Boyd Martin reunited with the horse he piloted in 2022 at the inaugural Agria Top 10 Indoor Eventing, part of the program for the Sweden International Horse Show, for this year’s two-round competition. In 2022, Boyd finished fifth overall with the now-8-year-old Caruccio Paradise (Bravour 1197 – Niki Paradise), who is owned by Jl Häst and Tyga Equestrian AB. This year, he’s off to a great start with a lead after the first round of competition today.
Boyd jumped a clear round, which was relatively uncommon in this first round, which saw several fall victim to the tight turns and a particularly spooky and dark liverpool jump. His time of 34.28 was enough to secure the lead and not let it go, despite a strong challenge from Sofia Sjoborg and Eastbourne. Last year’s winner, Maxime Livio and Boleybawn Prince, are currently in third with the liverpool down today.
What a fantastic, fantastic horse, Boyd Martin said of Caruccio Paradise. “This horse is a champion. He got in there and we had a couple of lucky moments and he really fought for me. He’s a fantastic jumper and I’m very, very lucky to be riding him here in Sweden.”
The riders will return for the final competition, carrying their scores forward from today, on Sunday, December 3 at 8 p.m. local time / 2 p.m. ET. You can watch the Agira Top 10 Indoor Eventing live on Horse & Country here.