His first outing saw him easily win the 4-year-old jumping State Championship at a score of 9.2 under Ebba Johansson. The past season has seen a matured Catch become a serial winner at A and L level with the combination winning seven classes in a row.
2019 Catch impressed under the saddle of Maximilian Gräfe and had several placings and victories in jumping competitions up to class M (1.35m). The pair also qualified for the Bundeschampionat with a score of 8.4.
Catch completed 14-day ability assessment at Neustadt/Dosse at a total score of 8.30, scoring 9.0 on temperament, character, and willingness to perform and 8.5 on canter, rideability and jumping ability (free jumping).
Catch’s final jumping weighted score in the Münster-Handorf sport test was a thrilling 9.73, a mark without precedence in a stallion performance test. He was given 9.6 on canter and manner, 9.8 on ability and rideability and 10.0 on overall impression. Test rider Pico Hannöver and the judges Peter Schmerling and Hubert Uphus had nothing but praise: “Catch performs with enormous strength, a ground-covering canter and without any tension. The stallion always takes off with lots of energy and always jumps the oxer pole with a lot of scope. He jumps through the body, with great judgement and already very balanced. For a four-year-old, he gives a perfect overall impression”.