Castello 194 will ride under Brazilian colors

09 October 2020

Castello 194 (Cristallo I), ridden at the highest level by Sweden’s Evelina Tovek and Henrik von Eckermann, has swapped pilot. He now joins the Brazilian rider, Maria Elisa Conceicao Gonzaga, bought through Fape stables.

The grey was a perfect schoolmaster for young Evelina Tovek and allowed her quickly to attain the highest level. "He will always have a special place in our hearts and will always be that first special horse for Evelina", says last night’s press release published on Cyor Stables' Instagram account. With this wonderful gelding, she was able to compete in her first CSI5* at the Global Champions Tour in Shanghai in 2017, her first Nations Cup, and win her first CSI5* Grand Prix in Rome. In 2018, Cristallo I's son even helped Evelina's coach Henrik von Eckermann to win second place in the Top 10 final in the Geneva CHI.

Léa Tchilinguirian. Featured photo: © Sportfot.com