In these times, when international exchanges of commerce and information come hourly, if not by the minute, the world has become increasingly connected. This is certainly true of the Arabian horse industry, and Rodolfo Guzzo does a great deal to foster those international connections. Guzzo assists clients worldwide in marketing their horses, building their breeding programs, and showing their horses to the highest show ring honors.
Guzzo has worked his way up the industry’s ladder, starting out by conditioning and training horses at farms, such as Caetano and Fernando Fabrini’s Haras Fabrini in Brazil. Following his time there, he worked with trainers in the United States to polish his innate abilities. Since then, he has become one of the most respected sources in the world for marketing, breeding and showing expertise.
A longtime friend of Guzzo’s, Lenita Perroy, who is herself one of the most respected breeders in the world, sheds some light on how he became the expert he is today. “I met Rodolfo such a long time ago that I can’t remember which year it was,” says Perroy. “He was working for a very prestigious farm as an apprentice trainer. Very soon, he had learned so much that another even more prestigious farm took him on as their trainer. There, Rodolfo worked like mad, training and conditioning at least 70 horses, and showing them during the year, at least five shows each. It was a mad pace. He was always working, day and night. But this gave him great experience in just a few years. The farm had won everything, every year, at every show. When that farm closed, Rodolfo went to work elsewhere. He was very well known, and everywhere he worked, he was successful.” In a word, dedication is what got Rodolfo Guzzo where he is, and it is a trait he maintains today. He owns and operates Guzzo Arabian Training in Campinas, São Paolo state.