Brazilian native, Rodrigo Taboga began competing at age 7 and quickly made a name for himself in Brazil’s cutting industry. But Rodrigo had a dream of moving to the United States, where the cutting scene was much bigger. In 2018, that dream finally came to fruition and he was able to work alongside Beau Galyean in Fort Worth, Texas, and hit the ground running here in the states.
Since then, Rodrigo has been making a big impression and has not slowed down one bit. He has accumulated one Championship after another, including major accomplishments like a 2020 NCHA Summer Spectacular Derby Open win. As a result, he has garnered nearly $850k in just a select few years. We are looking forward to seeing what great things Rodrigo will do in 2021 and beyond.
Just a select few of his recent accomplishments include:
2021 KIT KAT SUGAR NCHA SUPER STAKES 6/7 Open Finalist riding Rocky Mountain Blues
2021 BONANZA CUTTING Open Classic Finalist riding Rocky Mountain Blues(+Intermediate) and Sanctus (+Intermediate)
2020 Southern Cutting Open Futurity Champion on Kidd Kat Sugar
2020 Cotton Stakes 5/6YO Champion on Rocky Mountain Blues
2020 Bonanza Cutting 4YO Open Reserve Champions on Sanctus
2020 NCHA Summer Spectacular 4YO Open Champion on Sanctus
2020 West Texas 4YO Open Champion on Sanctus
2021 Ike Derby 4YO Open Finalist on Athena Boon