G&C Farm has announced an exciting new addition to their team; Spanish rider Sergio Alvarez Moya. Gustavo Arroyo continues to work with G&C Farm as a trainer while he is sidelined with an injury. Since Arroyo has been out of the saddle, the Mirabal family invited Moya to pilot his horses for the winter. Moya took over the reins on G&C Quitador Rochelais and G&C Jartrum at the Sunshine Tour with great results.
"Gustavo Arroyo had a fall, and he will still be out a couple more months," Mirabal explained. "We thought that the best thing for Quitador was to be ridden at the Sunshine Tour by a top rider so that he could stay in shape, and he was for sale. I talked to Sergio to see if he was interested. From the beginning, he was very enthusiastic and we started working together. He was a very good match with Quitador from the start, and in the first FEI class he rode him, he won! A lot of people made good offers to buy the horse after that. Sergio and I had a conversation and decided, 'Why sell Quitador when he could ride him at Grand Prix and I was so enjoying it?' We talked to Gustavo Arroyo, because his main idea was to sell the horse and he owned 50%. Sergio and I bought it, so now we are partners on the horse with G&C Farm owning 75% and Sergio owning 25%."
"I think Sergio is a top rider," Mirabal stated. "He has been in the top for a long time, and with a good group of horses, he will be at the top of the sport. I like that he always goes for the class; he is a winner and I like that. I am looking to enjoy this partnership. We are a good match, and we have become good friends. For me, that is the most important thing. The winning will come, I am pretty sure of that. For now, Sergio will ride Quitador at the Global Champions Tour and other horse shows where Carolina and I are riding, so we will enjoy to ride and see our horse at the Grand Prix."
Moya will continue to ride Quitador as well as G&C Kay LS and G&C Fredo LS, while Mirabal will take over the ride on Jartrum along with his top mounts G&C Lucy, G&C Sicilia, and G&C Qairwan du Thot. Arroyo and Luis Miguel Martinez will continue to help with the training at G&C Farm.
Source: Press release from G&C Farm/Jennifer Wood Media Inc.
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