Daniel Martin Dockx & Grandioso Post Personal Best to Win Sunshine Tour CDI3* Freestyle

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Daniel Martin Dockx and Grandioso. © Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

 

VEJER DE LA FRONTERA, Spain, Feb. 12–Daniel Martin Dockx and Grandioso posted a personal best score in winning the Sunshine Tour CDI3* Grand Prix Freestyle Saturday, a day after capturing the Grand Prix in the first performance for the pair since competing for the Spansh team at the Olympic Games in London last summer.

Daniel and Grandioso, a 14-year-old PRE stallion (Adelante x Grandiosa x Sevillano IX) owned by Hampton Green Farm of Wellington, Florida, scored 74.825 per cent. Their previous high mark for the freestyle was 73.900 per cent at this same competition a year ago.

Fellow Spaniard Eduardo Mellado Murga and Piconero IV placed second on 70.000 per cent with Great Britain’s Anna Ross Davies and Pegasus MK who were second in the Grand Prix, placing third on 68.050 per cent with Maria Moura Caetano of Portugal and Xiripiti third on 68.277 per cent.

Daniel and Juan Manuel Munoz, the rider of the gray Fuego that was a star of the 2010 World Equestrian Games, will be in Wellington for the PRE-Show party at the Global Dressage Festival grounds on Feb. 13.

Results Grand Prix Freestyle