Cody Rego named junior champion at Winter Equestrian Festival
Bermudian Cody Rego has continued his year of success in the United States by picking up the prestigious Christy Conrad Perpetual Trophy at the 2023 Winter Equestrian Festival in Florida.
Widely thought to be the largest and longest-running equestrian festival in the world, the event in Wellington runs from January through March and attracts more than 7,000 horses from around the world.
During the final week of competition, Rego, riding Ironman, continued his stellar performances with first places in the Washington International Horse Show Hunter Phase, the Dover Saddlery/United States Equestrian Federation Seat Medal and the the ASPCA Maclay (Section B).
Those fine displays earned him the Christy Conrad Trophy, which is handed to the junioor who has accumulated the most points in the USEF Medal, WIHS, USEF Talent Search, ASPCA McClay and the WIHS Overall equitation classes during the 12-week circuit.
Rego, who trains with Missy Clark and her husband John Brennan at North Run Stables in Vermont, is in top spot in the WIHS Rankings, which evaluates the top 100 riders, with the finals held in October.