At USPRE Week in Wellington in January, Jacqueline Cuddy debuted her 12 year old PRE gelding Malcarat in their first public performance of their new Grand Prix freestyle. The horse, green and a bit tense at times, showed great promise and ability in all the Grand Prix movements, to the delight of all who were there. Since then, the pair has had a stellar rise in scores, posting 68.8 at the Wellington Sunshine Classic, and 69.4 and 70.4 at the Florida Dressage Concours.
Of their latest show, Jacqui says:
“Malcarat has really stepped his game up . We had a super clean test on Saturday and a tiny mistake yesterday , both days were very expressive.There were only 3 in the class but the score difference was quite big . Second place was a 63%.”
“The Judges were Dinah Babcock and Fran Dearing. Both judges asked me about him after the show, Fran said that he was super and Dinah asked me about his breed and said that the test was quite a surprise.”
“He has really started to relax and we are both gaining more confidence every time we go out .
Belinda (Nairn, Jacquie’s trainer) is delighted , this was his 5th competition and he is really enjoying it , nothing is difficult for him. We intend to stay on course now showing every few weeks until we are ready for his first CDI. I’m incredibly excited!”
We are excited to see this pair develop toward international competition. Without a doubt we will be hearing more about Jacqueline Cuddy and Malcarat in the future!