Looking after super star Cristallo; that’s Mathieu Mougeot’s job. Having spend the winter in the South of France with only four horses in the stables, waiting for the rest of Richard Spooner’s string of horses to arrive, and travelling from one fabulous show to another – we ended up realizing we would kind of like to have Mathieu’ s job ourselves!
Mathieu has not been with Spooner for long, he started working for the American rider in December 2012 – right ahead of Geneva. “Before that I worked for Matt Williams for almost one year, and then I also worked for Jerry Smith in Italy for a long time. In between I was a little in Florida – and that’s where I met Richard,” Mathieu explains.