Mare of the month: Cassimina

Text: Georgia Harley Our mare for the month of November is the blue-eyed six-year-old, Cassimina, or as her rider, Tatum Seymore, likes to call her, Cassie. This team is part of CC Equestrian and is working their up the showjumping grades. As Cassie is still quite young, the pair are taking it slow and gaining […] The post Mare of the month: Cassimina appeared first on HQ Magazine.

Mare of the month: Cassimina

Text: Georgia Harley

Our mare for the month of November is the blue-eyed six-year-old, Cassimina, or as her rider, Tatum Seymore, likes to call her, Cassie. This team is part of CC Equestrian and is working their up the showjumping grades. As Cassie is still quite young, the pair are taking it slow and gaining experience by competing in the lower grades. This duo has only been a team for a year and a half, so it is all relatively new, but from the moment Tatum sat on this young mare, she felt safe and was impressed by how she was young yet calm.

Cassimina is the daughter of Capital Cascord. Cascord was imported by Capital Stud and competed at the top of the sport. Capital Cascord is sired by one of Holstein’s greatest successes, Cassini I. Cassini I was not only a good competitor but an even better sire. Cumano and Berlin are probably his most famous offspring and have become very good sires themselves. Cumano went on to win the 2006 World Equestrian Games in 2006, and he won the richest class in the world – the 2006 Grand Prix of Calgary. Berlin was also a star and stand-out performer at Aachen. Cassini I himself represented Denmark in the European Championships, was 4th in the 1997 World Cup in Olympia and had the fourth-best score at his stallion test at Adelheidsdorf. Cascord’s pedigree also contains strong names like Concerto II and Lord, both very well-known stallions.

Like most mares, Cassie will tell Tatum when she has made a mistake approaching a fence! Yet, she tries her heart out for her rider, and as Tatum says, “she always has my back”. A bond like this with a young horse is irreplaceable. Tatum describes Cassie as her best friend. When chatting with Tatum, it was clear how much she enjoys spending time with Cassie and has learnt all her favourite things, like brushing her face. It is all about Cassie and the journey they will have together.

This young mare has the temperament, will and talent that Tatum will nurture and allow to grow. We look forward to seeing where this team go over the next few years. It is always exciting to see a young horse and a young rider grow together to reach their full potential.

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