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Rodrigo Pessoa Joins Charles Owen Team Wearing an Ayr8 Helmet

Monday 7th May 2012

Charles Owen, the leading manufacturer in equestrian helmet safety, proudly welcomes accomplished show jumper rider Rodrigo Pessoa to its family of leading International riders.

Rodrigo and Charles Owen both have a rich tradition of equestrian excellence.  Son of noted international show jumper, Nelson Pessoa, Rodrigo began competing in 1981 at Hickstead and entered his first Grand Prix in 1988.  His achievements include over 70 Grand Prix wins, multiple appearances and medals at numerous Olympic and Pan Am Games, and three consecutive wins in the World Cup Finals.

Rodrigo chooses to ride and compete in the Charles Owen Ayr8, alternating between the all black microfiber suede and the all black leather look.  Up-to-date styling, fit and unparalleled safety make the Ayr8 the choice of leading professionals, including Rodrigo. The low profile helmet combines elegant fabrics with a mesh centre to maximize airflow through 12 ventilation apertures, achieving the ultimate in equestrian style. The slim line helmet uses advanced technology to keep riders’ heads cool while the soft suede harness features revolutionary GRpx® technology to create a snug and secure fit.

Roy Burek, Managing Director of Charles Owen & Co., commented: “Charles Owen is proud to welcome Rodrigo as the latest member of our impressive team of riders. Rodrigo’s extensive global presence will certainly take the Charles Owen Ayr8 helmet around the world.”