great showjumper to ride.
Taylor Alexander has had very good results with the 9-year-old bay Holsteiner (Legolas x Cero), competing up to the four-star level. The duo were the runners-up in the €54,200 Grand Prix CSI 3* at the Sunshine Tour just over two months ago.
Jammy Dodger is a 7-year-old chestnut Belgian Warmblood male (Vagabond de La Pomme x Heartbreaker) who has been ridden successfully by both Alex Hempleman (GBR) and lately Michael Duffy (IRL). He has registered many clear rounds and even a win in CSIYH 1* class at Eschweiler Jumping.
Artemis Equestrian made the following statement on their Instagram account:
“Very excited to announce and welcome Taylor Alexander ‘s Lord Lucio to our family. We are so grateful to Laura Kraut and Nick [Skelton] for linking this amazing horse up with Rodrigo Pessoa and can not wait to see what the future holds for them in the ring!”
Taylor Alexander (USA) made the following statement on Instagram about Lord Lucio:
“Really sad to have Lucio leave the stable today, but incredibly excited to see what him and Rodrigo Pessoa accomplish together. Truly one of the most talented horses I have ever had the opportunity to ride. I’ll forever be chasing this feeling. Thank you Lucio for letting me be a part of your journey and for some of my greatest moments in the sport thus far. I will always be your biggest fan.”
Michael Duffy (IRL) made the following statement on his Instagram account:
“Best of luck to Amethyst Equestrian and Artemis Farms with this superstar 7 year old, Jammy Dodger. A horse with a massive future. It’s always great to put a fantastic horse and phenomenal rider together.”
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Sources: Artemis Equestrian / Taylor Alexander / Michael Duffy
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