Tolède de Mescam goes to Kevin Staut
Winner of the Longines Masters of Paris Grand Prix** and placed in Drammen this year, winner of the first five-star event in Dinard and then the Grand Prix** in Auvers, Toledo de Mescam (Mylord Carthago x Kouglof II) ended her partnership with Tony Cadet at the Morrocco Royal Tour with her first appearance in a Nations Cup.
The grey mare hit the road last Saturday, headed for Kevin Staut’s, with whom she’ll compete this weekend in the CSI**** in Maastricht.
"I’m obviously disappointed... and especially with the way it was done. I went to Florida for a week for some clinics and when I came back, her box was empty. Her owners called me the day before she left to inform me of their decision. They’re hoping the move will give their mare a chance to participate in five-star events more regularly, which Kevin can allow her to do. I understand and honestly, I wish that wholeheartedly for the mare. But I know she suited my system well, she was gaining in strength. She was about to catch up with my lead mare Uppsala Del Cabalero (Kannan). I had been saving her this year so that she could learn quietly. We’ll see what happens next... but what I really regret was not being able to say goodbye to her before she left my stables. That really leaves me with a bitter taste in my mouth. We spend a lot of time with these horses. We create bonds with them. We had many offers for her, especially in recent weeks with the Morocco Tour, but her owners have decided not to sell her. It’s their decision and I have always respected that.
I’ll stop my season for this year now. I was planning to apply for selection to the 5* at the Longines Masters of Paris... but with only one horse, there’s no point. Therefore, I’ll focus on coming back stronger next year, with the objective of going to the French Championships that take place at the beginning of next year's season. I’m obviously open to other collaborations. I’ve trained many good horses and I have no doubt that I will train others again soon," said Tony Cadet.