Cheers to Goblet and Cassio Rivetti in the $39,150 Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series Final
Cassio Rivetti aboard Goblet
September 22, 2020 – San Juan Capistrano –Blenheim EquiSports is pleased to present the Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series’ seventh season that culminated with the final at the International Jumping Festival.
Twenty-five riders who earned points from the Markel Insurance 1.45m Jumper Series qualifiers competed to take home the lion’s share of the $39,150 prize in the series final. Of the five horse and rider combinations that rode fault free over Anthony DiAmbrosio’s course, the last to go took the win. Cassio Rivetti and Neil Jones Equestrian Inc.’s Dutch Warmblood gelding Goblet stole the show, double clear in 36.416 seconds.
Cassio Rivetti and Goblet
Rivetti and Goblet just started their partnership in the show ring a month ago, but have already proven themselves as a dynamic duo. “Goblet is a great horse that was shown by Emily Moffitt of Poden Farms in the Under 25 classes, and we are very fortunate to have him here to sell.” The pair won the $25,000 Markel Insurance Jumper Classic at their second competition together, and provided a jump-off time today that was two seconds faster than the second-place finisher. “We liked the course here in the final,” Neil Jones noted, “It was a technical track, which suited the riders who had been competing in the Markel Jumper Classics during the series.”
Rivetti came into the Finals in the lead, earning 133 points during the seven qualifying classes. “The Markel Insurance Jumper Classics are a good series. It’d be nice to have more sponsors to put on classes like this. It is a good format that builds up to a final where consistency pays off,” Jones commented.