Catch Me Scores 100 at WEF With Scott Stewart
January 21, 2021- Scott Stewart piloted Gochman Sport Horses LLC’s Catch Me to a perfect score of 100 and the championship ribbon in the High Performance Hunters, sponsored by Antarès Sellier France.
“That horse has really come close to getting a 100 a lot of times. We have gotten a lot of high 90s before,” recalled Stewart. “I think today’s course really suited him and suited the possibility to get that score. Getting a 100 was always in the back of my mind with him. Certainly that was on my mind today after he went really well in the first class. He is just so nice. He can go around with a loop in the rein and let you gallop around the course.”
The duo has always been a combination to watch, having earned many top ribbons, including winning the $100,000 WCHR/USHJA Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular in both 2016 and 2017 at WEF. The 14-year-old Holsteiner gelding by Casiro I was also named USEF’s National Horse of the Year in 2016.
“I’ve had a lot of really nice rounds, and lots of nice rounds on him that I thought maybe could have been close,” said Stewart. “Certainly when I left the ring I thought maybe it could happen, but I was in shock when it actually happened! I think that horse really deserves it. He tries 100% every time he goes in.”
Scott Stewart rides Catch Me to a perfect score of 100 in the High Performance Hunters
Only a handful of hunter riders have received a score of 100 before, and Stewart is thrilled to join the list.
“I’ve always dreamed of being able to do it, and I was a little nervous that I was running out of time on this particular horse, especially because I don’t show him too much anymore since he is primarily Becky Gochman’s amateur horse,” explained Stewart. “There’s not too many horses like him that can get that score so I feel lucky to be able to ride that type of horse. It doesn’t come around very often. When he goes like that, he does everything pretty much on his own. It’s a great feeling.”