Wellington, Fla. - Molly Sewell piloted David Matisz LLC's horse, Casparo, to championship honors in the Pre-Green Hunter Level 1. Casparo earned two firsts and two thirds over fences, along with a second place finish in the under saddle.
Remaining consistent over the two days of competition, Marksman and Christopher Payne finished the day as reserve champions. The pair earned a first and two seconds over fences.
Although this week was only Casparo's fourth horse show, the six-year-old Warmblood looked like a veteran in the ring. "He [Casparo] has been champion or first and second every time we have shown him. He always rises to the occasion," Sewell noted.
Sewell started riding Casparo in September and has enjoyed getting to know him. Talking about Casparo, Sewell commented, "My favorite part about him [Casparo] is how light he is. One barely has to touch the reins."
While Casparo started off the division with two thirds over fences, he stepped up his game the second day when both over fences classes went in the Rost Arena. "He [Casparo] really liked the bigger ring. He jumped everything great, and it was so much fun to go in a big ring with a brave horse," Sewell explained.
After a strong start, Sewell is looking forward to having Casparo compete in the ECHO Junior Hunter 3'3" division with a junior rider, along with continuing to shine in the Pre-Green Hunter Level 1.