Special Envoy (horse)

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Special Envoy
Breed Irish Sport Horse
Sire King of Diamonds
Grandsire Errigal
Dam High Valley
Sex Gelding
Foaled 1980
Country Ireland
Colour Chestnut, star, near hind sock
Breeder Mary Hughes
Special Envoy
Medal record
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1995 Mar del Plata Team jumping

Special Envoy (1980 - 2010) was an Irish Sport Horse ridden by Rodrigo Pessoa. He won many top international competitions in the sport of show jumping. He stood 16.3 hh (170 cm).

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]

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  1. ^ "Special Envoy". All Breed Pedigree. Referenced July 11, 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Pessoa's horses" Archived 2008-07-25 at the Wayback Machine.. www.rodrigopessoa.com. Referenced July 11, 2008.

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