ustralian rider Jamie Kermond’s World Equestrian Games partner and veteran CSI5* mount Quite Cassini has moved to the stables of MUSE rider Nick Dello Joio, of Wellington, Florida.
Quite Cassini, an 11-year-old, bay Holsteiner stallion (Cassini I x Quidam De Revel) will arrive in Florida on December 19 to join Dello Joio’s stable for the winter show jumping season.
Quite Cassini, known as “Ron” in the stable, is owned by Scott and Deborah Massey, and Ross and Mel Smith of New Zealand, who purchased and imported him in May of 2010.
With Kermond, the stallion represented Australia at the 2014 FEI World Cup Finals in Lyon, France, and the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, France. Kermond also rode Quite Cassini at both the 2014 and 2015 Furusiyya FEI Nations Cup Final CSIO5* in Barcelona, Spain. Kermond, who is based in Europe full time, showed on the 2015 European CSI5* circuit at such competitions as the LGCT Paris and Jumping Dinard (pictured at top.)
The bay stallion will now see North American competition under the hands of Dello Joio, at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, beginning in early 2016.
“I’m excited for the experience of having the horse,” said American rider Dello Joio. “I’m looking forward to a winter circuit with him. I’ve known the horse for quite some time, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with such a high-quality horse.”
To learn more about Dello Joio, check out his MUSE show jumping profile at this link. The Millennial U.S. Equestrian group (MUSE) was formed to better follow and support the career paths of those American, Millennial age riders with a bright future in show jumping.