Cody Rego continues to show his class with victory in Florida
Cody Rego continued his steady progress competing on the United States equestrian scene after securing multiple titles at the 2022 Wellington Equestrian Festival.
Competing on Tanzanite de Semilly, the Bermudian was victorious in the Platinum Performance/United States Equestrian Federation Show Jumping Talent Search 2* and Class 3092 Washington International Horse Show Jumper Phase CALI events.
He also placed third in the WIHS Hunter Phase CALI, which earned him the overall WIHS title for Section A.
The event was held at Wellington International in Palm Beach, Florida, on March 24.
“After celebrating his birthday on March 23, Cody Rego was given more reason to celebrate after his outstanding performance on March 24 at Week 11 of the 2022 Wellington Equestrian Festival,” said the Bermuda Equestrian Federation in a statement.
“The WIHS is an official USEF Heritage competition which will be held from October 24 to 30, 2022.
“The BEF extends its further congratulations to Cody Rego who, as of March 28, was 15th in the WIHS Rankings for the Equitation East division.
“The Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search programme consists of qualifying classes held across the USA. A unique feature of this programme is that a FINAL is held on each USA Coast. The FINAL East will be held in New Jersey and FINAL West is held in California.”
Rego accepted an invitation to join the acclaimed equestrian facility, North Run, as a working student last year. The facility is owned and managed by well-known and respected equestrian trainer Miss Clark and her husband, John Breenan, and based out of Vermont and Florida.
He has made steady strides since, having also enjoyed an impressive outing at the prestigious ASPCA Maclay Championship Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington last November.
On that occasion he and Tanzanite De Semilly finished a highly-commendable ninth and was one of 178 skilled riders to have qualified for the event.
The ASPCA Maclay Championship is one of the most prestigious competitions for Junior riders in the United States. Hundreds of juniors compete in numerous regional competitions, with the goal of qualifying and competing in the annual competition.
The Finals are held annually during the National Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington and is considered to be one of the most competitive classes in the show.